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Individual Football Camp (Offensive, Defensive and Kicking)


Individual Camp (Offensive/Defensive/Kicking)


Sunday, June 7, 2020


Grades 11-12 for fall of 2020


  • $60 before May 29
  • $70 after May 29
  • $15 Northwest equipment rental (if needed)


Brandon Clayton
660.562.1627 | 660.562.1493 (fax)


Registration is closed.


All Northwest coaches will be working the camp. Players and coaches will get a chance to learn from the best Division II coaching staff in the country. Parents and coaches are welcome to observe.

  • Offense instruction for quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, running backs and offensive linemen.
  • Defensive instruction for defensive linemen, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties.

All campers must complete an Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability Agreement View PDF

Print Brochure and Mail-In Registration View PDF

Camp Schedule

Time Activity
11:00 AM Campus Tour
NOON Registration
1:00PM Testing (40-yard dash, pro-agility, broad jump, height & weight)
1:00PM Camp Begins for Kickers & Punters
2:00PM Camp Begins for Offense & Defense Position

Mandatory Equipment

Offensive and Defensive Positions

  • Helmet
  • Shoulder pads
  • Cleats


  • Bring your own footballs


  • Soccer cleats
  • 2 footballs marked with school name
  • Kicking tee
  • Money for lunch


  • 2 footballs marked with school name
  • Grass kicking shoes
  • Tennis shoes
  • Money for lunch

Position Instruction


  • Stance
  • Grip and throwing fundamentals
  • QB and center exchange
  • Ball handling skills
  • Mechanics for 3- and 5-step drops
  • Sprint out, play action and bootleg mechanics
  • Option basics
  • Pass coverage concepts

Running Back

  • Stance and footwork
  • Ball security
  • Route running and receiving fundamentals
  • Interior and perimeter blocking pass protection
  • Pass Protection

Receiver and Tight End

  • Catching/ball handling skills
  • Release techniques
  • Route training fundamentals
  • 3- and 5-step pass routes
  • Pass coverage concepts
  • Blocking fundamentals
  • Tight ends will spend a half-day with offensive line

Offensive Line / Run Blocking

  • Stance, steps and footwork
  • Aiming points, punch, finish, leverage
  • Double teams and combinations
  • 2-man inside and outside zone combinations
  • Pulling and trap blocks

Offensive Line / Pass Blocking

  • Pass sets
  • Steps and footwork (maintaining the buffer)
  • Punch and aiming points
  • Replace, mirror and anchor
  • Attacking twists, loops and blitzes

Defensive Line

  • Fundamental tackling
  • Stance, footwork
  • Hand combat
  • Pass rush fundamentals
  • Block recognition

Defensive Secondary

  • Fundamental tackling
  • Stance
  • Assignment
  • Zone and man technique


  • Fundamental tackling
  • Stance, footwork
  • Run and pass keys
  • Pass drops


  • Stretching Technique
  • Field Goals
    • No-step kick
    • 1-step kick
    • Full-step kick
  • Kickoffs
    • 1-step kickoff
    • Full-step kickoff
    • Directional kickoff
    • Onside kickoff


  • Stretch, warm-up and chart
  • Stance
  • Stepping pattern
  • Drop
  • Coffin Corner
  • Rugby
  • Pooch Punts

Camp Staff

The entire Northwest coaching staff will be working this camp with the student-athletes.

Kicking Camp Instructors

Joel Mathews is the outside linebackers and kicking coach at Excelsior Springs High School in Excelsior Springs, MO. Joel has coached high school football for 15 years. Joel graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in 2004. He was the starting punter at Northwest and was a member of the team from 2000-2004.

Kelly Goodburn was a punter in the NFL for sever years from 1987-1993. During his professional career, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins. He was the starting punter for the 1992 Super Bowl Champion Redskins. He played in a total of 85 games and averaged 40 yards per punt. His collegiate career started at Iowa State University where he played for four years for the Cyclones and finished his college career at Emporia State University for one year. His son, Kyle Goodburn, was a 4-year starter from 2011-2014 at Northwest.