Hi all….OK, I’m back from driving across the country last week (Cleveland to San Diego). It was great to take some time and see some of the natural beauty this great country has!
All right…we have dates confirmed for the 2nd Annual RS Football Camp. Here are the details:
Dates: November 14-15, 2015 (Saturday and Sunday, with people being around Friday night if you want to meet up and talk some ball).
Times: Saturday, 8:00 check-in. 9:00 am to about 5:00 pm on the field. Sunday, approximately an 8:00 am start, until about 3:00 pm. This will allow people who need to catch a flight east time enough to get to the airport. Please note that times may be adjusted slightly between then and now, but that is the idea.
Cost: $40 per player or visiting (non-instructing) coach. Those who are prepaid (via PayPal @ firstname.lastname@example.org) will also have a camp T-shirt reserved for them. We took a real hit last year on T-shirts that were ordered for people who then didn’t show up.
Hotel: We recommend the Best Western Santee (link here). We don’t have a discount with them, but the rooms run around $90, so split up to four ways, that’s still pretty inexpensive. Plus it is only about a mile from the school.
Airport: San Diego Lindbergh Field (SAN) is really the best choice. It is a little bit of a hike out to the school, so either a rental car or Uber/Lyft is recommended. For first time Uber users, you can get a discount by using the code markr2313. For Lyft, you can use MARK9202.
School: Santana High School (map here). Please note that although the address of the school is on Magnolia Avenue, the entrance to the field parking lot is on 2nd Street. The field is turf.
General Format: We will post/distribute a schedule of coaches and topics once it is finalized…..might not be until a couple of weeks before the camp. Generally speaking, sessions will be 45-50 minutes each, although sometimes coaches who are scheduled for double sessions will just go straight through. The emphasis is on learning and development, not necessarily on competition (although there will be sessions in which you can put your skills to the test). There is no game to get ready for, there is no depth chart to be set. It’s November…..it is time to learn new things, refine what you know, time to see things from other perspectives.
It will be a padded, contact camp. Our recommendation is for a minimum of helmet and shoulder pads.
You as a player can choose which sessions you go to. If you’ve played one position your whole career, and want to switch up or learn another spot, this is a great time to do it. If you’re a raw rookie and have no idea, the coaches can certainly steer you in a direction, but ultimately, you can choose. Again, this camp is for you as a player, not for the instructing coaches. We may give you honest feedback, but you can still choose what you want to do.
Need to take a break for a session? No problem. The only thing I think we as coaches would ask is that when you are out there, you give it your best effort.
Coaches: In addition to members of the San Diego Surge staff, as of right now we have a commitment from Angel Rivera III, the outstanding defensive back coach and conditioning expert from the Dallas Elite. Coach Rivera was an absolute hit last year, and we’re looking forward to seeing him again. I’m waiting on two other coaches from Dallas to give final commitments, and still need to reach out formally to some other coaches. Again, if you think you are an outstanding teacher and technician for a position, please contact me at email@example.com. We’re always looking for great teachers to join us!
Facebook: I’ve created a Facebook event here. Please let me know there if you’re coming or not, and feel free to pass along an invitation to anyone you think may be interested. If you are coming, I’d like to know your name, team, position and t-shirt size. Your spot and t-shirt will be reserved once I receive the PayPal. Of course, you can also always pay at the door, we just can’t guarantee you a t-shirt.
I think that is about it! If I left any piece of information out, feel free to ask!