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Brett Fowler is the sports editor of The Walton Tribune. He is a 2016 graduate of the University of North Georgia and a 2010 graduate of Monroe Area High School. Brett has been covering Walton County sports since 2011.

Fowler: Padded camps a solid idea from the GHSA

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2019 1:43 pm

It’s been well documented in this space that I’m not a huge fan of the way 7-on-7 is these days. So, when I get a chance to stroll on out to one of these padded camps that high school football teams are now participating in, it’s a breath of fresh air during the summer months before we get to the season.

For those of you who don’t know, 7-on-7’s are what many football teams do during the summer time to help tune up their offense and defense for the skill players. There are no pads involved since players are only allowed to wear pads during limited times of the summer as you’ll see below, but players do still wear helmets during 7-on-7 camps. Offensive players, mainly quarterbacks and receivers, are able to work on the timing of routes and the pace of the offense. Defensively, linebackers and defensive backs can work on installing new coverages and techniques.

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