Ricky Watters, a retired professional football player, will be hosting his football camp here in Orlando, the 2010 Pro Football Experience. The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo and ZEM gear.
The football camp will be held at Dr. Phillips High School, in the Bill Spoone Stadium. The camp will be on Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th from 9 AM to 1 PM, and is open to kids ages 6-18, regardless of athletic ability. The cost for the camp is $100.00 for both days. The online registration form can be found following this link.
Ricky Watters welcomes all athletes to the camp to help improve their speed, strength, agility, endurance, and even their mental toughness. The football camp not only focuses on the overall athleticism of football, but also with the goal of having everyone gain a better knowledge and understanding of the game.
Ricky Watters encourages young athletes to remember 10 things when they’re playing football:
- Know your limits — play hard but maintain control. Always listen to your body.
- Stretch — Before and after playing any sport.
- Stay hydrated — To prevent dehydration, overheating, muscle cramps and pulls continue to hydrate your self before, during, and after playing/practice
- Get proper rest — To stay on top of your game, your body has to rest and recoup from all that it’s been through. Don’t overdo yourself.
- No weight training until age 12+ — Push ups, pull ups, and sit ups are all that are needed before age 12 to be physically fit to play the game. After 12, and under supervision, Rick Watters recommends beginning with Nautilus and then moving onto free weights.
- Maintaining school grades is imperative — to playing football at any grade level.
- Being coachable is a must — if you can’t be coached, you have no room for growth.
- Always stay in football positions — allowing you to move more quickly.
- Keep your head up at all times — see what you hit… minimizes risks of neck injuries
- Pump your arms — See those pro football players moving their arms just as much as their legs? It’s because it helps with balance and achieving optimal speed while running.
The football camp’s coaching staff is said to consist of elite coaches and top NFL players. This weekend’s event is a great opportunity for your child to interact with a professional athlete, gain the knowledge of the game, and enhance their skills as an athlete.
Orlando provides a great opportunity for students to interact with professional athletes and simultaneously acquire new and improved skills while attaining priceless memories of their childhood.
Scholarship opportunities may still be available. Please follow this link for more information.