High school players from across the nation are participating in the Nittany Lions' 38th annual summer football camps, which kicked off June 2. The camps conclude this week with the Position Camp.
The Penn State Position Camp, which is set for June 28-30, is for athletes entering 8th-12th grade this fall. This camp is designed to give players the opportunity to enhance basic football related skills, while also learning individual football techniques and fundamentals. In addition to Coach O'Brien and the Penn State staff, top high school and college coaches from across the country will provide instruction. Through lectures, demonstrations and drill sessions, camp participants will receive position-specific skill and technique development.
More than 1,000 players annually attend Penn State Football Camps, making it one of the most successful high school football camp operations in the country. The instructional sessions are held at Penn State's expansive grass and artificial turf fields, or in case of inclement weather, in the Nittany Lions' indoor facilities, including Holuba Hall.
Penn State Football camp information, including online registration forms, can be found by visiting www.pennstatefootballcamps.com or GoPSUsports.com/camps. Interested individuals can also contact the Penn State Sports Camp office at 814-865-0561, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Penn State returns 35 letterwinners and nine starters for the upcoming season (4 offense, 4 defense, 1 specialist), as well as 17 players that have starting experience. The 17 additional players with starting experience have a combined total of 77 among them.
Season tickets are available for the 2012 season, with the Nittany Lions hosting five teams that played in a bowl game last year and playing 10 bowl teams overall. Penn State will host Ohio State (Oct. 27), Wisconsin (Nov. 24-Senior Day), Northwestern (Oct. 6-Homecoming), Indiana (Nov. 17), Navy (Sept. 15), Temple (Sept. 22-All-University Day) and Ohio (Sept. 1) in Beaver Stadium this fall.
For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can go to www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets or call 1-800-648-8269 (1-800-NITTANY) weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The pricing of 2012 Penn State football game tickets and accompanying donation levels is the same as in 2011.
Source: PSU Athletics