Contact Football Camp University of the Incarnate Word
Improve your game and have serious fun
at Contact Football Camps
Entering our 43rd summer in business, Contact Football Camps are known worldwide and have been called the finest instructional football camps and football schools for both High School Football and Youth Football in the United States.
We are excited to have long time camp director Jason Guthrie from Co-Lin College running the University of Dallas camp. Coach Guthrie has directed camps in Texas for US Sports over the past decade. Currently, Jason serves as the Running Backs coach for the Wolfpack.
- 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 Jason Guthrie
Jason Guthrie currently serves as the Running Backs coach at Co-Lin College in Wesson, MS and has been director of the Contact Football Camp for the past decade.View Jason Guthrie's Bio ⟩
With 20 years of coaching experience, Jason Guthrie brings an abundance of knowledge to the Co-Lin coaching staff as he begins his first year at the helm of the Wolfpack backfield in 2016.
Prior to joining the Co-Lin staff, Jason coached championship quality teams at both the high school and university level. As the Offensive Coordinator, he helped lead Brentwood High (Brentwood, TN) to a 5-A state title in 2002. After just three years at the high school level, Jason became the Assistant and Offensive Coordinator for Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. During his 10-year tenure at Trinity, he helped lead the Tigers to five SCAC Conference Championships. Jason has spent the previous three years at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS and helped the Majors claim the SAA Conference Championship in 2013 as the Offensive Coordinator. Jason not only provides offensive expertise, but recruiting experience and connections to help bolster Co-Lin’s presence in the Southeast. Jason also has playing experience on the gridiron, as he was a wide receiver and tight end for is alma mater from 1992-1996.
Jason graduated from Kentucky Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Science, History/Education and a minor in Psychology, and has a Master’s of Education, School Administration from Trinity University.
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
WEEK LONG CAMP - CHECK-IN (June 10)
Check-in time: 12 p.m. Monday June 10th. Dorm TBD.
WEEK LONG CAMP - CHECK-OUT (June 13)
Check-out time: 4 p.m. Thursday. Campers train in the morning then scrimmage following lunch. on the last day of camp. Check out will take place after the final workouts. Parents are encouraged to attend the final scrimmages!
Check-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:30am on Monday. Clinic will end at 12:00pm.
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.
HALF DAY MORNING SPECIALTY CLINIC - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Monday Morning) - $150
Quarterbacks – Personalized attention and instruction by our quarterback coaches. The focus of the instruction includes the following: leadership, passing techniques, drop-backs, quickness, footwork, speed and agility, ball handling, hand-offs, pitches and options, passing techniques, sprint-outs, bootlegs, rollouts and play-action, passing drills, grip, QB/center exchange, pivots, sprint-draw and play-action pass, progression for finding the open receiver, mental and physical preparation for playing QB, warm-up drills, reading coverages, secondary pressure, and audibles.
Wide Receivers – Personalized attention and instruction by our receiver coaches. The focus of the instruction includes the following: reading coverages, correct pass routes, working back to the ball, catching the ball at the highest point, catching the ball, following the ball to the hands, speed control, how to get open, spotting defensive coverages (man-to-man, zone and combinations), running drills, receiver drills, stance, release, patterns: out, post, hook, curl, post/corner, fade, in, fly, cross, etc.
Offensive Line – Personalized attention and instruction by our O-Line coaches. Special emphasis is given to Pass Protection including the proper use of hands, body lean and placement of feet with regard to the various types of pass offense. Technique and agility drills for the development of quick feet, stance, alignment, defensive recognition, and legal use of hands. CENTERS also drill their exchange technique as well as their blocking technique.
Camp Code: FBXRST
Sample Daily Schedule
- Day 1
- 8:45 a.m. Clinic Campers Check In Only
- 12:00 p.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Orientation/Rules
- 2:00 p.m. Regular Camp Schedule
- Days 2 -3
- 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
- 7:30 Breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. Practice #1, Offense Emphasis
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
- 2:00 p.m. Practice #2, Defense Emphasis
- 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
- 5:00 p.m. Dinner/Free Time
- 6:45 p.m. Practice #3, Competition
- 8:15 p.m. Evening Activities, Meetings, Speakers
- 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart
- 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
- Day 4
- 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
- 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, Warm Up, Drill ReCap
- 9:00 a.m. Camp Review of Skills and Final Workout
- 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time/Dorm Clean Up
- 2:00 p.m. Final Scrimmages
- 3:30 p.m. Camp Wrap Up/Shower
- 4: 00 p.m. Campers Check Out
Incarnate Word’s 154-acre campus is just minutes from downtown San Antonio in Alamo Heights. The Alamo Heights area is filled with a variety of tourist attractions including the Witte Museum, the McNay Art Museum, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, and Brackenridge Park. Brackenridge Park is home to the San Antonio Zoo and the Japanese Tea Gardens, and is filled with trails and other scenic areas to run, walk, or just enjoy an afternoon picnic or barbeque. In addition to being located in one of the most picturesque parts of the city, UIW’s welltended grounds, trees, blooming flowers, and classic architecture, provide a comfortable environment to study, think, and just hang out with friends.
Contact Football Campers will train on the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. The stadium officially opened on campus September 1, 2008, when the Bensons joined with more than 2,000 Cardinals fans and athletes to declare the facility ready for action. Benson and his family long have been ardent supporters of Incarnate Word. A San Antonian himself, Benson is the owner of professional football's New Orleans Saints. The stadium has permanent seating for 6,000 spectators and the playing area itself is artificial, Hellas Matrix. This is a great facility to take your game to the next level!
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We loved it!
June 18, 2018: My kids had a great time!!
— Paredes L. Parent
Great learning experience!
June 18, 2018: Ayden's comment was "I have learned more here in 2 hours than I have in 2 years in middle school".
— Jana L. Parent
June 17, 2018: No improvements needed. Great coaches, great techniques taught and we will come back every year! Please keep up the good work!
— Vanessa M. Parent
Great instruction for tackling.
June 16, 2018: Making new friends and working our way up to hitting full contact the way we were instructed to tackle was very safe and seemed to work.
— Jason M. Parent
June 16, 2018: My son had fun making new friends and learning new Skills.
— Ezekial R. Parent
He learned so many new techniques!
June 16, 2018: Anthony told us he learned so many great skills that he will bring back with him to his Middle School football season
— Catherine C. Parent
He had fun at camp
June 16, 2018: He like learning teamwork and meeting new friends.
— Mark W. Parent
June 16, 2018: Organized, Professional and Friendly Learning setting. Great Campus; Great Staff.
— Esteban A. Parent
July 1, 2017: Have more confidence and enjoyed making new friends.
— Xavier R. Parent
Learned and made some new friends
July 1, 2017: 1st multi-day/full contact camp for son. He will be a senior in high school, even he said he enjoyed, learned and made some new friends. Other than the apparent size mis-match of my son and other campers, It was super organized, well planned, had great meal options for over-nighters and super refreshing the way they treated the campers and the way the campers treated each other.(overnight or day). I would have loved to use this earlier in his football career.
— Sam M. Parent
June 30, 2017: Getting to know other people, improving skills and playing tiger ball at the end was really fun!
— Hector G. Parent
Good learning experience
June 29, 2017: First time in pads. Good all around learning experience.
— Clark A. Parent
June 29, 2017: Overall well prepared camp. I like that they give an overall general skills,but let you play your position. Would like more blocking drills, but overall good camp. Will return next year.
— Victor E. Parent
Excellent camp, excellent camp director and staff
"Excellent camp, excellent camp director and staff. This is the third year I have attended Contact Football Camp and the second at Incarnate Word. I hope that you continue to have it at this venue!"
— Overnight Camper
He always had a smile on his face
"As a parent picking him up every day from camp, he always had a smile on his face. Regardless of how exhausted he was, he was enthusiastic about the coaches, what he learned, and how excited he was about going back the next day."
Thank you Coach!
"I sent my nephew, Jayden Harper, to your camp at the IWU this summer. It started out as just being a summer thing to do with one of his friends to keep him active and off the couch. But it has become so much more than that. Jayden has been playing football since he was 4 and he enjoys doing it, but I think it has always been something that he has just done, until now. I am not sure what it was about Coach Guthrie, his staff, and his camp but it has lit a fire in him that I have never seen before. Jayden has never really been the competitive athlete, but he is now. He now see's what he is capable of doing and he is willing to push himself. When I came on the last day of camp to watch the scrimmage, I was pleasantly surprised. I have been to every single game Jayden has played in and I have NEVER seen him play the way he did that day. The growth I saw in him in just 4 short days was amazing. All he talks about is his "Jason Guthrie Award" he received, all the coaches, especially Coach Love, and how much he can't wait to go back next year. I would like to thank Coach Guthrie so much for everything he and his coaching staff did for him. NO ONE has been able to push him and show him the way y'all did and he really needed it. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. Thank you so much Coach! See ya next year."
I will definitely be there next summer
"The coaches were excellent and taught me a lot. The team experience and the friends I made were awesome. I will definitely be there next summer!"
— Overnight Camper
Youngest camper and had a great experience!
"My son was the youngest camper there at 8 yrs old and had a wonderful experience and can't wait for next years camp"
Sage advice was shared with him by several of the coaches
"My son was an Ironman at camp. 3 a day football practices in Texas heat, and twice during the week he returned home to catch for his all-star baseball team. (Took second in tournament) All the camp staff were very supportive and offered encouragement for him. As tired as he was, he was always anxious to get back to his dorm and friends and coaches. On Thursday night, after a particularly had day of football practice, and a tough .. first loss in baseball, my son and I sat out on the front steps of the dorm having a hamburger, with a couple of coaches. Sage advice was shared with him by several of the coaches.. about life, sports and winning and loosing and how it relates to life. It was a great opportunity for me to witness my little ten year old boy interact with adults... be treated by them, talked to by them, and him exhibiting the qualities and traits of the man I hope he grows up to be. I am grateful to all the coaches and staff at contact football camp that are helping him along one week a year to grow up. See you next year.Thanks to all the great coaches and staff."
I learned A lot
"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 until football season starts
"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!"
My son enjoyed the camp and created found memories, friendships and new skills.
Was great experience, I will be back.
I enjoyed all of the coaches, especially Coach Love