Nike Contact Football Camp California Lutheran University
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This camp will not run in 2022. Check out the Nike Contact Football Camp at Whittier College!
Under the direction of Head Coach Mike Neal of Whittier College, the Nike Contact Football Camp at Cal Lutheran University is a 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 offensive and defensive positions with the goal of taking their game to the next level.
- All Campers Receive Nike Football Camp T-shirt, Water Bottle, Gym Sack, Player Card, Lanyard
- Instruction from Whittier College Football Coaching Staff and Players
- Grouping by Age, Weight, and Ability
- Contact Drills and Scrimmages
- Daily Training to Develop Speed, Strength and Agility
- Equipment Rental Available
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Camp Director Mike Neale
Neale was Albright's longest-tenured assistant coach and was with head coach John Marzka for all eight of his seasons on the Lion sideline. Albright won the MAC title this season and advanced to the NCAA playoffs. The Lions defeated Norwich 49-0 in their first-ever home NCAA playoff game and then lost to Mount Union in the second round of the playoffs. Neale had six of his defensive players earn all-conference honors that season, and the Lions defense led the nation in defensive touchdowns with six.View Mike's Bio ⟩
Neale helped produce the most successful eight-year stretch in school history. Albright has amassed 59 victories during that span and participated in the postseason in seven of the eight years.
The 2014 season saw Albright compile a 6-5 overall record and a trip to the ECAC South Atlantic Bowl. Orchestrated by Neale, the Lions had one of the top defensive units in the conference. Six Albright defenders earned all-conference honors, and defensive lineman Jamal Hayden earned honorable mention All-America honors. Additionally, his defense earned four conference defensive player of the week honors, four ECAC Southeast Defensive Player of the Week honors and three D3football.com Team of the Week citations.
During his first three seasons Neale coached the wide receivers and kick/punt returners, as well as serving as the JV head coach and director of football operations. He then served as the special teams coordinator, recruiting coordinator, and inside linebackers coach.
Albright turned in another 8-3 campaign in 2013, winning the ECAC Southwest Bowl. The Lions had seven All-MAC selections on defense, including senior safety Drew Peterson. Peterson was named to the prestigious AFCA Coaches and Associated Press Little All-American teams, while also earning second team honors from D3football.com and BSN.
The Lions went 8-3 overall in 2012, winning the ECAC Southeast Bowl. Neale's defense garnered six All-MAC selections, while defensive end Mark Capetola and Peterson earned national Player of the Week honors during the season.
Neale led one of the top special teams units in the nation in 2011, garnering a pair of All-Region selections. Punter Brooks Mitzkewich earned Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors after recording the second-highest punting average in school history, and was joined by special teamer Matthew Hnatiuk (with a team-high 14 tackles on kick coverages). Mitzkewich, Hnatiuk and freshman kicker Jordan Loiodice all earned MAC Player of the Week recognition during the regular season as well.
In Neale's three years coaching the receivers, he developed one All-American wide receiver, four All-Conference wide receivers, and two ECAC All-Star receivers. The Lions' passing game thrived as one of the top air attacks in the MAC, and saw WR Nate Romig become the leading scorer in the history of Albright College football.
While coaching the kick and punt returners, Neale developed two All-Conference returners, as well as one All-East Region and one ECAC All-Star returner. During that span, the Lions returned a MAC Conference-leading nine combined kicks and punts for touchdowns.
"The teams Mike has coached with have consistently won at a high level and he has demonstrated the ability to create a strategic vision to build a program and then implement his plan to be successful," stated Coleman. "We are excited to begin a new era of Whittier football and support Mike and his staff."
Neale came to Albright College in 2007 from San Diego, CA, where he worked with the offensive skill players at Grossmont College. Prior to that, Neale coached at Valhalla High School in San Diego from 2000-06, and saw the program develop into an offensive unit that ranked as one of the top scoring programs in San Diego County; averaging over 32 points per game. Neale also served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at Valhalla for four seasons.
As a player, Neale enjoyed a record-setting high school career as a running back and return specialist at Valhalla, which produced a number of honors; including being selected All C.I.F. San Diego Section. Neale continued his career at Grossmont College, receiving all conference recognition as a return specialist. Neale earned his AA degree, and transferred from Grossmont to complete his playing career as a wide receiver at Southwest Missouri State University.
Neale received his BA in History from California State University, San Marcos in 2002. In addition to a successful coaching background, Mike has four years of extensive business experience as a commodities broker and owner of two businesses before selling his brokerage to move to coaching college football on a full time basis.
Nike Contact Football Camps feature full contact drills and scrimmages with a staff of major college coaches and players. At camp, "contact" 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).
Please note: The following information may be subject to change.
California Lutheran University: 60 West Olsen Road. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Will not run in 2022
INCLUDED IN THE FEE
- Daily Football Instruction Daily
- Day Campers: Lunch is Provided.
- All Campers Receive Nike Football Camp T-shirt, Water Bottle, Gym Sack, Player Card, Lanyard
- 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.
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, Nike 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.
Nike Contact Football Camp will 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 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 information packet containing check-in location, links to health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of items to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp start date. Our health and release forms may require a doctor's signature (please reference your camp packet). Additional forms may be required and will be collected on the first day of camp.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety
Sample Daily Schedule
- 8:45am Day 1 Intro/Rules/Orientation
- 9:00am Agility Training
- 10:00am Practice
- 11:30am Head to Lunch
- 1:00pm Practice
- 2:00pm Scrimmaging
- 5:00pm Campers Depart
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.
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Overall Average RatingStars
Coaching Staff is Great
July 26, 2019: Coach Timo and staff are awesome with the kids. My son learns something new at every camp he coaches.
— Boyd C. Parent
Returning Next Year
July 26, 2019: Phillip enjoyed the football techniques he learned. Left the camp wanting to return for next year! Great experience for a first time full contact experience. Thank you.
— Alberto O. Parent
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
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