Pylon Elite Camps, formerly New Level Athletics, provides highly competitive camps for top high school football players around the nation. Our 7v7 and lineman challenge platform allows these prep stars to sharpen their skills and showcase their talents while competing at the highest level of competition provided in a camp setting. We have enjoyed huge success, running 30 camps over the past 6 years while catering to over 10,000 top athletes. Our alumni can be seen performing at a high level on Saturday’s and Sunday’s at the collegiate and pro level. We saw our alumni go 7 out of 14 in skill players taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft with 33 total drafted players. Other alumni include Heisman hopefuls (5 of 10 on the 2013 preseason list), college (7 Players on the 2013 preseason list) and high school All-Americans (31 class of 2014), and thousands of FBS and FCS college signees.
For the past 6 years, Pylon Elite Camps has worked hard to create what we believe is the most innovative model for showcasing talented high school football players from across the country. In our inaugural season (2007), 600 players participated in one of 3 events held in 3 different regions of the country. This past season, 11 events were held in 6 states with over 3,000 players in attendance. Since our inception, NLA has operated a total of 30 events attended by over 10,000 student/athletes from across the country. Our premier events, Pylon Elite 7v7 & ELC, have attracted players from every state, with the exception of Alaska. Players from as far away as Hawaii and Canada have traveled to one of 11 sites to fulfill their dreams of exhibiting their football prowess on a national stage.
As part of our business model, we feature the “elite” players as well as lesser-known, yet equally talented, players who deserve recognition. Pylon provides a level playing field for all prospects with the drive and determination required to play at the collegiate level regardless of prior accolades or notoriety. Participation in a Pylon event provides every athlete an opportunity to gain exposure. Nationally covered by Scout.com, Rivals.com, Sports Illustrated, and ESPN, our players have an opportunity to justify their “star” status or prove they are deserving of “star” status. Of all the skilled position players that have participated in one of the major “All American” games, over 80% were Pylon alumni. In addition, a significant number of those All Americans received their invitation as a direct result of the stellar performances they displayed during one of our events.
Many players who compete in our events are recognized Division I prospects. However, many come to us with little recognition and zero college scholarship offers. A praiseworthy fact is that a high percentage of these “undiscovered” talents eventually receive offers and attend major colleges and universities. The exposure created by attending one of our events has benefited the participants in terms of greater exposure, ranking status, All-Star game