Football camp one of largest in Midwest

Football camp one of largest in Midwest
South Dakota football coach Ed Meierkort and his Coyote staff hosted one of the largest football camps in the Midwest July 8-18.

Meierkort said the camp included more than 2,000 high school football players, from four states (Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Minnesota). The Coyote football camp also included 85 high school teams and 315 coaches at three 11-man camps and one 8-9-man team camps. The 8-9-man team camp was July 13-15. The 11-man camp on July 16-18 was the largest of the camps with approximately 800 student-athletes and 25 teams participating.

During these team camp sessions, all teams and their coach were given practice time to work on offensive and defensive schemes. The full-padded practice sessions were 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, who led USD to a 9-4 record and to the second round of the NCAA D-II playoffs a year ago. He is 27-8 in his first three seasons as the Coyote head coach. "This camp is one of the biggest anywhere. We enjoy working with these talented athletes in helping them prepare for the upcoming season."

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