OFA Fall Camp 2020
Osseo Youth Football is excited to announce our Fall Football Camp. This camp will allow players to increase their football skills and knowledge while maintaining the safety required during the Covid-19 pandemic. This camp was designed in coordination with the Osseo High School coaching staff. We will be dividing each week of camp into a different skill to focus on for that week.
Who: Players in 2nd – 8th Grade
Where: Osseo High School
When: Tuesday and Thursdays Sept 8th – Oct 8th 6-7:30 PM
Cost: - $50.00
Week 1 Sept 8th & 10th 6-7:30pm Osseo High School
Back to Basics week
No pads or helmets: tennis shoes, shorts/sweats & shirt
The coaches will go over terminology and the basics of football. These sessions will teach the standardized terminology and strategy OFA has worked on with the Osseo High School coaches. The goal is to have a standard used at all grade levels which will prepare the player to eventually play at the high school level. Topics included are: Position responsibilities, hole numbers, proper stance, heads up tackling, as well as others.
Week 2 Sept 15th & 17th 6-7:30pm Osseo High School
Helmet and shoulder pads
The coaches will begin incorporating the Osseo High School playbook into each level of youth. We will work on the basics of the Lead, Toss, Power and Dive plays for all positions in the offence.
Week 3 Sept 22nd & 24th 6-7:30pm Osseo High School
Helmet and shoulder pads
Defense week will kick off with all things defense. All ages will learn our base defense schemes which will focus on position responsibilities, run and pass coverage, and heads up tackling.
Week 4 Sept 29th & Oct 1st 6-7:30pm Osseo High School
Special Teams week
Helmet and shoulder pads
This week we will focus on punting and kicking from both sides of the football. Emphasis will be placed on heads up tackling, pursuit drills, and blocking.
Week 5 Oct 6th & 8th 6-7:30pm Osseo High School
Fun & Games Week.
We will end our camp with fun games for the kids using the new techniques they have learned.
We will have a garage sale/exchange in the high school football field parking lot on the first day of camp starting ½ hour before camp. Parents are encouraged to bring old/used pads, helmets, pants, gloves etc., to share or trade with others. We will be requiring shoulder pads and helmets from week 2 thru week 5 of camp. Players can choose to wear their old football pants, or shorts or sweatpants. Players may also wear cleats or regular tennis shoes. Athletic supporters and mouth guards highly recommended!
OFA will also be renting out shoulder pads for $10 for players to wear during camp. These will be rented out the 1st night of camp. We will help size your player in the correct pads. They will then bring them home with them and turn them in on the last day of camp. The rental fee will be used to pay for the disinfection fee. Cash or credit card accepted only.
Player safety is our number one responsibility. The OFA boards has worked with the Osseo High School coaching staff to develop a comprehensive Covid-19 plan for the OFA Fall Football camp. The plan is posted on our website www.osseofootball.org.
What equipment is provided?
OFA supplies football pants and jerseys. The player is responsible to supply a mouth guard, helmet, shoulder pads, protective cup, and cleats. Dave's Sports Shop offers OFA players discounts on gear - click the link to learn more.
How often are practices and games?
Plan on having football at least 4 times per week. Frequency of games and practices increase with grade level. Games typically begin after Labor Day and can be on week nights or weekends.
What if my player plays multiple sports?
OFA encourages youth athletes to play multiple sports, if you have conflicts, it will be worked out with your coach.
Where are practices held?
Practices will be held at fields within the Osseo School District. Typically, utilizing Elm Creek Elementary, Osseo Sr. High, Maple Grove Middle and Cedar Island Elementary.
Where are games played?
Home games are played at Fernbrook Elementary and Elm Creek Elementary. Away games are played at the fields of other teams in the Twin Cities North Youth Football League (TCNYFL) like Champlin Park, Andover, Anoka, Coon Rapids and Fridley to name a few.
How are teams formed?
A number of factors help us determine the team formations. Teams are formed as much as possible by the school the player attends. Other factors include friend requests, total players on a team and number of coaches.
Are they any off season camps?
Yes, OFA offers a free 1st – 4th grade (grade at the time) Football clinic in April and a 2nd-8th grade (grade for upcoming season) pre-season training camp in early August. These can be found under Camps/Clinics and be sure to follow OFA on Social Media for more details.
What is the cost for the 2019 football season?
2nd-3rd - $95
4th-6th - $160
7th-8th - $195
Is OFA aligned with the Osseo High School football program?
Yes, OFA works closely with the high school staff to ensure we are teaching the same fundamentals, using the same terminology and are providing a safe, fun environment for youth football players. For the 2020 football season our coaches will be utilizing a grade appropriate standard OFA playbook designed in association with the Osseo High School football staff. Osseo High School coaches and varsity players also assist with our April Spring Intro Camp and the Preseason Training Camp in August.
What about player safety?
OFA is committed to providing a safe and encouraging environment for ALL players. Coaches must complete a Trusted Coaches background check, concussion training, and USA Football Heads-Up Tackling training. All grade levels are taught the fundamentals of Heads-Up Tackling which is a tackling technique designed to reduce player injuries. For more information on Heads-Up Tackling, please visit https://usafootball.com/programs/heads-up-football/
How are coaches selected?
Coaches are selected based off of their willingness to volunteer, their ability to teach the fundamentals of football, and their ability to represent the Osseo football program.
Does OFA need more volunteers?
Yes! What strength or talent do you have that could help OFA?
We encourage everyone to volunteer some of their time to making OFA better. OFA can always use more volunteer coaches, helping with fundraising, grant writing, event planning or utilizing whatever talents you may have (marketing, website, recruiting, etc). Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us you want to help!
Who can I contact if I have questions?
If you have any questions or comments, please email email@example.com
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