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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.

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.

Highlights Include

  • 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
  • Athletes receive lunch each day
  • All athletes receive NIKE performance apparel

Shawnee High School
1001 N Kennedy Ave
Shawnee, OK 74801

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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.

Learn more about DeBartolo Football Academy       Oklahoma City

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:  Shawnee High School
             1001 N Kennedy Avenue
             Shawnee, OK 74801

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
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Rhett BomarQB, 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 DeBiaseFather of Quarterback 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 CornwellFather 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 GarmanFather 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 WilsonFather of WR Allen Wilson - Tarpon Springs High School near Tampa

  • 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 SullivanFather 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."

Randall SimmonsFather 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 PotterFather 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 QuarantaFather 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."

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."

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."

Joe PickertFather of Quarterback Cole Pickert

  • 5/5.
The DeBartolo name means taking care of players and doing it right

“The DeBartolo name means taking care of players and doing it right. This camp was no exception”

Rick PurcellFather of youth Quarterback Roman Purcell

  • 5/5.
This is where the best learn how to be the best

"This is where the best learn how to be the best, from the best. If this one week is any indication of how much my son will improve, I can not wait to watch him develop as a young man and as a quarterback."

Greg FishbackFather of Nelson Fishback - 2011 Top Quarterback Recruit

  • 5/5.
DeBartolo Sports University demonstrates a genuine commitment to helping young athletes

"Nelson learned more about the quarterback position at this Academy than any other camp he's attended. Professional critiques from veterans with extensive experience at the D-1 and NFL level are what you'll receive at this academy. With a coaching staff consisting of ex-NFL players, a Heisman finalist and professional combine trainers, DeBartolo Sports University demonstrates a genuine commitment to helping young athletes improve their athletic skill sets and personal character traits.”

DeBartolo Football Academy       Oklahoma City

http://www.ussportscamps.com/images/made/assets/camps/football/DeBartolo/Mr._DeBartolo_84_100.JPG Joe Dickinson, Camp Director 1001 N Kennedy Avenue Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 74801

1 (800) 433-6060

DeBartolo Football Academy       Oklahoma City
  • 5/5.
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