Florida Elite Quarterback Academy

Florida Elite Quarterback Academy
Florida Elite Quarterback Academy

The highly exclusive DeBartolo Sports Elite Quarterback Training Academy offers quarterback development programs to those that want to be the best, and be trained by the best. Leading quarterback coach, Joe Dickinson, directs each program, ensuring that all participants receive professional-level coaching and individual attention they deserve. The programs are made up of several days of intensive skills training, chalkboard sessions and film study.

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, participation limited to 14 quarterbacks
  • Elite skills instruction led by Coach Joe Dickinson
  • Athletes receive video of themselves from skills sessions
  • All athletes receive a NIKE performance apparel package
  • Catered lunch each day
  • Ability to bring a receiver a no additional charge
  • Non-contact, game speed drills
  • Athletic trainers onsite at all times

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Joe Dickinson
Camp Director

Joe Dickinson

Recognized as one of the leading developers of quarterbacks in the nation, Coach Dickinson has worked with some of the nation’s top talent.

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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

Who:     Individual quarterbacks and wide receivers ages 12-18, high school and youth teams
When:   March 14-16, 2015, April 3-5, 2015, July 31-Aug 2, 2015, December 19-21, 2015
Where:  Indoor Football Facility (NOTE UPDATED ADDRESS)
              14129 Beach Boulevard
              Jacksonville, FL 32250
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Regardless of an individual's level of experience, our Elite Quarterback Training Academy ensures they get the first class training and experience they need to excel.

Space in each program is limited, as small groups are necessary to ensure elite personalized quarterback training, early enrollment is suggested.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 10:45 AM Athlete Check-in
  • 11:00 AM Welcome, review of the weekend, and QB Meeting
  • 11:45 AM Quarterback Skills Session
  • 1:30 PM Lunch
  • 2:15 PM Quarterback meeting
  • 3:00 PM Quarterback skills session
  • 4:45 PM Closing
  • NOTE: *Schedule is subject to change; on the last day athletes will have private and small group workouts and meetings with Coach Dickinson

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Quarterback
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
Day $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.