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Detroit Lions announce 2013 summer youth football camp schedule

Posted Apr 17, 2013

Camps to feature health and safety points of emphasis identified by USA Football

DETROIT—The Detroit Lions have announced their 2013 Summer Youth Football Camp schedule that includes 29 camps in 26 cities from June-August. This year’s camps will incorporate the latest health and safety points identified by USA Football.

Director of Detroit Lions Youth Football Chris Fritzsching is one of 34 USA Football Master Trainers for Heads Up Football. The program emphasizes: Heads Up Tackling (keeping the head out of the line of contact), concussion awareness and response (using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols) and proper equipment fitting (helmets and shoulder pads).

The Detroit Lions are the first NFL team to have a Master Trainer for Heads up Football leading their youth football program.

“We are proud to establish a new standard for NFL teams for educating youth on the importance of health and safety issues surrounding our game,” said Detroit Lions Team President Tom Lewand. “In accordance with the NFL’s commitment to player health and safety, it is important to educate youth football players and help them develop safe habits and techniques to utilize throughout their football careers.”

Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps and Academies are open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, are non-contact and fundamental, and designed to improve beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill levels. Camps and mini-camps provide fundamental instruction on all positions for both sides of the football. Academies focus on specific positions and allow for more detailed instruction and player development.

“Our goal is to help young athletes become smarter, better skilled and more confident football players,” said Fritzsching. “We work year-round to build a solid curriculum that provides a fun and safer educational foundation of the game while underscoring the life skills football teaches.”

Participants are grouped based on age and skill level. Each camp is limited to the first 70 participants to register and is conducted by Fritzsching and the Detroit Lions Youth Football Coaching Staff, who are professional educators from the collegiate and high school ranks.

DatesCityLocationTimeCamp FormatInvestment
June
8-9
Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day 9 am-Noon QB-WR Academy
(Ages 8-14)
$80
REGISTER
June
10-13
Brighton Hornung Elementary 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
June
17-20
Detroit Ford Field 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
June
17-18
Detroit Ford Field 2-5:30 pm MS/HS Off./Def. Line Academy (12-18) $95
REGISTER
June
17-20
Grand Blanc Grand Blanc H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
June
19-20
Detroit Ford Field 2-5:30 pm MS/HS Kicking/Punting Academy (12-18) $95
REGISTER
June
22-23
Midland Northwood University 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
June
24-27
Traverse City Traverse City West M.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
June
28-29
Detroit Ford Field 9 am-4 pm Middle/High School QB-WR Academy (12-18) $169
REGISTER
June 30-
July 3
Plymouth Central Middle School 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July
8-11
Chesterfield L'Anse Creuse M.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July
8-11
Grandville Grandville H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July
13-14
Grayling Grayling H. S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July
13-14
Holton Holton H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July
15-18
Allen Park Lions Training Facility 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July
15-17
Sterling Heights Delia Park 6:00-7:00 p.m. Lil' Lions Academy
(Ages 4-8)
$45
REGISTER
July 18, 25, August 1 South Lyon Volunteer Park 6:15-7:15 p.m. Lil' Lions Academy
(Ages 4-8)
$45
REGISTER
July 19 Okemos Chippewa M.S. 9 am-4 pm QB-WR Academy (Ages 8-14)
 
$80
REGISTER
July
20-21
Saline Saline H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July 20, 27, August 3 Southfield Inglenook Park 10-11 am Lil' Lions Academy
(Ages 4-8)
$45
REGISTER
July
22-25
Sylvania, OH Sylvania Northview H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July
22-25
White Lake Lakeland H.S. 9 am-Noon Offensive Skills Academy (QB, RB & WR) (8-14) $169
REGISTER
July 26 Laingsburg Laingsburg H.S. 9 am-5 pm Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July
27-28
Jackson East Jackson H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July
27-28
Paw Paw Tyler Field 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
July 29-August 1 Lake Orion Lake Orion H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$169
REGISTER
July 29-August 1 Grand Rapids MVP Fieldhouse 9 am-Noon Offensive Skills Academy (QB, RB, & WR) (8-14) $169
REGISTER
August 2 Evart Evart H.S. 9 am- 5 pm Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
August 3-4 Greenville Greenville H.S. 8:30 am-Noon Fundamentals Mini-Camp
(Ages 6-14)
$95
REGISTER
 

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