College football camps and showcases are a great way to increase your exposure and get evaluated by college coaches.
Looking to attend a college football camp in 2019? College football camps and showcases are a great way to increase your exposure and get evaluated by coaches. To find a camp near you, check out NCSA’s list of 2019 college football camps and showcases. This list covers every NCAA Division I FBS, Division 1 FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and Junior College camp in the country. Each camp on our list includes the camp name, state, division, age/grade level and cost.
Prospect camps: college coaches typically invite their top recruits to these camps to evaluate them in person. One-day camps typically feature 7-on-7 challenges, 1-on-1 challenges and combine-style drills. Since athletes at these camps are already being heavily recruited by coaches, a strong performance can lead to a scholarship offer. Before going, make sure you’re at full health and ready to square off against elite competition.
Development and skill-building camps: These camps are typically geared toward underclassmen. Development and skill-building camps give young football players a chance to get highlight video, develop varsity-level skills and experience college life for themselves. These camps feature position-specific drills, 1-on-1 challenges and smaller group instruction. Assistant coaches often attend to evaluate prospects.
7-on-7 camps: These increasingly popular camps focus on technique, learning a playbook/system and lots of scrimmaging. 7-on-7 camps are a great way to continue playing football and collect highlight footage in the offseason.
Specialist camps: Specialist football camps give kickers, punters and long snappers an opportunity to receive instruction and work on their technique. Volunteer coaches and special teams coaches often attend these camps to scout out potential recruits.
Football showcase camps: These invite-only events are reserved for the best football players in the country. Football showcase camps usually include 7-on-7 challenges, 1-on-1 challenges and position-specific drills.
If you are interested in playing football for a certain school, you should make plans to attend a camp there or find another camp where that school’s coaching staff will be working. Division II, Division III and NAIA coaches often volunteer at major Division I football camps.
Before the camp, make sure to do your research. Certain events require specific preparation. If you know you’ll be doing lots of 1-on-1 drills, grab a teammate and practice. If you plan on running the 40-yard dash, practice your start to shave a few milliseconds off your time.
Ride the momentum of your 2019 college football camp by following up with coaches. After the camp is over, reach out to the coach and send over any new verified stats or highlight video. Thank them for the opportunity and ask for feedback on which skills you need to improve. Keep the conversation going by telling them about your athletic development and any upcoming football events.