The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy "Trench Warfare Camp" is designed to identify and work with both the up-and-coming and premier offensive and defensive line athletes from across the world. The game of football is won and lost at the line of scrimmage. It takes a strong, tough, physical, and disciplined individual to compete there. We're looking for linemen who want to know what it takes to battle “in the trenches” at the highest level. Our talented and experienced staff, ties to the Hall of Fame, recruiting & college exposure and an ideal training facility make this camp the perfect spot for aspiring lineman to learn and grow their game.
The Trench Warfare Camp series will have master scouts evaluating all attendees with those that standout getting the invite to participate in the All Star “Trench Warfare Camp” at the prestigious Pro Football Hall of Fame facility in Canton, Ohio.
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration
9:00 -9:30 - Coach & Camp Introductions
9:30 -9:50 - Dynamic Warmups
10:00 -12:00 - Testing
12:00- 12:45 - Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 - "Building The Perfect Lineman"
1:30 - 1:45 - Warm up and Stretch
1:45 -2:30 - Drive Blocking & Defensive Line Fundamentals
2:30 -3:15 - 2 & 5 Man Sled Work
3:15 - Break
3:30 -4:15 - Reach Blocking, Pulling & Trapping & Hand Fighting/Recovery
4:15- 4:45 - Zone Blocking & Run Technique & Beating the Double Team
5:00 - 6:30 - Live 1 on 1 and Full Line Competition
Saturday Evening Feast - 7:45
All camp participants and their guests will be fed a variety of great foods inspired from linemen requests. Camp coaches and Former NFL and/or Pro Football Hall of Fame Members will be present to socialize with the attendees and their guests. The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy’s premier scouting service will give a presentation during dinner and also stay to socialize and answer personal questions any athlete or family member may have.
10:00 -10:30 - Check In
10:50 -11:20 - Agilities / Dynamic Warmups
11:30 - 12:30 - Pass Blocking and Pass Rushing Fundamentals
12:30 - 1:15 - Lunch
1:15-2:00 - "The Lineman's Diet Presentation"
2:00- 2:15 - Warmup and Stretch
2:15 - 3:15 - Perfect Pass Protection and Rushing
3:15 - Break
3:15 - 4:15 - Live 1 on 1 & Full Line Pass Rushing/Blocking with the Offensive and Defensive Linemen
(Scouts will be watching competitive, repetitions until completion)
4:15 - Camp Wrap Up
(Possible awards, All Star invites and speeches)
Coach Chuck and former NFL Coach, Rex Norris
Karl “Chuck” Roesler is the Lineman National Director for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy. Chuck’s vision for The Trench Warfare Academy Camps was driven by a passion and understanding for the athletes who battle at the line of scrimmage and sacrifice ego for the good of the team. Chuck played football for the University of Notre Dame as an offensive tackle, graduating in 1986. Chuck has coached 18 years of football and has been part of 8 State Championship teams, sending several athletes to D1, DII, DIII, college careers. Chuck stopped coaching in 2015 so that he could watch his son Karl III play football at The University of Arkansas. In 2018, Chuck returned to coaching with The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy and plays an active role in helping aspiring lineman reach their personal goals.
Joe Tronzo is the current Director of Strength and Conditioning for Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky. A former walk-on to the University of Louisville football program, Joe became a three year starter at fullback and team captain, graduating in 2010 with a Masters’ Degree in Exercise Physiology. After stints with the Cincinnati Bengals and Tennessee Titans, he returned to his alma mater. Joe is also a member of American Football Without Barriers, a non-profit organization consisting of current and former NFL players who host football camps internationally. Joe maintains a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach credential through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach credential through USA Weightlifting.