Contact Football Camp Sam Houston State University

Contact Football Camp Sam Houston State University
Contact Football Camp Sam Houston State University

Contact Football Camps is pleased to announce that they will be running three Texas locations for the summer of 2016 and the Contact Football Camp at Sam Houston State University is one of them!

Come train with some of the Sam Houston State University football coaching staff!  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from awesome coaches and improve your game! 

Highlights Include

  • Individual Camp ages 8-18
  • Grouping by age, weight and ability
  • Contact Drills and Scrimmages
  • Great exposure to college coaches
  • Daily training to develop speed, strength and agility
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Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Kyle Segler
Camp Director

Kyle Segler

Kyle Segler has been a member of the Bearkat football staff that has guided Sam Houston to a 40-15 record, two conference titles and three consecutive NCAA playoff appearances since 2010.

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During that time, Sam Houston made consecutive appearances in the FCS national championship game in Frisco in 2011 and 2012.

Segler was worked with five Bearkat players who have earned All-Southland Conference honors during his tenure.

He joined in the staff in July 2010 to work in offensive quality control and with the offensive line. His first two seasons, he worked with the offensive line which produced three All-Americans (Travis Watson, Chris Crockett and Kaleb Hopson) and led the way for an offense that has broken more than 35 school records.

Sam Houston became only the third team in NCAA FCS history to score 600 points in one season. The SHSU offense has ranked among the top 10 in six offensive statistics categories a total of 10 times.

As tight ends coach the past two seasons, Segler has coached two All-Southland performers – T. J. Jones in 2012 and Shane Young in 2013.

Besides blocking for a nationally-ranked offense, Bearkat tight ends have caught 31 passes for 435 yards and nine touchdowns the past two seasons

Prior to his return to Huntsville, in 2009 Segler served as the offensive line coach at Lon Morris College in Jacksonville, Texas. Segler helped start up the football program that had been shut down since 1945.

Segler played collegiately at Sam Houston State University, in Huntsville, Texas from 2004 to 2008.

He played offensive line for the Bearkats and was a part of the 2004 Bearkat football team that won the Southland Conference Championship.

He graduated from SHSU with his Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology with a Minor in History.

Segler went on to earn his Master's degree from Sam Houston State in 2010 in Sports Management. Segler graduated High School from A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas where he was inducted in the A&M Consolidated Hall of Fame and was a stand-out offensive lineman for Jim Slaughter's Tiger football team.

His wife, Ashley, played softball for Sam Houston State University.

Camp Details

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 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).

More Important Camp Details


Check-in for the All Skills Camp takes place at 12:00pm on Monday at the dorms. The first General practice starts at 1:00pm - (Day and Extended Day Campers will depart that evening at 9:00pm after Dinner, Evening Practice and Nightly Meeting.)


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 12:00pm and all campers should be finished and checked out by 2:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages!


Check-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:45am on Monday at the Marian Ballroom. 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 $125 per set (helmet, shoulder pads, pants and pads) and $135 per set if rented on the first day of camp. Individual pieces of equipment are available at $50 per item.


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.

Offensive Line – Personalized attention and instruction by our O-Line coaches. Special emphasis is given to Pass Protection including the proper use of hands, body lean and placement of feet with regard to the various types of pass offense. Technique and agility drills for the development of quick feet, stance, alignment, defensive recognition, and legal use of hands. CENTERS also drill their exchange technique as well as their blocking technique.


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

Day Camp

Includes all footbball activities, dinner on Monday, and lunch Tuesday-Thursday. Day campers will be picked up at 4:00pm.

Extended Day Camp

Includes all football and night activities, dinner on Monday, lunch and dinner Tuesday-Thursday. Extended day campers will be picked up at 9:00pm.

Overnight Camp

Includes all football and night activities, all meals from dinner on Monday to breakfast on Friday, and double room occupancy in the dorms.

Camp Code: FBXRTX


Contact Football Campers will train at Pritchett Field, one of the university's most historic spots at Sam Houston State University. Named for the late Joseph Pritchett, a professor for 42 years and Dean of Men at Sam Houston, Pritchett Field was the site of the university's earliest athletic competitions.The SHNI football team, nicknamed the Normals, played their first game at Pritchett Field on October 6, 1912, losing to Rice 20-6, the first football contest played by either school.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 8:45 a.m. Clinic Campers Check In Only
  • 12:30 p.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Orientation/Rules
  • Days 2-4
  • 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. Practice #1, Offense Emphasis
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 p.m. Practice #2, Defense Emphasis
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 4:30 p.m. Dinner/Free Time
  • 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. Stretch/Run
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Warm Up, Drill ReCap
  • 9:00 a.m. Games
  • 12:00 p.m. Camp Check Out

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Pro player!

I enjoyed that a retired pro player was there to help coach! What a great experience.

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Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
The coaches were great!

I really felt like this camp helped me improve my game & hope to come again next year. The coaches were great!

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I learned a lot!

I had a great time! I played the offensive and defensive positions that I wanted. Thank you! The coaches seemed tough at first, but in the end I learned so much. I really appreciate the time the coaches spent with me! I met new friends who will be coming back next year and so will I.

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
After this camp I can't wait until football season starts.

This was my first overnight camp and I could not stop talking about it when I returned home. My love for the game was only reinforced when I had the opportunity to attend this camp. I felt that my skill level was increased and cannot wait until the football season starts to show others what I learned and also what they could learn by attending this wonderful camp. I look forward to next season.

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Outstanding football camp

Football camp was outstanding! Coaches were superb. A sports camp, especially football, could NOT have been better!!


  • 5/5.
Coaches and Counselors were fantastic role models

We were so impressed with the professionalism, dedication and organization of the camp. The coaches and counselors were fantastic role models for our son. We were more than impressed! Thanks!


  • 5/5.
The campers and counselors were accommodating to all ages

My son was the youngest camper at the Contact Football Camp. Initially I was nervous about him participating, but the camp counselors made sure he was in a group with kids around his same size. He was easily immersed into the games/drills by all. The kids were great and he had a wonderful time. We will be sending him again next year.

Camp Dates & Prices

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For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.