More than 1,800 high school football players from four states (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota) are participating in the USD camp. The Coyote football camp includes 80 high school teams and 31 coaches at three 11-man camps, starting with the first session July 6-8. Additional 11-man team camps are scheduled on July 9-11 and July 16-18.
The USD football program also will host an 8-9 man team camp on July 14-16. During these team camp sessions, all teams and their coaches will be given practice time to work on offensive and defensive schemes. The full-padded practice sessions will be held at the air conditioned DakotaDome and at the outdoor practice fields.
"We are excited about providing an opportunity for these student-athletes to learn from some of the best coaches in the Midwest," said Meierkort. "This camp is one of the biggest anywhere. We look forward to working with these talented athletes in helping them prepare for the upcoming season."
The first practice of each day is devoted to individual skills taught by the USD staff. The second practice of the day includes 7-on-7 passing drills, team scrimmages and an offensive/defensive line "King of the Hill" challenge.