DTLR, Atlanta Falcons’ Jonathan Babineaux, Chauncey Davis & Decatur-native Daniel Wilcox

Free one-day clinic offers kids hands-on skills taught by Davis, Babineaux & Wilcox, professional players & experts Only 300 slots available; pre-registration is strongly encouraged. • Registration details can be found at www.dtlr.com events page.
ATL Camp Photo
ATL Camp Photo
May 24, 2011 - PRLog -- Urban retailer DTLR, Atlanta Falcons’ players Jonathan Babineaux & Chauncey Davis and Decatur-native and former Baltimore Ravens’ player Daniel Wilcox are inviting Atlanta-area student athletes who will enter grades 7 – 12 in school year 2011 – 2012 to register for the 5th Annual DTLR Football Clinic, hosted by all three players.  The free, one-day clinic will allow participants to enhance their current skills and learn more about the college recruiting process and will be held on June 11 at Henry W. Grady High School (929 Charles Allen Drive, Atlanta) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Online registration is currently open.  Parents are strongly encouraged to pre-register their child for the camp as there are only 300 spaces available.  Interested student-athletes can also pre - register online at www.dtlr.com.  Click the events page. Onsite registration is available and will begin at 9 a.m. as space is available.

“This is our fifth year hosting the camp in Atlanta,” said DTLR Community Outreach Manager Sherri Goodall.  “We have developed a strong relationship with the host players and have impacted many of the students’ lives who have attended.  Students always tell us that they learn more at our one-day camp from the players than they do from other week-long camps.  They thank us for giving them access to the players and for bringing players to the table who are passionate about their success on an off the field.”

Camp participants will perform agility drills, offensive and defensive fundamentals broken down by position and seven-on-seven passing drills.  Parents and students will receive an overview of the college recruiting process by a representative from National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) and have an opportunity to engage the host players and their NFL friends during a question and answer session.

"This is by far the most comprehensive and dynamic football camp in Georgia,” said Atlanta Falcons’ Defensive End Chauncey Davis. “Each of the players involved takes a very hands-on approach to every drill and every youth participant. Thanks to the continued support of DTLR and our other partners, we are able to provide students with a full view of what happens both on and off the gridiron."

Davis’ Falcons’ teammate and NFL Pro Bowl Nominee Jonathan Babineaux added: "We designed the football camp with DTLR to be more than a football clinic for student athletes. In addition to the rare opportunity to learn actual drills and techniques used by NFL veterans like Chauncey, Daniel and myself, parents can learn about the ACT/SAT process and college recruitment while their kids are on the gridiron with us. We wanted student athletes to learn early the academic and athletic requirements to be recruited as a college athlete. Good grades and academics combined with excellent athletic discipline are the first steps toward becoming a NFL player. Kudos to DTLR also for ensuring that this event remains free for our kids."

Additional camp partners include The Athletic Group and Y-Sportz Magazine.

Check out student testimonials from previous camps (testimonials begin at the 6:50 mark) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10-Zgykk91I. Also, check out scenes from the 2010 DTLR Football Camps - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw_cZi_FrYA.

Editor’s Note: Interviews with Babineaux, Davis and Wilcox are available prior to the camp. Media interviews the day of the camp with all participating NFL players, sponsors and corporate representatives will be held at 8a.m.-9a.m., noon-1p.m. and 2p.m. To schedule an interview contact Brandi N. Williams, APR at brandi@studiobpr.com or 704.779.1100.

You can get up-to-the minute updates about the camp before, during and after by following @dtlr or host players Chauncey Davis @chaunceydavis92 or Daniel Wilcox @83Degreez.

About DTLR
For more than 25 years DTLR, a Baltimore- based, independent urban retail chain has been a leading retailer in the urban fashion industry. DTLR sells urban footwear, apparel, and music and currently operates in regions throughout the East coast and mid-west. DTLR has more than 70 stores in seven regions: Atlanta; Baltimore; Chicago; Norfolk; North Carolina (Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro and Winston-Salem); Richmond; and Washington, D.C. The retailer’s loyal customer base has helped the company experience steady growth during a tough economy and has help it become a trusted source for the hottest trends in urban apparel, footwear and music. For more information, visit www.dtlr.com.

About The Athletic Group (TAG)
TAG is dedicated to the promotion of amateur athletics and the betterment of student-athletes by providing innovative, computer-based solutions that will expose them to the largest possible audience during the college recruiting process. For more information, visit www.tagcastsports.com.


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