Oklahoma Elite Quarterback Academy

Oklahoma Elite Quarterback Academy
Oklahoma Elite Quarterback Academy

US Sports Camps is pleased to present the Debartolo Oklahoma 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 the 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 that their performance can be reviewed and analyzed at daily meetings. 

Highlights Include

  • Elite skills instruction led by Coach Joe Dickinson
  • Athletes receive video of themselves from skills sessions
  • Catered lunch each day
  • Ability to bring a receiver at no additional charge (Except for July 10-12, 2015 program)
  • 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.

You can contact Coach Dickinson by email at JDickinson@DeBartoloSports.com Listed below are some of the notable athletes that Coach Dickinson has worked with throughout his career: Troy Aikman, QB (Dallas Cowboys) James Allen, RB (Chicago Bears) Matt Barkley, QB (Philadelphia Eagles) Blake Bell, QB (University of Oklahoma) Todd Boeckman, QB (Jacksonville Jaguars) Rhett Bomar, QB (Minnesota Vikings) Kedric Bostic, QB (Princeton) Richard Brehaut, QB (UCLA) Brayle Brown, QB (University of Louisiana Monroe) Trevor Brown, QB (BYU) Rudy Carpenter, QB (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Justin Chandler, TE (UNLV) Brandon Connette, QB (Duke) David Cornwell, QB (University of Alabama 2014 commit) Dayne Crist, QB (University of Kansas) Chase Daniel, QB (Kansas City Chiefs) Augie DeBiase, QB (Providence School, class of 2016) Alexander Diamont, QB (Indiana University 2014 commit) Jermaine Fazande, RB (San Diego Chargers) Nelson Fishback, QB (Western Kentucky University) Josh Freeman, QB (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) Gus Frerotte, QB (Washington Redskins) Daxx Garman, QB (Oklahoma State University) MarQueis Gray, TE (San Francisco 49ers) Jake Heaps, QB (University of Kansas) Austin Hinder, QB (Cal – Berkeley) LeShon Johnson, RB (New York Giants) Cody Keith, QB (East Carolina University) Keaton Lewis, QB (Kansas State University) Jake Locker, QB (Tennessee Titans) JP Losman, QB (Buffalo Bills) EJ Manuel, QB (Buffalo Bills) Stockar McDougle, OL (Jacksonville Jaguars) Paul Millard, QB (University of West Virginia) Nate Montana, QB (West Virginia Wesleyan) Nick Montana, QB (Tulane University) Josh Nunes, QB (Stanford) De’mond Parker, RB (Detroit Lions) Nick Patti, QB (Boise State University) Rafe Peavey, QB (University of Arkansas 2014 commit) Ryan Polite, QB (UTSA) Conner Preston, QB (Southern Methodist University) Kevin Prince, QB (UCLA) Terrelle Pryor, QB (Oakland Raiders) Patrick Ramsey, QB (Minnesota Vikings) Chase Rettig, QB (Boston College) Landon Root, QB (Northern Illinois University 2014 commit) T.J. Rubley, QB (Los Angeles Rams) Matt Scott, QB (Jacksonville Jaguars) Jesse Scroggins, QB (University of Arizona) Quinn Shanbour, QB (Oklahoma State University) Russell Shepard, WR (Philadelphia Eagles) Travis Smith, QB (University of Toledo 2014 commit) Jeff Tuel, QB (Buffalo Bills) Willie Tuitama, QB (University of Arizona) Roy Williams, S (Cincinnati Bengals) Ryan Williams, QB (University of Miami) Greg Windham, QB (Ohio University)

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Jeff McCulley

Jeff McCulley

Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University.  Not...

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Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University.  Not only does Coach McCulley bring to the table a vast knowledge of the quarterback position but also a deep understanding of the game of football and all aspects of what it takes to become a great player.  Joe has 35 years coaching experience coaching young athletes,  29 years as a head coach , 5 years assistant and offensive coordinator both in Oklahoma high schools and 1 year assistant and quarterback coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, his Alma Mater.

Coach McCulley has coached  6 All-State quarterbacks, produced 25 all-state players, won 15 district titles,  had 11 state quarterfinals, 4 state semi-final appearances, and 1 State Championship.  He has been elected by his peers as All State Coach and 12 times District Coach of the year.

Joe has worked with numerous college football camps, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and University of Tulsa.  He had the opportunity to help establish the first team camp in Oklahoma with long time University Tulsa head coach and current University of Mississippi offensive coordinator David Rader.

As a player McCulley played quarterback for Anaheim High School in Southern California where he was mentored by former NFL coach Dick Coury.  After graduation he played quarterback at the University of Tulsa, under the guidance of then offensive coordinator, former NFL coach and player Jerry Rhome. During his tenure here in 1973 he was 2nd leading passer in the nation behind Jesse Freitas of San Diego State.  He was also ranked 2nd in total offense behind longtime Dallas Cowboy and Arizona State quarterback Danny White.   While playing at Tulsa he had the opportunity and good fortune to throw to elite receivers Drew Pearson, former all –pro Dallas Cowboy, Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer, and Raymond Rhodes, Pro-bowler and former Green Bay Packer’s Head coach.

Coach McCulley and his wife Sherry have 5 children and are currently living in Hennessey, Ok where he is the Superintendent of schools.

Camp Details

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 truly elite level training, so book a place today.

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Who:      Individual quarterbacks and wide receivers ages 12-18, high school and youth teams
When:    Check-in Friday at 10:00 a.m. Camp will run July 10-12, 2015
Where:   Shawnee High School
              1001 N Kennedy Avenue
              Shawnee, OK 74801
Hours:    Sat: 10AM-5PM, Sun: 10AM-3:30PM

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 10:00 AM Athlete Check-in
  • 10:30 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

Camper Reviews

Greg FishbackFather of Top Recruit at Quarterback

  • 4/5.
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.”

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.