Record Numbers Attend Al Golden Football Camp
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – More than 2,000 campers attended the annual Al Golden Football Camp Presented by foru. A total of 2,072 campers visited the Coral Gables campus during the five camp sessions, including approximately 1,000 athletes during the final sessions June 22 and 23.
For the second consecutive year, UM established attendance records for its five one-day camp sessions and one specialists camp session. It also marked the third consecutive year that more than 1,700 campers attended the camp. Miami's previous record set in 2012 was 2,054 campers.
"Thank you to all of the 2,000 high school and middle school aged student-athletes who attended our camps this season,” head coach Al Golden said. Our main goal is to ensure that each camper receives first-class fundamental instruction while also providing them the total ‘Train Like A Cane’ experience. The takeaway from our camp is that each camper competes to the best of their ability and can apply what they learned and improve fundamentally for their upcoming season.”
Campers have traveled to the Coral Gables campus from 32 states as well as Washington, D.C, bringing more than 5,000 visitors annually to the University of Miami campus.
"I am truly grateful to all of the student-athletes, coaches, parents and families who dedicated their time this June to making the Al Golden Football Camp synonymous with energy, passion and toughness." said Camp Director Ryan McNamee. "The effort and energy provided by the coaches and campers was electric and the competition among the campers was at an all-time high "
Each camp session was staffed by the Miami football coaching staff as well as full-time coaches from Division I FBS, FCS, II, III and premiere high school coaches from the Southeast Region. The student-athletes worked with some of the best coaches in the region and offered the campers maximum levels of skill development, technique and instruction for their dollar. Each camper was also exposed to the University of Miami campus, the football facilities and training techniques used by the current Miami Hurricanes football team.
Mark your calendars for the 2014. Camp dates for the Al Golden Football Camps have been announced for next year – June 1, June 7, June 8, June 21 and June 22. Camps are open to all participates in grades 6-12. For more information on the Al Golden Football Camps, visit www.algolden.com.
The Miami Hurricanes open the 2013 season at home Aug. 30 against Florida Atlantic for an 8 p.m. ET kick on ESPNU and ESPN3.
Season tickets for the 2013 football season are on sale now. Fans can purchase by calling the Miami Hurricanes Ticket Office at 305-284-2263, ordering online at www.CanesTix.com or by visiting the BankUnited Center (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.).