Willamalane and Anthony Newman Sports Camps are proud to offer sports camps in the Eugene/Springfield area this summer. All athletes, regardless of skill level, will learn fundamentals of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork and responsibility. All participants will come away with new friends, new skills and love for the game! We will offer several sport camps to choose from for kids in grades 1-8. These camps will take place at Bob Keefer Center.
Sign up today for:
- Basketball, grades 1-4 and 4-8
- Football, grades 1-8
- Soccer, grades 1-4 and 4-8
- Multi Sports, grades 1-4 and 4-8
- Volleyball, grades 1-8
Anthony Newman is widely regarded as the greatest high school football player in Oregon history out of Beaverton High School. He earned all state running back and offensive player of the year his senior year and Kodak first team All-American. Newman was also an accomplished baseball player, drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays his senior year in high school. Newman starred at the University of Oregon, playing a leading role transforming the Ducks from perennial Pac-12 doormats to a title contender, and laying the foundation for the powerhouse program that now exists in Eugene. Newman finished his senior year earning first team All-Pac 10 and All-American honors. Newmanwas inducted into the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
After being drafted in the second round of the 1988 draft, Newman went on to play 12 stellar seasons as an NFL defensive back with the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.
Newman is a football analyst for the Talkin’ Ducks show on NBC Sports Northwest and a Oregon Duck football analyst on the Portland radio station – 1080 the Fan. He’s also a defensive assistant at Central Catholic High School in Portland, OR where they won back to back state football championships in 2013/2014.
Meet Lavasier Tuinei
Former Duck player from 2009-2012 and Rose Bowl MVP. Since a young boy his life has been surrounded by the excitement of football. He has been blessed to have his father and uncles play at the D-1 Level and in the NFL. His father, Van Tuinei, was a Defensive End for the University of Arizona, furthering his career in the NFL with San Diego Chargers, Indiana Colts, and Chicago Bears. Same career path goes for my uncles, Tom and Mark Tuinei. Lavasier Tuinei says, “Football has made an impact my life and has taught me self-discipline, self-growth/motivation, and how to win.”
After playing football for many years he decided to take the coaching path. “The coaching path has shown me I can still be a part of the game, which I need to feed my soul and gives me the opportunity to help give back to young adults that I can mentor and forever leave a lasting impression – just like my coaches did for me,” he says. He currently coaches at Churchill High School as the Tight End/DB assistant coach and has helped successfully brought his team to a 12-1 season (this is a first since 1977), helping them get to the 5A State Championship. Tuinei use the Hudl program to breakdown practice and game film for both our players and all coaching staff. He has helped change the culture surrounding the football program by sharing his personal experiences, bringing in youthful energy to practice on a daily basis, and being an active listener for our team and helping them all reach their goals.
Just Recently Coach Tuinei has Started his own business called MVP Speed Training. Although he is based out of Eugene his is more than willing to make travels up to Portland to train kids of all ages. Although Coach Tuinei just started his Business, he has still help train kids for 7 years now In Indiana, California, Washington, Texas, Oregon, Hawaii and Florida.