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 the Marian Ballroom. First practice is follows orientation and camp rules - 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-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:30am on Sunday 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 $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 - 9am - 12pm (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.
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.
Camp Code: FBXRST
Incarnate Word’s 154-acre campus is just minutes from downtown San Antonio in Alamo Heights. The Alamo Heights area is filled with a variety of tourist attractions including the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge Park is home to the San Antonio Zoo and the Japanese Tea Gardens, and is filled with trails and other scenic areas to run, walk, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic or barbeque. In addition to being located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, UIW’s welltended grounds, trees, blooming flowers, and classic architecture, provide a comfortable environment to study, think, and just hang out with friends.
Contact Football Campers will train on the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. The stadium officially opened on campus September 1, 2008, when the Bensons joined with more than 2,000 Cardinals fans and athletes to declare the facility ready for action. Benson and his family long have been ardent supporters of Incarnate Word. A San Antonian himself, Benson is the owner of professional football's New Orleans Saints. The stadium has permanent seating for 6,000 spectators and the playing area itself is artificial, Hellas Matrix. This is a great facility to take your game to the next level!
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
- 2:00 p.m. Regular Camp Schedule
- Days 2 -4
- 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
- 7:30 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