During a week that Americans celebrate their freedom with barbeques and fireworks, more than 100 athletes from across the country are donning red, white and blue for a different but no less patriotic reason.
Players ages 15 and under are in Canton, Ohio, this week to take part in the USA Football Development Games presented by Shock Doctor.
The weeklong games are heavy on development, focusing on firming up fundamentals and developing the finer skills of each position.
U.S. Women’s National Team training camp
45 female athletes from across the United State
Head coach John Konecki of Schererville, Ind., and his staff
1 University Pkwy
Romeoville, IL 60446
Practices will be held at the intramural fields on the west end of campus
Monday, June 24
Practice, 9 a.m. to noon
Practice, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
Championships aren’t won in June, and preseason hype sometimes fizzles out once teams kick off in the fall.
Still, it’s nice to be recognized on occasion.
Former U.S. National Team standouts Todd Gurley and Stephon Tuitt are among the Sporting News’ Top 25 college football players, announced Wednesday by Matt Hayes.