When it comes to camps and combines during the off-season, do you really know which ones are beneficial? You would be surprised how many parents and athletes are getting ripped off by those out for the money!

Posted On: 01/10/21 10:36 AM

You saw it last summer – and into the fall. During the height of the pandemic, individuals and groups hosting events during some rather iffy times.

It is one of the hot button topics in the world of recruiting – and while it used to be a formality – more and more people are in this to make money – and make money only!

“Who do you trust,” said Eileen Castro of Tampa. “There are all these people who we never heard of who are coming in this area with all these ‘get you better’ events and they cost some decent money without any positive credentials.”

Castro’s concern is certainly valid – and after covering high school football for a half century and being on the ground floor of camps, combines and 7-on-7 events throughout the country, you can fully comprehend what many are faced with.

There is good and bad in everything. So, when it comes to hosting camps and combines that are designed to get you better, there is the other side of that coin where more want a slice of the pie, promising things that are not totally true.

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