What is High School Player Development?

The NFL High School Player Development (HSPD) program addresses challenges facing high school football programs across the country focusing primarily on under-served communities.  HSPD serves as a free resource for both high school players and coaches.  The program emphasizes safety and concussion awareness, character development and life skills, and football fundamentals.

Wisconsin HSPD Camps are FREE football skills camps offered by the NFL, National Guard, and the Green Bay Packers.  HSPD Camps are designed to help young athletes learn about football and life.  There is no limit to the number of players in each camp, and camps are offered all across the USA for athletes going into grades 9-12.  Athletes receive an HSPD planner and jersey. They receive quality coaching by high school and college coaches.  Players can qualify to be on 7-on-7 teams that will compete at a regional and a national tournament.
  The Regional Tourney is held at the Don Hutson Center in Green Bay, WI on June 23rd.  The National Tourney will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Here is a great video created by the National Guard to help promote HSPD.  It gives a nice background about the program and explains the benefits.

Lodging is not provided for campers.  Hopefully, you will be able to find a camp close enough to home, so you won't need to commute too far.  Although, sharing a hotel room with several teammates may be the way to go.  You can usually name a pretty good rate at Priceline.

Vandy Intro Video

2012 HSPD Promotional Video

When Are Wisconsin HSPD Camps in 2013?
Chippewa Falls: June 10-11th
Milwaukee: June 13-14th
Green Bay: June 15-16th

What Do Athletes Need To Bring?
  • Helmet, Shoulder-pads & Mouth-guard: you will need to get this from your HS coach.
  • Cleats
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Attitude to have fun and learn
*The WIAA allows schools to issue equipment during the summer.  It must be returned to the school before the season starts and reissued.  Reconditioning of equipment after a camp is a school's decision.

How Do We Sign Up?
The following items can be found on the Required Forms page and need to be filled out and mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to the Site Manager.  Be sure to get the forms to me soon, so adequate planning can take place for another great season of HSPD Camps!
  • HSPD Player Info Form
  • Medical Form
  • Waiver Form
  • Copy of your most recent physical with physician's signature
    • Do NOT make a special trip to the Doctor's office, you should be able to get this from your high school.

What's the Best Thing About HSPD?

- It's FREE!

- College Coaches

- Receive training in character development and life skills.

- Opportunity to compete in the Regional 7-on-7 Tourney in Green Bay. (Media Gallery)

- Opportunity to represent the Green Bay Packers in the National 7-on-7 Tourney. (Media Gallery)