TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - The United Keetoowah Band will offer the popular Day of Champions football camp for the third year on Fri., May 31 and Sat., June 1. The camp is open to all area youth, ages 8 to 18 years of age, however, the camp will be limited to the first 150 youth that sign up.

The camp was offered in 2010 and 2011, and was very well received and attended. Due to scheduling problems, the UKB did not host the camp last year, but there were many requests to bring back the well-liked camp.

The Day of Champions football camp is led by Coach Ken Heupel and features special guest coach Josh Heupel, quarterback of the 2000 National Champion Sooners and offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma; along with instruction from current and former college and NFL coaches and players.

The Day of Champions football camp experience is beyond just athletic skill enhancement, it provides one-on-one mentoring and coaching in athletics, health, fitness, life choices and the four principles of leadership - Discipline, Respect, Trust, and Hard Work.

Character, Responsibility, Goal Setting, Dedication, and Integrity are themes throughout the camp and serve to motivate each camp member to reach their full potential on and off the field.

Each position is taught and supervised by the Day of Champions football staff, made up of some of the top Division II, III, and IV collegiate coaches in the country, along with past OU football players, and past and current NFL players.

Players from experienced athletes to youth just learning the game will enhance their skills and learn basic fundamentals geared to their age and skill level. The camp is devoted to helping young people believe in themselves and live a healthy and active lifestyle.

The second day along with the previous skill building activities, academics will be added to the camp. Kenís wife, Cindy Heupel has said the addition of academics gets the children to think critically about solving problems. The instructors teach the campers to use cooperation and teamwork to enhance their problem solving skills.

The participants will be given water breaks every 30 minutes and lunch will be provided each day. For more information, call 918-456-6533.