Nike Football Skills Camp University of La Verne
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This Nike Football Skills Camp is designed for football players looking to improve their skills this summer. Join us at Ortmayer Stadium at the University of La Verne and you will receive high-level instruction, led by Camp Director, Chris Krich while playing the game you love!
Located in La Verne, CA, University of La Verne is home to Leopards Football. Instruction will include offensive and defensive position drills, athletic development, and competitive play. This is a great opportunity for any young athlete looking to improve their game, have fun, make new friends, and raise their confidence.
- Nike Sports Camp T-Shirt, Wristband, Sticker, and Potentially Other Prizes!
- Grouping by Age and Ability
- Non-Contact Drills and Competitions
- Daily Training to Develop Speed, Strength, Agility, Catching, Throwing, Blocking, Offensive/Defensive Skills
- Discussions on Proper Technique and Concussion Safety
- Position-Specific Drills
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Chris Krich Chris Krich
Christopher Krich began coaching the University of La Verne football team prior to the 2011 season. Krich oversaw a massive overhaul that culminated in a 2015 SCIAC Football Championship and the Leopards' first appearance in the NCAA Football Championship since 1994.View Chris's Bio ⟩
The 2015 Leopards went 7-0 in SCIAC play while boasting one of the best offenses in the nation. The Leopards were 45th in the nation in total offense (444.1), 41st in scoring offense (37.0) and 18th in rushing offense (256.4). La Verne also committed the 17th fewest turnover in the country.
La Verne also led the SCIAC in 14 statistical categories in 2015.
Krich and the coaching staff were named the 2015 SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year and La Verne landed a total of 14 players on the All-SCIAC Teams, including seven on the First Team.
In addition, running back Travis Sparks-Jackson was named to the 2015 D3football.com Second Team All-America, making him La Verne's first All-America selection since 1995.
Dallas Parent took the baton from Sparks-Jackson in 2016, being named to Second Team All-West Region.
In his initial season with the Leopards in 2011, Krich made an immediate impact as La Verne posted a 4-5 record including a 3-3 record in the SCIAC. The four overall wins matched the win total of the previous four seasons (2007-10).
Hired in February 2011, Krich came to La Verne from Millikin (Ill.) University, where he completed five seasons as the team's defensive coordinator. In 2008, the Big Blue defense ranked ninth nationally in Division III in interceptions with 20 and finished that season 16th nationally in rushing defense, allowing an average of 80.6 yards per game on the ground. He served as defensive backs and wide receivers coach at Millikin from 1998-2000, and returned to the Big Blue in 2006. In addition to his defensive coordinator duties, Krich also coached the defensive backs and served as the football program's coordinator of academic support.
Between stints at Millikin, Krich served as the assistant head coach at Division III Lakeland (Wis.) College during the 2003-05 seasons following one year as a defensive graduate assistant at Division II Fort Hays (Kan.) State in 2002.
At Lakeland, Krich was a part of a staff which took over a struggling program and helped transform it into a perennial conference contender. During his three seasons as defensive coordinator, Lakeland posted a 23-8 overall record, earning Illini-Badger Conference titles in 2004 and 2005. The Lakeland defense was ranked either first or second in the conference in each of his three seasons. As the assistant head coach at Lakeland, he served in various capacities including defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator. In just three seasons at Lakeland, Krich coached three All-American defensive players and 24 All-Conference defensive players. In 2005, his defensive teams were nationally-ranked as high as 14th in total defense and 15th in rushing defense.
A four-year letter winner at Mesa State (Colo.) College as a free safety, Krich earned All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honors as a senior in 1997.
Krich grew up in Cambria, Calif., and graduated from Coast Union High School in 1993 before attending Mesa State. He received his bachelor's degree from Mesa State in Human Performance & Wellness and earned a master's degree from Fort Hays State in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
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.
2023 CAMP INFORMATION
- Dates: June 26-28, 2023
- Age Group: 8-13
- Camp Type: Day Camp
- Schedule: 9:00am-1:00pm | Monday-Wednesday
- 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.
For information regarding our cancellation policy and all other company policies, please visit USSC Policies.
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Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am Check-In
- 9:00am Camp Introductions
- 9:15am Dynamic Stretching
- 9:30am Position Group Skills Training (Offense)
- 10:30 Position Group Skills Training (Defense)
- 11:00am Snack Break
- 11:30am Games-Skills Training
- 12:30pm Camp Wrap Up/ Daily Awards
- 1:00pm Check-Out
SECURE YOUR SPOT – CAMPS SELL OUT!
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.