Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training

Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training
Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training

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.

Non-Contact Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training: Former University of Oklahoma Offensive Coordinator and current Buffalo Bills Quarterback Consultant 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 levels. 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. 

An emphasis on classroom time combined with field work gives athletes the knowledge and experience they need to excel at their game. Quarterbacks polish their fundamental skills and learn how to watch and break down game tape. All quarterbacks are filmed during training sessions so their performance can be reviewed and analyzed at daily meetings.

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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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.

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Joe McCulley
Coach

Joe 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.

Coach

Daxx Garman

Coach Garman, a pro-style QB, transferred to the University of Maryland prior to the 2015 season. As a Senior in 2015, Garman appeared in two games with his season being cut short due to...

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Coach Garman, a pro-style QB, transferred to the University of Maryland prior to the 2015 season.

As a Senior in 2015, Garman appeared in two games with his season being cut short due to injury.

As a Junior at Oklahoma State (2014), Garman appeared in nine games (eight starts), totaling 2,041 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. He won his first four career starts, including victories over UTSA, Texas Tech, Iowa State and Kansas and helped lead Oklahoma State to a postseason bowl game. In his first Big 12 start, Garman accounted for five touchdowns against Texas Tech, throwing for 370 yards and four scores and running for a touchdown. This performance earned him player of the week honors.

As a Redshirt Freshman at Oklahoma State (2012) Garman Quarterbacked the OSU scout team while sitting out his transfer year per NCAA regulations. Garman transferred to OSU from Arizona following the arrival of new Head Coach Rich Rodriguez.

High School: Switched high schools during his career and did not play his senior year at Southlake Carroll HS. As a junior playing for Jones HS just outside of Oklahoma City in 2009, he completed 69 percent of his passes for 2,500 yards and 26 touchdowns. Was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top five percent of his class.

Camp Details

2016 HOLIDAY ELITE QUARTERBACK CAMP: DECEMBER 27-29

Check-in: Tuesday at 9:30AM
Check-out: Thursday at 3:30PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided to participating athletes.
Daily Camp Hours: TUES-THURS 9:30AM-3:30PM

*This camp is NON-CONTACT.

Click the "More Details" button below for a sample daily schedule and information on bringing a wide receiver, facilities, and registration.

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DEBARTOLO SPORTS UNIVERSITY

Athletes from across the globe have traveled to DeBartolo Sports University programs in search of the best training. At the Elite QB Training, high school and youth participants receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical, and mental abilities on the football field. Individuals and Youth, Freshman, JV, Varsity teams are encouraged to attend. The DeBartolo Sports University programs are NON-CONTACT. 

WIDE RECEIVERS

Quarterbacks may bring a wide receiver to the Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training at no additional charge. It is strongly recommended that you get your primary receiver or receivers to the skill sessions at the facility. Quarterbacks who have attended our program in the past yield the greatest results when they have their receivers in attendance to work on route timing and passing game rhythm. The wide receiver's full name and high school graduation year will be requested in the registration process. 

UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT

DeBartolo Sports University will provide all quarterbacks with a Nike apparel package at check-in. Quarterbacks are asked to bring their own football (marked with their name) to ensure that they have a chance to train with the ball they will be using during the season. Athletes should also bring the following: cleats, athletic tape, notebook, writing utensil, bag, and towel.

CAMP MEALS

Lunch will be provided for participating athletes.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Lodging is not provided by the camp. If you are in need of hotel accommodations, we encourage you to stay at the Embassy Suites Oklahoma City (1815 S Meridian – Oklahoma City, OK – 73108 – PH: 405-682-6000). 

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to the start of camp. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp. 

*Please note, this information is subject to change.

Facilities

Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training will take place at the Indoor Soccer Arena and Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City, OK. The Indoor Soccer Arena will be used for the skills sessions and classroom sessions and the QB lunch will be held at Embassy Suites. Please refer to the above Sample Daily Schedule for details.

Indoor Soccer Arena: 100 North McCormick, Oklahoma City, OK 73127

Embassy Suites: 1815 S Meridian, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Tuesday
  • 9:30 AM Quarterback check-in at Embassy Suites
  • 10:00 AM Welcome and QB meeting at Embassy Suites
  • 11:00 AM Quarterback lunch at Embassy Suites
  • 11:45 AM Depart for Indoor Soccer Arena
  • 12:00 PM Skills session at Indoor Soccer Arena/Receivers check-in
  • 3:15 PM Check-out at Indoor Soccer Arena
  • Wednesday-Thursday
  • 9:15 AM Quarterbacks and Receivers arrive at Indoor Soccer Arena
  • 9:30 AM Skills session at Indoor Soccer Arena
  • 12:30 PM Depart for Embassy Suites
  • 1:00 PM Quarterback lunch at Embassy Suites
  • 1: 45 PM Quarterback meeting at Embassy Suites
  • 3:45 PM Check-out at Embassy Suites

Camper Reviews

  • 5/5.
My son returned better than ever

"My son has been to a couple other camps as a 7th grader and said that this one was by far his best experience for learning QB. After your camp, my son returned better than ever, and his coach was so impressed he emailed me and reached out to my wife to tell us how impressed he was with his performance. This camp has really helped him take the lead of this team at QB and he will likely be voted team captain this Thursday for his performance at QB."

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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.”

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Quarterback
Age Group: 12 - 18
Gender: Boys
If you are interested in attending only 1 or 2 days of camp, please contact the US Sports Camps Office at 1-800-645-3226 to register at a pro-rated price.
9:30AM-3:30PM $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.