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Lauren's First and Goal Football Camp
Lauren’s First and Goal Football Camp is a one-day instructional clinic presented by Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and by Otterbein university in Ohio that is taught by volunteer college coaches from across the country and all divisions. It is the largest one-day camp in the country, with over 325 college coaches donating their time and talents.
The player to coach ratio is better than 8:1. Players are grouped by position and class year, and alternate between offensive and defensive drills and skills throughout the day. Players may also elect to work with the kicking specialist coaches for the day, or alternate between kicking and another position.
The camp is not a combine – there is no height/weight measurements, no timed run, etc. It is an opportunity to learn, improve skills, showcase talents, experience being coached by college coaches and be exposed to the opportunities to continue one’s career as a student athlete at the college level. ALL proceeds from the camp benefit pediatric brain tumor research and cancer services.
Please see the links to the right to view the coaching list from 2016, schedule for the day, travel info and other pertinent information.
Players who are CURRENTLY in 8th through 12th grade are eligible to attend each year.
Parents and high school coaches are welcome to attend the camp to observe for the day, and to bring items such as camp chairs, sun shelter, coolers, etc. to make themselves comfortable for the day. Grills (propane/charcoal) are not permitted at Metzgar Athletic Complex.
Registration fees are not refundable. The camp goes on rain or shine. If you register, and then cannot attend, your registration fee can be claimed as a tax deductible donation to Lauren's First and Goal Foundation as per IRS guidelines.
Camp is open to any and all participants.
Football Camp 2017 RegistrationOnline registration for the Otterbein University, OH and Lafayette College, PA camp is available by clicking the Register Now button below. The OH camp registration fee is $40. The PA camp registration fees are as follows: $40 by April 1, $60 by May 6, $80 after May 6. Walk ups will be permitted if space allows. Please pre register to guarantee your spot. We do not issue refunds for registration fees, but are happy to provide tax receipts for charitable donations if requested if you cannot attend.
- 2017 Lafayette presents PA Mail In Registration Form594.23 K | 4/24/2017
- 2017 Otterbein presents OH Mail In Registration Form754.22 K | 4/24/2017
- 2017 Lafayette College, PA Camp Reminders76.85 K | 4/24/2017
- 2017 Otterbein University, OH Camp Reminders61.15 K | 4/24/2017
The key to making the LFG Football Camps successful has been the hundreds of coaches who volunteer their time every year.
Any college coach interested in volunteering at the 2017 LFG camps at Lafayette in Pennsylvania or Otterbein in Ohio, can email Bill Roos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schutt is proud to be a sponsor of Lauren’s First and Goal football camp. Visit Schutt’s website to order your personalized helmet!
LFG Skills & Drills Manual
Football coaches everywhere will benefit from the same techniques used by top college and professional teams that are featured in the Manual of Football Drills and Skills, released by Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation in May 2011.
Manual of Football Drills and Skills is designed to provide coaching ideas from the best in the profession while increasing awareness of pediatric brain tumors and raising funds to help find a cure. All of the material, including drills for game-management, strength and conditioning, offense, defense and special teams, was contributed by more than 130 volunteer coaches from Division I, II and III and the professional ranks.
- 2017 Otterbein presents OH Mail In Registration Form