Hard Count Athletics (HCA), the nation’s leading youth sports organization, recently held its first skills camp of the year for youth flag football players with Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill in San Diego. Hill has set the professional football world on fire with his tremendous success in his first several seasons since being taken by the Chiefs in the 2016 NFL Draft, including being named to the Pro Bowl every season since he entered the league and twice being named a first-team All-Pro wide receiver.
HCA holds its skills camps at a number of locations throughout the country each year. The camps offer youth flag football players from across the country the chance to interact directly in one-on-one instruction with some of the NFL’s biggest stars, such as Tyreek Hill, and learn the secrets of what has led to their success at the highest level of football. The HCA camp environment leads to maximum enjoyment on the part of both participants as well as the NFL stars themselves. The Tyreek Hill camp was no exception, offering 400 lucky participants the chance to learn from one of the NFL’s brightest young stars how he made it to the very apex of success in organized football, while also giving participants the chance to work directly with Tyreek Hill in an intensive drill-based environment that will assist them in their weekly youth flag football leagues.
The 2019 Tyreek Hill camp was held at Poway High School in Poway, California, in the greater San Diego area. Like all of HCA’s skills camps, it began with a VIP event in which youth flag football players got to meet Hill in person, ask him questions and take professional portrait-style photographs with him. After the VIP event, players got the opportunity to participate in an intense series of skill and agility stations to improve their speed, footwork and some of the other skills most vital to success in youth flag football. In order to provide an even more individual experience tailored to each camp participant, they were broken into groups, depending on the player’s regular position on his or her youth flag football team, for specific instructional training and drills tailored to each position. The second day of the camp featured a combine with a series of individual competitions including the broad jump, shuttle run, three-cone drill and vertical jump, culminating in a timed 40-yard dash competition with the winner in each age group receiving an autographed football from Tyreek Hill himself.
In addition to the campers having great fun, working intensely on the fundamentals that will lead them to success and gaining valuable insights from one of the NFL’s best players, Tyreek Hill enjoyed the camp just as much as the campers. In fact he enjoyed it so much that he posted to his personal Instagram account account with pictures and details regarding the camp and said, “My first @HardCountAthletics camp is officially in the books! San Diego brought it today! Thank you to everyone who made today a huge success!” This is a testament to how different HCA strives to make its skills camps from other types of camps in which a professional player may show up, take a few pictures and then leave. Tyreek Hill was there, was engaged and the kids soaked up every minute of his expert guidance and the opportunity to interact with a player that many of them idolize.
Hard Count Athletics skills camps were created to give professional athletes like Tyreek Hill and youth flag football players who may be aspiring professional athletes themselves the chance to train together and inspire one another. We do this by removing traditional camp restrictions to allow the young flag football players and our professional athletes the chance to interact as much as possible. The number of camp participants in each of our 4-6 annual camps is limited to 400 to ensure that every participant gets sufficient time at each station and also gives our celebrity athlete an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with each camper.
In addition to our youth flag football skills camps with some of today’s brightest NFL stars like Tyreek Hill, youth flag football tournaments organized by Hard Count Athletics permit youth sports teams to hone their skills against some of the finest competition from around the country in a format that encourages safety, player participation and skills development. The six regional tournaments in the 2019 HCA Tournament Circuit, leading up to the HCA June 2019 national youth flag football championships in San Diego, give players and coaches the opportunity to hone the basic fundamentals and to compete against the best talent from around the country.
If your child is interested in competing against other young athletes to be his or her very best in one of HCA’s youth flag football tournaments throughout the country or in developing his or her skills in an intensive yet fun skills camp environment through an experience like the 2019 Tyreek Hill Skills Camp, all the while doing so in an engaging format that emphasizes character development just as much as skill work, contact Hard Count Athletics today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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