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Support cannot be big enough for camps like Mitch Petrus’ High Impact Offensive and Defensive Line Camp for 8th through 12th graders being held this Friday, July 13, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and for 4th through 7th graders on Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.at the All Star Sports Arena, 1906 Cambridge Street, Springdale, AR 72762.
For years in Arkansas, high school coaches and parents lobbied for the opportunity to start seven-on-seven football to develop the talents of quarterbacks and players catching the ball or defending the pass. Without question the players themselves and their teams in the fall benefit have benefited from the players’ increased skills and fitness. When the local talent improves, it benefits the University of Arkansas and other colleges and universities within the State directly through recruits and indirectly through an overall increase in competition. However, seven-on-seven ball doesn’t help the big guys up front.
The best time to have begun improving the talents, techniques and skills of linemen in the State of Arkansas would have been years ago. The second best time is now.
Mitch Petrus brings credentials that few can bring back to Arkansas. He is the classic big guy who came out of high school essentially unrecognized, walked on and earned a scholarship at the University of Arkansas. Mitch Petrus blocked for Darren McFadden and Felix Jones and more important, he helped to anchor the 2009 Razorback line for the offense which ranked ninth in the country producing an awesome 36 points per game. His individual efforts to improve himself are without question. “At the NFL Scouting Combine in 2010, Petrus completed 45 reps of 225 pounds on bench press, which tied him for the record of the most since 2000” and attracted the attention of the New York Giants who drafted him in the 5th Round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 147th pick overall. Making the roster in 2010, Mitch kept his spot in 2011 where he played in 6 regular season games and all four post-season games, including the 2012 Super Bowl where the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots 21-17.
What to Expect… “Each participant will receive one on one coaching to perfect their technique in their position. Players will learn the importance of hard work and dedication. Top performers will be recognized and receive prizes. Players will take home worksheets from the meeting room. Campers of all skill levels will have the opportunity to learn more about the game and enjoy a great day of football.
This is not a combine or testing event, it is a skill development camp. You can expect to leave this camp a more knowledgeable and better football player.
A camp T-shirt is included in the cost of the camp. Lunch, snacks, and refreshments will also be provided.Cost of the camp is $100.00 which includes a camp tee-shirt.”
Walk up registration is from 8-9 a.m. and camp officially starts at 9 a.m.
If at all possible, bring your lineman and support Mitch’s camp and other Arkansas linemen camps and over time we will see similar benefits for the guys up front that we’ve seen from 7-on-7 play.