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The Contact Football Skills Camp at Southeastern University is designed for youth football players looking to improve their skills in a safe and controlled setting.

Head Coach Keith Barefield serves as director and is joined by other coaches and players from the Fire Staff. Youth Football and High School Football players will train at the positions of their choice while being educated on the proper fundamentals and techniques to ensure concussion safety and education.

Highlights Include
  • Skill Development Drills by Position
  • Discussions on Proper Technique and Concussion Safety
  • Professional instruction from college coaches and college-aged instructors
  • Low camper to instructor ratio
  • Daily emphasis on fundamental development, team play and more
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  • Contact Football Camp Keith Barefield Bio

    Camp Director Keith Barefield

    Keith Barefield became Southeastern University’s first football coach in 2012.

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Camp Details

The goal of the Contact Football Camps is to provide football skills camps across the country that not only protect and educate our youth but also provide the highest quality football instruction possible.

2018 CAMP DATES

  • July 16-19
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2018 SESSION SCHEDULE

CAMP DATES: JULY 16-19
  • Check-in: 1:00 p.m. on Monday for all campers. See registration packet for specific location.
  • Check-out: Graduation takes place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday. Parents are invited to attend. Check out will take place immediately after.
  • Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 1:00-9:00 p.m.(dinner is included), Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00-4:00 p.m., Thursday: 9:00-1:00 p.m.
  • Extended Day Camper Schedule: Monday: 1:00-9:00 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday: 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.

RENTAL EQUIPMENT 

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.

2018 HOUSING 

  • 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.

TRAVEL

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. 

TEAM/LEAGUE DISCOUNT

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.

REGISTRATION PACKET

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
  • 1:00 p.m. Camp Check in
  • 2:00 p.m. Intro/Rules/Orientation
  • 2:30 p.m. To the Field
  • 3:00 p.m. Practice 1
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Chalk Talks
  • 7:00 p.m. Practice 2
  • 8:30 p.m. Shower/Free Time
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
  • Days 2-3
  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Transition to the Field
  • 9:00 a.m. Speed, Agility and Quicknesss
  • 10:00 a.m. Practice 3 and 6
  • 11:30 a.m. Head to Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talk/Discussions
  • 2:00 p.m. Practice 4 and 7
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Transition from Dinner to Field
  • 7:00 p.m. Practice #5 and 8 - Competition
  • 8:30 p.m. Discussion
  • 9:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
  • Day 4
  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. Practice #9 - Competition
  • 11:30 a.m. Dorm Clean Up
  • 12:00 p.m. Camp Check Out

Contact Football Camp Seu Facility

Victory Field

On Setember 13, 2014, Southeastern University officially opened its new on-campus football stadium, Victory Field. The following day, the Fire football team notched its first win in program history, defeating Polk County rival Warner University 31-7 in front of a capacity crowd. During its first two years of play, the Fire have complied an 11-1 record at Victory Field. 

Stadium Facts

  • Seating: Current fixed  seating capacity of 3,500 with standing room accomodating up to 5,000.
  • Total area of the stadium: Approximately 192,000 square feet, or 4.4 acres.
  • Playing surface: A-Turf Titan (84,000 square feet) laid over A-Turf shock pad.
  • Scoreboard: 52 feet wide by 30 feet tall.
  • LED Video Board: 32 feet wide by 16 feet tall. DVX-1100-1540 with 312 lines of resolution high by 600 columns of resolution wide.
  • Lighting: Musco Lightning Green Generation Luminaire. Total of 46 luminaries at 1,500 watts each
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Camp Reviews

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Overall Average Rating 5.00 / 5 Stars
    • 5/5.
    My son's confidence really improved after camp

    August 12, 2018: Dylan had so much fun. His confidence increased so much due to this camp.This camp was great for my son. All the coaches were amazing. They encouraged these kids to keep getting better. I was very impressed and we will be back. I would like to see the camp go all 5 days. I would also like to see you all reach out to all the little league organizations to let them know about your camp. I would also like to see maybe a month before your camp starts see the coaches maybe go to the different little leagues and talk to the child and the parents and let them know what your camp is all about. You all did an amazing job with Dylan He left feeling good about himself everyday. He was so ready to get out on the field and use everything he was taught for that day on the field. Thank you for all your hard work.

    — Brooke F. Parent

    • 5/5.
    It was perfect!

    July 28, 2018: He loved the food and learning aspect!

    — Justin C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Well worth the travel!

    July 22, 2018: We traveled from NY to FLA for this camp. My son made new friends and improves his football skills.

    — Lisa W. Parent

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    • 5/5.
    Coaches are understandable and encouraging!

    July 20, 2018: Aside from the knowledgeable staff, Dale went on and on about the older kids who helped him during the camp. Mixing ages and skill level was a great idea.

    — Dale J. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Well worth it!

    July 20, 2018: Great coaching staff. Worth driving a 3 hrs/day.

    — Margie N. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He had so much fun!

    July 20, 2018: My camper enjoyed the contact drills and the encouragement from the older campers.

    — Phil T. Parent

    • 5/5.
    He is also excited for summer 2019.​

    July 20, 2018: It was very good. He got to play games learn is position and practices and drills he enjoyed tremendously. 

    — Felicia K. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Had a great time!

    July 20, 2018: His favorite activity was playing "fireball" touch football.

    — Christy D. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Great Experience!

    July 20, 2018: new skill learned, all positive for new and older players

    — Robert C. Parent

    • 5/5.
    An exciting program for him!

    July 20, 2018: Zachary is fairly new to football. Coaches were enthusiastic and supportive, but did not allow for any slacking. Zachary learned new skills, and wants to return next year.

    — Susan A. Parent

    • 5/5.
    Loves the school and the coaches!

    July 20, 2018: Coming from the west coast, my son got to see that there is many differences in football philosophy between west coast and southern football.

    — Cecil B. Parent

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Contact Football Camp Southeastern University

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Keith Barefield, Camp Director
Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, Florida 33801

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