Monday, May 26, 2014

Current Outlets for Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call

Before the summer 7-on-7 season kicks off in a couple of weeks, we thought we would highlight the retailers currently carrying Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call. The book is carried by all major (and some minor) retail outlets. As always, we recommend purchasing the book from Smashwords for a few of reasons: (1) Smashwords pays us higher royalty percentages; (2) When you purchase from Smashwords, you can switch eBook eco-systems without having to buy your books again (you own the book, but you don't have to use a Kindle, Nook, etc.); and (3) Smashwords supports independent authors in ways not found at the other big book sellers. In any case, we are happy with any purchases. Here are the links for the eBook pages for these retailers:
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is also available through these "Netflix for eBooks" type apps:
If you prefer the paperback version, here are the links to find it at the best prices:
We have enrolled the book in the "Kindle Matchbook" program with Amazon. If you buy the print edition through Amazon, then you can buy the Kindle edition of the book FREE. If you choose to buy from another retailer, then let us know. We will send a gift copy of  Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call from Smashwords.

Monday, May 12, 2014

2014 Henderson State University Camps

The Henderson State University coaching staff will be conducting several football camps for athletes this summer. Below is a summary of the camps and dates. For more information, visit the Reddies website. There is some urgency to register if you wish to attend the May 24 Jr/Sr camp because it is less than 2 weeks away.

Scott Maxwell Junior/Senior Football Camp

  • May 24 OR June 28
  • 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Rising Juniors and Seniors
  • $50
Registration begins at 11:00. Lunch will be provided. For additional information, contact Coach Matt Gordon (Camp Director, gordonm@hsu.edu). The registration form for the camp can be found at this link.

  HSU Youth Football Camp (Girls & Boys Ages 5 - 15)

  • July 16, July 17, and July 18
  • $50
Contact Robert Espinoza (espinor@hsu.edu) for additional information on this youth camp. The registration form for this camp is found at this link.
NOTE: It isn't clear to us whether or not this is a 3 day camp or 3 different camps.

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Steve Campbell Football Camps (University of Central Arkansas)

University of Central Arkansas head coach Steve Campbell and his staff will be conducting several football camps for athletes this summer on the UCA campus. Below is a summary of the camps and dates. For more information, visit the UCA Bears website or contact Stephanie Crain (501) 450-3153 or scrain AT uca DOT edu.

Senior Camps

  • June 13
  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 2015 Graduating Class
  • $40
  • June 14
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • $40
These camps focus on position specific fundamental instruction and offensive & defensive technique development. No football gear will be needed. Click here for the registration form.

Lineman Camp & Skills/Team Camp

  • June 15 - 17
  • Rising freshmen through seniors
  • $175 for Overnight 
  • $150 for Commuter
The objectives of the lineman camp for offensive players are to teach fundamentals of drive block, reach, zeer, trap, zone, combo, down, and three- and five-step, as well as bootleg and sprint-out protections. Offensive linemen will work on individual blocks, as well as work in combination with other offensive linemen.
The objectives of the lineman camp for defensive players are to teach fundamentals of reading blocks, escaping blockers, getting off the ball, hat and hand placement, use of hands, defeating the trap or kick-out block, squeezing blocks, and rushing the passer. Tight ends and linebackers will get specialized attention from the UCA position coaches.
The skills/team camp will teach position specific fundamentals for Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, Linebackers and Defensive Backs. A 7-on-7 competition is included in the skills/camp.
The brochure for these camps can be found here. Registration is due by June 4 and is limited due to space, so early registration is recommended. Itinerary and other details are available in camp brochure.

Youth Camp (Grades 3 - 8)

  • June 9 - 11
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • $75
This camps focuses on agility & athletic development, position specific fundamental instruction, and offensive & defensive technique development. There will also be team competitions. Click here for the registration form.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

2014 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys Camp Dates

The Arkansas Tech University coaching staff will be conducting several football camps for athletes this summer. Below is a summary of the camps and dates. For more information, visit the Wonder Boys Football Camps website.

Team Camp

  • June 10
  • 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • $100 per Team (includes Camp T-shirt)
"Team camp allows each team the chance to receive valuable live repetitions against other schools. Teams will practice in all phases of practice including: inside drill, 1-on-1’s, skeleton, and scrimmages. Drills take place on Tech’s practice fields and will be supervised by Tech’s football staff. Full pads and mouthpieces must be worn and provided by each camper."

Youth Day Camp (Ages 6 - 12)

  • June 16 - 18
  • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • $100 (includes Camp T-shirt)
"Campers ages 6-12 will learn basic football skills and movements in this beginning football skills camp. Campers will go through agility stations, stretching techniques, punt, pass, and kick competitions and flag football games. Tech football players will share their experiences of playing college football during a Q&A session."

17th Annual Lineman Camp

  • June 22 - 25
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Positions: ILB, OLB, ROV, DL, OL, TE
  • $260 for Overnight
  • $200 for Commuter
"The Lineman Only Camp is designed to be fun and develop fundamental skills which enable tight ends, linebackers, offensive and defensive linemen to be successful. The size of Tech’s coaching staff will enable individuals of different ages and experience and skill levels to receive appropriate instruction...Full pads and mouthpieces must be worn and provided by each camper."

Senior One Day Skills Camp

  • June 28
  • 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • College-Eligible Seniors 2015 Graduating Class
  • $40
"Senior Skills Camp provides testing and evaluation of football skills for college-eligible seniors (2015 graduating class) by Tech’s football staff."
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Additional information:
  • All campers must remain on campus unless checked out by a parent, guardian, coach or staff member.
  • Overnight campers must bring bedding, towels, personal items, and clothes necessary for a three-day stay.
  • All campers must arrive with a physical form bearing a doctor’s signature (physicals within the 2013-14 school year will be accepted).
  • Each camper must be covered by school or personal insurance. Secondary insurance related to camp injuries (not illness) is included in the camp fee. The policy pays the expenses not covered by the campers’ primary coverage.
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We are going to be attempting to highlight upcoming camps over the next coming weeks. Check back often (or subscribe to our feed) to find out the camp dates around the state of Arkansas.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Summer 7-on-7 Schedule

Here is the schedule we currently have for 7-on-7 events this summer.  If you know of any others, please email us at arkansasfootballbloggers@gmail.com.  If you are interested in attending any of these and need a contact person you may email us and we'll get you the information.

2014 7-on-7 Tournaments

Friday, June 6 – UAM 7 on 7
Friday, June 6 - Parkview 7 on 7
Saturday, June 7 - Sonic Air Raid (Harding Academy - Searcy)

Thursday, June 12 - Robinson 7 on 7
Friday, June 13 - Harrison 7 on 7
Friday, June 13 – Hope 7 on 7

Tuesday, June 17 - Image One Tiger Classic (Quigley Stadium - Little Rock)
Tuesday, June 17 – Benton 7 on 7
Friday & Saturday June 20-21 - Shootout of the South (Mighty Bluebird Complex - Little Rock)
Saturday, June 21 – Charleston Tiger Football Foundation Showcase

DEAD PERIOD June 22 - July 6

Wednesday, July 9 – James King Memorial 7 on 7 (Malvern)
Friday & Saturday July 11-12 - Southwest Elite (Shiloh Christian - Springdale)
Saturday, July 12 – Garrett Uekman Memorial 7 on 7 (War Memorial – Little Rock)

Saturday, July 19 - Fountain Lake 7 on 7 (moved from July 12)
Saturday, July 19 - Hoxie 7 on 7


Friday, January 31, 2014

Paperback Version of Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call Available

As we mentioned in a previous post, we moved forward with the plan to make Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call available in paperback. We used the CreateSpace publishing service to get that done. The direct link to the book on CreateSpace is found below:
Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call is also available at Amazon. Here is the link to the book page there:
We have enrolled the book in the "Kindle Matchbook" program with Amazon. If you buy the print edition through Amazon, then you can buy the Kindle edition of the book FREE. If you choose to buy from another retailer, then let us know. We will send a gift copy of  Saturday Morning Wake-Up Call from Smashwords.