Hot Weather Update May 22, 2017
Weather looks to be very hot and dry for both Friday and Saturday.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 93. West wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66. West wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph after midnight.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. West southwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 89.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 62.
Update May 17, 2017
We are assembling crew lists and information photo rosters for your staff to have before they travel to El Paso. If you have not sent in your photo profile sheet, you need to do so by tomorrow at the latest or your photo won't make it into the hands of your staff.
Projected weather looks to be great for Friday and Saturday, with highs in the low 90's and evening lows in the mid-60's. No precipitation is expected and it should be just warm and dry for your scrimmages. For Saturday, be sure to have sunscreen and please stay hydrated when working on the field.
Update May 2, 2017
For those attending this year, please check your email in-boxes for our request that you fill out our brief profile sheet with a "headshot" photo. Your picture and basic information will be made available (beofre Camp) to your staff so they can be familiar with you and match a "face to a name" when they see you in El Paso.
We have just a few weeks until camp on May 26-27. We have your Friday and Saturday game sites and times confirmed. Friday will begin with registration at the Radisson-El Paso Airport (Camp headquarters) from 9:30-12:30. Our first main session at the Radisson will begin at 1:30. Games (full uniform) will begin at 5 pm at 4 stadium sites (Hanks, Eastwood, Del Valle and Americas stadiums - each with field turf surfaces). Videographers will be at each stadium to record the crews for Saturday staff review sessions. Friday evening back at the Radisson, we will host a post-game social with food and drink.
Saturday, everyone will be at the UTEP Sun Bowl for scrimmages that begin at 9 am (summer uniform with shorts), kicking game coverage drills, and video review and presentations. We cater in a barbeque lunch for all and will be done at the Sun Bowl in the early afternoon. For those that can stay, we will wrap up back at the Radisson.
We expect to have 16 crews, and we are working now to assemble crew lists and assignments. There should be an opportunity for all to work a good number of snaps. As in past years, your staff will include supervisors and observers from the Big 12, American, Mountain West, Conference USA, PAC-12, SWAC, Southland, Lone Star, Western States and others, including officials from the NFL and top level collegiate ranks.
Please keep checking with www.ElPasoCamp.com and Facebook for further updates.
2017 Details Being Finalized
Our scrimmage teams and sites have now been set and your staff confirmations will be coming soon. Now that camp is a few weeks away, we will be updating this site and our Facebook page with essential information. We will also be sending email updates, as necessary, to our registered officials. We will have crew and field assignments out to everyone shortly.
2017 Camp - Open NOW for Registration
This site is now open for registration. We will have periodic updates as we get closer to Camp in May. Please check back here and on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ElPasoCamp) for updates.
Schedule for 2017 (Friday and Saturday, May 26-27)
Our Camp will operate in 2017 much like it has in past years. Officials will have the opportunity to work 8-man mechanics in live scrimmages over two days. Our staff of collegiate supervisors and NFL/FBS officials will observe your work both on the field and with video of the Friday scrimmages.
All our headquarters activities will be based out of the El Paso Airport Radisson hotel, so we recommend that you make your room reservations with the Radisson. We trust everyone has made arrangements to stay at the Radisson or get themselves to the Radisson for all our events and departures. If you get to the hotel in the morning Friday, please expect that your room may not be ready for check-in. The hotel can hold your luggage or we can store it in the Camp sign-in room.
Friday will start with sign-in that begins at 9 AM and will run through noon. At sign-in, you will get your Camp goodies and meet some of your staff to say hello and get any questions answered. You will get a number bib that we ask you to pin on the back of your stripes. We will have a couple of vendors at the hotel to offer health, fitness and officiating gear. You can also register for the Saturday morning Zebra Stampede fun run.
Our main session will begin around 1:30 (this is where staff will be introduced to you and we will get instructions to you for the Camp schedule). We ask that you find your Camp crew and sit with them in this opening session. This will be a good chance for staff to see everyone...we expect to ask each crew to stand and for each official to state your name, hometown and level of officiating....nothing fancy, just a quick intro. Dress is casual for the main session.
Scrimmages will begin in the early evening at UTEP's Sun Bowl and other area stadiums. Remember to arrange your own transportation while you are in El Paso. Either rent a car or make friends with someone who has wheels.
Dress in full uniform for Friday's work, as your scrimmages will be recorded by our videographers for staff review sessions on Saturday.
After the scrimmages on Friday, we will host an evening mixer back at the hotel, with sandwiches and drinks. This will start around 9:00. Dress is casual for this fun event. It is a great opportunity to meet your staff and fellow officials from around the country.
Saturday will start with the Zebra Stampede, a 2+mile fun run on a course near the hotel. We'll meet at 6 AM to give you plenty of time to run, eat breakfast and get ready for the day. Bring your running gear to join in the fun.
Saturday events will all be at the Sun Bowl. Wear a summer uniform (black shorts) and bring what you may need for the day (sun protection, energy snacks, water, towel, dry shirt, etc.). Crews will rotate between scrimmage work, video review, goal line mechanics and other presentations. We will break for a catered lunch (Barbeque), and expect to be done around 3:30.
We will wrap up back at the hotel for snacks and goodbyes.
El Paso Sports Commission - Thank You!
Our camp would not be possible without the great help each year from the El Paso Sports Commission. Brian Kennedy (President/CEO) and Thea Chambers (Marketing Director) work hard each year to make sure we can present the best opportunities for officials from around the country to work some football and sample our El Paso hospitality. If you see Brian and Thea while you are here, please thank them for everything they do! Read click below to read more about El Paso Sports Commission.
Hotel Headquarters for the Camp
Our camp headquarters hotel again this year will be the Radisson-El Paso Airport. As in past years, your rate will include a breakfast at the hotel restaurant for each day's stay. When making your reservation, please mention the Camp. We strongly urge that you stay at the Radisson because the hotel will be the site for our meetings, meals, social hour and other events.
Here is the contact information for the hotel:
Radisson Hotel -- El Paso Airport
1770 Airway Boulevard, El Paso TX 79925
Reservations: 1-800-395-7046 Toll-free
Telephone: (915) 772-3333
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