NASHVILLE – The Tennessee State football coaching staff started the summer offering camps, as well as traveling to remote sites to expose the Big Blue style to the region.
The schedule began with the Tigers playing host to head coach Butch Jones and the University of Tennessee for a satellite camp on Sunday, June 5. Over 300 players filled Hale Stadium, the Indoor Practice Facility and two practice fields.
The Tiger coaching staff returned to the field on Monday for the four day Lil’ Tiger Camp. Approximately 40 kids from around the area worked on the fundamentals of football including throwing, catching, blocking and defensive positioning while receiving instruction from TSU coaches.
The campers performed agility drills, including cone drills and agility exercises over blocking pads. They Lil’ Tigers had the opportunity to scrimmage using flags instead of tackling and also posed for portraits with head coach Rod Reed.
Saturday began the first of three days in which the coaching staff participated in Prospect Camps. Over 100 athletes were on campus for the first, hosted by TSU. The staff then took to the road, first traveling to Memphis for a camp at Cordova High School on Sunday and ended the stretch at East Hamilton High School in Chattanooga on Monday.
The summer camp schedule will close out with the offensive and defensive line camp and the 7-on-7 Music City Shootout, both on Saturday, June 18.