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.

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.

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. 

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

Athletes from across the globe have traveled to DeBartolo Sports University’s Academy 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.

The DeBartolo Sports University's Academy programs are NON-CONTACT. This clinic is for Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers. Individuals and Youth, Freshman, JV, Varsity teams are encouraged to attend. 

*QB's may bring WR to skill sessions at no additional charge

More Important Camp Details

SPRING BREAK QUARTERBACK CAMP: MARCH 25-27, 2016

First Day Check-in: Friday, March 25th at 12PM
Last Day Check-out: Sunday, March 27that 5:15PM
Daily Camp Hours: FRI-SAT 12PM-5:15PM, SUN 10AM-1PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided for all campers each day.

QUARTERBACK CLASSROOM CAMP: JULY 16-17, 2016

First Day Check-in: Saturday, July 16th at 10AM
Last Day Check-out: Sunday, July 17th 4PM
Daily Camp Hours: SAT-SUN: 10AM-4PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided for all campers each day.

PRE-SEASON QUARTERBACK PREP CAMP: JULY 29-31, 2016

First Day Check-in: Friday, July 29th at 12PM 
Last Day Check-out: Sunday, July 31st 2PM
Daily Camp Hours: FRI-SAT 12PM-5PM, SUN 10AM-2PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided for all campers each day.

Facilities

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

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Friday and Saturday
  • 12 PM Check-in
  • 12:15 PM Welcome, review of the weekend, Quarterback meeting
  • 1:00 PM Skills session
  • 2:30 PM Lunch
  • 3:00 PM Quarterback meeting
  • 3:45 PM Skills session
  • 5:15 PM Depart
  • Sunday
  • 10:00 AM Private and small group workouts and meetings with Coach Dickinson
  • 1:00 PM Depart

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Quarterback
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
Camp will take place at Indoor Football Facility, 14129 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32250
Day $695.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Quarterback
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
Camp will take place at Indoor Football Facility 14129 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville 32250
Day $600.00
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.