Contact Football Camp Suffield Academy
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Contact Football Camps is excited to have a Connecticut location for 2019 at the Suffield Academy in Suffield, CT. With state of the art facilities and a seasoned coaching staff, the Suffield Academy Contact Football Camp provides youth football players the opportunity to learn new skills and improve their game!
This football camp works on the fundamentals of both offense and defense, with specific drills as well as team play!
(The Loomis Chaffee Contact Football Camp has moved to the Suffield Academy)
- Individual Camp ages 8-18
- Grouping by age, weight and ability
- Contact Drills and Scrimmages
- Contact Football Camp T-shirt and Prizes
- Great exposure to college coaches
- Daily training to develop speed, strength and agility
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Camp Director Chuck Reid
Chuck Reid is a veteran football coach. In addition to his head coaching duties, he's also a Mathematics teacher.View Chuck's Bio ⟩
Chuck's coaching experiences are varied. He began his coaching career as a high school line coach, and then as an offensive coordinator in Newport News, Virginia. He has also been a college defensive coordinator and a high school head coach. Chuck has spent the past seven seasons at The Loomis Chaffee School where he has lead the program's resurgence. Prior to Loomis, he was the head coach at Proctor Academy, where he lead them to their first, and second, Evergreen League Championships going 8-0 in both of those seasons. Several of Chuck's former players have enjoyed successful college football experiences at schools such as UConn, Boston College, Yale, Florida, Cal, USC, Dartmouth, Holy Cross, New Hampshire, Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, University of Chicago, Lafayette, Colgate, and Brown, to name a few. Chuck believes that academics must be the top priority, and that a "team first" attitude is necessary for success, both in football and in life. Part of Coach Reid's philosophy is that athletes should compete in as many sports as possible, and should be actively involved in the arts programs as well. He also feels that being a well-rounded student is critical for success in life.
assistant_coach Kevin Loney
Safeties Coach at Bowdoin CollegeView Kevin Loney's Bio ⟩
Safeties Coach at Bowdoin College
assistant_coach Sean Golden
Defensive Backs Coach at Worcester Polytechnic InsitututeView Sean Golden's Bio ⟩
Defensive Backs Coach at Worcester Polytechnic Insitutute
assistant_coach Duke Ekblom
Defensive Line Coach at Springfield CollegeView Duke Ekblom's Bio ⟩
Defensive Line Coach at Springfield College
Contact Football Camps feature full contact drills and scrimmages with a staff of major college coaches and players. At camps, "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 (3 times a day) 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).Show Less See More Camp Details
Check-in time and place TBD.
Campers scrimmage in the morning on Wednesday, beginning with the youngest campers. Youngest campers will be ready to check out by 11:00am and all campers should be finished and checked out by 12:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages! Check-out is on the grass practice field.
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.
A detailed camper registration packet containing check-in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers prior to camp. Our health and release forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp.
Suffield offers its students top-level athletic facilities. The Appleton H. Seaverns Athletic Center and the nine playing fields around campus support our programs. The Courtney Robinson ’88 Outdoor Leadership Center includes a 35-foot indoor rock climbing facility and outdoor high and low ropes courses. A turf field with lights was constructed in 2009, and in 2010 our indoor swimming pool was renovated and Tisch Field House opened—a beautiful 30,000-square-foot facility housing two courts for basketball, tennis, and volleyball; athletic offices; a training facility; and squash courts. The summer of 2012 saw additional renovations to the track and football field. A new rowing center and the Hillary Rockwell Cahn ’88 Balance Barn opened in 2015. In short, our athletic facilities are outstanding.
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He had fun!
August 07, 2018: Chase enjoyed his first experience in full contact.
— Patrick C.
July 21, 2018: I really liked when we went live and hit full on. Also, getting to meet people from all over was fun.
— Daniel C.
This camp allowed him to learn so many new skills.
July 21, 2018: The atmosphere at the camp is a combination of educational and fun. Dominic learned and retained much from camp that he will bring with him to this football season
— Michael M.
A memorable camp
July 20, 2018: The Loomis coach and his staff working the camp were extremely knowledgeable and approachable - they made the experience one that my son will remember for a long time.
— Jeff L.
July 19, 2018: Excellent coaching and encouragement; Knowledgeable staff
— Tim D.
Games and drills are the best!
July 19, 2018: The scrimmage on the last day was Alex’s #1 highlight. He also liked individual defense.
— Diana S.
We always come back!
July 19, 2018: This is his third year attending and he had a great time as always! Thanks!
— Chris M.
Quality of players is great!
July 19, 2018: Our son enjoyed the instruction. He thought the level and quality of coaching was high.
— Steve M.
He had so much fun!
July 19, 2018: My son had a great time. Love being away with his teammates. His favorite experience was the combine and the scrimmage at the end of the camp.
— Chris G.
Excellent coaches who care
July 19, 2018: Allowed Cale to experience competition at a higher level, learn the skills necessary to compete at a higher level. Cale states that he really enjoyed the coaches he worked with. He felt they cared.
— John W.
July 19, 2018: The coaches were extremely prepared and well organized and my son thought the food was wonderful! It was a great experience!
— Marilena M.
July 21, 2017: My boys enjoyed the training sessions and had fun. The emphasis on fundamentals and skill development was great. I hope they retain all they learned and apply that when their season begins. The camaraderie among the players seemed very positive and the coaching staff was enthusiastic and encouraging. Definitely a positive experience for my boys.
— Medon M. Parent
Loved the counselors
July 21, 2017: My son loved playing with so many different kids from different areas. He loved the counselors and felt like they cared that he gets better and is ready for the next step in season.
— Gretchen R. Parent
July 21, 2017: Skills learned and encouraging words
— Dianne L. Parent
July 20, 2017: Another great experience at camp. Great to see my child make new friends that he wouldn't meet under normal conditions. Also seeing him play with the older kids really gave him a confidence boost.
— Paul C. Parent
Fun and fundamentals
July 20, 2017: We chose extended stay. First night, Dominic said he wanted to sleep over. We wanted to attend this camp to see how Dominic stacked up against other peers from other programs. The coaches really emphasized fun and fundamentals. Dominic was inspired by the coaches. He is already asking to be signed up for the next camp.
— Michael M. Parent
First time campers
July 20, 2017: My boys and their friend were first time campers (8yos, 4th grade). They had a great time playing and really enjoyed the freedom and responsibility of "being on their own" for the first time without parents. The second day of camp (their first without parents there) was a bit of a transition in the morning, but they got the hang of what to do and what the expectation of the coaches was after that, then they really began to enjoy the experience.
— Plancon Parent
Loves the coaching staff!
July 20, 2017: This is Dan's 2nd year attending this camp. He loves the coaching staff! They are very knowledgeable, encouraging and supportive.
— Chris M. Parent
July 20, 2017: it was very helpful for me and it wasnt hard to understand because you guys broke it down well.
— Lori T. Parent
July 20, 2017: Favorite part was the combine. Check in needed more staff and locating the dorms should have been labeled.
— Amy S. Parent
July 20, 2017: Coaches were organized and had a program of events that built skills quickly.
— David F. Parent
We were so impressed!
"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!"
Outstanding camp, fantastic coaches
"Football camp was outstanding! Coaches were superb. A sports camp, especially football, could NOT have been better!!"
— Overnight Camper
AFTER THIS CAMP I CAN'T WAIT FOR FOOTBALL SEASON!
"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 were awesome
Coaches were awesome, very helpful, and enthusiastic about helping athletes get better. Camp was overall intense but very fun.