Full-Contact Vs. No-Contact Kids Football Camps
Your kids can attend a football camp that is full-contact or no-contact. While it may seem that the difference between the two would be a matter more of preference than instructional difference, this isn’t necessarily true. You may also feel that a no-contact camp will somehow be safer for your child. Again, this isn’t necessarily so. Injuries can happen to any player, no matter what they are practicing. Full-contact camps use full pads and are not any different from what your child will be experiencing every time they play a football game. Learning under the same conditions can make your child’s game play experience safer, if they already know, from experience, what being tackled is like. They’ll also better learn how to adapt to things like being tackled. Basically, it comes down to this. If your child wants a camp experience that will be more like actual game play, then look for a full-contact camp. If they are more interested in learning things that they can build on later, then a no-contact camp will work fine for you.
Most football camps will be no-contact events, especially camps designed for younger campers, but not exclusively. These camps instead focus on training and drills that increase a camper’s physical abilities, such as making them faster, more agile, or more explosive. Drills and practice that involve offensive game-play technique will be done without the defensive line and vice versa.
There are exceptions to this. Offense-Defense Football camp, for example, is a full contact camp for younger and older campers. Full contact camp allows players to use the skills they learn in the way that they will use them during an actual game. Learning technique and form in the same context as they will be used in the game is a practical approach to instruction that many camps don’t use.
Find Kids Football Camps
You can find no-contact and full-contact football camps for kids of all ages at SportsCampConnections.com.