Football ends first half of summer camp series
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Football ends first half of summer camp series

Nashville, Tenn. - Tennessee State University's football staff completed one half of the 2011 Football Summer Camp Series on Saturday on the campus of TSU.

The week was capped off by the Prospect Camp just two days after the end of the Rod Reed Lil' Tiger Camp.

"We were pleased with the turnout and participation, making our June camps a tremendous success," said TSU Football head coach Rod Reed. "Our camps provide a wonderful opportunity for young players to visit and experience our campus while fine tuning their football fundamentals. It was a lot of fun for everyone involved including my staff and I."

The Rod Reed Lil' Tiger Camp set the week in motion accommodating more than 50 young people ages 6-14. The four-day camp held June 13-16 presented an enjoyable atmosphere.

Campers were able to participate in live football drills developing their skills using the speed ladder and cone agility tests and various blocking bags such as the pop-ups and hand shields.  

"Our goal for the Lil' Tiger Camp is to make each player the best they can be," Reed said. "My staff concentrates on the fundamentals, concepts, techniques and team building skills. With our young campers, we focus on improving their football knowledge to prepare them for the sport."

For the Prospect Camp held on June 18, more than 70 high school athletes ranging from rising sophomores to seniors visiting from the tri-state area, participated in a variety of skills test.

The campers used the opportunity to tour TSU's campus and the athletic facilities. Despite the patchy rain conditions, athletes participated in the 40-yard dash, broad jump, and pro agility test before meeting one-on-one with TSU position coaches for the skill development sessions.

"The Prospect Camp is a wonderful chance for players in the local Nashville and middle Tennessee area to visit our campus. It also gives student-athletes, who are out-of-state, the chance to visit Nashville and experience our city," said Reed.

"We realize that we can give a camper a memorable experience where they can spend the day like a collegiate player by utilizing our facilities," Reed added. "Everyone on our staff is dedicated to our summer camps and are heavily involved in making these players better."

The 2011 Football Summer Camp Series will continue on July 23 with the Music City Shoot-out 7-on-7 Tournament and the O-Line/D-Line Camp. REGISTRATION and DETAILS