In the past, football started in the late summer with training camp and ended in the winter. Teams would have a few spring workouts, but that was pretty much it for organized football. If you wanted to sharpen your skills as a player or recruit, you had to work out on your own.
That isn't the case today, as the 7-on-7 game has revolutionized the offseason for football. Basketball players can play their sport year-round due to club teams playing in the offseason. Today, football players can pretty much play club 7-on-7 organized football.
Like many things in life, there are pros and cons to these 7-on-7 teams, tournaments and camps. There's a lot of good that comes from them, but not everybody views them in a positive light.
The following read will focus on the pros and cons of recruits attending 7-on-7 camps and tournaments.