On this Father's Day, Green Bay Packers players have the day off, but their practice field will be used for area high school students.
The Don Hutson Center will play host on Sunday for a camp that's a part of the NFL's High School Player Development (HSPD) program.
While the camp is free and open to all students entering grades 9 to 12 that register, Sunday will be the second of two days of the camp.
The camp will focus on character development and specific football-skills training by position. Participants will develop awareness of some of the necessary skills needed to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.
12 players from the camp will be selected to form a team and compete in the Green Bay Packers Regional 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, June 21, at the Don Hutson Center. The tournament winner will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the NFL’s National 7-on-7 Tournament in Indianapolis, as representatives of the Packers. The national tournament will be comprised of 16 NFC teams and 16 AFC teams.
Each participant receives an HSPD Student Planner, NCAA initial-eligibility requirements, SAT/ACT informational materials and time-management instruction.
On-field components of the HSPD program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews and individual competitions. As part of the on-field training, players will focus on both an offensive and a defensive position, and eventually apply their newly learned fundamentals to live drills. Participants have access to innovative teaching and drills developed by leading high school and NCAA coaches.
More information can be found at nflyouthpd.com.
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