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2014 Trench Camp Brings More Value To Linemen – Best Camp In The Nation

It is the Trench Camp and it is the premier line camp in the US in our view and that is for a number of reasons.

2014 Trench Camp Brings More Value To Linemen – Best Camp In The Nation

Camp season for the football prospects around the NW has been quite a ride so far with kids hitting the showcase camps and combines and tearing up the Northwest Elite Camp, SPARQ Combine, and the Nike Football Training Camp this past couple of weeks just to name a few.

Trench Camp is Back in 2014 with a bigger and better staff and a great group of athletes!  If you are a linemen get to camp!

Trench Camp is Back in 2014 with a bigger and better staff and a great group of athletes! If you are a linemen get to camp!

Many teams are now in Team Camps and wrapping up Spring ball as well.  This week and next most colleges are offering camps and showcase events as the summer real starts to get going.  There are several opportunities to improve on technique and gain exposure too.  One stop on the Camp circuit for the linemen is an exceptional event in this regard.  It is the Trench Camp and it is the premier line camp in the US in our view and that is for a number of reasons.

  • First off it is in pads.  Nothing can replace that for the ability to Teach linemen where balance and the game of inches comes to life.
  • Second – it is O-Line and D-Line and all players work on technique on both sides of the ball no matter where they have traditionally played.  Every move has a mirror of counter and the Coaches teach them all in perfect syncopation 
  • 3 days-  The camp format is over 3 days with 5 3 hour sessions loaded with instruction and skill training-
  • 1-1 battles – Every session the athletes are trained skills and at the end of the session they go full speed in the anticipated 1-1 Battles which are a proving ground for those wanting to become the best and prove their metal.  
  • Best linemen mix with beginners –  The Trench Camp welcomes all and all compete with athletes of similar skill.  As the camp progresses up coming Warriors will have a chance to take on those who have been ranked the best in the NW and this is just a great confidence builder for the boys.  Awesome to see young guns get after it and win a few against the big names and to see the big names work their butts off to maintain their reputation!
  • The we have the Coaches – All NFL Veterans and many who went the distance including Hall of Fame nominees.  This is unique in the World and it is here in the NW.  You have to be there to see it happen; any player and any Coach can benefit by coming down to Trench Camp where teaching the game is what it is all about.  

NWPR and our staff will be there.  We can not say enough about this Camp and the Staff.  The proof is in the many kids who have gone on to start and play at a high level at their High School and the many kids who have gone on to College to compete!  

Led by Coach Stan Brock the Trench Camp brings teaching and skill development at an exceptional level to the athletes who attend.

Led by Coach Stan Brock the Trench Camp brings teaching and skill development at an exceptional level to the athletes who attend.

 

Find Out About The Coaching Staff and some exciting new additions to the Staff in the article below!


 

Trench Camp Welcomes Four New Coaching Additions

Trench Camp, one of the nation’s only football camps devoted exclusively to high school offensive and defensive linemen is adding even more NFL/coaching experience to its already impressive lineup.

Co-Founder and Head Coach Stan Brock (a 16-year NFL veteran and former D-1 head coach) announced the additions of Barry Sims, Troy Reddick, Payam Sadaat and John Mumford to a staff that already includes NFL alums Steve Emtman, Neil Elshire, Manu Tuiasosopo and Eric Mahlum.

Sims spent 11-years in the NFL as an offensive tackle with both the Oakland Raiders (1999-2007) and the San Francisco 49er’s (2008-2010). He played in one Super Bowl with the Raiders, a losing effort to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVIII.  In 2004, Sims was awarded the Raiders “Commitment To Excellence Award”, which is given to the player that best exemplifies the spirit and pride of the team. In 2007, he was named Team Captain.  Barry still lives in the Bay area with his wife, Shae, and is heavily involved in local charities including the Special Olympics and Foster A Dream.

Reddick was a 2 time All-SEC Honorable Mention offensive lineman at Auburn University from 2002-2005. He was a member of the undefeated 2004 team that ended their season with a BCS Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech.   He continued his playing career in the NFL by attending training camp as a free agent with the Chicago Bears and the New York Football Giants. He went #1 overall in 2007 NFL Europe draft but turned that opportunity down for a three-year contract with the Arena Football League’s San Jose Sabercats, where he helped lead them to an Arena Bowl XXI championship over the Columbus Destroyers.

Saadat is currently the defensive coordinator at Central Washington University and was also a former member of Coach Brock’s Army coaching staff. Saadat last served as Army’s co-defensive coordinator from 2009 through the 2013 season, under the direction of Army head coach Rich Ellerson.   Saddat was also a member of Ellerson’s staff at Cal Poly for five seasons, holding the title of defensive coordinator for the last three seasons.  Saadat lettered as a standout linebacker at Washington State University before graduating in 1994. He helped lead the team to a Copper Bowl berth in 1992 and a spot in the Alamo Bowl during his final campaign. Saadat earned Washington State team awards for courage, inspiration and strength that season as well.

John Mumford is currently the defensive line coach at the University of Louisiana/Monroe under his former Army head coach, Todd Berry. Coach Mumford also served as an assistant under Trench Camp Founder, Stan Brock, when Brock was the head coach at Army.  Mumford spent a total of 14-years at Army in various defensive roles. He also had previous stints at Southeast Missouri State where he was the Ohio Valley Coach-Of-The-Year in 1994 and South Dakota where he served as Defensive Line Coach. He started his coaching career as a graduate assistance at Kansas in in 1980.

Brock says even with this amazing lineup of both NFL and D-1 standouts, expect even more additions as the camp grows closer.

Trench Camp runs July 11-13 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.  For more information on how to sign up, go to www.trenchcamp.com

Trench Camp runs July 11-13 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.  For more information on how to sign up, go to www.trenchcamp.com

 

I am the Founder of the Northwest Prep Report. For 17 years I have led the way to the best of my ability to promote the best talent from the Pacific NW free of charge. It is my pleasure to continue to serve High School athletes from all over the Pacific NW and beyond. Formerly with Rivals.com my sites have now crossed over 8,000 stories, 7 MILLION Video Views, and 15,000 regular followers. Together with the best football people in the USA we pursue excellence for our NW athletes.

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  1. Rody Meacham

    June 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    My son just finished competing at the All Poly Camp in Layton, UT and is now looking forward to Trench Camp. We have looked for a line camp and after what we have found on the Trench Camp through our research we are excited to be attending. If it turns out to be everything it has been touted to be we will be spreading the word throughout the mountain west states such as Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Idaho, and Colorado. See you in a couple of weeks.

    • Dirk Knudsen

      June 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm

      Rody – get ready! I am telling you pal this is the real deal. That All Poly Camp too! whew….. See you out there.

      Dirk

  2. Gene Still

    July 3, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    My son attended the past (first two) camps, and I cannot speak more highly of it. It is well-organized, and it keeps the kids busy and on their toes. Competition is as Dirk says–at the end of the day both fair to the younger/smaller kids and tough. I especially want to mention the coaches–they are not there just for window dressing. You cannot imagine the thrill and value to a kid when a Steve Emtman or HOF Gary Zimmerman puts his hand in the dirt to show a kid 1-on-1 how to do it (sometimes with a little extra to slip past the refs!), and after virtually every play from scrimmage takes each kid and INSTRUCTS him on what he did good/bad–not just high fives. My son mostly didn\’t play for three years because of injuries, but he learned and got encouraged and pumped up by these pros. Absolutely the best money I ever spent in sports and the best experience ever for my son.If you have a budding lineman in your home, this is the place to be!

  3. Willy Jeanniton Jr.

    November 20, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    My son will be a senior next year at Clovis High School, in Clovis, CA. He did not play very much during his junior year due to an injury. We would like to know as to when the camp begins and the cost.

    • Dirk Knudsen

      November 20, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      They will have all their info up soon at TrenchCamp.com-

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