How our Shells concept has revolutionized the RAW football camp experience.

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Maximizing the benefits of equipment while minimizing the risk of injury.


In 2016, we introduced the ‘Shells’ concept at our contact football camps. At a ‘Shells’ camp, players wear a helmet, shoulder pads, and shorts, and the camp operates at a THUD contact level. This concept allow our players to receive almost all of the benefits of training in full pads, while minimizing their injury risk.

We believe that player’s offseason should consist of training that reflects what they will be asked to do during the season. While non-contact camps, strength & conditioning programs, and combines are all important, ‘Shells’ footballs provides players with the most realistic and dynamic training experience available.

Our ‘Shells’ concept allows us to teach players skills & concepts like how to tackle properly and safely, how to block & shed blocks, how to use leverage to win 1-on-1 matchups, and much more! It also provides newer players with the opportunity to get acclimated to running, catching, throwing, etc. with football pads before getting into their season.

This summer, we will be implementing our shells football concept at our: Edmonton football camp, Red Deer football camp, Kelowna football camp, Abbotsford football camp, Lethbridge football camp, and our Calgary one week football camp.

Check out a few of the drills that we implement at our ‘Shells’ camps below:

Applications are now open for RAW summer camps in a variety of locations across BC and Alberta. Programs are available for Atom, Pewee, Bantam, and High School age groups with options for your preferred position. Camps have ranging start dates through June and July, with ranging lengths.

Spaces fill quickly, so secure a sport for your athlete today!

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Our new registration process makes signing up for a camp of your choice easier than ever – even if you have multiple athletes who will be attending camps this summer. Less paperwork, and less time lost on day one means more time for football.

If you have questions about a RAW Sports camp this summer, or need any assistance with your registration, please Contact Us and we can help you as soon as possible.

Interested in financial assistance for youth sports? Learn more about support programs offered by Jump Start Canada and KidSport Canada.

Our Calgary Elite Combine is right around the corner! Click here to claim your spot!


BC players:

Coming up on July 25th, 2022, we are running our RAW Elite Combine Series in Abbotsford, BC!

The RAW Sports Elite Combine will provide players with verified testing numbers using Zybeks trusted testing equipment which is used at the NFL Combine and the Olympic Training Centre.

Athletes aged 12-18 are invited to attend and show their skills. Use this as an opportunity to benchmark your development, or as a chance to stay out from the crowd!

Not combine ready? Come fill the stands and cheer on some of BC’s best young football players as they showcase their skills!