Cohen Elite Football Camp Brings Out the Stars

By  //  June 26, 2013

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500 camp-goers enjoy celebrity coaches

ABOVE VIDEO: Former Palm Bay Pirate and Florida Gator Joe Cohen talks about the positive energy with campers and coaches during his football camp at Viera High School this week.

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The newly founded Annual Cohen Elite Football Camp took place this week at Viera High School’s facilities.

During the Joe Cohen Football Camp nearly 500 anxious camp goers of all ages will enjoy mentors and coaches of many caliber including college, active professional and free agent professional football players. The Camp features on hand training from numerous locally-raised professional and collegiate athletes including Reggie Nelson, Chris Leak, Earl Everett, Joe Cohen, Jason Watkins, Ray Buchanan, and Neefy Moffett.

During the Joe Cohen Football Camp nearly 500 anxious camp goers of all ages will enjoy mentors and coaches of many caliber including college, active professional and free agent professional football players. The Camp features on hand training from numerous locally-raised professional and collegiate athletes including Reggie Nelson, Chris Leak, Earl Everett, Joe Cohen, Jason Watkins, Ray Buchanan, and Neefy Moffett.

Nearly 500 anxious camp goers of all ages welcomed mentors and coaches of many caliber including college, active professional and free agent professional football players.

The Camp featured on hand training from numerous locally-raised professional and collegiate athletes including Reggie Nelson, Chris Leak, Earl Everett, Joe Cohen, Jason Watkins, Ray Buchanan, and Neefy Moffett.

THE PIRATE, GATOR CONNECTION

From this bunch Reggie, Joe, Neefy and Ray all graduated from Palm Bay High school. Another tie between the experienced bunch of coaches is that all but Neefy attended UF, however, Neefy stayed close and played his college ball with FSU.

REGGIE NELSON, a 5-foot-11, 202-pounder, who was named First Team All-State in both his junior and senior years at Palm Bay averaged 45 yards a punt return and 26.8 yards a kick return as a senior. (AP image)

REGGIE NELSON, a 5-foot-11, 202-pounder, who was named First Team All-State in both his junior and senior years at Palm Bay averaged 45 yards a punt return and 26.8 yards a kick return as a senior. (AP image)

It’s safe to say there was no lack of knowledgeable mentors present for the youth that attended to soak up.

“It’s great to give back to the community through the youth and offer them guidance through football,” said Reggie Nelson, current Cincinnati Bengals safety and member of the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame.

Joe Cohen, head of the camp, who played his pro ball with the 49ers and Lions, was extremely excited about the positive energy and work he saw from campers as well as coaches.

Joe Cohen played for the San Francisco 49ers. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Joe Cohen played for the San Francisco 49ers. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said Cohen as he looks forward to hosting this camp annually and attracting the communities youth to a place of learning, betterment, and training.

Ramon Buchanan, former Miami Hurricanes standout, said,  “The drills and competition are great but it’s all about having fun with the kids.”

It’s safe to say, the attendee’s time at the Cohen Elite Football Camp proved to be a fun and memorable fitness experience for all ages.

Declan Clifford

Declan Clifford

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Declan Clifford is a third year student at the University of Central Florida in the Digital Media program. He is an enthusiast of all things digital, with a drive for creating a name for himself. Raised in Satellite Beach, Clifford is a frequent beach-goer who loves surfing and is an avid sports fan. He likes to think outside the box and pursue new and interesting ways of education through experience.


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