Nike Football Skills Camp Alexandria City High School
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This Nike Football Skills Camp will be held at Alexandria City High School. Formerly TC Williams High School, Alexandria City High School is just outside Washington DC. The all-time football movie, "Remember The Titans" was based on true events that took place at Alexandria City High School in the 1960's.
This camp is designed for football players looking to improve their game this summer. Campers will have the opportunity to learn from experienced staff. Directing the camp is Jonas Jackson. Instruction will include offensive and defensive position drills, athletic development, and competitive play. There will be fun football competitions throughout camp. Join us this summer to learn, have fun, make new friends, and become a better player.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Professional Instruction from Coach Jackson and Staff
- Grouping by Age and Ability
- Daily Training to Develop Speed, Strength and Agility
- Non-Contact Drills and Scrimmages
- Players Grouped by Age and Ability
- Discussions on Proper Technique and Concussion Safety
- Low Camper to Coach Ratios
- Excellent Training Facilities
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Camp Director Jonas Jackson
Jackson, joined the Panthers football coaching staff in July of 2022 where he serves as the Defensive Line Coach. Prior to PVAMU coach Jackson was on the staff at Delaware State.He most recently served as defensive line coach at NCAA Div. III (Albany State (Ga.) in 2019. In 2018 and ’19, Jackson was an assistant at Your Call Football, an interactive competition in which participants call plays in real time for a series of live exhibition American football games with players, some of whom have played in the NFL or CFL. The participants watch the game via live streaming media and use a smartphone app to select the plays.View Jonas's Bio ⟩
From 2013 to ’18, he was an assistant coach/coordinator at Savannah State (Ga.) while the Tigers were NCAA Div. I FCS and a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Jackson made history as the first African-American head coach at a majority institution in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference while at West Virginia Wesleyan from 2009 to ’12.
He also served as head coach for the Elancourt Templiers of the European Pro League in 2005.
Jackson coaching resume’ also includes stints as an assistant at Illinois State (2008), La Salle (2006-07), Temple (2005-06; grad extern) and Arizona Western (2000-04).
During his career, Jackson has coached a total of 28 all-conference players, eight All-Americas, five all-region honorees and one player-of-the-year.
In addition, he has led units to a No. 2 national ranking in total defense (2019 Albany State), No. 2 national ranking in passing yards allowed (2019 Albany State), No. 1 conference ranking in scoring defense (2019 Albany State) and No. 1 ranking in total defense (2010 WVW; 2019 Albany State).
Jackson’s 2009 and 2019 West Virginia Wesleyan teams also earned American Football Coaches Association national rankings.
A former standout player at Eastern Michigan, he was awarded a bachelor’s from EMU in 2002 and a master’s from Valparaiso in 2004.
Head Coach Rodney Hughey
Rodney Hughey comes to Alexandria City High School after ten seasons as Assistant Coach of the Livingstone College football program. Hughey was promoted to Defensive Coordinator at Livingstone College in 2013, after serving as Defensive Back Coach since the 2010 season. In addition to serving as Defensive Coordinator, Hughey also earned the title of Assistant Head Coach. He also assists with the Blue Bears’ strength and conditioning.View Rodney's Bio ⟩
During the 2010 season, Hughey coached the Blue Bear defensive backs to the top pass defense in the CIAA while ranking in the NCAA Division II top 25. Since 2013 Hughey has led a transformed Defense taking a defense that was ranked last in the Conference and last in Divison II out of 158 teams to #6 in the Conference and as high as #50 in Division II. The Livingstone College “Sharks In The Tank” Defense has ranked amongst the nation’s best in Total Defense, Rush Defense, Red zone defense and first and third down defense, as well as countless all conference selections and 5 All Americans. in 2018 Hughey’s defense ranked #1 in the CIAA for total defense. During his last season with Livingstone Hugheys defense ranked #10 in NCAA Division 2.
Prior to Livingstone, Hughey served as Northern Iowa Community College’s Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. While at Northern Iowa, Hughey coached the 2008 defense to a top 10 ranking in total defense. This same defense ranked number one in the country for pass defense efficiency while producing four NJCAA All-Americans. Prior to Northern Iowa, Hughey worked at Concord University as assistant defensive backs coach where he produced two All-Conference defensive backs during the 2007 season. Based on his performance as a coach for Hughey has been invited to coach a number of College all start games including the HBCU Spirit of America Bowl – Defensive Coordinator (Salem, VA) – 2019 and 2018, Dream Bowl – Cornerbacks Coach (Virginia Beach, VA) – 2016, NAIA All-American Bow (Platt City, MO) – Safeties Coach – 2009.
Hughey, a Detroit, MI native, graduated from Concord University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Special Education. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Behavior Science with an emphasis in Counseling from Concord University as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Ashford University. Hughey was a two-time All-State selection in high school before taking his talents to Riverside Community College where he earned All-Mission Conference honors in 2001 before transferring to Concord University in January 2004 which competed in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC). Hughey was a star defensive back earning an All-American in 2006. All-Conference selection from 2004-2006. Hughey also earned team Most Valuable Player in 2004 and 2005. In January of 2007, Hughey was selected to take part in the Cactus Bowl. Hughey garnered Most Valuable Player for his performance. After college played professionally in the Arena Football League (AFL) for the Columbus Destroyers. Hughey help guide the Destroyers to the 2007 Arena Bowl Championship. Coach Hughey married to Keia Hughey and is the proud father of Rashaun, Riley, and Mia Hughey and he currently resides in Greensboro, NC.
Instruction will develop fundamentals and advanced skills, focusing on footwork, offensive and defensive skills, team play, and game situations. You can expect high demand for these first come first serve camper spots, so please be sure to register early.
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
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- Age Group: 7-17
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: Saturday-Monday | 9:00am-12:00pm
- Check-In: Begins 30 minutes prior to the camp start time.
- Meals: Lunch is not provided. Please bring a snack/lunch to camp each day.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Daily Football Instruction
- Supervision: Campers are supervised by staff during camp hours
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
INSTRUCTION & FACILITY
- Offensive Skills: Specific Position Skill Work, Hand-Eye Coordination, Ball Handling and Position, Passing Drills, Catching Drills, Proper Grip and Throwing, Running Routes
- Defensive Skills: Specific Position Skill Work, Explanation of Defenses (Zone/Man-to-Man), Footwork
Ratio: 1:10 staff to camper ratio
Groupings: Campers are initially grouped by age and moved around accordingly based on skill level.
Facility: Outdoor Fields. Indoor facilities are available during inclement weather conditions.
PREPARE FOR CAMP: COMPLETE YOUR PRE-CAMP CHECKLIST
To view your customer account, complete your mandatory forms, pay balance dues, and review important camp information, visit Pre-Camp Checklist.
All necessary camp information is on this page. If there are any imperative changes prior to camp start, registered campers will be notified via email and this webpage will be updated!
CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO BRING:
Below is a suggested list of clothes, equipment and personal items. US Sports Camps is NOT responsible for lost or stolen articles or money.
This camp is NON-CONTACT
Small gym bag/backpack
Athletic clothing: t-shirt, shorts
Cleats (NO metal-tip cleats) & sneakers
Packed lunch and snacks
Most camps have an athletic trainer on-site to help with illness or injury. In case of an emergency, campers will be transported to the nearest hospital.
Nike Football Camps does not provide transportation from airports, train stations or bus depots. If you have a child flying to camp, please arrange a shuttle or taxi service.
If you have a group of campers registering for the same camp, each camper is eligible for a discount. Please have someone contact the US Sports Camps office at 1-800-645-3226 with the names of each camper in the group and we will create a unique discount code for your group. Campers may then register individually through the website at their convenience and apply the offer code during checkout. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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DIRECTORS NOTE TO CAMPERS
"This camp is a great resource for our youth to gain exposure to technique & fundamentals of the game" -Jonas Jackson
June 19, 2023: The coaches, specifically my child had coach Porter and he was awesome! All of the coaches were welcoming and it was pretty well organized.
June 14, 2022: The level of competition I saw that the kids were involved in was awesome.
June 19, 2023: The coaches were excellant. My son had a great experience and learned new skills.
June 14, 2022: For my son to experience a great camp away from his current state was very satisfying for our family.
They got a lot of one on one feedback from the coaches.
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Last year over 650 Sports Camps sold out, leaving 7,000+ campers on the waitlist. Due to high demand, early registration for our first-come-first-serve camps is strongly recommended.