June 13, 2008
New Orleans - For the second straight year, Tulane University head football coach Bob Toledo and the Green Wave football staff will embark on a football satellite camp barnstorming tour throughout the state of Louisiana with six total stops during a six-day stretch.
"The satellite camps give us the opportunity to reach out to players throughout the state of Louisiana and evaluate their talents, while they have the chance to get to know our staff," Toledo said. "They will showcase their talents and receive skill lessons and instruction from college coaches."
The Tulane coaching staff begins their six-day trek on Monday, June 16 at Neville High School, the prep playing field of current TU redshirt freshman Dominique Dade, in Monroe, and will then make the short trip west to Independence Stadium in Shreveport for Tuesday's (June 17) camp.
On Wednesday, June 18, the group will reach the halfway point of the tour with a stop at Barbe High School in Lake Charles. The Green Wave will have two incoming freshman on the 2008 squad that are recent BHS graduates (Nathan Austin, Troy Wainwright).
The following day (June 19), the caravan stops at St. Thomas Moore High School in Lafayette, La. Tulane has one incoming freshman from the high school in fullback Kasey Stelly. The barnstorming tour winds its way into Baton Rouge's Memorial Stadium on Friday, June 20, and returns the following day to New Orleans with the final leg of the trip on June 21. The six-day venture concludes at the Westfeldt Practice Facility on the Tulane campus.
"The camps are a convenient and very affordable way for players in the state to learn from collegiate coaches without traveling long distances. Several players that we saw in these camps last year are now members of our team because they took advantage of this opportunity in their own back yards. The camps really give our program a presence throughout the state," Toledo said.
Tulane High School Football Camp (For kids entering grades 9-12 for the 2008-09 school year) $20 per day - Camps begin at 8 a.m. each day
Monday, June 16 (Neville HS, Monroe, La.) Tuesday, June 17 (Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La.) Wednesday, June 18 (Barbe HS, Lake Charles, La.) Thursday, June 19 (St. Thomas Moore HS, Lafayette, La.) Friday, June 20 (Memorial HS, Baton Rouge, La.) Saturday, June 21 (Tulane University, New Orleans, La.)
For more information, contact Thomas Woods at (504) 865-5008.