Debartolo Football Academy Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida
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.
The Elite QB & WR Academy features 3 days of intense skills training, speed, strength, agility training, 7v7, and NFL film study and chalkboard sessions. Athletes will receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical, and mental abilities on the football field. The program is led by former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Joe Dickinson and he is supported by an expert team of coaches that have had success developing athletes at every level of football.
- Quarterback specific drills led by former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Joe Dickinson supported by a team Elite coaches
- Offensive and defensive team install time and 7v7 against live competition
- Non-contact, athletic trainers are on-site at all times
- Athletes receive lunch each day
- All athletes receive NIKE performance apparel
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.Read Full Bio
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.
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 3 days with athlete check-in on Friday at 10 a.m. and check-out on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Joe Dickinson leads the 3-day instructional program and he will be supported by a team of coaches that have developed players at the NFL, College, high school, and youth level. Athletes receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical and mental abilities on the football field.
During periods of 7v7, participating high school coaches and their teams will have the opportunity to develop offensive and defensive schemes against live competition.
Individuals and varsity, JV, and freshman teams are encouraged to attend.
Who: Individual Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers, high school and youth teams
Where: Indoor Football Facility
14175 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32250
When: 10:00am-5:00pm (Friday and Saturday)
10:00am-3:30pm (Sunday) ***Sunday will finish early to accommodate families from out of town
Athletes will participate in skills, classroom, and 7v7 sessions. Each participant will receive lunch daily, Elite Academy apparel, and individual video from skills sessions.
· Position specific drills led by former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator Joe Dickinson supported by a team Elite coaches
· Offensive and defensive team install time and 7v7 against live competition
· Non-contact, athletic trainers are on-site at all times
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:45 a.m. Campers Arrive
- 10:00 a.m. Morning skill and performance sessions
- 12:00 p.m. Lunch
- 2:00 p.m. Afternoon skill session
- 5:00 p.m. Campers Depart
Quarterbacks may bring a WR at no additional charge.Read camper reviews