Volunteer Geoff McDonald, Virginia Attorney, Led the Charge
Former UVA linemen and Richmond attorney Geoff McDonald sponsored and volunteered for the Brian Derby Offensive Lineman Football camp in Virginia in July 2023. This one-of-a-kind football camp runs exclusively for youth football linemen ages 8 to 18.
McDonald and his team worked collaboratively with the event creators to provide campers with all the tools to win in the trenches. The Brian Derby Offensive Lineman Camp developed young player technical skills that you can’t get in other places. Derby campers have gone on to major D1 conferences and even the NFL. Geoff McDonald & Associates have been local camp sponsors since 2014.
It’s always remarkable to see how connections made during college can endure and evolve over the years. Geoff McDonald and Brian Derby’s journey from being college roommates to working together on the football field in a training capacity demonstrates the lasting bonds that can be formed through shared experiences.
“We’ve been doing this together, we’ve known each other for over 30 years,” McDonald said.
“Every year when I get back, we’re planning for the next year already,” added Derby. “To do this here and spend time with Geoff and his family, it’s always fun.”
Derby’s Offensive Linemen Camp was held in the Richmond area in July 2023. The former lineman turned attorney led the local camp, but the lineman camps take place throughout the nation.
“You can’t be a great team without a great offensive line. If the offensive line comes together, you’ve got a core for your team,” explains McDonald. “We’ve seen teams go from 2-8 to 10-2 in two years just by sending their kids to this camp.”
Derby camps teach discipline, respect, and fundamentals. “If you’ve got respect and discipline, whatever I teach you, you’re going to do it, because, in your mind, you want to learn, you want to learn it,” Derby said. “I try to teach them a balanced stance. I want to see them do everything that we do out of balance.”
McDonald, who finished his career at UVA, says the camp has a proven track record of positive results.The 2023 camp ran in July at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia for offensive football players ages 8 to 18. Here is more information about the camp: https://www.derbycamprichmond.com/.
About Geoff McDonald & Associates, P.C.
Geoff McDonald & Associates (GMA) is a Virginia personal injury law firm representing clients in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, and insurance fraud. The firm is also dedicated to community service and has sponsored and supported numerous causes across Virginia.