Training camps are just a few days away, and that can only mean one thing: football is back in our area.

The South Jersey Sports Report is also gearing up for the fall sports season; over the next few weeks we'll be checking in with local coaches for a preview of their offseason workouts.

This week we head to Galloway, where Absegami head coach Dennis Scuderi has his Braves ready for a spirited camp. Listen in to find out how he's preparing around an injury to his highest-rated player, Rashard Kinlaw, and why he's more than confident about the players around him.

We also asked Coach Scuderi about his first regular season game against the defending South Jersey Non-Public Group I State Champion, St. Joseph's. He explains what his team has to do to stand up to a perennial power, and how his players won't fear the names across the front of their opponent's jerseys this season.

We check in with South Jersey Hall of Fame sports reporter Tom Williams to find out how local programs are dealing with the summer heat. He also details some of the major changes to the Cape-Atlantic League landscape, and explains why realignment in South Jersey may not produce as many state title contenders in 2012.

Sam Hellman, beat reporter for Fox Sports' Scout.com, joined us from the first open-media Rutgers football practice in more than a decade. He tells us what's new this season for the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, and offers a preview of a few South Jersey high school training camps. Listen in to find out which local football players he believes are slated for monster seasons in the Cape-Atlantic League.

And one dedicated athlete recently rose to the top of the local tennis scene with convincing victories in the Ocean City Women's Singles Tournament and the Margate Twilight Tournament. The amazing part? She's 15, and has only been playing the game for two years. Egg Harbor Township's Katie Garthaus talks about her expectations for the Eagles this fall, what she's taking away from the Olympics, and also reveals why some tennis players feel the need to "grunt" when smashing shots on the court.

 

 

Listen to this week's show:

Sam Hellman, Fox Sports' Scout.com College & Recruiting reporter

Katie Garthaus, EHT Eagles tennis

Mike Gill, On-Air Host & 97.3 ESPN-FM personality

Dennis Scuderi, Head Coach, Absegami High School football

Tom Williams, South Jersey Hall of Fame sports writer