Cohen Elite Football Camp Brings Out the Stars
By Declan Clifford // June 26, 2013
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.