Cass High's Rick Casko said Robert Newkirk -- who he once coached -- and Richard Newsome, will work with youngsters at the camp, which is being held at Hamilton Crossing from 9 a.m. until noon Monday and Tuesday.
He said youngsters may still sign up for the camp, now in its seventh year, at 9 a.m. Monday. Registration is $25.
Casko said Newkirk, whose rookie year was 1999, played three years in the NFL. The former Chicago Bear was coached by Casko at Belle Glade (Fla.) High.
Casko said Newsome, a former New Orleans Saint, played three years in the NFL. His rookie year was 2001 and he played college ball at Michigan State, where he was a defensive back and a former college teammate of Newkirk, who was a defensive tackle.
The Cass coach said the two are knowledgeable about football and will work with youngsters ranging in age from 6 to 7 to eighth grade on the fundamentals of the game.
"This is a good time for these youngsters because recreational football programs are about to start," Casko said. "Some of them may even decide to participate because of what they learn Monday and Tuesday."
He said the camp usually draws about 30 youngsters and it's a good chance for them to learn.
The Cass coach said the camp also gives the youngsters a chance to meet the former NFL players and even get autographs.
"They also get to work with some of our Cass High football staffers and hopefully pick up on some fundamentals," he said.
Casko noted Newsome has joined the football staff at Cass.
He added he looks forward to the camps, too.
"It's a great chance for me to get together with some of my former players," he said. "Last year I saw Johnny Rutledge (who played with the Phoenix Cardinals and was a second round draft pick out of the University of Florida)."
He said he hadn't seen Newkirk "in about 15 years."