Cape Gazette

Two hundred thirty-five attend NFL-sponsored camp at Cape Henlopen

Jun 17, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape line coach John Parker demonstrates a pull block during the NFL camp at Cape Henlopen High School Legends Stadium.

Cape head coach Bill Collick served as the camp coordinator for the local NFL player development camp held June 10-14 at Cape Henlopen High School. The camp stressed football fundamentals along with an introductory dose of reality dealing with scholastic achievement  and emphasis on high character and setting realistic goals.

"Kids need to understand how the system works in high school and how to get to the next level," Collick said. "Half-stepping along just doesn't get the athlete anywhere, not even his own high school dream. We need for kids to understand that, and most of them do."

Cape, Sussex Central, Woodbridge, Milford and Sussex Tech along with most members of their coaching staffs are in camp with a record number 235 football athletes attending.

"The news rules allow us to coach our own kids," Collick said, "and so for part of each session we break up into teams, because we run different systems with different terminology."

Cape, Milford, Sussex Central and Sussex Tech will all play each other during the regular season.

Five Henlopen Conference teams took part in the NFL Player Development Camp at Cape Henlopen Legends Stadium. Along with Cape Henlopen were Sussex Central, Sussex Tech, Woodbridge and Milford. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech assistant coach Marty Cross gets pumped while coaching the offensive line. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape offensive coordinator Herky Billings demonstrates the proper technique of receiving the center snap to Beacon Middle's Collin Mattia. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Longtime Sussex Central assistant Dave Marvel has coached many championship teams during his tenure. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape offensive coordinator Herky Billings demonstrates a sweep under the watchful eyes of head coach Bill Collick. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Sussex Tech quarterback Jamont Matthews works on a pitch during an option play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
New Sussex Tech head coach Mark Quillen drives home a point to his players. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape running back Justin Lopez hits the hole quickly and cuts upfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape coach Bill Collick oversees his offense during the camp. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Woodbridge quarterback Logan Wescott hits a receiver during the NFL Player Development Camp hosted by the NFL and the National Guard. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Central quarterback Amontay Clanton looks for a receiver. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Milford head coach Mike Tkach hopes to point his team in the right direction. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape rising sophomore Jerrin Wright hits the hole during a sweep play. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Woodbridge quarterback Terryon Witkowski looks for a receiver during the NFL Player Development Camp at Legends Stadium. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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