Future Falcon Football Camp

Amanda Karr and Amanda Karr

Parents of children entering grades 1 through 8 have the opportunity to register their children for participation in the “Future Falcon” Youth Football Camp this summer.

The camp will be held at Bowling Green State University’s Doyt Perry Stadium from 9 a.m. until noon on Mon., June 22 and Tues., June 23.

This is the second youth football camp being hosted by the University athletics staff and is being headed this year by Roy Wittke, the 2015 Recruiting Coordinator for the Falcons. Last season, Wittke served as the Director of Football Operations.

According to Wittke, the goal of those running the camp is to introduce younger players to the game of football while allowing them to work on basic fundamental elements of the game in a positive and fun environment.

“We would like to see the kids that participate in our camp have a great experience so they continue to play and watch the sport,” Wittke said.

At the beginning of camp each day, campers are divided into groups based on their grades — grades 1-3; 4-6 and 7-8.

During the time of the camp, each group spends time being introduced to fundamentals of offense, defense, and strength and speed development and have the opportunity to practice what they learn.

The end of each camp session, there will be skill related contests and games for campers to compete in.

Wittke hopes to see more than 100 children participating in this years camp.

According to information provided by Bowling Green Athletics, this camp is an “up-tempo football experience tailored to meet the need of youngsters of all different football backgrounds.”

Campers need to be wearing appropriate workout gear to attend the event. Participants will receive a “Future Falcon” Youth Football Camp T-Shirt along with an up close look at the BGSU Football program.

“Our camp will be a fun way for youngsters to spend two mornings developing their physical skills and knowledge of the game of football,” Wittke said.

Registration is scheduled to take place June 22 at the main entrance of the Sebo Athletic Center from 8:30-8:45 a.m. Registration can be completed online at www.bgfootballcamp.com or by submitting a copy of the registration form with $60 payment.