The Playmakers Academy with The Anti-Bully Squad
June 9th, 2018
Grades: 2nd - 8th
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Online registration will close June 8th at 12PM
Walk-Up Registration - $70
Location: Newton High School
Camp is divided into three age groups for proper instruction.
We at First and Goal Sports are excited to announce a Partnership with The Anti-Bully Squad and Michael Irvin to present The Playmakers Academy on June 9th 2018 at Newton High School. The camp will be for kids in Grades 2-8 and will run from 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM.
In addition to learning some football skills The Anti-Bully Squad will use this as an opportunity to spread their message “If you see somebody getting bullied, Step In and Speak out.” Michael Irvin is a 3-Time Super Bowl Champion and NFL Hall of Fame member famous for being a “playmaker” in football. He has learned valuable life lessons on how to play the game of life without losing your direction along the way to your goals. The Playmakers Academy teaches young men how to develop strength of character and use the skills they need to win in any game – whether it be in football or in life.
The academy will follow the successful formula First and Goal Sports has been using the last seven years in New Jersey. Athletes will have an opportunity to learn one position or multiple positions if they choose. The kids will learn basic tackling, blocking and ball handling techniques at the start of the clinic. We will also teach some basic speed and agility drills organized by one of the best young trainers in the area Marc Gaudet of VETS.
There is no live tackling of other players and no equipment is needed. All form tackling will be done on practice dummies. The camp staff will consist of college coaches and current or former college players. We will teach innovative skills with one of the most important areas of focus being our safe and effective tackling system. We have used this system at the college level and it has produced great results not only in reducing concussions but also forcing more fumbles.
Details for Saturday
Check-in will begin at 8:15 AM
The kids will be given a wristband to designate their group. There will be three groups of instruction based on age.
We encourage parents/guardians to stay. During lunch the kids will be dismissed to parents/guardians.
If you are unable to attend we will supervise those kids who do not have someone during lunch however please make sure they have something to eat. The concession stand will be open.
Lunch Break will occur from 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Lunch is not included in the registration fee. Lunch is available at the concession stand however it may be crowded during lunch time. Please plan ahead. The proceeds for the concession stand go to the Newton Football program.
The camp will run rain or shine.
Thunderstorms will force us into a weather delay which will be decided by our certified athletic trainer.
Autographs and Pictures
We encourage you to take pictures with your kids in front of our back drop during the registration process. We also encourage you to post any pictures with the hash tag #StepInSpeakOut. We cannot guarantee autographs and pictures with the pros.This is up to the pros themselves and there will be a lot of people there. Please refrain from taking their time away from the kids.
We do have a VIP Tent
This is for our sponsors and donors to the Anti-Bully Squad. The pros will be eating lunch there, taking pictures and signing autographs for them. As I mentioned before additional photos and autographs are up to the pros themselves. We still have sponsor/donor opportunities available, please reach out to us if you are interested.
Do not bring your own Football on the Field, we have plenty of footballs, all shapes and sizes.
Cleats (Optional), Water Bottle, sunscreen, Lunch or Money for Lunch.
The only people allowed on the field are campers, coaches working the camp, athletes and those with VIP bands.
Please, there will be 500 people and 200 campers, we must have a good working space on the field.
The camp will be capped at 200 kids.
The camp will be broken down into three age groups for proper instruction. Please encourage those who still want to attend camp to sign up ASAP. Walk-Up Registration is $70 on Saturday. No exceptions.
Camp Guests include former NFL Players Michael Irvin, Shaun Williams, Tank Daniels and Lee Rouson.
They will be here the whole time and they will work with the players.
Coaches include Current College Coaches, current college players and the Newton Football Staff.
The kids will learn the most up to date skills out there. All are encouraged to watch.
We have a week long Football camp at ISP Events Center in Randolph, NJ. If you use the promo Code PLAYMAKER you will save $25 since you are signed up for this camp. Every camper will be given a free Jets Regular season game ticket to the game against the Texas. Additional tickets are available for purchase with proceeds going to the Anti-Bully Squad.