Davidson Wildcat camps keep kids moving
by Staff Writer
Football camp isn’t just for young athletes this year. Fathers and sons can learn the basics together with Davidson College Wildcat Football Father/Son camp, ushering two generations into an early football career.
Camp director, Davidson offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Matt Mumme knows how valuable a father can be to a developing football player.
Matt Mumme came through the college football ranks beside his father, McMurry University head coach Hal Mumme. Mumme developed the popular Air Raid defense, which campers will learn inside and out. Matt Mumme coached under his father for eight years before coming to Davidson.
“We thought it would be a unique idea to allow fathers to come with their younger sons,” Matt Mumme said.
Campers ages 6-12 will learn the basic fundamentals of football.
“We want to evaluate and educate prospects and young kids to be great, fundamentally sound football players,” Davidson special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach E.J. Henderson said.
Fathers and sons will spend most of June 23, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. together, breaking out for some more physical training for the adults.
Davidson coaches will acquaint sons with the game while, “at the same time, teaching the fathers how to train their kids,” Matt Mumme said, getting the whole family ready for competitive football.
Father/Son camp takes place at the Davidson College football stadium. The first child and father cost $150, plus $50 for each additional sibling. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, and an all-you-can-eat lunch is included.
Wildcats camps will begin with a coaches’ clinic March 16 and 17 at the Days Inn, 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius. Accommodations are available for a special $47.96 rate. To make reservations, call 704-892-9120 or visit the Days Inn’s website. The two-day clinic costs $40 per coach or $200 for staffs of six or more. Matt Mumme will speak and lead an Air Raid offense session. Davidson Defensive Coordinator Meade Clendaniel will teach defensive schemes.
Air Raid Offense Camp for eighth- through 12th-graders is June 15, 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. and 16, 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Campers will go through Air Raid drills used by Davidson offensive coaches. The $250 registration fee does not include accommodations. Campers that need accommodations can use the code Davidson Football Camp to get special rates at the Clarion Inn, 19608 Liverpool Pkwy., Cornelius. Registration is limited to the first 100 campers.
Elite Prospect Camp July 21 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., for high school juniors and seniors, costs $50 and is limited to the first 150 campers. The camp provides exceptional high school scholar-athletes with a first-hand look at Davidson athletics and academics. In the morning, campers will show off their skills and get instruction from Davidson football coaches. In the afternoon, campers and guests will get a campus tour and speak with admissions and financial aid representatives and current coaches and players. Campers should bring cleats, sneakers, T-shirts, shorts and a casual change of clothes for the afternoon.
“There’s not a lot of sitting around and talking,” Henderson said of Wildcat camps. “There’s a lot of movement, a lot of running around.”
Registration forms are available at www.DavidsonFootballCamps.com. Contact Kristen Foss at krfoss@david
son.edu or 704-894-2378 with questions.