Ball State summer camps start June 1

Starting June 1, the Ball State football coaching staff will host a series of camps throughout Indiana.

Ball State's football camps are growing each year and there is no doubt. Widely regarded as a great camp to learn from college coaches, the camp draws not only the top players from Indiana, but also from around the Midwest. Campers include players from Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois and also pull in the best of the best including the Ted Ginn Bus Tour, which makes a stop each year at the Muncie campus camp.

Last year, there were 1,200 high school football players that attended the camps. Of those 1,200, 13 of the Cardinals' 22 commits in the class of 2008 participated in the camp. The year prior, 12 of the 25 signees attended.

"I received a lot of attention from the coaches and really enjoyed the way the camp was run," Ball State recruit Dan Manick said of last year's camp in Crown Point, IN. "The camps Ball State puts on around the state are known for being fast paced and up tempo. Which is how Ball State runs their practices."

Austin Holtz, another class of 08 commitment from Michigan had this to say about the camps: "We did a considerable amount of one on one drills and I had the opportunity to go against some very good players – it was fun and I learned a lot there."

Not only do players get the opportunity to get hands on teaching from the Cardinals' staff, they also get attention from coaches from a vast array of smaller colleges in the Midwest who help out at the camps. Coaches from schools like the University of Indianapolis, Murray State, St. Joseph's, Dayton, Valparaiso, Kentucky Wesleyan, Wabash and Rose Hulman are just a few of the places coaches will be from.

To register for one of the Ball State football camps, log on to or call the football office at 765.285.8251.

The camp dates and sites are as follows:

Sunday, June 1 -- Merrillville High School

Tuesday, June 3 -- Evansville Central High School

Thursday, June 5 -- Fort Wayne Snider High School

Friday, June 6 -- Ball State's Scheumann Stadium

Sunday, June 8 -- Pike High School

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