The Pro Football Mini Camp, started in 2009, will not only provide you with the opportunity to receive football instruction in a friendly, exciting environment from some of the region’s best coaches, it will allow you to see how you stack up against other competitors. The camp will also encourage values that will lead to your success off the field – values such as teamwork, dedication, perseverance, integrity and leadership through service.
As a part of the 2015 camp, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), we hosted NFL FLAG sessions.
More than 1,500 young people like you have participated in the camp and have shared Jason’s Vision for building communities of young leaders. Looking forward to seeing you this year.
6th, 7th and 8th-grade males
Free; mandatory participation in a servant leadership project serves as camp tuition.
Children are encouraged to bring cleats for camp, but must wear sneakers on May 14th for the servant leadership project that morning (shorts and a jersey will be provided). Participation in the servant leadership project is required.
Every year, the Pro Football Mini Camp hosts a coach’s clinic that includes a guest speaker and guest instructors. The clinic is designed to bring holistic developmental opportunities to the area’s coaches to assist in improving youth sports through positive and effective coaching techniques, safety awareness and collegiality. We want to challenge area coaches to explore new tools and sharpen existing ones.
The coaches clinic will be held April 29 at Wayne High School. Clinic check-in will begin at 5pm, with the clinic starting at 5:30pm. Light refreshments will be served before the clinic and dinner will be provided. There is no fee for clinic attendees.
The 2016 clinic speaker is Jeff Duke. He is the foremost expert regarding the cultural influence on the coaching profession in our society. He has developed and authored the “3Dimensional Pyramid of Coaching Success” concept that has revolutionized the sports coaching landscape. Duke has coached five different sports and directly supervised 200-plus coaches in 17 different sports. His coaching experience encompasses the youth level through the professional ranks, coupled with a multi-year stint as an assistant football coach at Florida State University under legendary coach Bobby Bowden. Jeff Duke is on staff as a lecturer at the University of Central Florida and is a National Coaches Trainer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Read more
We are proud to announce that this year’s clinic will be co-hosted by members of the University of Notre Dame’s football staff. Among the staff members expected to attend are Harland Bower, Bob Elliott, Mike Elston, Ron Powlus and Jeff Quinn.
One of the highlights of this year’s camp will be a servant leadership project focusing on presentations and information about the judicial and law enforcement systems. Allen Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis and representatives of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, Fort Wayne Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will conduct a variety of activities for camp participants.Donate Now
We encourage you to nominate a youth and/or high school coach for the Pro Football Mini Camp Coach of the Year Award, presented annually during the coach’s clinic.Coach's Award Nomination