the football fundamentals camp
This one-day, non-contact camp stresses fundamentals, form, and technique with the primary objective of focusing on quality instruction for each player in a fun atmosphere.
Our hope is to teach the skills needed to make better football players and to stimulate general interest in the game of football, while promoting the concept of teamwork. Camp lessons emphasize the importance of developing self-confidence, trust, discipline, a positive self-image and a good work ethic. We take advantage of every minute spent with the players during this intense and up-beat day.
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Each year, The CFM Foundation holds a Football Fundamentals mini camp. At the camp, NFL players and coaches join other professional coaches and staff to teach young people the principles, mechanics, and ethics of high-level competitive football for one full day. The counselors, many of whom are sports heroes of the students, stress the importance of education, hard work, and character development, relating each pillar back to success both on and off the field. Football skills are taught as a mechanism for illustrating the importance of individual work ethic and teamwork.
The CFM Foundation held its inaugural Camp on June 15, 2002 in Hartford, Connecticut in conjunction with the Tebucky Jones Youth Foundation. Several NFL players and coaches acted as volunteer instructors, as did coaches from regional universities. The Connecticut Association of High School Referees provided referees and the Hartford Police Department provided volunteer officers for security. An additional fifty volunteers managed registration, catering and general organization. Approximately 250 students participated in the Camp in 2002 and this number has grown to an average of 550 players, 150 coaches, and 200 volunteers today.