Eric Mangini Football Camp coming up

New York Jets' Head Coach Eric Mangini and the Carmine and Frank Mangini Foundation (CFM) are preparing for the sixth annual Football Fundamentals Mini-Camp, which will take place at Mangini's high school alma mater Bulkeley High, in Hartford, Connecticut. This year, the camp will take place on Saturday, June 2.

Since its inception in 2002, the camp has instructed more than 2,000 kids on the fundamentals of football in the areas of offense, defense and strength & conditioning. In addition to football fundamentals, participants are educated with important life lessons such as:



Striving to be their best

With the help of more than 100 coaches, the camp and the CFM Foundation's goal is to provide the children with positive opportunities, positive role models and the information to make good decisions. "I look forward to this camp every year," said Mangini. "Football is a team building activity that teaches children the importance of work ethic, character development and positive self image. Also the children at this camp get to interact with people who have used football to be successful in life."

Volunteers, in addition to the coaching staff, take time out from their regular professions, such as teachers, lawyers, doctors and police officers, to ensure the children have the best possible camp experience and to share how football has positively affected their lives both on and off the field.

To sign-up for the camp, potential participants should log on to and fill out the registration forms. The camp tuition is $45.00, but no child will be turned away if the cost cannot be met.

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