Minnesota’s own, Larry Fitzgerald, Jr., to host youth football camp

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. will host a football camp for approximately 250 aspiring young players who will be entering grades 6 – 9 in the upcoming school year.

The camp’s staff will feature Fitzgerald, Jr. and will be led by Velocity’s Executive Performance Coach, Bill Welle. Fitzgerald, Jr., Welle and their team of coaches and athletes will help each participant become a better, more confident football player by utilizing daily instructions, lectures and demos; running position-specific drills; and SPARQ testing to measure overall athleticism.

Players will have the opportunity to meet Fitzgerald, Jr. and take photos of the current NFL star receiver. Fitzgerald, Jr. will talk about his years playing football in Minnesota and his experience in Superbowl XLIII as well as the honor of being selected MVP of the 2009 Pro Bowl.

One randomly chosen participant will be awarded a “free ride” scholarship to the inaugural session of Fitzgerald’s upcoming football camp. Simply register for the event and the camp staff will make a selection from the pool of campers to receive free admission to the camp.  The drawing will occur the first week of June.

The camp will be held Monday, June 15 through Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 9 a.m. – noon each day at Providence Academy – 15100 Schmidt Lake Road in Plymouth, Minn.

The cost is $189 for the three-day camp. Participants will receive autographed memorabilia from Fitzgerald along with other noteworthy NFL players, gift bags, and camp t-shirt.

Fitzgerald, Jr. grew up in the 48th & Portland neighborhood of Minneapolis. He attended the Academy of the Holy Angels High School and went on to play football and study at the University of Pittsburgh. He set numerous collegiate football records and was runner up in the 2004 Heisman Trophy before entering the NFL draft in his third year at Pitt.

Welle has trained Fitzgerald, Jr. since he was a junior at the Academy of Holy Angels High School. He has his master’s degree in Exercise Physiology, and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist at Velocity Sports Performance in Champlin.

For more information or to register for the Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. Football Camp, please visit

Proceeds of the Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. Football Camp will support the Larry Fitzgerald, Jr. First Down Fund, a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c) (3) organization.

May 1, 2009
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