The Philadelphia Eagles in conjunction with Gamebreaker, Incorporated are launching a new series of events focused on providing girls and boys ages 7-18 years old with developmental and inspirational football experiences. The new Eagles Football Academy series will provide kids of all skill levels with the chance to experience Philadelphia Eagles Football and learn from top high school and college football coaches in the area.
All Eagles Football Academy events are open for the public to register online at eagles-camp.com.
In developing the event series, the major focus was on creating fun, unique football experiences, some of which include: Friday night skills challenges, opportunities to practice inside the Eagles' NovaCare Complex, and visits from the Eagles' team mascot SWOOP, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, and Philadelphia Eagles players. Equally as important to the Eagles Football Academy was the football development aspect. The events will feature top high school and college football coaches from the area and are designed for varying age groups. One of the major focuses of the events will be to ensure girls are welcomed to the camps. Eagles Football Academy events are designed to feature "girls-only" divisions to ensure that the football development is welcoming to girls of all ages.
"The Eagles Football Academy is a great way for young Eagles fans to get a fun football experience and learn about the fundamentals from elite college and high school coaches from our region," said Julie Hirshey, Director of Community Relations, Philadelphia Eagles. "It was important to us that the developmental football programs and experiences being offered through this series be inclusive to everyone. Thanks to our creative partners at GameBreaker, we are excited to roll out an interactive camp experience this summer that engages both boys and girls, and children of all ages."
The "Eagles Football Academy" will start by providing young athletes with three types of events:
Eagles Football Academy: Practice Like the Philadelphia Eagles – Attendees have the chance to practice inside the Eagles' NovaCare Complex with some of the best coaches around and actually "practice like the Philadelphia Eagles." This clinic features first-class football development and training and all participants get the chance to have their photo taken with SWOOP, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and a guest Philadelphia Eagles player. Dates Available: Sunday, June 16 (Special Father's Day Event) and Saturday, June 22.
Eagles Football Academy: Play Football Festival – The festival kicks off on Friday night with a Skills Challenge and is followed up by a two-day Football Training Camp. Friday Night Skills Challenge - From the quarterback accuracy toss - to a field goal challenge - to the football obstacle course, participants have the opportunity to test their football skills and have a great time with SWOOP, Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and a guest Philadelphia Eagles player. Two-day Training Camp - Two days of high-quality football training and development with some of the best coaches around. Instruction over the two days focuses on football skill work, 1-on-1's, speed and agility training, and also features inspirational talks led by Philadelphia Eagles guest players. Dates Available: July 19-21.
Eagles Football Academy: Flag Football Training Camp – Developed to help kids ages 5-14 prepare for their flag football season. These events will take place in late August and ensure that kids who play flag football have a developmental football program that prepares them for their upcoming football season. Event dates will be announced.
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