Big Boyz Camp on the horizon

In what could be considered the "Year of the Lineman" on the West Coast, coaches from four-year programs are flocking to the Pacific Northwest in the hopes of finding a gem they can add to their roster. With that in mind the Big Boyz OL/DL Skills Camp that will be held May 14th will do their best to prepare linemen from 7th to 12th grade for the rigors of life in the trenches…

Scott Laigo, the director of ASD (Academic Sports Development), has signed up former Seattle Seahawks and current Virginia Destroyers offensive line coach Bill Laveroni to run the camp at Warren G Magnuson Park in Seattle on May 14th from 8 a m to 3 p m

"Having anyone with coach Laveroni's experience is a great plus for us and the young men who show up," Laigo told Dawgman com recently "He and I really hit it off well the first time we worked together and we wanted a camp that was focused on drills working on technique while also showing the kids that there is life after athletics and that's an important aspect of ASD

"Offensive linemen aren't really the guys you think of holding camps for, that's mostly something that is focused on quaterbacks and wide receivers and guys like that We wanted to start this up so that we could help linemen be the best linemen they can be and so they can have a chance at getting better "

Laveroni has an impressive resume to offer prospects – starting out as a prep coach in 1972, college experience with stints at Cal, Utah State, San Jose State and Vanderbilt before moving to the pros where he has coached in the Arena Football League, the NFL and currently the UFL where he is working with one of the most well-known professional coaches ever in Marty Shottenheimer

The camp will focus on technique as well as conditioning, drills that help with footwork, hand-placement and different ways for players to get better

"Coach Laveroni has a lot of connections and there's a very good chance some special guests will be by to talk to the kids that come out," Laigo added

The cost for the camp is $60 00 and includes lunch

Parents and linemen can contact ASD at at their website or they can print a registration form here Top Stories