Contact Football Camps feature full contact drills and scrimmages with a staff of major college coaches and players. At camps "contact" is introduced in a slow, gradual progression before any actual "contact" is initiated. Campers are divided according to age, weight and ability.
The instruction (3 times a day) stresses both individual positions and team play with every camper. Thousands of our previous football campers played, or are now playing college football (many at schools represented by our coaching staff).
WEEK LONG CAMP CHECK-IN
Check-in for the All Skills Camp takes place between 12-1:30pm on Sunday at Pratt Football Field. Opening Ceremony will be on the field at 1:30pm and the first practice (full gear) will begin immediately following around 2:00pm. Parents are invited to watch.
WEEK LONG CAMP CHECK-OUT
Campers scrimmage in the morning on the last day of camp, beginning with the youngest campers. Youngest campers will be ready to check out by 11:00am and all campers should be finished and checked out by 12:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages! Check-out is at Pratt Football Field.
Check-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:45am on Sunday at Pratt Football Field. Clinic will end at 12:00pm.
Campers need a full set of football equipment - helmet, shoulder pads, two jerseys (one light/one dark), pants and pads, football shoes (NO metal-tip cleats), athletic supporter, cup and mouthpiece. For campers without equipment, Contact Football Camp has equipment for rent prior to camp at $95 per set (helmet, shoulder pads, pants and pads) and $100 per set if rented on the first day of camp. Individual pieces of equipment are available at $45 per item.
HALF DAY MORNING SPECIALTY CLINIC - 9 am - 12 pm (first morning) - $150
Quarterbacks – Personalized attention and instruction by our quarterback coaches. The focus of the instruction includes the following: leadership, passing techniques, drop-backs, quickness, footwork, speed and agility, ball handling, hand-offs, pitches and options, passing techniques, sprint-outs, bootlegs, rollouts and play-action, passing drills, grip, QB/center exchange, pivots, sprint-draw and play-action pass, progression for finding the open receiver, mental and physical preparation for playing QB, warm-up drills, reading coverages, secondary pressure, and audibles.
Wide Receivers - Personalized attention and instruction by our receiver coaches. The focus of the instruction includes the following: reading coverages, correct pass routes, working back to the ball, catching the ball at the highest point, catching the ball, following the ball to the hands, speed control, how to get open, spotting defensive coverages (man-to-man, zone and combinations), running drills, receiver drills, stance, release, patterns: out, post, hook, curl, post/corner, fade, in, fly, cross, etc.
Defensive Backs - Goals of the camp will be to teach fundamental skills, techniques, and reads needed to be a successful defensive back at all levels. Different defenses will be highlighted. The skills covered will include stance and starts, footwork, tackling, run/pass recognition, read and react, and secondary coverage.
*** Rain: Campers will practice rain or shine. If there is lightning campers will go into locker room while it passes.
Camp Code: FBXRAC
Amherst College is approximately two hours from downtown Boston, two and a half hours from Logan Airport and three hours north of New York City.
Campers train daily on Pratt Field, home of the Lord Jeffs. As the third oldest NCAA football playing site in the nation, Pratt Field is a beacon of small college athletics tradition. With modern amenities blending seamlessly with century old decor in an ideal campus setting, Pratt field is a historic landmark any football player can enjoy.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- 8:45 a.m. Clinic Campers Check In (Pratt Field)
- 12:00 p.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Rules/Orientation
- 2:00 p.m. Regular Camp Schedule
- Days 2-4
- 7:15 a.m. Wake Up/Stretch/Run
- 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Practice #1, Offensive Emphasis
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 2:00 p.m. Practice #2, Defensive Emphasis
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 4:30 p.m. Free Time/Dinner/Swimming
- 6:45 p.m. Practice #3, Competition
- 8:15 p.m. Evening Activities, Meetings, Speakers
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
- Day 5
- 7:15 a.m. Wake Up/Stretch/Run
- 7:45 a.m. Breakfast/Warm Up/Camp Recap
- 9:00 a.m. Games
- 12:00 p.m. Camp Check Out/Graduation