The debate over satellite camps has been the number one topic surrounding major college football this off season and while those camps are designed to provide a recruiting edge, most college teams design their camps as a way to promote their program.
Peru State will be offering four different camps this summer and while Bobcat coach Steve Schneider is always looking for talent that is not their primary focus.
“Our camps are more of an outreach to the community”, said Schneider. “They provide opportunities for junior high and high school athletes to work on their skill set.”
Schneider says they will be offering three camps next week, including one for offensive and defensive linemen, as well as a team camp in late July that is designed for teams that use an option offense.
While the debate over satellite camps rages on they are not a new phenomenon. In fact, Schneider says there was a time when Peru State offered its own version.
“What has changed that whole model, at least in the state of Nebraska, is a lot of high school programs are doing that either individually or collectively as a group. The whole camp business has changed over the past 10 or 15 years.”