Registrations are being accepted for high school football players, including those who will be freshmen this fall, for the three-day Kaiserslautern Tackle Football Camp, scheduled for June 18-21 at the Miesau Army Depot in Germany.

Marshall University offensive coordinator John Shannon again will direct the camp, which aims to teach fundamentals and the latest techniques at all positions. Campers also will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to college coaches from all levels, according to the camp’s Web site.

"I will have coaches come to Germany … from different divisions ranging from junior college, Division III, Division II, NAIA and Division I," Shannon says on the Web site. "All the players in Germany need to continue to improve their skill level during the camp and get as much exposure … as possible during their three days."

Assisting Shannon in running the camp will be Rick Courtright, defensive backs coach with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, and Justin Shannon, assistant defensive backs coach at Tennessee Tech University.

Although campers won’t put on their pads and helmets until June, early registration ensures a lower price and a place in the camp, according to organizer Roy Bolton. Registrations completed by March 1 cost $250 for overnight campers, who receive lodging at Miesau, and $230 for day campers. Registrations received between March 2 and May 25 are priced at $280 and $250, and any received thereafter are $300 and $270.

Additional details, including instructions on how to register, are available at the camp Web site,, or by contacting Bolton by e-mail at, or by phone at 06372-5090224, 0631-34064151 or 0170-240-6567. Callers from outside Germany must drop the initial zero after dialing country code 49.

Ring certification clinic nearsDaryl VanNote of Spokane, Wash., amateur boxing’s official of the year in 2000, 2002 and 2003, will conduct this year’s certification clinic for boxing officials in Europe, according to Tom Hlavacek of U.S.Army Europe Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

VanNote, who, according to Hlavacek, has refereed more than 7,000 amateur bouts and judged some 5,000 more, will preside over the Jan. 27-31 clinic at the Patch Fitness Center in Stuttgart, Germany. The clinic will culminate in a 3 p.m. boxing card on Jan. 31, featuring sub-novice (zero bouts), novice (10 bouts or fewer) and open bouts (more than 10 bouts) for men and women boxers. All Department of Defense ID card holders are invited to participate in the free bouts and clinic. Boxers will weigh in and undergo physicals from 10 a.m. to noon the day of the bouts.

Registration for the clinic, according to Hlavacek, is possible online at or Go to "FY09 class training schedule," then "Sports and Fitness" and the tab for the boxing clinic and competition.

Registrations are also accepted by e-mailing Hlavacek at For additional information, call Steve Sanders at DSN (314) 430-4512 or 0711-680-4512, or Hlavacek at DSN (314) 370-7944 or 06221-577944. If calling commercially from outside Germany, add the country code, 49, and drop the 0.

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