Omaha Elite Football Training
Improve your game and have serious fun
at DeBartolo Football Academy
DeBartolo Sports and the Warren Academy have teamed up to host a 2 day all-inclusive quarterback and receiver development program.
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 Coach Ryan Walker, Coach Steve Warren, Coach Tony Veland and Coach Mike Horacek
- Athletes receive a Nike performance apparel package
- 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
- Catered lunch each day
- Live 1v1 and 7v7
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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.
Camp Director Steve Warren
Steve Warren is a Hall of Fame football inductee of the University of Nebraska.View Steve's Bio ⟩
After finishing a successful college career, Coach Warren went on to play several years in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. Following his playing days, Coach Warren was a featured coach for numerous camps and clinics all over the nation. In 2008, as the Head Coach for the Omaha Beef, a professional arena football team, he earned Coach of the Year honors for the league. Following his days with the Beef, Coach Warren founded the Warren Academy as a way to give back. Using his coaching network, he set out to put a staff in place that would help athletes develop the tools and skills needed to succeed.
“Our goal is to teach these young athletes skills we wish we learned at their age. Not just on the field, but off it as well.” Coach Warren
DB Coach Tony Veland
Coach Veland has seen the game as a coach and a player from almost every level.View Tony's Bio ⟩
As a captain on the historic 1994 and 1995 College Football National Championship Teams with the Huskers, Veland lead one of the best defensive units in the history of college football. The Broncos selected Veland in the sixth round of the 1996 draft. Coach Veland was a member of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII championship team in 1997 and ended his playing career in 1998 with the Carolina Panthers. After his playing days, Coach Veland served as Defensive Coordinator of the Omaha Beef for six seasons in the United Indoor Football league before joining Warren Academy as the Defensive Backs Coach.
2018 Pre-Season Prep: JULY 21-22
- Check-in: Saturday at 9:30AM
- Check-out: Sunday at 3:00PM
- Camp Meals: Lunch will be provided for participating athletes.
- Daily Camp Hours: SAT-SUN 10:00AM-3:00PM
- *This camp is NON-CONTACT.
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About DeBartolo Sports and Events:
DeBartolo Sports and events provides the highest quality training and events for student athletes. Our vision is success; we bring elite training to those that desire to be the best. Whatever experience level an individual has, as long as they have the drive to succeed and a passion for the game, we will provide them with the best training and tools needed to be ELITE. A first class experience that results in first class football players.
About the Warren Academy:
Warren Academy was established in 2008 to help student athletes take their performance to another level mentally and physically.Our mission is to provide the highest quality training and events for student athletes that have a desire to be the best.
With over 9 years of service, Warren Academy has helped guide hundreds of athletes to college. In March of 2017, Warren Academy became a program of DREAM. Together, DREAM and Warren Academy will continue to mold and shape student athlete's minds and bodies, giving them a better chance to be physically and mentally ready for the next phase of their athletic goals.
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.
Sample Daily Schedule
- 9:30 AM Check-in
- 10:00 AM Welcome, review of the weekend, Meeting
- 10:45 AM Skills session
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 12:45 PM Skills session
- 3:00 PM Check-out
Camper will be at Omaha Northwest High School: 8204 Crown Point Avenue, Omaha, NE 68134.