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Who runs The Middlebury College Football Camp?

Each session is run by the Middlebury College coaching staff.  Head Coach Bob Ritter, a two-time NESCAC Coach of the Year and 2014 New England Coach of the Year, and his staff are fresh off another successful campaign.  Since 2012, Middlebury owns a 31-9 record and won a share of the NESCAC championship in 2013.  Coach Ritter is a 1982 graduate of Middlebury, where he played football and lacrosse.  An overall 22 years of coaching experience at Middlebury, Coach Ritter will enter his 16th as the Head Coach.  The Panther coaching staff has over 90 seasons of college coaching experience willing to share with campers.

Who should attend the camp?

Any offensive or defensive position player entering 11th, 12th or a post-grad year are encouraged sign-up.

What do I do after signing up online?

After signing up online, you will be required asked to fill out two forms and send in three items:

1) General Release Form, fill out and return by email
2) Medical Form, fill out and return by email
3) Insurance Card, send copy by email
Send forms back to: Camp Director Ryan Paquette:

When does the camp actually start?

On-site check-in runs from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. inside the main entrance on the remodeled Peterson Family Athletics Complex adjacent to Youngman Field. The players will be escorted to our locker room to prepare for camp. The camp session will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Where is the football camp held?

All camp sessions are held within the expansive Middlebury athletic complex. Most of your time as a camper will be spent on Youngman Field inside Alumni Stadium. You will be inside the Peterson Family Athletics Complex to use the football locker room and other facilities. The physical address for camp is: 219 S. Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

Can I make a deposit to pay for camp?

No. Payment in full is due at the time of online registration.

When does camp registration close?

We will keep online registration open until the camp session reaches 100 campers.

Is there a limit on the number of campers at each session?

Yes. We are capping the each camp at 100 participants. To maintain the individualized instruction of the camp, we are limiting the number for each session. We have chosen a Sunday and Friday camp model to fit your summer travel plans. It is advised that you sign up for your session of choice as early as possible in order to guarantee yourself a spot.

What do I need to bring to the camp?

All campers should bring a helmet, cleats, sneakers, t-shirt, shorts and sunscreen. QB's are encouraged to bring a football for warm-up purposes, but it is not required as we will be using Middlebury footballs in all of our drill work. Helmets will not be available to rent. You will be using our football locker room to dress for camp. We encourage you to bring a change of clothes and use the shower facilities. Towels will be provided for you use.

Are parents allowed to watch camp?

Yes. We encourage parents and family members to attend. Due to insurance reasons, it is mandatory that all non-participants remain in the stands during the camp session.

Will there be meals provided?

No. But if you decide to explore Middlebury before or after camp, you'll find excellent meal options.

What is the basic structure of a camp session?

The camp begins at 1:00 p.m. as the campers exit the football locker room. After a warm-up, an "offensive" session will begin, followed by a "defensive" session. Each session will have individual position work and group components. After both sessions, competitions will be arranged, including position-specific workouts for linemen and pass-game situations for the perimeter players.

Can I get a campus tour?

Before check-in and after the camp ends, the coaches will be giving campus tours

Will there be medical staff on site?

Yes. Fully qualified medical personnel will be on site. Our athletic training facility can handle first-responder concerns. If needed, Porter Medical Center is located on the edge of the athletic complex.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

Middlebury also has a brand new indoor facility with an artificial grass surface similar to our field at Youngman Field which can be used during severe weather. The College also implements the Thor Guard Lightning Warning System is used to predict and detect severe-weather systems. In the event of severe weather, we must remain indoors until we receive an all-clear signal.

Will you be hosting a special teams segment at camp?

There will be no special teams segment.

If I have other questions, who should I contact?

Contact camp director Ryan Paquette for more information. His email is or by phone at 802.443.5383.