Contact Football Camp                           University of the Incarnate Word

Contact Football Camp                           University of the Incarnate Word
Contact Football Camp                                        University of the Incarnate Word

Entering our 40th summer in business, Contact Football Camps are known worldwide and have been called the finest instructional football camps and football schools for both High School Football and Youth Football in the United States.

We are excited to have Coach Jason Guthrie from Millsaps College return as directong in Texas at University of the Incarnate Word. Coach Guthrie has directed the Contact Football Camps in Texas for the past 9 years.  Currently Jason serves as the Offensive Coordinator for the Majors.

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

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 (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).

More Details

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! 

SPECIALTY CLINIC

Check-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:30am on Sunday at the Marian Ballroom. Clinic will end at 12:00pm.

Equipment Rentals

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

Facilities

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

Meet Camp Coaches

Jason Guthrie
Camp Director

Jason Guthrie

Jason Guthrie currently serves as the Offensive Coordinator at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and has been director of the Contact Football Camp for the past 9 years.

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Guthrie comes to the Majors from Trinity University (Tex) where he spent the previous 10 seasons as an assistant coach and the 2012 season as the team’s offensive coordinator. In 2012, the Tigers averaged over 34 points per game and averaged 430 yards of offense per game.

In addition to leading the Majors' offense: Guthrie recruits the Mississippi Gulf Coast, East Jackson to Meridian, and Dallas/Fort Worth and central Texas.

Prior to making the jump to the college ranks, Guthrie was a coach at the high school level in Tennessee. Coach Guthrie was the offensive coordinator at Brentwood High School in Tennessee. There he led the offense and coached the wide receivers to the tune of more than 30 points a game and a 29-7 record in his three seasons. The Bruins won a state title in his final year at the school.

Guthrie earned a bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan University and received his master’s degree from Trinity in 2006.

Camper Reviews

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
Excellent camp, excellent camp director and staff

"Excellent camp, excellent camp director and staff. This is the third year I have attended Contact Football Camp and the second at Incarnate Word. I hope that you continue to have it at this venue!"

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Parent

  • 5/5.
He always had a smile on his face

"As a parent picking him up every day from camp, he always had a smile on his face. Regardless of how exhausted he was, he was enthusiastic about the coaches, what he learned, and how excited he was about going back the next day."

Aunt

  • 5/5.
Thank you Coach!

"I sent my nephew, Jayden Harper, to your camp at the IWU this summer. It started out as just being a summer thing to do with one of his friends to keep him active and off the couch. But it has become so much more than that. Jayden has been playing football since he was 4 and he enjoys doing it, but I think it has always been something that he has just done, until now. I am not sure what it was about Coach Guthrie, his staff, and his camp but it has lit a fire in him that I have never seen before. Jayden has never really been the competitive athlete, but he is now. He now see's what he is capable of doing and he is willing to push himself. When I came on the last day of camp to watch the scrimmage, I was pleasantly surprised. I have been to every single game Jayden has played in and I have NEVER seen him play the way he did that day. The growth I saw in him in just 4 short days was amazing. All he talks about is his "Jason Guthrie Award" he received, all the coaches, especially Coach Love, and how much he can't wait to go back next year. I would like to thank Coach Guthrie so much for everything he and his coaching staff did for him. NO ONE has been able to push him and show him the way y'all did and he really needed it. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. Thank you so much Coach! See ya next year."

Overnight Camper

  • 5/5.
I will definitely be there next summer

"The coaches were excellent and taught me a lot. The team experience and the friends I made were awesome. I will definitely be there next summer!"

Parent

  • 5/5.
Youngest camper and had a great experience!

"My son was the youngest camper there at 8 yrs old and had a wonderful experience and can't wait for next years camp"

Parent

  • 5/5.
Sage advice was shared with him by several of the coaches

"My son was an Ironman at camp. 3 a day football practices in Texas heat, and twice during the week he returned home to catch for his all-star baseball team. (Took second in tournament) All the camp staff were very supportive and offered encouragement for him. As tired as he was, he was always anxious to get back to his dorm and friends and coaches. On Thursday night, after a particularly had day of football practice, and a tough .. first loss in baseball, my son and I sat out on the front steps of the dorm having a hamburger, with a couple of coaches. Sage advice was shared with him by several of the coaches.. about life, sports and winning and loosing and how it relates to life. It was a great opportunity for me to witness my little ten year old boy interact with adults... be treated by them, talked to by them, and him exhibiting the qualities and traits of the man I hope he grows up to be. I am grateful to all the coaches and staff at contact football camp that are helping him along one week a year to grow up. See you next year.Thanks to all the great coaches and staff."

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." 

Parent

  • 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!"
 

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