Like astronaut-training schools, many football camps require clean uniforms, specialized headgear, and a willingness to send small objects into orbit. Seek a higher level of gridiron learning with today's Groupon to Sports International Football Camps. Choose from the following options:
- For $150, you get admission to the Steve Slaton two-day football camp on July 10–11, an autograph football, and a T-shirt (a $299.97 value).
- For $125, you get admission to the Al Del Greco kicking-and-punting camp on July 6, an autograph football, and lunch (a $249.97 value).
- For $120, you get admission to the specialty football clinic on July 6, an autograph football, equipment rental, and lunch (a $240.97 value).
Sports International's football clinics make MVPs of 7- to 18-year-olds in an intensive, small-group setting with instruction from college and high school coaching staff. The Steve Slaton two-day camp, running July 10–11 in Sugar Land, gives potential pigskin purveyors a comprehensive crash course in offensive and defensive skills from renowned Texans running back Steve Slaton, talented high-school coaches, and a mob of disgruntled footballs. Working in groups no larger than 10, nascent Heisman candidates perform many of the same drills taught by the Texans' coaching staff. Attendees receive a free camp T-shirt and souvenir autograph football but must provide, rent, or manufacture their own playing gear.
The Al Del Greco kicking-and-punting camp, held July 6 at the University of Houston, lets human trebuchets hone their powerful launching limbs to lay siege to enemy goalposts and receivers. Retired Oilers kicker Al Del Greco guides players through onside, directional, and synchronized can-can kicks, and demonstrates proper approach footwork and efficiency. Justin Brantly, a former Texas A&M punter, walks mule-legged athletes through effective timing, directional punting, and a wind-changing dance invented by the game's cave-dwelling creators. Players may spend the entire day working as either a kicker or punter, dividing their time evenly, or zealously guarding their autograph football. Lunch will be served.
The specialty football clinic, also scheduled July 6 at the University of Houston, is a focused clinic for players looking to expand their skill set and coordinated movements at their position, or repertoire of touchdown-celebration dances. Attendees will receive a souvenir autograph ball, and lunch will be served. Equipment rental is included.