The Green Bay Packers and the National Football League are sponsoring three free football camps in Wisconsin, in Chippewa Falls (June 14-16), Green Bay (June 17-19) and Milwaukee (June 20-22), as part of the NFL’s High School Player Development (HSPD) program presented by the National Guard.

Camps are open to all players entering grades 9-12 for the 2011-12 school year, and will focus on character development and specific football skills training by position. Participants will develop awareness of some of the necessary skills needed to become a successful collegiate student-athlete.

The Chippewa Falls camp will be held at Chippewa Falls High School (June 14-16), the Green Bay camp will be held at the Lambeau Field Atrium and the Don Hutson Center (June 17-19) and the Milwaukee camp will be held at Bradley Tech High School (June 20-22).

Additionally, 12 players from each camp will be selected to form a team and compete in the Green Bay Packers Regional 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, June 25, at the Don Hutson Center. The tournament winner will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the NFL’s National 7-on-7 Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio, as representatives of the Packers. The national tournament will be comprised of 12 NFC teams and 12 AFC teams.

More information on the camps and sign-up forms are available online at https://sites.google.com/site/wisconsinhspd/.

Each participant receives an HSPD Student Planner, NCAA initial eligibility requirements, SAT/ACT informational materials and time management instruction.

On-field components of the HSPD program include fundamental skill development by position, reviews, and individual competitions. As part of the on-field training, players will focus on both an offensive and a defensive position, and eventually apply their newly-learned fundamentals to live drills. Participants have access to innovative teaching and drills developed by leading NCAA coaches.

More information on the HSPD program can be found online at www.nflyouthpd.com.