Contact Football

Lake Forest in Lake Forest Illinois

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Serious Fun at Contact Football Camps

Camp at Lake Forest University is a great experience for campers of all skill levels. Campers all have different reasons for attending our camps whether it be for having the upper hand at next years school tryout or maybe just wanting to have a good summer activity meeting new friends and playing some football.  With this being said, many of our previous campers have went on to play at the collegiate level for various well renowned programs across the country.  

At this camp we gradually engage the campers to full contact drills as safety is our main concern.  The players will be grouped with one another based on their age, size and ability.  At camp, the coaches preach the importance of teamwork while showing them how to incorporate their own individual style of play. 

Highlights Include
  • Wide age range of 8-18 year old's
  • Contact drills and scrimmages
  • Individual position work with specialized coaches
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Camp Directors

  • Camp Director Jim Catanzaro

    Coach Catanzaro is looking to start his 10th season as head coach for the Lake Forest Black Bears.  Not only is he the head coach, he will also be working as the defensive coordinator for his 14th straight season.  

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Facilities

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Camp Details

Summer fun lead by top coaches nationwide with slow progression into full contact

At camp, we stress the importance of easing into a "limited" full contact setting, as safety is our number one priority.  Campers receive the full experience of learning proper technique at camp while also have a fun time that they will remember. Learning to work together as a team is one of the most important aspects the coaches teach the athletes.  Focusing on the individual aspects of play also is something the coaches love to show the campers whether it be form tackling to proper pass blocking.  

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WEEK LONG CAMP CHECK-IN

Check-in for the All Skills Camp takes place between 11:00am-12:00pm on Sunday. Opening Ceremony will be on the field at 1:30pm and the first practice (full gear) will begin immediately following around 2:00pm.  Parents are invited to watch.

WEEK LONG CAMP CHECK-OUT

Campers scrimmage in the morning on the last day of camp, 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. 

SPECIALTY CLINIC

Check-in for the Specialty Clinic takes place at 8:30am on Sunday. Clinic will end at 12:00pm.

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.

HALF DAY MORNING SPECIALTY CLINIC - 9 AM - 12 PM (FIRST 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.

LAKE FOREST FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Foresters finished 8-2.. this is the first time that LFC has had back to back 8 win seasons in school history (we've been playing football since 1882)

  • Coach Cat named a finalist for the Liberty Mutual D3 National Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year

  • Coach Cat named coach for Team Stars and Stripes (2nd year in a row) in the Tazon de Estrellas Bowl Game

  • 12 players named all-conference

  • Lake Forest College defense ranked in the top 10 in the country in three categories

Day 1
  • 8:30 a.m. Clinic Campers Check In
  • 11:00 a.m. All Skills Camp Check In/Rules/Orientation
  • 2:00 p.m. Regular Camp Schedule
Day 2-4
  • 7:15 a.m. Wake Up/Stretch/Run
  • 7:45 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. Practice #1, Offensive Emphasis
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch/Free Time
  • 2:00 p.m. Practice #2, Defensive Emphasis
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 4:30 p.m. Free Time/Dinner
  • 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 5
  • 7:15 a.m. Stretch/Run
  • 7:45 a.m. Breakfast, Warm Up, Drill Recap
  • 9:00 a.m. Games
  • 12:00 p.m. Camp Check Out
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Lake Forest

Jim Catanzaro, Camp Director
Lake Forest Football Field 555 N Sheridan Rd Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Camp Phone: (224) 789-8534

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Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: Specialty Clinic - QB, WR
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please review our cancellation policy thoroughly. You are required to agree with our policy before completing your registration.
Half Day (9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.) $165.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please review our cancellation policy thoroughly. You are required to agree with our policy before completing your registration.
Overnight $735.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.) $635.00
Availability: Open

Day (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.) $475.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: Specialty Clinic - QB, WR
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please review our cancellation policy thoroughly. You are required to agree with our policy before completing your registration.
Half Day (9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.) $165.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 18
Gender: Boys
Please review our cancellation policy thoroughly. You are required to agree with our policy before completing your registration.
Overnight $745.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.) $645.00
Availability: Open

Day (9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.) $485.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-433-6060 we would be happy to help you.

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