The Pro Football Mini Camp, started in 2009, will not only provide you with the opportunity to receive football instruction in a friendly, exciting environment from some of the region’s best coaches, it will allow you to see how you stack up against other competitors. The camp will also encourage values that will lead to your success off the field – values such as teamwork, dedication, perseverance, integrity and leadership through service.
As a part of this year’s camp, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), we will host NFL FLAG sessions at the completion of both camp days.
More than 1,500 young people like you have participated in the camp and have shared Jason’s Vision for building communities of young leaders.
6th, 7th and 8th-grade males
Free; mandatory participation in a community service leadership project serves as camp tuition.
Every year, the Pro Football Mini Camp hosts a coach’s clinic that includes a guest speaker and guest instructors. The clinic is designed to bring holistic developmental opportunities to the area’s coaches to assist in improving youth sports through positive and effective coaching techniques, safety awareness and collegiality. We want to challenge area coaches to explore new tools and sharpen existing ones.Register Now
This year’s clinic speaker will be Tony Porter, co-founder of the nonprofit A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Tony is a policy advisor to the National Football League and a training consultant for the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. He has also done consultation work for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, and he is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department. His powerful, inspiring work in helping develop programs combatting domestic violence and promoting healthy, respectful manhood, coupled with his extensive knowledge of sports, make him a must-hear speaker for those entrusted with the lives of young people.
Among this year’s clinic instructors will be four Purdue University football coaches:
Jim Bridge | Offensive line coach
Marcus Freeman | Linebackers coach
Taver Johnson | Defensive backs coach
Jafar Williams | Running backs coach
Camp participants in 2015 will learn about people with physical and developmental disabilities and work alongside those people to complete a servant leadership project. This year’s project coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. More details about the project will be posted soon.Donate Now
We encourage you to nominate a youth and/or high school coach for the Pro Football Mini Camp Coach of the Year Award, presented annually during the coach’s clinic.Coach's Award Nomination