Nick Chubb and Sony Michel Coach in Savannah
It’s not every day that NFL drafted football players visit Savannah to coach a camp, so it’s no surprise that spots for the Nick Chubb and Sony Michel Football Camp sold out within two weeks of the camp’s announcement.
This Saturday, June 16th, 260 Savannah area kids ages 6-16 arrived at the Savannah Country Day School’s Saunders Field for the evening football camp. Many of their families filled the stands, and some even brought seats and umbrellas, complete with UGA swag. A Bowtie Barbeque food truck was onsite so families could enjoy dinner while watching the camp.
The camp was sponsored by Chick-fil-A and included scholarships for underprivileged participants.
Kids were divided into groups by their age, and then made a circuit of the football drills set up on the field with their coaches. Chubb and Michel worked with each group individually, posing for photos with each of the campers.
Later, Chubb and Michel gathered the groups for some life coaching, delivering a talk on the importance of scholarship, a positive attitude and leadership to any successful sports career.
The Savannah camp is the first that the two players have coached together—usually camps are Chubb’s territory, but the dynamic duo took the opportunity for a last hurrah before they embark on professional football careers.
Both former UGA players and graduates of the Class of 2018, Michel was a first round draft in the NFL for the New England Patriots, and Chubb play for the Cleveland Browns.
Miles McGinty, a local UGA football player and recent graduate, also returned to Savannah to coach the camp.