- $75 for a one-day football specialty clinic ($149.97 value)
Specialty clinics are intended to give kids aged 7–18 the opportunity to receive intensive position-specific training from elite coaches. Participants are split into instructional squads by age and skill level. The St. Paul specialty clinic will take place June 28 at the University of St. Thomas, prior to the Anthony Barr and Everson Griffen football camp.
Players need a helmet, one light and one dark football jersey, shoulder pads, a mouth piece, and football shoes. Equipment can be rented for an additional fee.
Most camp counselors can teach children how to tie-dye a T-shirt or braid a friendship bracelet. Very few, however, have experienced the exhilaration of vaulting into the end zone for a goal-line touchdown or intercepting a game-winning pass in front of thousands of rabid football fans. Across the country, Sports International grants participants the opportunity to learn firsthand from professional athletes, whose gridiron battle scars have been forged by bell-ringing collisions with fearless opponents and reckless mascots on motorcycles.
Since 1983, the organization has partnered with veteran high-school coaches and pros, such as Pro Bowl linebackers C.J. Mosley and Ryan Kerrigan, and Super Bowl champion, 4 time Pro Bowler and All Pro-safety Lawyer Milloy. In those years, the camp has schooled some 99,000 alumni. Coaches break campers into groups by age, position, and ability and run practices that are competitive yet fun and supportive. For in depth focus on the specific techniques of skill-position players, Sports International also offers special academies for passing, receiving, and defensive backs, as well as kicking, punting, long snapping, and cooler lifting for Gatorade victory showers.