Perry Fewell may not get to coach his NFL players until training camp opens, but this summer he’ll get some practice in coaching at several non-contact football camps for kids 6-14 years old in the tri-state area run by the Giants.
Three of them will be held on Long Island: At the Greenvale School in Old Brookville from July 11-15, at the Long Island Sports Complex in Freeport from July 18-22, and at HANC Plainview Elementary School from July 25-29.
Those interested in attending can visit www.nygiantscamps.com or call 877-226-9919 for registration information.
“We don’t have any players to coach because of the lockout so I’m excited about coaching somebody,” Fewell said, adding that his 9-year-old son will be taking part in the camps. “These kids are going to get our best. When coaches don’t have anybody to coach, we will be fired up to coach anyone.”
Fewell said his involvement in the camps stems from his son, who wanted to play tackle football this year. His mother was for it, too, but Fewell wasn’t so sure.
“I’m around the game, I see how violent the game is, I see as pros how we play and I saw it at the collegiate level,” he said. “Sometimes when I go out and I watch high school football or college football or for that matter youth football, I don’t always see the fundamentals taught the way they should be taught. So I’ve done a lot of speaking around the area this offseason to youth coaches and high school coaches just about the fundamentals of play, how to do things, and this is a way for us to give back to the community and help coach our youth, the players of tomorrow.”
Stay tuned for a few more blog posts regarding Perry Fewell and how he has spent his offseason.