FINAL CAMP 2014: The Old Coach Assembly Line

The Old Coach once again will host a One-Day Competitive Line Camps involving some of the top offensive and defensive linemen throughout the state of Texas. The Showcase Line Camp Directed by Tony Johnson from The Assembly Line Five Camps will be at the Action Zone, a state-of-the-art athletic facility in Abilene, June 21st. This is the final Line Camp for 2014. believes some of the best offensive and defensive linemen in the nation are located in Texas and expectations are high for this year's attendance. These Showcase Camps are for elite prospects that are true competitors and want to go against the best of the best.
This is the sixth season for The Old Coach Camps and in the past some of the top athletes in the state have participated. This is the third year that The Old Coach has teamed with Tony Johnson for the line camps.
"We were very impressed with the turnout and the talent at our first three camps this year. It has been an exceptional opportunity teaming up with The Old Coach" said Assembly Line founder, Tony Johnson. "This gives our athletes a chance to be recognized on a state and national level that other camps do not and cannot offer."
"We've had talented athletes come from all over the state so far this year. We had linemen from Central Texas, Greater Houston, East Texas, the DFW area, The Panhandle, and even from El Paso have attended," Johnson added. "Our camp is designed not just to serve the Metroplex but reaches out to the entire state. In our opinion, offensive and defensive lineman are the most under coached positions in all of football. People, including college recruiters, are taking notice of what we have to offer athletes at our camps."
"We've had some excellent kids so far this year", said Johnson "The entire staff has been blown away by what we saw out of a lot of kids."
Ryan Peschka is in the class of 2015 and the 6-foot-3, 300 pound junior starter at Mansfield Timberview attended the camp for the two last years. Peschka, who won the MVP award at the Grand Prairie Camp in January, gives his take on the event.
"I thought the camp was great both years. There were so many more drills and technique opportunities than at other camps. I loved the individual work at this camp and I was really impressed with some of the kids whom I have not had a chance to see. Coach Johnson really loves working with linemen and he has helped my technique a lot," Peschka said. "I look forward to the next camp in Duncanville."
"I think Ryan has all the tools to be a great player at the DI level. Not sure he will stay at center or move to guard but he is an exceptional player who performed well at our January Camp," Johnson said. believes some of the best offensive and defensive linemen in the nation are located in Texas and expectations are always high for those in attendance.
"These Showcase Camps are not just for elite prospects but are designed for the athletes to have fun, improve technique, and for competitors want to go against the best of the best," said The Old Coach. "We are looking for those athletes that are being missed and trying to help parents navigate the recruiting process without having to pay someone thousands of dollars for advice or to some company that does combines."
This is the sixth season for The Old Coach Camps and in the past some of the top athletes in the state have participated. This is the third year that The Old Coach has teamed with Tony Johnson for the line camps.
"Coach Johnson and the staff we employee at our Line Camps enforce in our kids what we believe are great techniques and fundamentals for linemen. Tony Johnson is a great technician and the athletes, parents, and coaches that attend to watch love the fundamentals taught at our camp," said The Old Coach.
All of the attendees benefited from a systematic coaching approach developed by Johnson and implemented by the veteran camp staff.
Clayton Woods, Highland Park All-District player, was another athlete who had an extremely good camp in January showing nice one-on-one blocking skills and has the ability to play guard or center at the next level.
Clayton's dad, Don Woods, had some nice comments after the camp for others that might consider future attendance. Woods is a longtime offensive line coach in the DFW area and has seen many camps throughout his tenure.
"I want to officially thank The Old Coach and Coach Johnson for the camp. My son not only received top notch state of the art coaching but also had a great time. The staff ran an impressive camp. I only wish that more young lineman could attend, I would recommend it to any lineman that wants to learn and get better at their craft," said Don Woods. "They emphasize football fundamentals and fun, you can't beat that for a Saturday."
Jeff Dicus' Duncanville Panthers had several players in attendance at Grand Prairie in January including two athletes that were recognized in the award ceremony, Jacoby Broadnax and Alex Rios.
Coach Dicus dropped by the Grand Prairie Camp in January and had this to say.
"These camps are good for players to attend, to compete and pick up some fundamental work," said Dicus, head coach at Duncanville. "We are looking forward to having The Old Coach Camp at Duncanville in two weeks."
Johnson believes that his system for offensive linemen is unique and helps kids work on things that combine type camps often ignore.
"We focus on technique and muscle memory. We teach the kids all the little things that need to be taught. This is not a combine. We are interested in getting you the tools you need to be properly evaluated on film by a college coach and be able to use that technique to dominate your district," said Johnson.
Teaming with The Old Coach was a great partnership claims Johnson.
"The Old Coach has almost 30 years of coaching experience and does a great job with his camps, getting kids exposed, and working with parents on recruiting. This year it will be enhanced and streamlined for the athletes to gain additional reps. I am looking forward to the rest of our camps this year and then watching what these kids do next fall," concluded Johnson.
The Abilene Camp is being held in conjunction with Brad McCoy and will be the last location for 2014 The Old Coach Linemen Showcase Camps. Athletes can register for The Old Coach Line Showcase Camps by going to this link:
The Old Coach Line Camps 2014 Registration
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