We begin with football and last year Rutherford High School hosted an NFL sanctioned camp. A dozen players from that camp represented Bay County at a national seven on seven tournament. This year, the camp is back, but hosted by Bay High.
The Tornadoes hosting the NFL player development camp with close to 200 campers represented.
Not only do the campers take part in three days of drills that include throwing receiving, blocking, running and all facets of the game, but they also get instruction on life skills like character development, time management, thinking skills, anti-bullying and cyber bullying.
Camp organizer and Bay High Head Coach Jimmy Longerbeam, said its those skills which are the ones that impact the players the most.
Longerbeam said. "absolutely i think that is the biggest part of it we are partnered with the national guard as well as with the nfl and their whole character development program and we are just really fortunate enough to have it here it has been really a lot of fun the fun part is watching the different kids from all the different schools they are on the same teams out here playing so now they encourage each other and pick each other up so they have been really really good".
When the camp wraps up the coaches will choose 12 players to go to the NFL's seven on seven camp in Indianapolis Indiana.