Campers invade USD for one of the largest Division I workshops in Midwest More than 1,800 campers will invade The University of South Dakota this month as the Coyote football program holds its annual summer camp for high school football teams and players. The Coyote camp, which kicked off with its first session earlier this week and will include sessions through July 18, is one of the largest Division I camps in the Midwest. The camp features seven schools who were state finalists a year ago, including four state champions. The camp also includes numerous Division I prospects. "We're thrilled that this camp has continued to flourish during these hard financial times," said USD head football coach Ed Meierkort. "The kids and coaches realize that they're getting great competition from the five-state region. These kids are getting a true Division I camp experience here at USD." The camps – which are held for 11-man, nine-man and eight-man teams – are at the USD campus in Vermillion. The camps are broken into four 3-day sessions, with three of the sessions devoted for 11-man programs and one for eight and nine-man programs. Meierkort, the Coyote coaching staff, and Coyote players provide personal instruction on techniques and fundamentals of the game during the camp. There are also scrimmages held that are chances for teams to build chemistry and work on offensive and defensive schemes.
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