Let the hogs rumble! The 1st annual Hog Pride, an offensive linemen football camp, is at Lely, July 13-15.
Jim “Mouse” McNally, one of the nation’s top offensive line coaches, spanning collegiate and NFL football, will lead a staff that includes top area high school offensive line coaches.
“Great football teams start with offensive linemen with great techniques,” McNally said. His collegiate experience included Wake Forest, Boston and Marshall, followed by 28 years of NFL experience with the Buffalo Bills, New York Giants, Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals.
When I played at the State University at Buffalo our coach used the term, Hog Pride, as a unifying approach for those of us who worked in the trenches. We were called hogs because we did the dirty work. I brought the term to Lely when I became its offensive line coach. Every time we break from the huddle the linemen say, Hog Pride.
The camp goal is to give student athletes expert instruction on all techniques and fundamentals involved with O-Line play. A certified sports trainer, provided by Naples Community Hospital, will be present during all camp hours.
The camp is 6 to 9 p.m. each night. It will be a non-contact camp, featuring hands-on teaching by McNally, with up-to-date run and pass blocking techniques.
Participants are to have their own helmets, cleats, sneakers and mouthpiece and wear light apparel. Camp fee is $75 that also includes a camp shirt. A school that signs up 10 or more participants gets a fee reduction to $50 each.
Those interested in more information and obtaining registration forms, can go to the Lely Web site, http://collier.k12.fl.us/lhs/sports/trojanfootball/home.htm.
Return registration forms and submit one check, made out to Lely Touchdown Club, 1 Lely High School Blvd., Naples, FL, 34113, Attn: Brian Johnessee.