Contact Football Camp                           San Jose State

Contact Football Camp                           San Jose State
Contact Football Camp                                        San Jose State

The Contact Football Camp at San Jose State is an opportunity to work with Menlo Head Coach and former quarterback of the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League (AFL), Mark Grieb and take your game to the next level!

New for 2015, campers will train at the San Jose State football team's new state of the art practice facility!  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).

Highlights Include

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

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mark Grieb
Camp Director

Mark Grieb

Mark Grieb enters his second season at the helm after leading the team to a 5-5 record in his inaugural season as head coach in 2013. Grieb is no stranger to Menlo College football having spent two stints as an assistant coach with the Oaks in 2003 and 2011. 

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A 1996 graduate of UC Davis, Grieb has made his presence felt as a quarterback at both the collegiate and professional levels. From 1999-2012, Grieb spent 12 successful seasons as the quarterback of the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League (AFL) where he led the squad to three Arena Bowl championships, earning MVP honors in 2004 and 2007. He earned Maxwell Club Arena Football Player of the Year honors in 2004.

Aside from playing professionally, Grieb has spent the last 10 years coaching in various capacities. He spent a pair of seasons as an assistant coach at his alma mater UC Davis where he worked with head coach Bob Biggs and coached freshman quarterbacks. While receiving his Master of Arts degree in Science Education from Stanford University in 2000-01, Grieb was a graduate assistant under Tyrone Willingham where he oversaw the offensive scout team. Along with his two stints with Menlo, Grieb has also spent time as an assistant coach at Monterey Peninsula College and Foothill College.

A San Jose native, Grieb was a three-sport standout at San Jose’s Oak Grove High School. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from UC Davis and earned a Master’s degree in Science Education from Stanford University. He currently resides in San Carlos, Calif. with his wife Erin and twin daughters, Ava and Maddie. 

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.

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Check-in for the All Skills Camp takes place at 4:00pm on Monday at the San Jose State Dorms, signs will be posted. Opening Ceremony will be at the dorms at 4:30pm and the first practice (full gear) will begin around 6:45pm, after dinner. (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. All campers should be finished and checked out by 2:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages! Check-out is at the San Jose State Dorms.

Rental Equipment

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.


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.

Camp Code: FBXRMC


Conveniently located on 154 acres in downtown San José, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey/Carmel area at the sunny southern end of San Francisco Bay.  Campers stay on campus and train daily on the beautiful football facilities of the San Jose State Spartans!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 4:00 p.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Rules/Orientation
  • 5:30 p.m. Camp Orientation/Dinner - All Campers
  • 6:30 p.m. Practice #1 - All Campers
  • 8:30 p.m. Evening Activities, Meetings, Speakers
  • 9:00 p.m. Day/Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
  • Days 2-3
  • 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
  • 7:45 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. Free Time/Swim/Dinner
  • 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 4
  • 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Warm Up/Drill ReCap
  • 9:00 a.m. Practice #1
  • 11:00 a.m. Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. Final Scrimmages
  • 2:00 p.m. Campers Check Out

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
Overall I had a great time!

This was the first time I went to a football camp and stayed overnight. Overall I had a great time. I made so many new friends and learned a lot from the coaches. Can't wait to do this again! 

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  • 5/5.
See you next year!

The camp staff has always been very professional & courteous. This is our 2nd year back & recruited another camper to join in this year. Both campers said they had an outstanding experience & we will see you next year!!!! Thank You

Overnight Camper

  • 4/5.
I learned so much!

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 for football season to start

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. 


  • 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!

Day Camper

  • 5/5.
Outstanding Football Camp

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

Day Camper

  • 4/5.
Camp Gave Me Confidence

After attending this camp, I gained the confidence that I was ready to try out for my high school football team.

Camp Dates & Prices

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