NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Being an NFL player holds great significance and affords players the opportunity to do great things in their communities. Players regularly give back with holiday functions, hospital visits and school appearances to name a few. But summertime is when players from across the NFL get the opportunity to get back to the basics of what helped them reach their goals of becoming NFL players: youth football camps.
Various current and former Titans players host youth football camps both in their hometowns and in the surrounding Nashville area, dually making an impact. The children that participate in the camps get real football instruction, basic fundamentals in addition to motivation and words of encouragement by the players; entities that are beneficial both on and off the field.
The NFL plays its part by encouraging players to participate in youth football and even supplement costs by providing grants that allow players to hold the camps.
"Growing up, I just remember going to camps and the impact it had on me as a football player," said Titans offensive lineman Leroy Harris. "It was so inspiring to me. That's what I hope to give kids that I get a chance to interact with during my camp this year...inspiration. Inspiration to let them know that whatever they want to do in life, it is indeed possible."
This summer, several Titans will be hosting their youth football camps here in Nashville and across the country. See the information below for specific Titans player's camps and how to participate.
Location of Camp: San Diego, CA. El Tonyon Park in National City
Date: July 18th Start time 9am for Pre-Registered. If not registered, Start Time is 8am.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit www.eugeneamano.com or call (858) 220-3449
Location of Camp: Nashville, TN. Nashville Christian School
Date: July 15 9am-12pm.
For more information/REGISTER: Call Ashley Page at (615) 356-5600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Location of Camp: Milton, Florida. Milton High School.
Date: July 13-15.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.ark31.com/ or call (615) 915-3895
Location of Camp: Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, MO.
Date: June 6-7
Details: Gage will hold the "Twelve Starz Foundation Football Camp" for boys ages 8-18
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.twelvestarzfoundation.org or call (573) 634-7160
Offensive Lineman, Leroy Harris
Location of Camp: Winston Salem, North Carolina. Southeast Raleigh High School
Date: July 10-12
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.leroyharris64.com/ or call (904) 866-8033.
Location of Camp: Stockton, CA. Downtoan Stockton Waterfront.
Date: July 10 9am-2pm
For more information/REGISTER: Call (510) 604-7644
Location of Camp: Nashville, TN. Pope John Paul II High School
Date: June 9- 11 9:30am-12:30pm
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.chrisjohnsoncamp.com/ or call (513) 793-2267.
Location of Camp: Nashville, TN. Goodpasture Christian School
Date: May 29th 8am-4pm.
Details: Steve McNair will host his annual "Steve McNair Nashville Camp" open for boys ages 7-17.
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.officialstevemcnair.com/
Location of Camp: Baltimore, MD. Edmondson High School
Date: May 30th - 9am-3pm
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.jasonmurphyfootball.com/ or call (410) 654-2492
Location of Camp: Franklin, TN. Battle Ground Academy (BGA)
Date: June 18, 9am-3pm
For more information/REGISTER: Visit www.d1sportstraining.com/nashville or call (615) 415 4747
Location of Camp: Miami, FL. Kendall Hammocks Park.
Date: July 10-11
Details: 2nd Annual
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://www.tulloch55.com/
Location of Camp: Nashville, TN. Father Ryan High School
Date: June 26
Details: Campers at
For more information/REGISTER: Visit http://10vinceyoung.com/camp/nashville/shopexd.asp?id=15