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What do you look for when you send your kid to a football camp?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by pcbuff, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. pcbuff

    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    My experience with three this summer is so vastly different, it has caused me to wonder what you all look for when your signing your kids up for these?
     
  2. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    The shoes.

    /endthread
     
  3. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    I too would like to know. I've had varying experiences.

    Ranging from glorified daycare for kids who were forced to attend by their "parents," to camps that are too general and not position specific, to camps that avoid any kind of competition and just run ****ty drills too generic to teach much, to expensive yet highly specialized positional camps to full-on padded competition camps....

    I tend to think the latter end of that spectrum is far more beneficial, but also more expensive and serious (can be less fun to some kids)
     
  4. 96 Buff

    96 Buff Resident Commie Bastard Club Member Junta Member

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    Camps not coached by Sandusky.
     
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  5. pcbuff

    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    Does Nike, addidas or under arm really matter to you? That is generally dr.iven by guy who is putting on the camps school contract. Yes, I understand you are probably just being sarcastic.
     
  6. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I heard the under arm camp stinks....
     
  7. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    not if you are a right guard.
     
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  8. pcbuff

    pcbuff Well-Known Member

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    Fight CU. Your getting at some of my issues. Full pads and a few kids destroy a lot of the others. Position, and a lot of kids don't really have long term potential at the position. Day care, so many kids that the focus becomes on behavior and not on teaching skills, and the camp is below many. One camp allowed parents on the field ad the Helicopter dads trying to get johnny noticed were a problem.

    Fun, if the kids don't leave loving the game, then We've screwed up.

    Cost, if too expensive, then the dynamic of the attendees changes. How many should we scholarship to prevent this?

    So what have you liked and disliked?
     
  9. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    Just being sarcastic. My input on this subject is empty.
     
  10. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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  11. FlaBuff

    FlaBuff I drive a Dodge Stratus! Club Member

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    i prefered the team camps or the independent position specific camps(we have the "Down and Dirty" Lineman camps). what age group?
     
  12. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    Fundamentals, teaching technique, seeing what you hit is always important. That and having the kids have fun.Milfs too lol.
     
  13. Fight CU

    Fight CU Club Member Club Member

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    I personally prefer the camps that my own son's junior football program puts on, because of their strong ethic for head's up fundamentals. Outside of that, I was pretty impressed with FBU which has a mix of character-building presentations, class-room instruction, and on-the-the field work of course.

    I also like position-specifc camps that have professional coaches that have been there and done that at the position. I also like camps, for the younger kids who haven't specialized yet, that allow you to try various positions out but still make you decide O vs D (i.e. semi-structured)
     
  14. INTHABUFF

    INTHABUFF Club Member Club Member

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    The best camps my kids have been a part of (boys and girls) are thd ones where they don't pretend everyone is good. In general, if there is some time spent on skill assessment followed by grouping kids based on skill, the camp has gone well. When they keep everyone grouped together regardless of skill, the advanced kids get bored and the novice kids get hurt. Never works.
     
  15. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    I don't have kids, but if I do they won't be encouraged to play football.

    I dearly love the game, but I couldn't in good conscious let my kids play a sport that might make them lose their minds by 45.

    Extremely hypocritical of me, but I love my Buffs.
     
  16. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Teach the kid about the real priorities in life.

    Find one that has a cheerleading camp going on campus at the same time.
     
  17. leftybuff

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    :rofl:
     

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