Jaguar Football To Host Football Camps Across Alabama This Month

June 11, 2014 · By · Filed Under Football, News 
Head Coach Joey Jones talking with a wide receiver preseason practice.

Head Coach Joey Jones talking with a wide receiver preseason practice.

If you live somewhere in Alabama outside of Mobile, there’s a chance that head coach Joey Jones and his staff will be hosting a camp near you this summer. Jones and his staff will host five camps across the state later this month, beginning with a two-day camp on the campus of the University of South Alabama followed by camps in Dothan, Montgomery, Birmingham and Decatur.

The two-day camp in Mobile will be for players from the ninth to 12th grades on June 20 and 21 on the University of South Alabama intramural fields in front of the Football Fieldhouse. The participants have a couple of options for the camp, they can attend both days and stay overnight on campus ($200), participate both days and commute ($180) or participate on one of the two days without an overnight stay ($100).

The four other camps will be held at locations around the state beginning with Dothan on June 22 at Rip Hewes Stadium from 6-8:30pm. Montgomery on June 23 at Park Crossing High School from 5-7:30pm. Birmingham on June 24 at Oak Mountain High School from 6-8:30pm. Decatur on June 25 at Decatur High School from 6-8:30.

Each of the four camps across the state will only cost $30 per participant and is open to ninth through 12th graders. The road camps will be shorter versions of what the coaching staff will be doing at the two-day camp in Mobile where they will be teaching fundamentals for each position.

Additionally the school will be sponsoring a 7-on-7 camp on June 19 from 4-9pm on the Jaguar Practice Fields behind the Football Fieldhouse on the South Alabama campus. It will be open to ninth through 12th graders for a full team and will be held in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It will cost $345 per team to participate.

South Alabama finished 6-6 overall and bowl eligible in their first season as a full Football Bowl Subdivision member and eligible for postseason play. Though they did not receive a bowl invitation. They finished third in the Sun Belt with a 4-3 record after finishing the season with a three-game winning streak including a season finale win over SBC Co-Champion Louisiana-Lafayette by a score of 30-8.

The camp is yet another way the Jaguar coaching staff is trying to get their name out to reach young prospects in the state of Alabama to build off of the name recognition last season brought the program. “People look at what we did in our first season of D1 (competition) last year and (prospects) saw the Tennessee game (close loss in Knoxville),” Jones told Alabama Media Group. “It’s just amazing what a game like that can do (in terms of recognition). There’s just a lot of excitement around the program and the players are seeing that.”

This season the Jaguars will open on September 6 against Kent State before returning home to host Mississippi State at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on September 13. They will also travel to South Carolina on November 22 and finish out the season at home by hosting Navy. Between Mississippi State and South Carolina, the Jags will play an eight game Sun Belt Conference schedule in nine weeks.

For more information about South Alabama’s football camps you can visit the website Participants can register online or on site for the camps.


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