Both of my sons recently attended a football ProCamp with Chicago Bear running back Matt Forte.
We were really impressed with the structure, the coaches and the interaction with the camp’s namesake.
The camp was 2 days long from 9-12 on a Saturday and Sunday.
The kids could also purchase an optional $10 wristband for lunch each day. The cost of the camp included a t shirt, Matt Forte autograph and team picture with Matt Forte.
Before the camp started, kids could play Pop Chips bean bag toss and receive samples from several of the camp’s sponsors.
The kids were divided into groups by age, each age group had their own coaches.
The coaches were very positive and did a great job of helping the kids learn proper form and techniques.
On the first day, Matt Forte shared with the kids about working hard, making good choices and being a leader.
My observation was that Matt Forte is a genuine role model for the kids. He was out there on the field giving each age group time to interact with him. He really seemed to enjoy the kids and tried to give each kid some attention.
It’s not every day that you can say that your kids have played football with a current NFL Pro Bowl player.
Both of my kids caught passes from Matt Forte during their scrimmage time. like I wrote before, he did a great job of dividing his time so that he could play with each age group.
On the last day, the kids ran in heats to determine who were the fastest campers. The fastest campers got to run in a heat against Matt Forte. They tried but didn’t stand a chance.
I feel like my kids do have an advantage going into the fall football season because of this camp.
It was a great experience for both of my sons.
ProCamps offers a variety of camps for different sports.
Since 1998, ProCamps has developed, marketed, and operated sports camps and related events for professional athletes in the National Basketball Association, National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, Professional Golfer’s Association, and Women’s Professional Soccer.