Special to the Leader & Times
Collin Klein is ready to give back to the state that gave him so much during his collegiate career. As one of K-State’s most impactful and productive players ever and one of the most beloved athletes in Kansas’ history, it is easy to see how the transition into starting a football camp series came about. This week, Klein revealed the dates of his summer football camps, which targets players from third grade to high school seniors and launched its website, www.CollinKleinPassingAcademy.com. The camp is a passing and receiving camp but all positions are welcome to attend.
“I’ve always wanted to start a youth football camp,” Klein said. “To give back to communities that have been so supportive of me is very important to me. Giving kids the opportunity to get better themselves and impact their teams both on and off the field is my main heart for these camps.”
Klein is currently training in Loveland, Colo., with Jake Plummer to prepare for his upcoming NFL career.
Garrett Love, who is the youngest State Senator in Kansas history and close friend of Klein’s, teamed with the former K-State standout to form these camps around the state. They have an impressive coaching staff lined up including several collegiate and professional football players. Love, Kansas’ high school Heisman winner in 2005, appreciated the opportunity to share with campers the importance of taking lessons learned through sports and applying them in the real world.
The camp will be in Liberal July 16.
About Collin Klein Passing Academy
The purpose of the Collin Klein Passing Academy (CKPA) is to help young athletes going into third grade through high school seniors to develop the fundamental skills of being a great football player, but their objective is much greater. The CKPA exists to promote mental skills revolving around attitude, work ethic and character. Campers will experience offensive fundamentals training ranging from footwork to passing/receiving basics as well as in-game situations. Campers will also learn what made Klein successful – his work ethic and character – and how those priorities are the center of success. Visit CollinKleinPassingAcademy.com or email
for more information. A registration information can be found on the website.
CKPA Camp Schedule
July 15: Wichita, July 16: Liberal, July 17-18: Garden City, July 19: Manhattan/Rock Creek, July 22: Topeka, July 23: Salina, July 24: Dodge City