Pratt Mega Football Camp
June 14th – 17th
The largest and longest running full-contact youth football camp in the state of Kansas is celebrating our 15th year! We continue to strive to provide the most comprehensive and affordable full-contact camp for your young athlete. Whether your son is an incoming 3rd grader who’s never played full-contact football before, or the 8th grader who has been playing for six years we design our camp to fit all levels.
The first afternoon of camp is spent in helmets, t-shirts and shorts to allow the athletes to get use to wearing their helmets. The period is used to evaluate all of the players to see where the skill levels are, how the sizes and ages breakdown and then a large emphasis on the fundamentals of tackling to get ready for the full-contact action to start the next day.
The next two days are spent in individual offensive and defensive drills, team offensive and defensive drills as well as competitive periods throughout the day. Each athlete will have the opportunity to work with the positions they choose, and no JJD coach will ever force a young player to a certain position during camp drills. Keep in mind though, our coaches are some of the best in the business and they put athletes in positions for a living so if they do make a recommendation to a player it will always be in the best interest of the player, but never forced.
The Mega Bowl
The Mega Bowl is the grand finale of the JJD Sports Mega Camps! This is our live game that the athletes have been working towards during the entire 4 days of camp. This game takes place on the final day of camp, and we encourage all family and friends to attend.
348 NE SR 61
Pratt, KS 67124
All overnight campers and instructors will stay in the dormitories at Pratt Community College during their week of camp, and have full access to all the fantastic facilities on campus.
There will be two athletes per room, and if your son has a roommate preference be sure to list it on your application. Roommate requests are guaranteed until June 1st, after that the roommates are locked so make sure whoever you request for a roommate has also signed up for camp.
There will be no changes the day of check-in at camp. All meals during the week of camp will take place at the PCC cafeteria.
Day campers will eat lunch along w/ the overnight campers during camp, and remain at the college during the lunch period. Breakfast and dinner will not be provided for day campers, but they will be allowed to rejoin the other campers for any evening activity that generally begins around 7pm.
Camper Options for Pratt Mega Camp:
The camp fee covers housing for 4 days and 3 nights in the dorms at Pratt Community College with 24/7 adult and law enforcement supervision; all meals during the athlete’s stay at camp; a pizza party; and other evening activities during the week, such as movie nights, swim parties and speed clinics! Each athlete will also receive a camp t-shirt, autographs from special guests when available, chances to win prizes throughout the week and participating in the MEGA BOWL on the last day! This is the best overall value for your young athlete to attend camp, you won’t find an overnight full-contact camp anywhere for less!
This fee covers all of the same items except housing, dinner and the bonding experience w/ other athletes during the overnight experience. Lunches ARE covered. Day campers get dropped off at 8:45am and picked up at 4:45pm, but are invited to come back and participate in the evening activities usually starting at 7pm. This is a great option for your younger athlete if you’re not sure you want him to stay away from home.
$50 (If needed) / $65 if changed after June 1st, or added during week of camp. There are no refunds on equipment rental for absolutely any reason within two weeks of camp. Rental equipment covers practice jersey, pants/pads, shoulder pads and helmet. The fee is for all of the equipment no matter what is needed, there is no a la carte pricing.
When paying by credit card there is no payment plan, and full payment must be made. Payment must be received w/in 10 days of your online registration or your credit card will be charged the $100 non-refundable deposit.
If you choose to mail in your application, a minimum deposit of $100 is required if not paying full fee. If you register online and make the choice to mail a check, it must be received w/in 10 days of your online registration or your credit card will be charged the $100 non-refundable deposit. $50 fee for all returned checks, and all fees must be paid before first day of camp. When mailing a check, please send to: JJD Sports / PO Box 341 / Pratt, KS 67124
Only available when taking advantage of early bird discount before May 1st. If after this date and only paying initial deposit, final amount is due no later than June 1st.
- 1st Payment – $100 (Deposit w/application before May 1st)
- 2nd Payment – $100 (Due by May 17th)
- Final Payment – $109 / $59 for Day Camp (Due by June 1st)
2017 Pratt Mega Camp
Incoming 3rd-8th Graders
Please Note: All parents will receive a camp information packet approximately 1-2 weeks before camp via email w/ all of the necessary details regarding your son’s camp experience. Please make sure you have submitted the correct email address upon your registration (be sure and check your SPAM folders for our emails if you’re not receiving them).
Check-In on: June 14th
-Overnight Campers 11:30am
-Day Campers 11:30am
Typical Camp Daily Schedule
8:30am-To the Fields for Camp (Day campers arrive to fields)
1pm-Free Time / Special Guest / Activity
1:45pm-To the Fields for Camp
4:50pm-Return to college (Day campers to be picked up)
7:00pm-Evening Activity (Day campers are allowed to come to event)
9pm- Lights Out
The Mega Bowl plans to start at 11am, but a final time will be included in your camp information packet that will arrive via email approximately one week before camp. The game and awards ceremony immediately following will generally conclude around 1pm w/ equipment check-in, check-out of the dorms and final dismissal around 2pm.
Please Note: All overnight campers must return w/ the camp and staff to the dorms immediately following the game. Riding w/ your parents or leaving directly from the field is not permitted. All day campers, unless you have rented equipment that needs to be returned, may leave w/ their parents from the game field. If you have rented equipment, the camper must ride w/ the rest of the campers back to the dorms to turn in their equipment (unless otherwise instructed).
Each athlete is responsible for bringing their own equipment (full football gear, including fitted mouthpiece). If you are a member of a youth football league or school football team, your team should be able to provide you with the needed equipment. If not, athletes can rent the equipment at camp for an extra $50. Please note on your application if you plan to rent equipment. Equipment rental includes helmet, shoulder pads, hip, knee and thigh pads, as well as pants and a practice jersey if needed. Equipment rental is one price no matter how many items are needed, there is no a la carte pricing. If you sign up as not needing equipment, and switch to needing equipment after June 1st or at registration, the cost goes to $65.
In addition, each overnight camper should bring a towel, swimsuit, t-shirts, shorts, football shoes, tennis shoes, sheets and pillows for twin beds, alarm clock and anything else needed for a three night stay. Athletes may also bring spending money for concessions at the vending machines, or for other extra curricular activities that might be part of the camp, including the possibility of a sporting goods store on site. All spending money can be checked in with the camp “bank,” and withdrawn at various times during the camp. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at email@example.com. There will be an equipment rental form, as well as a camp bank form posted on this site that each athlete will need to fill out and bring to camp.
During the course of the week we have different skills competitions, games, evening activities and speakers with awards at the end of the week. Our evening activities can include things like a pool party, a movie night, speed and agility sessions or even game nights! On the last day of camp the athletes will participate in the MEGA BOWL, which is a live game where the kids will be playing w/ the teams they’ve been practicing with all week. It’s complete w/ officials, a game announcer and all parents and family members are encouraged to attend. The game will also be video taped and available to all families online or by DVD.
2017 special guests will be added soon so keep checking back!
Past special guests have included:
The $100 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT is a guarantee of your availability to attend the JJD Mega Football Camp. Based upon your guarantee we hire the proper amount of coaches and staff to maintain our (better than) 10:1 camper to coach ratio. The administrative cost of operating a camp is affected every time a camper signs up… and then cancels. The forfeiture of deposits due to cancellation offsets the administrative cost incurred by processing campers and the hiring of staff and allows JJD Sports to maintain the most affordable full-contact camp in the country.
There are no refunds of the $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit unless provided w/ a medical reason from your doctor. If proper documentation is given, you will be entitled to a full refund if outside of two weeks. There are NO REFUNDS if you cancel within two weeks of your scheduled camp for absolutely ANY REASON other than medical. If you provide medical documentation of your reason to cancel inside of two weeks, you may be provided w/ a full refund less a $50 cancellation fee (half of your $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit). If canceling w/in two weeks you may choose to apply the full $100 to next year’s camp in lieu of losing half your deposit.
There are no refunds on equipment rental for absolutely any reason within two weeks of camp.
NOTE: Any refund requested after June 1st will not be processed until the conclusion of all camps under any circumstance.