May 18, 2012
By Danny Mattie
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State football Head Coach Jim McElwain and his coaching staff are gearing up to host a variety of summer camps throughout the months of June and July, and space is still available for most camp sessions.
The 2012 Colorado State football camps will feature hands-one, one-on-one instruction from members of the Rams coaching staff, including McElwain who was hired in December as the Rams’ head coach just before helping the Alabama Crimson Tide to their second national title in his four years as offensive coordinator.
Specialized camps for all skill sets are available, with two sessions offered (one each in June and July) for the Rams’ Big Man Camp, Specialist Camp, Offensive Skills Camp, Defensive Skills Camp, and the Jim McElwain Quarterback Academy.
In addition, the Colorado State staff will also conduct a two-day youth camp geared towards Grades 3-8.
Additional information including camp brochures and online registration is available at RamCamps.colostate.edu
About CSU Football Camps
Big Man Camp (June 14-16 and July 26-28)
CSU football coaches Greg Lupifer and Derek Frazier will lead the staff of the Big Man Camp. Emphasis will be placed on safely instructing offensive and defensive lineman in the fundamentals of line play. Offensive line topics include stance, footwork, hands, run blocking including combination blocking, and pass blocking. Defensive line topics include stance, keys, block protection, escape, tackling, pass rush and pursuit angles.
Specialist Camp (June 15 and July 27)
CSU Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Hammerschmidt brings 20 years of collegiate special teams coaching to attendees of the CSU Special Teams Camp. Hammerschmidt will lead a select group of college special team coaches, former CSU specialists, and a former NFL player in these specialized one-day camps.
Offensive Skills Camp (June 14-16 and July 26-28)
Offensive Coordinator Dave Baldwin (31 years as a FBS collegiate experience), and Alvis Whitted (9 years in the NFL) will lead the staff of the Offensive Skills Camp as they teach, drill and instruct wide receivers, tight ends and running backs in fundamentals required to excel.
Defensive Skills Camp (June 14-16 and July 26-28)
CSU football coaches will direct the staff of the Defensive Skills Camp as they teach, drill and instruct Defensive backs and linebackers in the fundamental of defense. Co-Defensive Coordinators Al Simmons (26 years of collegiate defensive backs experience) and Marty English (25 years of collegiate linebacker experience), and Tim Skipper (three-time all-WAC Linebacker and 12 years collegiate experience) will direct the staff as they expand the campers’ knowledge of defensive football.
Jim McElwain Quarterback Academy (June 14-16 and July 26-28)
Head Coach Jim McElwain (former college quarterback, NFL quarterbacks coach and Alabama offensive coordinator with 27 years collegiate experience), and CSU quarterbacks coach Billy Napier (FCS national champion quarterback, 10 years collegiate experience) will headline the staff of the QB Academy, honing the skills to help passers be successful at the next level.
Youth Camp (June 7-8)
This camp will focus on basic individual skills and will feature instruction from the CSU football staff, as well as guest coaches from around the country. Campers will be divided into groups according to age and football experience.
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