Berkeley Summer Programs is once again offering Girls Flag Football Camp. Coaches John Coup and Aaron Smith are excited to work with all of our campers to teach them the physical and mental skills needed to excel in the sport of football. The fundamentals of the sport will be a daily curricular piece. This includes, but is not limited to, offensive and defensive strategy, communication, stances, steps, starts, route running, flying to the football on defense, and pulling flags.
The sport of football offers our athletes so much more than wins and losses. This flag football camp will assist our campers in believing in their abilities to play excellent football and demonstrate excellent leadership skills. Girls Flag Football Camp at Berkeley encompasses the following belief: None of us is as strong as all of us! When our athletes gain the trust of their teammates and work as one, the game becomes a very rewarding educational experience.
Did you know that at the NAIA level, women’s flag football is a varsity sport? We look forward to having your amazing daughters join us for this camp. You will be very excited when they arrive home each day to share exciting stories of our camp. We are committed to helping your child reach her dreams!
In this full-day camp, we will spend the first hour of each camp working on the offensive (quarterback, wide receiver, and running back) and defensive (linebacker and defensive back) fundamentals. Campers will then be divided into teams and play 30-minute games (two 15-minute halves) with a 5-minute water break until lunch and swim time. After lunch and swim, we will spend an additional 15-minutes running offensive plays in an attempt to create the most efficient and successful offense possible. Campers will be bracketed according to age range (5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14).
Teams will be arranged in a manner that accommodates friends who’d like to play on the same team and skill level to offer the most parity possible.
Swimming pool time is offered at the discretion of the head coach.
This is a one-week session. A hearty lunch provided by Sage Dining Services is an add-on option for this camp.
Week 1 (ages 5-14)
About the Coach
John Coup is currently in his 24th year as an instructor at Berkeley. He has been part of the volleyball program for twenty-five years and was the head coach at Berkeley Prep for four years. During this time, Berkeley played in three final fours and a regional final. He played competitive flag football in and around the state of Florida and the southeast for over a decade. He was part of a team that won the national championship and enjoys passing on his passion for flag football to youth players.