Contact Football Camp California Lutheran University
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Under the direction of Timo Lunceford, founder of Impact Sports Training located in Ventura, CA the Football Camp at Cal Lutheran is the premier location. The great weather, coaching and excellent facilities make this camp a favorite for many young athletes. Throughout this football camp campers work on both an offensive and defensive position with the goal of taking their game to the next level.
Coach Timo's goal for each camper is "To always leave with more knowledge of your position and the sport than when you came in."
- Individual Camp ages 8-18
- Grouping by age, weight and ability
- Limited Contact Drills and Skills Work
- Contact Football Camp T-shirt and Prizes
- Daily training to develop speed, strength and agility
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Camp Director Timo Lunceford
Timo Lunceford is the founder of Impact Sports Training located in Ventura, CA. He has been working with the youth, HS, College and Pro athletes with strength, conditioning and speed for over 10 years.View Timo's Bio ⟩
- Getting to Know Timo Lunceford: Q & A
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In the past 10 years he has helped high school athletes get scholarships to Northwest Missouri State, Charleston Southern, Cornell, Grand View University, Linfield, Pacific University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Mid-American Nazarene, Portland State, Mayville State, as well as getting incoming sophomores to attain a starting position on the Varsity football programs at their local high schools.
He has worked with All-American USC / NFL DB Josh Pinkard and NFL Free agent Mike Davis in preparation for upcoming NFL team tryouts. He has been doing special camps for the local youth football organizations Ventura Packers and Ventura Bucs for the past 2 years helping them with their offseason workouts.
Timo started playing sports at the age of 9. He played baseball for the local youth leagues where he won a few city championships as a pitcher throwing numerous one-hitters and even a no-hitter at the age of 13. He continued to play baseball throughout high school but fell in love with contact football even more. He played youth football for the Napa Saints and Napa Cowboys from 1977-1982 as a lineman and linebacker, then attended Vintage High School, where he helped my team to a 13-1 record and the Nor. Cal Division 1 CIF State Championship in 1986 playing defensive end and outside linebacker. He went on to play football at Solano Jr. College but that was cut short due to an injury.
Timo currently lives in Ventura County with his wife and four daughters.
Coach Justin Berenson
Coach Berenson is entering his 19th season as a high school football coach. He is currently the varsity defensive line coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and is entering his 6thView Justin Berenson's Bio ⟩
Coach Berenson is entering his 19th season as a high school football coach. He is currently the varsity defensive line coach at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks and is entering his 6th season in that position. He has served as the defensive coordinator at Grace Brethren High School, head football coach at Buena High School, Offensive coordinator at Alemany High School, offensive line coach at Pierce College and assistant coach at Valencia High School.
He has worked with Coach Timo Lunceford at Buena High School and with Impact training in 2014 and 2015. He is the defensive line coach for QB Combine Plus and has worked with Velocity Sports training. Coach Berenson was the defensive line coach for the Daily News East-West All-Star Game in 2011and the linebackers coach in the private school All-Star game in 2012.
Coach Berenson earned his Masters Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University in 2012, his special education teaching credential from California State University Northridge in 2003 and his Bachelors Degree from California Lutheran University in 1998. He was a 2-year starter as offensive linemen at Pierce College (93,94all WSC honorable mention), a letterman and black shirt award winner at California State University(96) (97) State Northridge and a starter on the offensive line at California Lutheran University
He is currently the compliance coordinator/dean of students at Van Nuys Elementary School is married to a first-grade teacher and has an 8-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son.
Coach Tevin Krall
Tevin was a two-sport athlete at Ventura high school and lettered in both Football and Basketball as a sophomore. He captained the team for 2 years. The 6'2 250 lbs played defensive end andView Tevin Krall's Bio ⟩
Tevin was a two-sport athlete at Ventura high school and lettered in both Football and Basketball as a sophomore. He captained the team for 2 years.
The 6'2 250 lbs played defensive end and offensive tackle in football and played the forward position in basketball.
Tevin graduated Ventura High in 2014 with a 3.5 GPA. By the end of his high school career, he was a 2-star recruit according to scout.com and had been offered 3 scholarships to play football and peruse his education from Azusa Pacific, Idaho State, and New Mexico State. He chose to stay close to home and play defensive end for the Azusa Pacific Cougars. In his first college season, he redshirted and practiced with the team. The next year he started on special teams and backed up the defensive line. Tevin will be battling for the starting position at defensive end this next fall. In addition to his football career, he enjoys helping out and coaching the defensive line at his alma mater, Ventura High school.
2012/2013- First team: All CIF, All Ventura-county, All-Channel League for Defensive Line Third Team- All State
2013/2014- First team: All CIF, All Ventura-county, All-Channel League for Offensive Line
2014/2015- Great Northwest Athletic Conference Champion
Coach Michael Rodriguez
Coach Rodriguez is entering his 22nd season as a football coach. He is currently entering his 3rd season as the varsity defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Westlake HighView Michael Rodriguez's Bio ⟩
Coach Rodriguez is entering his 22nd season as a football coach. He is currently entering his 3rd season as the varsity defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator at Westlake High School in Westlake Village, CA. He spent the previous 7 seasons as the varsity defensive coordinator at Buena High School in Ventura, CA and before that was the varsity defensive coordinator for 2 seasons at his alma mater, Nordhoff High School in Ojai, CA.
Coach Rodriguez has coached every position on the defensive side of the ball throughout his career and has worked with all levels of athletes, from youth to high school. In 1998, he was Head Coach and defensive coordinator of the Super Bowl Champion Ojai Eagles Jr 2 team. As the Nordhoff JV head coach in 2001, he led the team to a title in the Frontier League. From 2003-2005, he was the Varsity defensive backs coach at Nordhoff, which made the CIF Semi-Finals 3 straight seasons. As defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007, Nordhoff qualified for the playoffs both seasons and was a CIF Finalist in 2007. As defensive coordinator at Buena, the team qualified for the CIF playoffs in 2009, 2013 and 2014. And in his first season with Westlake, the team qualified for the CIF playoffs in the Pac-5 Division.
He has worked with Coach Timo Lunceford at Buena High School in 2008 and with Impact Training since 2013.
Coach David Romano
Coach Romano is entering his 11th year coaching football. He is currently entering his 6th year as the Head Offensive Line Coach at Westlake High School in Westlake Village, CA. Before coming back toView David Romano's Bio ⟩
Coach Romano is entering his 11th year coaching football. He is currently entering his 6th year as the Head Offensive Line Coach at Westlake High School in Westlake Village, CA. Before coming back to his Alma mater, Westlake High School, Coach Romano was the Guards and Centers Coach at California Lutheran University for 5 years.
Coach Romano prepped at Westlake High School, where he was the starting center on the 2003 Undefeated CIF SS Div. 4 and State Div. 2 Championship Team. Coach Romano continued his career and education at California Lutheran University. When an injury sidelined him, he switched over to the coaching side of football. While at CLU, he coached offensive lines that lead CLU to a league record of 28-2 and an overall record of 36-12. At Westlake, he has coached players that have gone on continue their playing career and be successful at all levels of college.
Coach Jake Woolley
My name is Jake Woolley. I am from Moorpark, CA and played high school football at Moorpark High School where I was a first team all-state linebacker and MVP of the team. I am 6'4 235LB outsideView Jake Woolley's Bio ⟩
My name is Jake Woolley. I am from Moorpark, CA and played high school football at Moorpark High School where I was a first team all-state linebacker and MVP of the team. I am 6'4 235LB outside linebacker that started my whole college career at Division I Portland State University. While there, I received first-team Big Sky honors in 2013 and started every game I was healthy to play in. In my senior campaign, I received a concussion that ultimately ended all my chances to play in the NFL and I made the executive decision to save myself and take up coaching. I am a certified strength and conditioning coach and coached the 2014 playoff Portland State Vikings in the weight room and on the field. I was coached by NFL linebackers such as Lester Towns (Carolina Panthers).
Contact Football Camps feature "limited" contact drills in a controlled and safe setting. While at camp the contact portion of the program is introduced in a slow, gradual progression before any actual "contact" is initiated. Campers are divided according to age, weight and ability.
The instruction stresses both individual positions and team play with every camper. Thousands of our previous football campers played, or are now playing college football (many at schools represented by our coaching staff).
2019 CAMP DATES
- July 18-21
2019 SESSION SCHEDULE
CAMP DATES: JULY 18-21
- Check-in: 1:00 p.m. on Thursday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
- Check-out: Graduation takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
- Day Camper Schedule: Thursday: 1:00-9:00 p.m.(dinner is included), Friday-Saturday: 9:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:00-1:00 p.m.
- Extended Day Camper Schedule: Thursday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday: 9:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:00-1:00 p.m.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE FEE?
- Professional daily football instruction
- Overnight campers: Dormitory housing on campus and all meals are provided.
- Extended Day campers: Lunch and dinner are provided.
- Day campers: Lunch will be provided.
- Supervision: Staff members reside in campers’ quarters and participate in all activities.
- Camp T-shirt & Prizes: All campers receive a Contact football t-shirt and prizes.
INSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT & FACILITY
- Low camper to coach ratio
- Players Grouped by: age and ability
- Equipment Needed: Campers need a full set of football equipment - helmet, shoulder pads, two jerseys (one light/one dark), pants and pads, football shoes (NO metal-tip cleats), athletic supporter, cup and mouthpiece. Equipment rentals available.
- Facility: Outdoor Fields.
- Medical Protocol: 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.
Campers need a full set of football equipment - helmet, shoulder pads, two jerseys (one light/one dark), pants and pads, football shoes (NO metal-tip cleats), athletic supporter, cup and mouthpiece. For campers without equipment, Contact Football Camp has equipment for rent prior to camp at $150 per set (helmet, shoulder pads, pants and pads) and $175 per set if rented on the first day of camp. Individual pieces of equipment are available at $75 per item.
- Dorm: See registration packet for specific on-campus dorm.
- Campers Per Room: 2 (unless otherwise noted in registration packet)
- Roommates: Rooms are assigned by age & roommate requests. Roommate requests must be received no later than 14 days before the start of camp. If you don't have a roommate request, you will be placed in a room with someone near your age. It will be a great opportunity to meet someone new!
- Linens: Not included. Bring linens or sleeping bag, pillow, pillowcase, and a towel.
- Air Conditioning: No, campers are encouraged to bring a fan.
Contact 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 check out. *Discount amount varies by program. Please call for details.
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 in the Spring. The Health and Release Forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp and every camper must have one to participate in camp.
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- 2:00 p.m. Check in
- 2:30 p.m. Intro/Rules/Orientation
- 2:45 p.m. To Field
- 3:00 p.m. Practice #1
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner
- 6:30 p.m. Chalk Talk/Film
- 7:00 p.m. Practice #2
- 8:30 p.m. Development Series
- 9:00 p.m. Day/Extended Day Campers Depart - Free Time
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out
- Days 2-3
- 7:00 a.m. Wake up
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast - Transition to Field
- 9:00 a.m. Agility Training
- 10:00 a.m. Practice #3 and 6
- 11:30 a.m. Head to Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talks/Film
- 2:00 p.m. Practice #4 and 7
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart/Pool Cool Down
- 4:30 p.m. Dinner
- 6:00 p.m. Transition to Field/Warm Up
- 7:00 p.m. Practice #5 and 8 - Competition
- 8:00 p.m. Development Series
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart/Free Time
- 10:30 p.m. Lights Out
- Day 4
- 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Practice #9/Final Competition
- 12:00 p.m. Final Check-out
Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Cal Lutheran's main 225-acre Thousand Oaks campus is complemented by two satellite locations in nearby Woodland Hills and Oxnard. Together, they are home to a dynamic liberal arts and science programs, with more than 2,700 undergraduate and 1,400 graduate students.
Campers will train at the William Rolland Stadium, the newest addition to the athletics complex on north campus. The two-story stadium, completed in fall 2011, has 2,000 fixed seats, an artificial turf field and outdoor sports lighting for football, soccer and intramural matches.
Camp ReviewsSubmit a review
This camp is awesome!
July 23, 2018: Learning new techniques to use in my football career.
— Rich S. Parent
July 23, 2018: Having a roommate and staying in the dorms!
— Mike B. Parent
August 2, 2017: My 8yr old son lives for football in the off season we practice around 4 time's a week he can't get enough of the game and it was really nice for him to be around other kids with the same interests they inspired each other it was amazing he will be there next year. To the staff I want to say thank you
— David M. Parent
Loved the focus on each player
July 31, 2017: I loved the constant focus on each player, curriculum was focused on technique, which improved my son's skills, and each player was allotted more reps for each drill which provided each player with more practice.
— Beverly F. Parent
One on one coaching
July 31, 2017: Interactive one on one coaching from next level staff.
— Justin P. Parent
July 31, 2017: It was very fun and I learned a lot of technique from all the coaches.
— Maria B. Parent
New skill set
July 31, 2017: My son was excited to learn a new skill set and different techniques to further his high school football career. He achieved just that.
— Amber B. Parent
Glimpse of college life
July 31, 2017: My son learned new things and had a good time. Gave him a glimpse of college life.
— Gabrielle T. Parent
My sons plan to return next year!
"My sons have now been to all the contact camp locations in California! They really enjoyed the staff at this camp and plan to return next year."
I learned so much
"I had a great time! I played the offensive and defensive positions that I wanted. Thank you! The coaches seemed tough at first, but in the end I learned so much. I really appreciate the time the coaches spent with me! I met new friends who will be coming back next year and so will I."
— Overnight Camper
After this camp I can't wait for football season to start!
"This was my first overnight camp and I could not stop talking about it when I returned home. My love for the game was only reinforced when I had the opportunity to attend this camp. I felt that my skill level was increased and cannot wait until the football season starts to show others what I learned and also what they could learn by attending this wonderful camp. I look forward to next season."
— Overnight Camper
Coaches and Counselors were fantastic role models.
"We were so impressed with the professionalism, dedication and organization of the camp. The coaches and counselors were fantastic role models for our son. We were more than impressed! Thanks!"
Campers and Counselors were very accommodating to all!
"My son was the youngest camper at the Contact Football. Initially I was nervous about him participating, but the camp counselors made sure he was in a group with kids around his same size. He was easily immersed into the games/drills by all. The kids were great and he had a wonderful time. We will be sending him again next year."
Outstanding Camp, Fantastic Coaches
"Football camp was outstanding! Coaches were superb. A sports camp, especially football, could NOT have been better!!"
— Day Camper
The teachings and experiences that my son had while at the camp have been invaluable not only to his physical and skills development in football, but his character in life. Coach Timo and his staff were extraordinary and exemplify what every Coach, no matter the sport, should strive to emulate.
A very good introduction for an 8th grader who had never put on pads before.
My son enjoyed the camp, he is looking forward too next year thank you so much great environment