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IAM GIFTED FOOTBALL AND LIFE SKILLS CAMP

Athletes for Life (AFL) is excited to collaborate with Alexander Mattison and his foundation, IAM GIFTED (IAM), to host three camps for both men and women. Supported by the NFL Foundation, our 1-day free camp for elementary and middle school participants and 3-day free camp for high school participants is designed to introduce boys and girls to the game of football by teaching basic skills in an exciting and energetic environment. FUNdamentals incorporate a series of drills to teach passing, catching, and running skills in a non-contact setting. All skills and drills selected are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring children are learning in an age-appropriate manner based on their cognitive and physical maturity. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

For the high schoolers, we will provide a higher level of competition. We will add our Combine Camp, which creates a program that will increase each player’s level of understanding while improving quickness and strength through a 1-on-1 and 7-on-7 passing and blocking format. By the end of the camp, participants will have developed a better understanding of the fundamentals of blocking, catching, running, and passing. We will also provide combined testing for all participants. Here, we will test participants in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, and 3 cone drills. Plus, during the overnight camp, Alexander will host three educational programs for all the 9th-12th grade students. Here, participants will stay overnight for two evenings, where we will provide additional education in financial literacy, NCAA rules and regulations, and the IAM GIFTED mental awareness program to discuss these equally important issues that must be addressed today.

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St. Thomas University
JUNE 7 - JUNE 9

 

Univ. of California, Riverside
JUNE 28 - JUNE 30

 

Kuna High School
JUNE 22

 

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