Back in June I mentioned that I was in Hartford, Connecticut for Eric Mangini’s eleventh annual football fundamentals camp for high schoolers and that I’d write something up on the experience. As time passed before I had a proper chance to get to writing, I figured it was just well to wait until football season came back around so, here we are:
For starters, read Zac Jackson’s column on his trip to Camp Mangini in 2009. Jackson’s experience at the Camp is entirely consistent with mine, and his description of the scene is dead on:
Camp Mangini takes place over a sprawling area of park land and school property; picture one of those huge sports complexes you see in Strongsville or Kent or Jackson, and picture it in an urban setting. But picture every inch of it being used by kids having the time of their lives, and picture enough volunteers who coordinate every detail (just the way Mangini likes it) and keep it running like clockwork. It’s an impressive operation.
About the only pe...