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The summer of 2013 will mark the 10th year of existence for 

Detroit Lions Summer Youth Football Camps

.Over the past nine summers, Detroit Lions Youth Football has conducted summer camps in 38 Michigan cities and has impacted over 10,500 participants.

In 2013, the Detroit Lions will conduct 29 Youth Football Camps and Academies around the state of Michigan and Ohio, marking this the biggest summer ever in the history of Detroit Lions Youth Football!

This summer's schedule will consist of 7 new Michigan markets: one Ohio market, four camps at Ford Field in Detroit,  and one camp at the Lions Training Facility in Allen Park.

Camps will also make annual stops in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Lake Orion, Plymouth, Chesterfield, and Grand Blanc, and will hold three Lil' Lions Academies, two QB-WR Academies, two Offensive Skills Academies and three Academies for middle & high school participants.


"We work year-round to build a solid curriculum that provides a fun and educational foundation of the game of football while teaching the athlete the benefits of involvement in the game both  on and off the field", said Detroit Lions Director of Youth Football,  Chris Fritzsching. "Skill development, safety, and the fun participating within the game is the emphasis at every Detroit Lions Youth Football Camp or Academy we conduct."Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps and  Academies are open to boys and girls, ages 4-18, are non-contact and designed to improve a child's beginning, intermediate, or advanced skill level. Camps and  mini-camps provide fundamental instruction on all positions on both sides of the  football. Academies focus on specific positions and allow for more detailed  instruction and player development.

Participants are grouped based on age and skill level. Each camp is limited to the first 70 participants to register and is conducted by Chris Fritzsching, Director of   Detroit Lions Youth Football, and the Detroit Lions Youth Football Coaching Staff, who are coaches and professional educators from the collegiate and high school ranks.


The 2013 Detroit Lions Summer Youth Football Camp schedule in the NRFL area is listed below:


July 8-11, 2013


Grandville H.S.            

8:30 am-Noon

Fundamentals Camp 

(Ages 6-14)



July 29-August  1, 2013

Grand Rapids

MVP Fieldhouse

9 am-Noon

Offensive Skills Academy (QB, RB, & WR) (8-14)




August 2, 2013


Evart H.S.

9 am- 5 pm

Fundamentals Mini-Camp  

(Ages 6-14)




August 3-4,  2013


Greenville H.S.

8:30 am-Noon

Fundamentals Mini-Camp  

(Ages 6-14)




*Kicking/Punting Academy & Middle School/High School QB-WR Academy conducted for students going into Grades 7-12.

For more information or to register, call 

(313) 262-2248, or e-mail

.For a complete listing of camps offered go to


For more information  or to book a Detroit Lions Youth Football  program for your community, please contact:

Chris Fritzsching

Director  of Youth Football

(313) 262-2248