Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training
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The DeBartolo Sports Elite Quarterback Training Academy offers programs to those who want to be the best and be trained by the best. Buffalo Bills Quarterback Consultant, Joe Dickinson, directs each program, ensuring that participants receive professional coaching and individual instruction.
Non-Contact Oklahoma City Elite Quarterback Training: NFL Quarterback Consultant Joe Dickinson leads the instructional programs and will be 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.
- 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 Joe Dickinson
Dickinson is currently an NFL Quarterback Consultant for the Buffalo Bills and is Director of Coaching and Lead Quarterback Instructor for DeBartolo Sports University, conducting both private and group training events across the United States.View Joe Dickinson's Bio ⟩
Quarterbacks including Matt Barkley (USC), Dayne Crist (Notre Dame), Terrelle Pryor (Ohio State), Jake Heaps (BYU), Blake Bell (Oklahoma), and this years top quarterback recruits Cody Keith (National Prep Player of the Year, East Carolina University Commit), Conner Preston (Southern Methodist University Commit), and Daxx Garman (University of Arizona Commit) have all sought his training.
Under the guidance of Coach Dickinson, youth quarterbacks Augie DeBiase (Jacksonville, Florida) and Grady Sullivan (Southlake Carroll, Texas) received National attention with their superior play during the 2010 season and respective invitation's to play in the Junior Rank Diamond Bowl and the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.
In 2008 and 2009 Coach Dickinson helped current Minnesota Vikings QB Rhett Bomar prepare for the NFL Combine and pre-season camp. Throughout this period he worked with New Orleans Saints QB Chase Daniel, Tampa Bay Buccaneer first round draft choice QB Josh Freeman, and Tampa Bay Bucs QB Rudy Carpenter.
Coach Dickinson served as the Offensive Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator at several Division 1 football programs including: Tulsa (’86-’89), Marshall (’90), Northern Illinois (’91-’95), Oklahoma (’83-85,‘96-’98), Tulane (’99-’00), and Central Oklahoma (’03-’06). The complete offensive mastermind, Coach Dickinson’s offenses routinely ranked at the top of the NCAA. Throughout his extensive career he had the opportunity to coach alongside some of the best minds in football. He was on staff with Hall of Fame Coach and Super Bowl Champion Barry Switzer when they won the 1985 National Championship. While at Marshall he Coached with the legendary Jim Donnan, and during his time at Tulsa he coached with College Football Hall of Fame Coach John Cooper.
Early in his career at Oklahoma, Coach Dickinson worked with Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman. From there, he would go on to recruit, coach, and/or mentor several 1st round draft picks including: JP Losman (QB, 2004/Round 1/Pick 32), Patrick Ramsey (QB, 2002/Round 1/Pick 32), Roy Williams (S, 2002/Round 1/Pick 8), and Stockar McDougle (OL, 2000/Round 1/Pick 20). From 1994-1997, four of Coach Dickinson’s running backs would go on to NFL careers: LeShon Johnson, James Allen, De’mond Parker, and Jermaine Fezande.
Coach Dickinson mentored Heisman Candidate LeShon Johnson at Northern Illinois during his Nation Leading rushing performance in 1993. While at Tulsa, he produced NFL Quarterbacks T.J. Rubley and Gus Frerotte, who rank 1st and 2nd on the schools list of All-Time Passers respectively.
In 2000, Joe Dickinson founded Fab50 Recruiting, a highly regarded scouting service for high school athletes. Today, Fab50 recruiting remains a highly respected online scouting service.
Throughout his Coaching Career Coach Dickinson has had the opportunity to work and learn with some of the greatest minds to coach and play the game including: Joe Avezanno, Rex Ryan, Jim Hanifan, Pat McPherson, Joe Jurasek, Terry Shea, Joe Montana, Randy Cross, Jon Embree, John Blake, Bubby Brister, Jeff Weeks, Chris Scelfo, Barry Switzer, Jim Donnan, Bill Bates, and John Cooper.
Coach Joe McCulley
Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University. Not only doesView Joe McCulley's Bio ⟩
Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University. Not only does Coach McCulley bring to the table a vast knowledge of the quarterback position but also a deep understanding of the game of football and all aspects of what it takes to become a great player. Joe has 35 years coaching experience coaching young athletes, 29 years as a head coach , 5 years assistant and offensive coordinator both in Oklahoma high schools and 1 year assistant and quarterback coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, his Alma Mater.
Coach McCulley has coached 6 All-State quarterbacks, produced 25 all-state players, won 15 district titles, had 11 state quarterfinals, 4 state semi-final appearances, and 1 State Championship. He has been elected by his peers as All State Coach and 12 times District Coach of the year.
Joe has worked with numerous college football camps, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and University of Tulsa. He had the opportunity to help establish the first team camp in Oklahoma with long time University Tulsa head coach and current University of Mississippi offensive coordinator David Rader.
As a player McCulley played quarterback for Anaheim High School in Southern California where he was mentored by former NFL coach Dick Coury. After graduation he played quarterback at the University of Tulsa, under the guidance of then offensive coordinator, former NFL coach and player Jerry Rhome. During his tenure here in 1973 he was 2nd leading passer in the nation behind Jesse Freitas of San Diego State. He was also ranked 2nd in total offense behind longtime Dallas Cowboy and Arizona State quarterback Danny White. While playing at Tulsa he had the opportunity and good fortune to throw to elite receivers Drew Pearson, former all –pro Dallas Cowboy, Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer, and Raymond Rhodes, Pro-bowler and former Green Bay Packer’s Head coach.
Coach McCulley and his wife Sherry have 5 children and are currently living in Hennessey, Ok where he is the Superintendent of schools.
2018 Elite Quarterback Academy: July 13-15 (Ages 10-18)
- Check-in: Friday at 11AM
- Check-out: Sunday at 2PM
- Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided to participating athletes.
- Daily Camp Hours: FRI 11AM-4PM, SAT 11AM-4PM, SUN 10AM-2PM
- Facility: Shawnee High School (1001 N Kennedy Ave, Shawnee, OK 74801)
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 Oklahoma City 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.
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. This schedule below is a sample, hours can vary between start and end times.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 11:00 AM Check-in
- 11:30 AM Quarterback meeting
- 12:15 PM Passing and skills session
- 2:00 PM Lunch
- 2:30 PM Quarterback meeting
- 4:00 PM Passing and skills session
- 4:45 PM Closing
- 5:00 PM Dismissal
- 11:00 AM Check-in
- 11:30 AM Quarterback meeting
- 12:15 PM Passing and skills session
- 1:00 PM Lunch
- 1:30 PM Passing and skills session
- 3:45 PM Closing
- 4: 00 PM Dismissal
- 10:00 AM Check-in
- 10:30 AM Quarterback meeting
- 11:00 AM Passing and skills session
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 PM Passing and skills session
- 2:00 PM Dismissal
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
My son returned better than ever
"My son has been to a couple other camps as a 7th grader and said that this one was by far his best experience for learning QB. After your camp, my son returned better than ever, and his coach was so impressed he emailed me and reached out to my wife to tell us how impressed he was with his performance. This camp has really helped him take the lead of this team at QB and he will likely be voted team captain this Thursday for his performance at QB."
— Carlos Francisco0
I really appreciate everything Coach Dickinson has done for me.
"Coach Dickinson and I have worked together for about three years now and I really appreciate everything he has done for me. We get together in the summer mostly, but I have made great improvement while working with him.“
— Rhett Bomar QB, Minnesota Vikings0
We are so thankful for what DeBartolo Sports has done.
“We are so thankful for what DeBartolo Sports has done, for the way Coach Dickinson has developed my son, from a character standpoint and an athletic standpoint, and without Coach Dickinson and DSU I don't believe Augie would be at the point he is today. I believe Augie has a great future and the only way we are going down that road is with Coach D by our side."
— Mark DeBiase Father of Quarterback Augie DeBiase0
Coach D has been incredible.
“Coach D has been incredible. He is really key on why David is the quarterback that he is. He also gives him confidence that he will keep improving. There is no way we would be where we are at without him."
— Ron Cornwell Father of QB David Cornwell
Coach Dickinson, Coach Loyd, and Coach Banks are about as good as it gets for QB’s.
“DeBartolo Sports and Coach Dickinson made the Saddlebrook Camp one of the best ones Daxx has ever been to! Coach Dickinson, Coach Loyd, and Coach Banks are about as good as it gets for QB’s.”
— Pat Garman Father of Daxx Garman - 2011 Univ. of Arizona Recruiting Class
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
Grady is surrounded by the best quarterback role models to train with.
"Grady gains confidence in his decision making and is surrounded by the best quarterback role models to train with."
— Paul Sullivan Father of Grady Sullivan
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
We are sold on this training.
"Coach Dickinson provided a very professional, organized, and structured training environment, while at the same time making it fun and tailored for each QB. Carlton learned a lot, had a great time, and made noticeable improvements each day. We are sold on this training."
— Steve Potter Father of Carlton Potter
Ronnie has really improved over the last couple years working with Coach D.
"Ronnie has really improved over the last couple years working with Coach D. His footwork, accuracy, and pure knowledge of the game and confidence is a big thing. Ronnie knows he can compete with some of the best in the country."
— Ron Quaranta Father of Ronnie Quaranta
I would highly encourage any parent to consider enrolling in another DSU event
"My son Richard will be a Freshman at Hebron High School (Carrollton, TX) next year (2013-2014). I wanted to find a QB camp that was unlike those he had ever attended before. After thoroughly researching the DSU QB web site, I decided to enroll him in the Holiday camp in Oklahoma City. The amount of individual attention and individual ""constructive coaching"" that Richard received during the four-day camp was beyond what I expected. Richard enjoyed getting a large volume of repetitions throwing while at the camp as well as the class-room time that helped him understand defensive weaknesses better than before coming to camp. Richard left camp knowing that he had multiple items to work on but he also left fully equipped with drills and coaching points from the coaches at the camp to help him make the changes necessary to move forward in his development as a QB. I would highly encourage any parent to consider enrolling in another DSU event. I'm very certain that Richard will attend again."
— Will Dodd Father of Richard Dodd
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
The DeBartolo name means taking care of players and doing it right
“The DeBartolo name means taking care of players and doing it right. This camp was no exception”
— Joe Pickert Father of Quarterback Cole Pickert
This is where the best learn how to be the best
"This is where the best learn how to be the best, from the best. If this one week is any indication of how much my son will improve, I can not wait to watch him develop as a young man and as a quarterback."
— Rick Purcell Father of youth Quarterback Roman Purcell
DeBartolo Sports University demonstrates a genuine commitment to helping young athletes
"Nelson learned more about the quarterback position at this Academy than any other camp he's attended. Professional critiques from veterans with extensive experience at the D-1 and NFL level are what you'll receive at this academy. With a coaching staff consisting of ex-NFL players, a Heisman finalist and professional combine trainers, DeBartolo Sports University demonstrates a genuine commitment to helping young athletes improve their athletic skill sets and personal character traits.”
— Greg Fishback Father of Nelson Fishback - 2011 Top Quarterback Recruit