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Football: NFL to sponsor free camps in character development

May 6, 2012 |  5:31 pm

A series of “character development-focused football camps” sponsored by the NFL’s High School Player Development program will be held throughout Southern California, starting this week at Los Angeles Washington High.

The camps, open to players grades 8 through 11, are free. Players should bring shorts, a T-shirt, a mouthpiece and cleats. Jerseys will be provided.

Along with coaching in football fundamentals, each particpant will receive a free planner with information regarding concussion awareness, NCAA eligibility, social media consciousness and time-management tips, said Eloy Ledesma, a former USC football student manager who now works as the regional director of the NFL’s High School Player Development program.

The Washington camp will be held Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Upcoming camps will be held: June 2-3 at Trabuco Hills High June 6-9 at Los Angeles Salesian High June 18-22 at Los Angeles Cresnshaw High June 22-24 at Long Beach City College.


-- Gary Klein