All Spring Football Camp activities are on as scheduled.
NEW THIS YEAR . . .
For all ages 11-14 years, a advanced 7 on 7 style camp will be conducted. The camp concentrates on the skills and requirements that most players will need advancing to the middle and high school levels.
The Cowboy's own Abner Smith and his organization, Athletes Beyond, are conducting the 7 on 7 level camp. This portion of the camp is designed for older players nearing the next step to middle or high school. Coach Smith brings his knowledge and expertise to the new camp format, allowing players a more position-centric football experience.
Session 1: Non Contact | May 6-9
Session 2: Full Contact | May 13-16
All camp activities are held at the Cowboy Football Complex at Jim Warren Park in Franklin.
6:00pm - 7:30pm
5 – 14 years
$40 for a single week (Session 1 or Session 2)
$70 for both sessions
WE ACCEPT VISA/MASTERCARD OR CASH. THE COWBOYS NO LONGER ACCEPT ANY CHECKS
Spring camp is designed to work on skills and training to prepare participants for the fall season. The camp closely simulates the opening weeks of fall practice. Camp is designed players to further develop their skill and technique.
First-time and returning players are encouraged to attend. Camp allows the new players an opportunity to practice and experience contact football with players of like ability. Returning players can further their skills and prepare for the upcoming season.
Session 1 focuses on conditioning and non-contact skills training, in order to teach participants a variety of positions and basic fundamentals and rules. Session 2 is a full-contact camp designed to allow the participant an opportunity to adjust to player equipment and simulated game contact. Player experience and ability are taken into account when implementing drills.
Spring Camp Information FAQs
What equipment will I need to provide?
For session #1, players will need no special equipment. All participants will be in shorts and shirts. Players should try to wear a comfortable football cleat, but can participate in tennis shoes. For Session #2, helmets, shoulder pads and a mouth piece will be checked out to all participants. Players will be responsible for providing their own practice pants and cleats. Practice pants can be purchased at the Cowboy Complex or any of the retail sports stores in the area (i.e. Dicks Sporting Goods, etc). If you have your own helmet and/or shoulder pads they must be NOCSAE certified and in good condition.
When do I pick-up Equipment?
We will be issuing equipment for the Session #2 on Saturday, May 11, times to be determined. Players must be present for proper fitting. Equipment will be returned after the last practice on Thursday.
Can I Get a Refund?
If, after registration your child is unable to participate, a partial refund may be available. All requests for refunds must be done in writing to the Vice President-Finance and will only be considered if a participant is unable to attend the session(s) they were originally sign-up to attend. Refunds will not be issued after the first day of camp.
What if I have any Issues or Concerns?
We want to know your concerns and opinions in order to provide a better program and environment for your child. Please do not wait until the end of the camp to report a problem or concern, let us know immediately so we can try to resolve the issue and make the event more enjoyable for everyone.
Make sure the player has plenty of water. The concessions stand will not be open for Camp. Sport drinks are OK, but water is best! Do not bring carbonated beverages. Make sure to label the bottle or thermos with the child’s name.
Can I Leave My Child Alone at Camp?
We strongly discourage dropping off the player/cheerleader and leaving the premises. If you have to leave, you MUST notify one of the coaches and make sure they have a way to contact you in the event of an emergency. Return to the practice area before the finish to pick up the child. What are some of the Facility Rules? The public walking trails which circle around the fields must be kept clear and free of any obstructions that would hinder those walking. Please do not bring bicycles or scooter into the spectator area.
Where Should I Park?
Parking will be an issue due to the large amount of participants in the Cowboys organization, as well as Franklin Baseball Club. Please remember these important rules; DO NOT park in front of the gate at the entrance off Boyd Mill Ave. This is the only access for emergency vehicles to enter Fields 1 & 2. Respect the Handicap Parking Zones - unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. DO NOT speed through the parking lot. Park only in designated parking slots - do not park on any grass area or medians - this includes Boyd Mill Ave. and Twin Oaks Drive.
What Happens if it Rains?
The most-asked question – Do we practice and/or play in the rain? And the answer is . . . “if it is sprinkling – we practice. If it is pouring and/or lightning – we usually will not practice. An e-mail will be sent to all camp participants and notice posted on the website in the event of cancelation due to weather.
How do I contact the Cowboys with Questions?
You may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org