Summer Camp: Football

Fiftieth Annual Hawklet Football Camp

The camp will be conducted by Rockhurst High School's football Coach Tony Severino. Coach Severino has won eight State Championships at Rockhurst, with a won/loss record of 337-88-1. He is the only coach to win State Championships in both Missouri and Kansas, having won at Shawnee Mission Northwest in 1981. Coach Severino's teams have qualified for State playoff competition 36 of the last 37 years, played in 14 State Championships and 20 State semifinals with record a of 381-109-1. Sixteen of Coach Severino's former players played College football in 2018, and six former players have gone on to play professional football. Coach Severino was the 2000 USA Today National Coach of the Year and 7-Time Missouri coach of the year.

Coach Severino and members of his coaching staff will teach the young player a working knowledge of the fundamentals and methods in football. NO PADS WILL BE USED. Boys will be placed in small groups according to their ability and age level. The camp will cover both offensive and defensive fundamentals with individual drills for each phase.

The following techniques of football will be covered during each session: Passing, Receiving, Running, Form Blocking, Form Tackling, Position Drills, Agility Drills, Punting, Kicking. and SAFETY ISSUES. Camps will run Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to noon for both sessions.

Session I (QB/REC Camp): July 16 - 18, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

This camp is open to all boys who are entering grades 3 thru 9 in the fall. Only quarterback and receiver techniques and drills will be taught during this three-day session. Blocking and tackling techniques will not be taught during this camp session. All young men who desire to be quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers are encouraged to attend this camp of intense passing and receiving.

Quarterbacks will receive individual instruction in the proper techniques passing a football. They will learn the mechanics of play execution and ball handling techniques, that includes faking, handoffs, and option techniques. Instruction in play calling, field generalship, and development of leadership ability will be emphasized. Coordination of pass offense with receivers and instruction on reading the secondary coverage will be stressed. Play action, drop back (3, 5, 7 step), sprint out, and run and shoot pass techniques will be taught.

Receivers will learn pass route techniques, proper receiving techniques, reading coverage, option routes and pass route terminology. Instruction of a pass offense with a quarterback and development of leadership ability will be covered. Individualized receiving drills will be used to develop good receiving technique. Videotape will be used during some sessions for individual evaluation.

The QB/REC camp is a specialty camp only. All skill evaluations, blocking, tackling and running techniques will be taught in session 2.  If you have any questions regarding the QB/REC CAMP, call Coach Severino at 816-363-2036 ext. 142 or email questions to

Session II: July 23 - 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

All skill evaluations, blocking, tackling and running techniques will be taught in this session.  If you have any questions, call Coach Severino at 816-363-2036 ext. 142 or email questions to

DATES: Session I (QB/REC): July - 16 - 18, Tues. - Thurs.
Session II: : July 23 - 25, Tues. - Thurs.
TIMES: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
LOCATION: Rockhurst High School Football Stadium, 9301 State Line Rd., KCMO
WHO: Boys entering Grades 3 through 9 in the fall of 2019.
Boys will be grouped by age, grade, and/or skill level.

$120 per session
$200 for both camp sessions

WHAT TO BRING: Shorts and shoes (tennis, soccer, soft football)


Primary Contact
Tony Severino
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City,MO 64114
816-363-2036 x142
Secondary Contact
Matt Darby
9301 State Line Road
Kansas City,MO 64114
816-363-2036 x527





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