Monday, June 2, 2014

June stacked with events

June isn't just a month when people sit poolside or chill at the beach, it's also the month of summer football tournaments and camps, as players continue to grind away for the upcoming season.

This month has a trio of intriguing opportunities for prospects entering the sixth grade or their senior year. Here's some events to look into:

PASSING DOWN JUNIOR DIVISION ELITE 7-ON-7: The state's top 7-on-7 high school challenge now gives the future of prep football an opportunity, by introducing the first-ever junior high 7-on-7 tournament for players entering the sixth to ninth grade starting on June 14. Elk Grove's Bartholomew Sports Park will be the site for the first regional. June 28 will be the Southern California Summer Showcase at Fullerton College.

Passing Down has had Cody Kessler (USC), Brendan Bigelow (Cal, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), B.J. Kelley (Oregon), Adarius Pickett (UCLA), Joe Mixon (Oklahoma), Su'a Cravens (USC) and many other big-time prospects blowing up on the recruiting trail after competing at PD.

More on the tournament can be seen here.

GET IT DONE SPORTS CAMP: Karif Byrd, former University of Georgia wide receiver, is bringing back the Oregon State football coaching staff for the weekend of June 14.

The Southern California camp is June 14 at Westminster High School. Contra Costa College will be the site of the Northern California camp on June 15.

The Get It Done Sports Camp was where Sumner Houston (defensive end, De La Salle-Concord) and Marcus McMaryion (quarterback, Dinuba) got on the Beavers' radar and eventually landed scholarships from the PAC-12 school. 

More on the camp can be found here.

GOAL LINE CAMP (FRESNO): Legendary defensive back coach Tony Perry (Edison High) is teaming with another coaching legend in the Central Section - Bullard-Fresno's Don Arax - to bring this combine/tournament to life during the week of June 23.

The camp includes guest speakers from the college football and NFL ranks, offensive/defensive position instruction, a 7-on-7 competition, lineman competition, nutritional seminar and leadership/character teaching.

Perry is credited for producing over 40 Division I college football athletes from Fresno. Arax is one of the top coaching names in the 559, with a Central Section title in 2009 and also producing Division I players from Bullard.

The youth camp for grades fourth to eighth runs from June 23-25. The high school camp goes from June 26-28.

More on the camp can be seen here:  

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