NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware will once again be the place for outstanding football instruction for youths who are high school age and younger this summer as the Blue Hen staff will offer eight different camp sessions in a variety of areas.

The Blue Hen coaching staff will host the UD Football Youth Camp the week of July 9-13; One-Day Camps on June 10, July 11, and July 22; Quarterback and Wide Receiver Academy Camps on June 23 and July 14; and Big Man Camps on June 23 and July 14. All the camps will be held at the UD Football Complex on South College Avenue in Newark.

The Blue Hen Football Camps offer a wide variety of camps to increase a young player’s knowledge and ability to play the game of football. All of the camps are run by the University of Delaware football coaching staff that is widely recognized as one of the best NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision programs in the country.

You will get the opportunity to learn from a staff that has played for three national championships in the last nine seasons and has produced numerous All-Americans and National Football League players. Each camp is designed to teach and drill the specifics that are needed for that age group or specific position and have widely been considered some of the best on the East Coast. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to showcase your skills to the Delaware Football staff as well as a number of other schools in the area.

For complete information regarding the camps, including times, registration information, and fees, go on-line to www.bluehenfootballcamps.com. For questions or comments, email the staff at bluehenftbllcmp@comcast.net for the Youth Camp and at hencamps@yahoo.com for any of the three high school camps.

Below are details on each of the camps.

Youth Camps: The focus of this week-long camp is to teach football fundamentals and proper technique for all positions. An emphasis is placed on learning the rules of the game while enjoying the camp experience through drills, video, and game experience. The camp is conducted by current UD football staff members and players. The camp is designed for ages 8 to 13 and the cost is $215 per camper.

One-Day Camps: This camp is designed to assist participants in improving basic skills for all positions in the sport of football. It will be a tremendous opportunity for high school prospects (grades 9-12) to learn how football is played at the college level. It will also give prospects an opportunity to showcase their talents while college coaches assist them in honing their skills. The entire staff of the University of Delaware Football Program will be leading instructional sessions. Instructional sessions will be held at the new turf practice fields. The cost is $55 per camper.

Quarterback & Wide Receiver Academy: An intense one-day, double session instructional camp for boys in grades 9-12 is devoted solely to developing the skills required to play the quarterback and wide receiver positions. Instructional sessions will be held at the new turf practice fields. The cost is $80 per camper.

Big Man Camps: Be better where people do not see - in the trenches. It is said that football games are won in the trenches. This comprehensive day will focus on the game's dirty work. Designed for boys in grades 9-12, this camp will improve their fundamentals and techniques so that come football season, they will play faster, lower and with greater confidence and win in the trenches. The cost is $80 per camper.