2017 Camp dates
Friday, June 2nd at Harrison
Saturday, June 3rd at Little Rock
The Brandon Burlsworth Football Camps are held once each summer in Harrison and Little Rock. Hundreds and hundreds of children are given a chance to learn from former Razorback stars such as Anthony Lucas, Joe Dean Davenport, Grant Garrett, Chad Abernathy, Michael Smith, Lucas Miller, Ron Calcagni, Clarke Moore and the list goes on and on.
The camp is for youngsters going into 3rd grade through 9th grade. Camps are held in Harrison at F.S. Garrison stadium and at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Help us reach our Football Camp Scholarship Donation Goal of $7,500
The campers learn football skills but more importantly, they are taught throughout the day about character, attitude, morals, priorities and the desire to do it "The Burls Way." Businesses and individuals from all over the state donate camp scholarships so that less fortunate children can attend these camps.
The Razorback players come back year after year and use this time as a reunion of sorts. The players have as much fun, maybe more, as the campers.
Information and sign up forms coming soon.
- Cost is $35 for pre-registration and increases to $45 after midnight on Friday, May 26th.
- Sign In is 8am. Camp Sessions begin at 8:30am and end at 12:30pm.
- Campers need to furnish their own workout clothing including athletic shoes and/or football cleats, shorts, and a t-shirt. This is a non-contact camp and no pads or helmets will be worn.
Questions? Call (870) 741-1443
Your youth football camp program is the greatest. My son had a great time there and looks forward to returning again. Your camp was well organized and remained so despite the thunder showers that came that day. The staff on hand seemed to really care about the kids and never made it feel rushed. Cuddo’s! We will return each year as long as he is able and wanting to play football!
Camp Trail: OBU and Brandon Burlsworth
The Coaches Aid Camp Trail will bring you coverage from the numerous sports camps and 7-on-7 tournaments we visit throughout the summer and let you know our humble opinion on the quality of the events. In our first edition, I spent some time at two very different style camps; Wednesday and Thursday at the Ouachita Baptist Football Team Camp and 7-on-7 Tournament and Saturday at the Brandon Burlsworth Football Camp.
You would expect any event led by former Razorback greats Anthony Lucas and Clint Stoerner to be a good one, but sometimes coaching kids in grades 3-9 is more like recess than a football camp.
Not this one.
Clint Stoerner, the unquestioned leader of the Hogs in his time at quarterback in Fayetteville, was in complete control Saturday at War Memorial too. The camp ran from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 and there was no dead time at all, except a couple quick drink breaks. The kids enjoyed the fast pace and seemed to get a lot out of it, despite just four hours of time on the field.
They worked on tackling, holding onto the football, technique and even played a little 7-on-7.
"I'm not out here to waste my time, their time or the parents time," Stoerner said. "We're going to get the most out of these four hours."
Anthony Lucas did a great job as Stoerner's right-hand man. Both, having spent time in the NFL following their career' at Arkansas, passed their knowledge learned in the college and professional ranks on to the kids. Lucas' main theme to the kids was when you get your hands on the ball, whether it is expected like on a hand-off or reception, or unexpected like a fumble recovery or interception, take advantage of it. "Even if your a lineman, safety or wherever," he told the kids. "You might not touch the ball but a few times your whole career, so be ready to make something happen when you do."
Stoerner relished the role of giving back to a state that has given him so much. "I obviously was not born here," he said. "But, I'm here now, glad to help the kids and sure don't plan on ever leaving." A note to you parents out there, the $35 it costs to send your child to this camp is money well spent. When school lets out next summer I would recommend sending any middle school or junior high kid, who is serious about football, to the Brandon Burlsworth Football Camp.