GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Your kids can learn to play football like the pros from the pros this week. Young athletes will learn about football tactics, get conditioning and pick up some new skills at the 2017 Football Fundamentalz summer camp this week.
Coach Earl Rose puts this event on for kids every year. He says hundreds of kids will walk away from the three day camp knowing important skills that they can use on or off the field.
Rose founded Football Fundamentalz. The Greensboro native and Appalachian State University Football standout says the camp helps athletes develop good character.
"One of our main focuses is education; learning how to do the right things at home, in school and in the classroom," said Rose. "We focus on building confidence, providing great leadership and making you the person and athlete you desire to be."
Distinguished guests will be talking to students about keeping their grades up, doing great in school, being respectful to their parents and peers among other things.
"From a skills standpoint, we focus on fundamentals," said Rose. "We make sure that the quarterbacks are throwing the right way, the running backs are running the right way. Blocking, tackling, stances, just the basic fundamentals for football including strength training, speed and agility."
There's also a cheer side as well. Young athletes will focus on strength and conditioning, jumps, cheer technique and stunting. At the end of the three-day camp they'll perform a showcase for everyone.
The camp instructors include former collegiate and professional athletes as well as coaches.
The Football Fundamentalz 52 Football and Cheer Camp runs from June 13 to 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each night. All sessions will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum for kids ages 6 to 17 years old. It costs $50.