Blue Devil Football Camps

Price: $120.00

Discounted registration price of $100, extended through Friday, August 2nd!


South Football Mission Statement

The Grosse Pointe South, “Blue Devil” Football Program, exists to develop its members as students, athletes, and citizens; to prepare them to take their place as contributing members of our community. It is a comprehensive football program which emphasizes not only the skills required for football but also the development of lifelong values through hard work, dedication, discipline, and teamwork. This is based on a foundation of mutual respect among coaches, athletes, parents, and officials. It serves as a positive and productive force for the school, community, and most importantly, the student-athlete. Success will be achieved through preparation, execution, and belief in our team and program goals, and measured through the experiences and character of our young men.

Camp Description

The Blue Devil Football Camp is a non-contact camp for athletes entering 5th – 8th grade. This camp is designed to introduce the game of football and expose the participants to all related skills and positions. It will concentrate on the instruction of fundamentals, techniques, and skill development as well as the Blue Devil Football Program. One major emphasis will be the use of safe blocking and tackling techniques for the prevention of injury.

Camp Benefits

The South Football program has a history of producing Championship football teams as well as outstanding players. Many of them have gone on to the next level of competition. This includes four current alumni playing DI college football, four in DII, nine in DIII, and one who just retired from the NFL. This camp will start you on a path of success on the football field, as well as in the classroom, and in life.

Camp Daily Program

Theme of the Day / Football 101

 Pride, Teamwork, Sportsmanship, Work Ethic, Safety, Rules, Positions, Strategy, Health

Fundamentals and Technique

Blocking, Tackling, Stances, Handoffs, Running, Throwing, Receiving, Kicking, Punting

Individual Offensive Skill / Offensive Group / Team

Linemen, QB, RB, WR, TE

Individual Defensive Skill / Defensive Group / Team

Linemen, LB, DB

Competition /Guest Speaker / Closing Message

Campers should dress in athletic attire and football or athletic shoes. They should bring water and sunscreen.

Camp Directors

Tim Brandon – Coach Brandon has 30 years of experience coaching high school football, 12 as head football coach at GP South. His teams have earned 9 playoff appearances, 7 MAC Division Championships, 8 Academic All-State Team Awards, and have beaten North 7 of 9 years (all GP South football records). In both 2010 and 2016, GP South won district championships and in 2010 advanced to the MHSAA Final Four for the first time in school history. Coach Brandon has earned 13 High School Coach of the year (week) awards.

Chad Hepner – GP South football standout and diver at Michigan State University, Coach Hepner is the associate head coach and defensive coordinator at GP South.

Tony Cimmarrusti – Coach Cimm is a former player and coach at Harvard University. He has over 30 years’ experience coaching high school and youth sports. Coach Cimm is the GP South freshmen head coach He also coaches wrestling and baseball at GP South.  

Camp Staff & Guests

Terry Hays – Coach Hays is a Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Sargent and is the GP South junior varsity head coach & defensive coordinator.
Nate Schwarze– Dream Team All-State wide receiver at Chelsea High School, basketball player at Rice University and GP South freshmen offensive coordinator.
Mac Gallagher– Coach Gallagher played football collegiately at Penn State University. He is the freshman offensive line coach at GP South.
Tyler Vivian – Coach Vivian played wide receiver for four years at William Paterson University in New Jersey. He is the junior varsity offensive coordinator for GP South. 
Ron Engel– Coach Engel is the GP Red Barons head junior varsity coach.
Dusty Otis – Certified strength trainer at GP South.

Collin Karcher- Certified athletic trainer at GP South.
PLUS– Many current and former South football players will act as camp instructors, counselors, and guest speakers.

Discounted registration price of $100, extended through Friday, August 2nd!


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