Southwestern Assembly of God University Waxahachie, Texas
Contact Football Camps is excited to announce our newest location for 2013, Southwestern Assembly of God University (SAGU). At football camp campers have the opportunity to train hard, refine their techniques, and compete in a full contact environment.
- Individual Camp ages 8-18
- Grouping by age, weight and ability
- Contact Drills and Scrimmages
- Contact Football Camp T-shirt and Prizes
- Great exposure to college coaches
- Daily training to develop speed, strength and agility
Southwestern can be found just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The smaller community provides a quiet, rural atmosphere while all the excitement of the big city awaits only 25 minutes away.Meet your coaching staff
Jesse Godding is in his 11th year as Head Football Coach at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, completing his second year as the Athletic Director for SAGU. SAGU Athletics are affiliated as members in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA – Division I) as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA – Division I). The football Lions participate in the Central States Football League. As a faculty member, Coach Godding has taught major courses in Business Sports Management and Physical Education. He is currently working towards his doctorate in sports management from the United States Sports Academy. Godding, an engaging and effective communicator, brings a passion and vision for meshing sports and faith to a school with approximately 2,100 students. The Minnesota native is dedicated to building spiritual character as well as maximizing physical skills in the life of his athletes. He is known for steady and purposeful leadership and perseverance. His personal motto is “Persistence over time equals success.”
Dante Embry is entering his second year as a defensive assistant coach at Southwestern Assembly of God University.
Embry received a full athletic scholarship from Navarro College in Corsicana TX in 2007. In 2008, he transferred to Southwestern Assemblies of God University to complete his football careers as a linebacker. He graduated in December 2012 with a Bachelors degree in Professional Development.
He currently is working on his masters in history and resides in Waxahachie, TX.
Contact Football Camps feature full contact drills and scrimmages with a staff of major college coaches and players. At camps "contact" is introduced in a slow, gradual progression before any actual "contact" is initiated. Campers are divided according to age, weight and ability.
The instruction (3 times a day) stresses both individual positions and team play with every camper. Thousands of our previous football campers played, or are now playing college football (many at schools represented by our coaching staff).
Campers need a full set of football equipment - helmet, shoulder pads, two jerseys (one light/one dark), pants and pads, football shoes (NO metal-tip cleats), athletic supporter, cup and mouthpiece. For campers without equipment, Contact Football Camp has equipment for rent prior to camp at $90 per set (helmet, shoulder pads, pants and pads) and $100 per set if rented on the first day of camp. Individual pieces of equipment are available at $40 per item.
HALF DAY MORNING SPECIALTY CLINIC : 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - $145
Wide Receivers – Personalized attention and instruction by our receiver coaches. The focus of the instruction includes the following: reading coverages, correct pass routes, working back to the ball, catching the ball at the highest point, catching the ball, following the ball to the hands, speed control, how to get open, spotting defensive coverages (man-to-man, zone and combinations), running drills, receiver drills, stance, release, patterns: out, post, hook, curl, post/corner, fade, in, fly, cross, etc.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- 8:45 a.m. Clinic Campers Check In Only
- 12:30 p.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Orientation/Rules
- 2:00 p.m. Regular Camp Schedule
- Days 2-3
- 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Practice #1, Offense Emphasis
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 2:00 p.m. Practice #2, Defense Emphasis
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Dinner/Free Time
- 6:45 p.m. Practice #3, Competition
- 8:15 p.m. Evening Activities, Meetings, Speakers
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
- Day 4
- 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Warm Up, Drill ReCap
- 9:00 a.m. Games
- 12:00 p.m. Camp Check Out
Morning Clinic Check In: 8:30 a.m. on first day of camp at Teeter Hall.
Graduation: Campers scrimmage in the morning on the last day of camp, beginning with the youngest campers. Youngest campers will be ready to check out by 11:00 a.m. and all campers should be finished and checked out by 12 p.m.. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages!