Jacksonville Elite Quarterback Training
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The DeBartolo Sports Elite Quarterback Training Academy offers quarterback development programs to those that want to be the best and be trained by the best. Their elite staff ensures that all participants receive professional-level coaching and highly focused, individual attention.
Non-Contact Florida Elite Quarterback Academy: Special guest coach NFL Quarterback Consultant, Joe Dickinson, will assist with instructional programs supported by a team of coaches that have developed players at the NFL, college, high school, and youth levels. Athletes will participate in skills and classroom sessions. Athletes receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical and mental abilities on the football field.
An emphasis on classroom time combined with field work gives athletes the knowledge and experience they need to excel at their game. Quarterbacks polish their fundamental skills and learn how to watch and break down game tape. All quarterbacks are filmed during training sessions so their performance can be reviewed and analyzed at daily meetings.
- Small group, limited participation
- Position specific drills led by Joe Dickinson and supporting team of Elite coaches
- Quarterbacks will work on game speed ½ field read and reach drills with wide receivers
- Athletes receive Elite Academy apparel and individual video from skills sessions
- Ability to bring a wide receiver at no additional charge
- Program includes on-field training and classroom work (individual and NFL Film analysis)
- All participants will receive a free subscription to our online training community
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Camp Director Ryan Walker
Having trained under and been mentored by QB Coach Joe Dickinson, Coach Walker has had the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s top up and coming quarterbacks. Coach Walker played arena football during the 2015 and 2016 seasons before an injury ended his professional football career.View Ryan Walker's Bio ⟩
In 2014, with one year of football participation eligibility remaining, Coach Walker enrolled as a graduate student at Florida International University and joined the Panther football program as one of the teams quarterbacks. Prior to his time at Florida International University, Coach Walker attended Jacksonville University where he earned a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science with a Minor in Coaching. Coach Walker was a QB and WR on the Jacksonville University Dolphins football team under Head Coach Kerwin Bell. In his final year at Jacksonville University, as wide receiver, Coach Walker led the PFL Conference with 24.7 yards per catch.
After completion of his senior internship, Coach Walker secured employment as a Personal Trainer with SET Performance, an elite training facility specializing in athletes at all levels, high school, college, and professional. At SET Performance Coach Walker trained/trained with professional athletes Xavier Brewer (Dallas Cowboys & Jacksonville Sharks), CJ Brewer (San Francisco 49'ers), Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars), Greg Jones (Houston Texans), Tony Pashos (Oakland Raiders), Tyson Aluala (Jacksonville Jaguars), as well as collegiate athletes Jarrod Fields (Oklahoma State University), Casey Czapla (Jacksonville University), and Travis Makauskas (Ave Maria University).
Coach Walker developed a private client base during his final year at Jacksonville University where he provided individual position technique training to high school athletes. As a part of this training Coach Walker established a baseline testing format and periodically tested his clientele to determine growth. Coach Walker placed great focus on the mental aspect of the QB and WR positions to ensure his clients a competitive edge.
Recognizing the impact coaches and mentors have on the lives of high school student athletes, Coach Walker has been affiliated with a Jacksonville non-profit organization, City Streets to Student Athletes, as a volunteer coach from 2011-2015. Coach Walker assisted in the off season training of high school athletes in the areas of strength, conditioning, resistance, and agility. Coach Walker also provided the QB's and WR's with skill specific technique training.
Coach Walker graduated from Arlington Country Day High School in 2010 where he was a member of the football team as QB, WR, and TE. Coach Walker previously attended Mandarin High School and was QB for the football team. Coach Walker was coached/mentored at Mandarin by Head Coach Jermaine (J.D.) Hall (Bethune Cookman QB and record holder) after his family relocated from Clearwater, Florida.
2017 PRE-SEASON QUARTERBACK PREP: JULY 28TH-30TH
Check-in: Friday at 10AM
Check-out: Sunday at 3PM
Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday for participating quarterbacks.
Daily Camp Hours: FRI-SUN 10AM-3PM
*If times conflict with school or travels schedules, please contact Donald Engstrom (813-335-8722) for further assistance.
DEBARTOLO SPORTS UNIVERSITY
Athletes from across the globe have traveled to DeBartolo Sports University programs in search of the best training. At the Elite QB Training, high school and youth participants receive instruction on how to improve their technical, tactical, and mental abilities on the football field. Individuals and Youth, Freshman, JV, Varsity teams are encouraged to attend. The DeBartolo Sports University programs are NON-CONTACT.
ONLINE TRAINING COMMUNITY
All participants will receive access to DeBartolo Sports University's online training communty, http://www.debartoloqbacademy.com/debartolo-online-quarterback-training-powered-by-edufii/.
Quarterbacks may bring a wide receiver to the Florida Elite Quarterback Training at no additional charge. It is strongly recommended that you get your primary receiver or receivers to the skill sessions at the facility. Quarterbacks who have attended our program in the past yield the greatest results when they have their receivers in attendance to work on route timing and passing game rhythm. The wide receiver's full name and high school graduation year will be requested in the registration process.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
DeBartolo Sports University will provide all quarterbacks with a Nike apparel package at check-in. Quarterbacks are asked to bring their own football (marked with their name) to ensure that they have a chance to train with the ball they will be using during the season. Athletes should also bring the following: cleats, athletic tape, notebook, writing utensil, bag, and towel.
Lunch will be provided for participating athletes.
Transportation is not provided by the camp to or from any airports. If you are flying to or from camp, we recommend using an airport shuttle service. Please schedule flights as close as you can to the check-in times on the first day and check-out times on the last day.
Lodging is not provided by the camp. If you are in need of hotel accommodations, we encourage you to stay at Courtyard by Marriot Jacksonville Flagler Center, Sawgrass Marriott, or Ponte Verda Inn and Club.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to the start of camp. The US Sports Camps health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
*Please note, this information is subject to change.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Friday and Saturday
- 10:00 AM Quarterback check-in (*Please do not arrive prior to 10AM). On Saturday, participants will be assigned a time slot to arrive.
- 10:15 AM Welcome, review of the weekend, quarterback meeting
- 11:00 AM On-field Skills Session
- 12:30 PM Quarterback meeting and lunch
- 2:00 PM On-field Skills Session
- 3:00 PM Closing
- 10:00 AM Quarterback check-in (*Please do not arrive prior to 10AM)
- 3:00 PM Private and small group workouts and meeting with Coach Dickinson
Camp will be held at the Mandarin Athletic Association, located at 11808 Fayal Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32258.
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COLBY HAS BECOME A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT QB AS A RESULT OF THE CAMPS AND THE PRIVATE TRAINING SESSIONS.
"Colby has become a completely different QB as a result of the camps and the private training sessions. You can see the difference in the video clips from the camps to actual results on the football field. I see that Colby realizes that the game is as much mental as it is physical strictly from what he has been taught by the coaches at the camps. Bottom line, DeBartolo Sports University has made a huge impact for my son."
— RANDALL SIMMONS FATHER OF COLBY SIMMONS
ALLEN HAS GAINED CONFIDENCE.
“Allen has matured a lot since coming to the DSU camps. He catches the ball better and runs better routes because he gets to work with all these great quarterbacks. He has gained confidence. These camps and working with Coach Dickinson has done a lot for him."
— ALLEN WILSON FATHER OF WR ALLEN WILSON - TARPON SPRINGS HIGH SCHOOL NEAR TAMPA
THIS CAMP WAS HARDCORE
"This camp was HARDCORE, & not for the weakhearted, but I loved every minute. The coaches were quick to help me adjust my technique to make me a better QB. I really liked Coach D & Coach Mc and cant wait to go to another camp with them. One of these days when I get to the NFL as a quarterback, I can come back & help Coach D & Coach Mc teach other kids to become better."
— BLANE BURNS Camper
DEBARTOLO SPORTS HAS DELIVERED ON EVERYTHING THAT IS EXPECTED IN A TOP NOTCH, FIRST CLASS FOOTBALL PROGRAM FOR ELITE PLAYERS
"DeBartolo Sports has delivered on everything that is expected in a top notch, first class football program for elite players. The coaching staff is excellent with the players on their development physically and mentally. My sons Travis Smith and Jake Smith came out of the camps with a higher level of confidence and a better understanding for the QB position. Both have had some extensive training prior to Debartolo Sports, but after a few days at their camps the kids were able to step it up to a new level. The coaches have also been very helpful with Travis' recruiting process. They were able to answer questions for us that we did not have the answers to and gave us advice that we could not get elsewhere. Plus it is a huge advantage having coaches that actually know what college coaches are truly looking for in a player."
— Bret Smith FATHER OF TRAVIS AND JAKE SMITH
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