The Rally for Reid Youth Football Camp was created to give kids the opportunity to come learn fundamentals from the best of the best to suit up in the Iowa Hawkeyes uniform. The coaching staff is made up of current and former NFL professional athletes.

Held by Super Bowl Champion and Iowa Hawkeye alumni, Jake Gervase (LA Rams), the camp's goal is to work with young children to teach them what it takes to be successful on and off the field.

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Some topics covered are running drills with current linebackers who play in the NFL, to learning how to protect the quarterback, to quarterback drills.

This year will also include a mini combine!

This year's camp takes place on Friday, June 21st. Be sure to register as soon as you can, because this camp does fill up.

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Coaches teaching at the camp this year include:

  • Jake Gervase
  • Pat Angerer
  • Ben Niemann
  • Parker Hesse
  • Nick Easley
  • Kevin Ward
  • Austin Kelly
  • Jack Campbell
  • Jack Heflin
  • Riley Moss

The camp takes place at Jack and Pat Bush Stadium on June 21st. Two sessions will be available - Kindergarten-4th grade from 9am-11am, and 5th-8th grades from 12:00-2:00.

Not only is the camp benefiting the kids who participate in it, but the proceeds from the camp go to benefit the Rally For Reid Foundation.

The Rally for Reid Foundation was created in memory of Reid Gleeson, who battled Medulloblastoma three years before passing away at the age of five in October of 2020.

From the Rally for Reid Foundation website;

"His bravery, resilience and fight left a huge impact on everyone who knew his story and followed his journey."

Reid's mom, Megan Gleeson, was featured in a documentary about the Wave tradition at the University of Iowa football games.

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