Notre Dame Prep to host children’s youth football camp

Coach Mark Nolan talking to young athletes (special to the Independent)

Coach Mark Nolan talking to young athletes (special to the Independent)

Blocking, route running, catching and throwing are just a few of the skills young football players will be taught at the Notre Dame Preparatory Youth Football Camp for all current first- through eighth-grade students.

The camp will meet Monday evenings, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 11, April 18 and April 25, at the Bemis Field on the Notre Dame Prep campus, located at 9701 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.

This no-pads camp is open to all young players around the Valley, according to a press release. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Notre Dame Prep Football coaching staff, current players, and hear from special guest speakers.

“We will teach the fundamentals and techniques required to be great,” stated NDP Head Football Coach Mark Nolan, in the release. “The biggest benefit would be skill development.”

All campers will work within their own age group on agility, speed, technique, and skill stations each night for a comprehensive camp experience.

The cost is $75. To sign up and for more information go to, www.ndpsaints.org/FootballCamp

Opened in 2002, Notre Dame Prep is a Catholic diocesan college preparatory high school with a co-ed enrollment of 904 students. The school has received national recognition for the caliber of its academic and athletic programs. The Saints have won 41 AIA team state championship titles to date, including football championships in 2007 and 2008, the release stated.

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