Florida Elite Quarterback Academy

Florida Elite Quarterback Academy
Florida Elite Quarterback Academy

The DeBartolo Sports Elite Quarterback Training Academy offers quarterback development programs to those that want to be the best, and be trained by the best. Buffalo Bills Quarterback Consultant, Joe Dickinson, directs each program, ensuring that all participants receive professional-level coaching and highly focused, individual attention.

Non-Contact Florida Elite Quarterback Academy: Former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Joe Dickinson leads the instructional programs and will be supported by a team of coaches that have developed players at the NFL, College, high school, and youth level. Athletes will participate in skills and classroom sessions. Athletes receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical and mental abilities on the football field. 

An emphasis on classroom time combined with field work give athletes the knowledge and experience they need to excel at their game. Quarterbacks polish their fundamental skills and learn how to watch and breakdown game tape. All quarterbacks are filmed during training sessions so their performance can be reviewed and analyzed at daily meetings.

Highlights Include

  • Small group, limited participation
  • Position specific drills led by Joe Dickinson and supporting team of Elite coaches
  • Quarterbacks will work on game speed ½ field read and reach drills with wide receivers
  • Athletes receive Elite Academy apparel and individual video from skills sessions
  • Ability to bring a wide receiver at no additional charge
  • Program includes on-field training and classroom work (individual and NFL Film analysis)
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Joe Dickinson
Camp Director

Joe Dickinson

Dickinson is currently an NFL Quarterback Consultant for the Buffalo Bills and is Director of Coaching and Lead Quarterback Instructor for DeBartolo Sports University, conducting both private and group training events across the United States.

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He 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 work routinely ranked at the top of the NCAA. Throughout his extensive career, he’s 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 went 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 continued on to NFL careers: LeShon Johnson, James Allen, De’mond Parker, and Jermaine Fezande.

Coach Dickinson mentored Heisman Candidate LeShon Johnson at Northern Illinois University 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.

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 then Minnesota Vikings QB Rhett Bomar prepare for the NFL Combine and pre-season camp. Throughout this period, he also worked with New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel, Tampa Bay Buccaneers first round draft choice QB Josh Freeman, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Rudy Carpenter.

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 with and learn from 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.

Dickinson has also appeared in the Snoop Dogg television series, Fatherhood, where he is shown tutoring Snoop Dogg’s son who is focused on developing his quarterback skills, and in The Hopeful, an award-winning documentary about East Carolina University Quarterback Cody Keith’s journey to success.

Coach Dickinson currently resides in Choctaw, Oklahoma.

Camp Details


Check-in: Wednesday at 10:45AM
Check-out: Friday at 5PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided for participating quarterbacks.
Daily Camp Hours: WED-THURS 10:45AM-5PM, FRI 10AM-1PM

*This camp is NON-CONTACT.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on facilities, camper evaluation, and registration.

More Important Camp Details


Athletes from across the globe have traveled to DeBartolo Sports University programs in search of the best training. At the Elite QB Training Academy, high school and youth participants receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical, and mental abilities on the football field. Individuals and Youth, Freshman, JV, Varsity teams are encouraged to attend. The DeBartolo Sports University programs are NON-CONTACT


Quarterbacks may bring a Wide Receiver to the Florida Elite Quarterback Training Academy at no additional charge. It is strongly recommended that you get your primary receiver or receivers to the skill sessions at the Indoor Soccer Arena. Quarterbacks who have attended our program in the past yield the greatest results when they have their receivers in attendance to work on route timing and passing game rhythm. The Wide Receiver's full name and high school graduation year will be requested in the registration process. 


Debartolo Sports University will provide all quarterbacks with a Nike apparel package ($300 value) at check-in. Quarterbacks are asked to bring their own football (marked with their name) to ensure that they have a chance to train with the ball they will be using during the season. Athletes should also bring the following: cleats, athletic tape, notebook, writing utensil, bag, and towel.


Lunch will be provided for participating quarterbacks.


Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.


Lodging is not provided by the camp. If you are in need of hotel accommodations, we encourage you to stay at One Ocean Resort, Sawgrass Marriott, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, or the Hampton Inn. Detailed information for each of these hotels can be found in your registration packet. 


A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to the start of camp. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.


Camp will be held at the Indoor Football Facility located at 14129 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32250.  

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Wednesday-Thursday
  • 10:45 AM Quarterback check-in (*Please do not arrive prior to 10:45am)
  • 11:00 AM Welcome, review of the weekend, quarterback meeting
  • 11:45 AM Skills session
  • 1:45 PM Lunch
  • 2:15 PM Quarterback meeting
  • 3:15 PM Skills session
  • 5:00 PM Check-out
  • Friday
  • 10:00 AM Private and small group workouts/Meetings with Coach Dickinson
  • 1:00 PM Check-out

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Quarterback
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
If you are interested in attending only 1 or 2 days of camp, please contact the US Sports Camps Office at 1-800-645-3226 to register at a pro-rated price.
10:45AM-5PM $875.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.