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.
More than 1,700 young people like you have participated in the camp and have shared Jason’s Vision for building communities of young leaders. The camp in 2016 was a great success and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.
6th, 7th and 8th-grade males
Free; mandatory participation in a servant leadership project serves as camp tuition.
Visit us again next year for details.
The new schedule will be posted in early 2017.
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 2016 clinic speaker was 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
The 2016 clinic was co-hosted by members of the University of Notre Dame’s football staff. Among the staff members attending were Harland Bower, Bob Elliott, Mike Elston, Ron Powlus and Jeff Quinn.
One of the highlights of the 2016 camp was 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 conducted 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. The 2016 winners: Matt Alt of the Police Athletic League (PAL) and Mark Koehlinger of Concordia High School.Coach's Award Nomination