DeBartolo Football Academy             Curry College Milton, Massachusetts

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Eddie DeBartolo's 49ers teams were built with first class, Hall of Fame players such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott, and visionary coaches such as Bill Walsh and George Seifert. Regarded as the “players’ owner”, Mr. DeBartolo’s vision is to help athletes and coaches improve their skills, realize their talents, and maximize their potential through unparalleled development football programs.

Quarterback Coach Joe Dickinson, and his team of performance specialists, will take quarterbacks and wide receivers through a simulated NFL and college camp, complete with quarterback and wide receiver specific skills training, speed, strength, and agility training, NFL film study and chalkboard sessions. Additionally, extensive recaps, video, and photo coverage through the DeBartolo Sports University website, provides participants a platform to further distinguish themselves from the vast pool of football players. When not training, athletes have the opportunity to enjoy the accommodations of the college and participate in organized activities.

Curry’s athletic facilities are impressive. Improvements to the D. Forbes Will Athletic Complex include the newly constructed Walter M. Katz Field - a state-of-the-art "Field-Turf" field that will be used by the football team, men’s and women’s soccer, lacrosse programs, and baseball and softball team practice and intramurals.

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Camp Director

Joe Dickinson

Recognized as one of the premier   developers of quarterbacks in the  nation, Coach Dickinson has recently trained several of   the nations top quarterbacks coming out of the high school ranks.  

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Quarterbacks  including Matt Barkley (USC), Dayne Crist (Notre Dame), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Jake Heaps   (BYU), Blake Bell (Oklahoma), and this years top quarterback  recruits Cody Keith (National   Prep Player of the Year, East Carolina University Commit), Conner Preston (Southern   Methodist University Commit), and Daxx Garman (University of Arizona Commit) have all sought his training.

Under the guidance of Coach Dickinson, youth quarterbacks Augie DeBiase (Jacksonville,   Florida) and Grady Sullivan (Southlake Carroll, Texas) received National attention with   their superior play during the 2010 season and respective invitation's to play in the Junior   Rank Diamond Bowl and the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.

In 2008 and 2009 Coach Dickinson helped current Minnesota Vikings QB Rhett Bomar prepare for the NFL Combine and pre-season camp.  Throughout this period he worked with New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel, Tampa Bay Buccaneer first round draft choice QB Josh Freeman, and Tampa Bay Bucs QB Rudy Carpenter.

Coach Dickinson served as the Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at several Division 1 football programs including: Tulsa (’86-’89), Marshall (’90), Northern Illinois (’91-’95), Oklahoma (’83-85,‘96-’98), Tulane (’99-’00), and Central Oklahoma (’03-’06).  The complete offensive mastermind, Coach Dickinson’s offenses routinely ranked at the top of the NCAA.  Throughout his extensive career he had the opportunity to coach alongside some of the best minds in football.  He was on staff with Hall of Fame Coach and Super Bowl Champion Barry Switzer when they won the 1985 National Championship.  While at Marshall he Coached with the legendary Jim Donnan, and during his time at Tulsa he coached with College Football Hall of Fame Coach John Cooper.

Early in his career at Oklahoma, Coach Dickinson worked with Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman.  From there, he would go on to recruit, coach, and/or mentor several 1st round draft picks including:  JP Losman (QB, 2004/Round 1/Pick 32), Patrick Ramsey (QB, 2002/Round 1/Pick 32), Roy Williams (S, 2002/Round 1/Pick 8), and Stockar McDougle (OL, 2000/Round 1/Pick 20).  From 1994-1997, four of Coach Dickinson’s running backs would go on to NFL careers:  LeShon Johnson, James Allen, De’mond Parker, and Jermaine Fezande.

Coach Dickinson mentored Heisman Candidate LeShon Johnson at Northern Illinois during his Nation Leading rushing performance in 1993.  While at Tulsa, he produced NFL Quarterbacks T.J. Rubley and Gus Frerotte, who rank 1st and 2nd on the schools list of All-Time Passers respectively.

In 2000, Joe Dickinson founded Fab50 Recruiting, a highly regarded scouting service for high school athletes.  Today, Fab50 recruiting remains a highly respected online scouting service.

Throughout his Coaching Career Coach Dickinson has had the opportunity to work and learn with some of the greatest minds to coach and play the game including:  Joe Avezanno, Rex Ryan, Jim Hanifan, Pat McPherson, Joe Jurasek, Terry Shea, Joe Montana, Randy Cross, Jon Embree, John Blake, Bubby Brister, Jeff Weeks, Chris Scelfo, Barry Switzer, Jim Donnan, Bill Bates, and John Cooper.



Joe McCulley - Quarterback Coach

A relatively new addition to the DeBartolo Sports organization is Joe McCulley.   Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University.  Not only does Coach McCulley bring to the table a vast knowledge of the quarterback position but also a deep understanding of the game of football and all aspects of what it takes to become a great player.  Joe has 35 years coaching experience coaching young athletes,  29 years as a head coach , 5 years assistant and offensive coordinator both in Oklahoma high schools and 1 year assistant and quarterback coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, his Alma Mater.

Coach McCulley has coached  6 All-State quarterbacks, produced 25 all-state players, won 15 district titles,  had 11 state quarterfinals, 4 state semi-final appearances, and 1 State Championship.  He has been elected by his peers as All State Coach and 12 times District Coach of the year.

Joe has worked with numerous college football camps, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and University of Tulsa.  He had the opportunity to help establish the first team camp in Oklahoma with long time University Tulsa head coach and current University of Mississippi offensive coordinator David Rader.

As a player McCulley played quarterback for Anaheim High School in Southern California where he was mentored by former NFL coach Dick Coury.  After graduation he played quarterback at the University of Tulsa, under the guidance of then offensive coordinator, former NFL coach and player Jerry Rhome. During his tenure here in 1973 he was 2nd leading passer in the nation behind Jesse Freitas of San Diego State.  He was also ranked 2nd in total offense behind longtime Dallas Cowboy and Arizona State quarterback Danny White.   While playing at Tulsa he had the opportunity and good fortune to throw to elite receivers Drew Pearson, former all –pro Dallas Cowboy, Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer, and Raymond Rhodes, Pro-bowler and former Green Bay Packer’s Head coach.

Coach McCulley and his wife Sherry have 5 children and are currently living in Hennessey, Ok where he is the Superintendent of schools.

Learn more about DeBartolo Football Academy             Curry College
Since 1995, MBSC has been a proud member of the US Sports Camps/Nike Sports Camp family, offering intensive training camps for Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and Football. Programs are designed so that no matter an athletes level of play, they will be placed in an appropriate group that challenges them and helps them reach their goals!
The camp administrators are Mehdi and Maria Belhassan. Mehdi has owned the MBSC since 1995, and prior to this was assistant director to the camp, starting in 1989. As a former tennis professional, and a father himself, he knows the values and dedication it takes to give “the best sports instruction.” Mehdi resides on campus throughout all camp sessions, and quickly gains the respect of all the campers.
Maria directs all office and customer service operations of the camp. Maria is the background force, organizing summer events, registration packets, and the many other aspects to putting together a great summer production! Maria is available via email, and during the year the 1-800 number rings to her cell phone. Our policy is that every parent should be 100% comfortable by the time they drop off their child to our camp.
Athletes from across the globe have traveled to DeBartolo Sports University’s Academy programs in search of the best training. At the Elite QB & WR Training Academy, high school and youth participants receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical, and mental abilities on the football field.
The training program is for 6 days and 5 nights with athlete check-in on Sunday of the training week and check-out on Friday.
Quarterbacks and receivers will participate in approximately 25 hours of position specific instruction (15 hours on the field and 10 hours in the classroom).
Overnight Package: Fee includes 25 hours of skill instruction over 6 days, Elite Training Academy performance apparel by Nike, three meals daily, and overnight accommodations. Evening activities are optional but have additional fees.
Extended Day Package: Fee includes 25 hours of skill instruction over 6 days, Elite Training Academy performance apparel by Nike, lunch and dinner. Evening activities are optional but have additional fees (athletes arrive facility between 8:00am and 8:30am and depart at 9:00pm).
Day Package: Fee includes 25 hours of skill instruction over 6 days, Elite Training Academy performance apparel by Nike, and lunch (athletes arrive facility between 8:00am and 8:30am and depart at 5:00pm).
Weekend Stay Over: $175 includes housing and meals for Friday night, Saturday and Sunday morning.


Sample Daily Schedule

  • Sunday
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Overnight athletes arrive and check-in
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Extended Day and Day athletes arrive and check-in
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Players meet coaches and are evaluated
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 6:00 pm Overnight Athlete Orientation
  • 10:30 pm Bed Check
  • 11:00 pm Lights Out
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 7:30 am Wake-up Call
  • 8:00 am Breakfast (overnight participants only)
  • 9:00 am Morning meeting
  • 10:00 am Morning skill and performance sessions
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon skill session
  • 5:00 pm Dinner (overnight and extended day participants only)
  • 6:30 pm Evening Activity
  • 10:30 pm Bed Check
  • 11:00 pm Lights Out
  • Friday
  • 7:30 am Wake-up Call
  • 8:00 am Breakfast (overnight participants only)
  • 9:00 am Morning Meeting
  • 10:00 am Morning skill and performance sessions
  • 12:00 pm Lunch
  • 2:00 pm Afternoon skills session
Read camper reviews

Blane BurnsCamper

  • 5/5.
This camp was HARDCORE

"This camp was HARDCORE, & not for the weakhearted, but I loved every minute.  The coaches were quick to help me adjust my technique to make me a better QB.  I really liked Coach D & Coach Mc and cant wait to go to another camp with them.  One of these days when I get to the NFL as a quarterback, I can come back & help Coach D & Coach Mc teach other kids to become better."

Rhett Bomar QB, Minnesota Vikings

  • 5/5.
I really appreciate everything Coach Dickinson has done for me

"Coach Dickinson and I have worked together for about three years now and I really appreciate everything he has done for me. We get together in the summer mostly, but  I have made great improvement while working with him.“

Mark DeBiase Father of QB Augie DeBiase

  • 5/5.
We are so thankful for what DeBartolo Sports has done

“We are so thankful for what DeBartolo Sports has done, for the way Coach Dickinson has developed my son, from a character standpoint and an athletic standpoint, and without Coach Dickinson and DSU I don't believe Augie would be at the point he is today. I believe Augie has a great future and the only way we are going down that road is with Coach D by our side."

Ron Cornwell Father of QB David Cornwell

  • 5/5.
Coach D has been incredible

“Coach D has been incredible. He is really key on why David is the quarterback that he is. He also gives him confidence that he will keep improving. There is no way we would be where we are at without him."

Pat Garman Father of Daxx Garman - 2011 Univ. of Arizona Recruiting Class

  • 5/5.
Coach Dickinson, Coach Loyd, and Coach Banks are about as good as it gets for QB’s

“DeBartolo Sports and Coach Dickinson made the Saddlebrook Camp one of the best ones Daxx has ever been to! Coach Dickinson, Coach Loyd, and Coach Banks are about as good as it gets for QB’s.”

Allen Wilson Father of WR Allen Wilson - Tarpon Springs High School

  • 5/5.
Allen has gained confidence

“Allen has matured a lot since coming to the DSU camps. He catches the ball better and runs better routes because he gets to work with all these great quarterbacks. He has gained confidence. These camps and working with Coach Dickinson has done a lot for him."

Paul Sullivan Father of Grady Sullivan

  • 5/5.
Grady is surrounded by the best quarterback role models to train with

"Grady gains confidence in his decision making and is surrounded by the best quarterback role models to train with."

Randal Simmons Father of Colby Simmons

  • 5/5.
Colby has become a completely different QB as a result of the camps and the private training sessions.

"Colby has become a completely different QB as a result of the camps and the private training sessions. You can see the difference in the video clips from the camps to actual results on the football field. I see that Colby realizes that the game is as much mental as it is physical strictly from what he has been taught by the coaches at the camps. Bottom line, DeBartolo Sports University has made a huge impact for my son."

Steve Potter Father of Carlton Potter

  • 5/5.
We are sold on this training

"Coach Dickinson provided a very professional, organized, and structured training environment, while at the same time making it fun and tailored for each QB. Carlton learned a lot, had a great time, and made noticeable improvements each day. We are sold on this training."

Ron Quaranta Father of Ronnie Quaranta

  • 5/5.
Ronnie has really improved over the last couple years working with Coach D

"Ronnie has really improved over the last couple years working with Coach D. His footwork, accuracy, and pure knowledge of the game and confidence is a big thing. Ronnie knows he can compete with some of the best in the country."

Will DoddFather of Richard Dodd

  • 5/5.
I would highly encourage any parent to consider enrolling in another DSU event

"My son Richard will be a Freshman at Hebron High School (Carrollton, TX) next year (2013-2014).  I wanted to find a QB camp that was unlike those he had ever attended before.  After thoroughly researching the DSU QB web site, I decided to enroll him in the Holiday camp in Oklahoma City.  The amount of individual attention and individual ""constructive coaching"" that Richard received during the four-day camp was beyond what I expected.  Richard enjoyed getting a large volume of repetitions throwing while at the camp as well as the class-room time that helped him understand defensive weaknesses better than before coming to camp.  Richard left camp knowing that he had multiple items to work on but he also left fully equipped with drills and coaching points from the coaches at the camp to help him make the changes necessary to move forward in his development as a QB.  I would highly encourage any parent to consider enrolling in another DSU event.  I'm very certain that Richard will attend again."

Bret SmithFather of Travis and Jake Smith

  • 5/5.
DeBartolo Sports has delivered on everything that is expected in a top notch, first class football program for elite players

"DeBartolo Sports has delivered on everything that is expected in a top notch, first class football program for elite players. The coaching staff is excellent with the players on their development physically and mentally. My sons Travis Smith and Jake Smith came out of the camps with a higher level of confidence and a better understanding for the QB position. Both have had some extensive training prior to Debartolo Sports, but after a few days at their camps the kids were able to step it up to a new level. The coaches have also been very helpful with Travis' recruiting process. They were able to answer questions for us that we did not have the answers to and gave us advice that we could not get elsewhere. Plus it is a huge advantage having coaches that actually know what college coaches are truly looking for in a player."

DeBartolo Football Academy             Curry College Joe Dickinson, Camp Director 1071 Blue Hill Avenue Milton, Massachusetts 02186

1 (800) 433-6060

DeBartolo Football Academy             Curry College
  • 5/5.
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