Football University announces the
Michigan Camp Selection Committee
In early October, Football University made the announcement of two Michigan Representatives that will head up the recruitment of 7th-12th grade athletes to participate in their national football camps and all-star games. Rich McGuinness, president of SportsLink, who also created the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the national high school all-star game televised on NBC, proudly announced the appointment of Tyrone Wheatley, as the Michigan Regional Director and Richard T. Seay, as the Michigan Selection Committee Director.
Over the Thanksgiving Holiday, another major announcement to the team took place. That being the addition of Mill “The Thrill” Coleman, a former Farmington Hills Harrison High School three time All-State Quarterback, All-American Quarterback and MVP recipient of two state championships. He was selected to Detroit Free Press All-Decade High School Football Team (1980-1990) as the Quarterback. Mill is a former Michigan State University captain, three year starter (quarterback, receiver, running back and punt returner. After attending MSU, Mill went on to play professionally with the Chicago Bears and Montreal Allouttes.
Mill through his own venture operates and owns Mill Coleman Football Fundamentals, a football training and fitness company that will open its indoor football facilities at the state fairgrounds, this coming February. The partnership between the two entities allows Football University, year round access to Michigan’s elite football players, while at the same time expands Mill Coleman Football Fundamentals through its partnership beyond the boundaries of the state of Michigan.
McGuinness’s passion became providing high-level instruction to elite football players. Over the past nine years, he has worked with the nation’s top prep athletes at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. Many of these players dominate their local football scene because they are bigger and faster than the average high school athlete. But when they meet players of equal size and physical ability for the first time in San Antonio, it is eye-opening if not shocking. McGuinness welcomes these athletes by saying, “Welcome to the first day of the rest of your football career—where 4.4 speed and 300-pound linemen are the norm, not the exception.” At this level, the athletes need elite skills—not just impressive physical attributes—to stand out.
By making these additions locally, Brett Cooper, National Director, Football University, says “This will enhance the knowledge and respectability of Football University, its camps and the national games. These three individuals are people who know care about youth first, have a passion for football second, and are very excited about the roles that they will play with helping young men attain opportunities to achieve to greater level.
Tyrone Wheatley, former NFL Running Back, for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders, is also a University of Michigan Standout. Richard T. Seay, is a former School Board President of the Pontiac School District, and served through that capacity on many state and national committees. Their responsibilities will involve locating and identifying talent; evaluating the talent; providing recommendations and nominations to the national team for Michigan athletes to participate in the camp or all-star game.
This year, U.S. Army All-Star game will be in San Antonio, Texas on January 3, 2009, featuring the nation’s top high-school seniors. In addition to that game, there will be exhibition games featuring the nations top 7th graders; 8th graders (170 lbs and below) and big 8th graders (170 lbs and above). Additionally, the national camp which tours the country is expected to make a stop in the Michigan area, June 19th, 20th and 21st, 2009.
Train Like an All-American
Football University announces the Michigan Camp Date and Location
Football University – Michigan wishes you the very best, as we transition into a new year. As we begin our new year, we begin by thanking Tyrone Wheatley, for his time and service to the youth of Michigan. For those of you who have not been made aware yet; Tyrone has left FBU, to accept the position of Running Backs Position Coach at Eastern Michigan University. Tyrone will undoubtedly do an excellent job there.
As our organization continues to strengthen, rather than bring in a new body, Rich McGuinness, President, Sportslink has tagged Richard T. Seay to fill the shoes of the Regional Director. “Seay was a natural choice, being that he worked hand and hand with Tyrone, and was very instrumental in working to build the FBU-Michigan team. In just two months, Richard helped to gather information that led to 7 individuals from his state being chosen to be Football University All-Americans.”
After naming a Regional Director, the next step simply was to pin point an exact date and location for the summer camp. This year’s camp will be held on June 19-21, 2009 at Total Performance Training Center (http://www.totalsportscomplex.com).
Total Sports Complex has been a leader in the indoor soccer business for more than 15 years. They have developed a reputation for being the best for all levels of competition and instruction. Their recently renovated facilities offer fields and rinks for soccer, roller hockey, football, softball, and baseball.
The tuition for the each FBU camp is $549. At the time of registration, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required, either paid by credit card at the time of registration or by a check or money order (payable to Football University) that must be received by Football University within two weeks of the date of registration. If the deposit is not received within the two weeks, the athlete is put on the wait list and his position in the camp may be lost.
Final payment of any remaining balance due for the camp is due no later than four weeks before the start date of the camp. Click here to review the FBU refund policy. If full payment has not been received either with a credit card payment or by receipt of a check or money order, the athlete’s position in the camp will be given to an athlete on the waiting list.
If you have any questions about the registration process, tuition policy or FBU in general, please contact the FBU administrator at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-366-5027.
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Detroit Lands Elite Invitation-only
National Football Camp
Camp Taking Nominations from Local,
Regional Players for Chance to Attend
Wharton, NJ (April 27, 2009) – Football University, an invitation-only national football camp run by former NFL players and coaches, is coming to Wixom, MI, a suburb of Detroit, June 19-21 at the Total Sports Complex. Approximately 200 players from across the region and state, ages 12-17, will be hand-picked and invited to attend. Organizers will be accepting nominations from local area players who believe they can qualify for the camp. Nominations can be submitted at www.footballuniversity.org through June 1. Full camp information can be found at www.footballuniversity.org.
The Wall Street Journal claims the camp’s owners screen NFL pros of tomorrow. Media outlets from Sports Illustrated to The Los Angeles Times to The Boston Globe have covered the camp. And NFL alumni, both players and coaches, serve as instructors and partners. Football University is produced by SportsLink, the company that runs the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
“With our team of regional directors, we have a great handle on the top players in the region,” said Rich McGuinness, president of Football University and the individual behind the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. “It’s not about teaching everyone, only the serious athlete and player. However we don’t want to overlook anyone worthy, which is why we accept nominations. This is a player’s chance to attend a camp only a select group nationwide can claim.”
The faculty includes many of football’s best minds, including Mike Kruczek, Matt Ryan’s (Atlanta Falcon’s QB) personal instructor and also a former Super Bowl champ, as well as NFL MVP and Philadelphia Eagle Ron Jaworski. Other instructors include quarterback guru Greg Briner, who brings more than 25 years of NFL offensive coaching experience; two-time Super Bowl-winning defensive back Perry Williams; former N.Y. Jets running back Blair Thomas; Pro Bowl and Super Bowl-winning receiver Andre Rison; former Dallas Cowboy Rich Bartel (currently with Cleveland Browns); NFL quarterback Chris Miller; former NFL receiver Ed McCaffrey; former Green Bay Packer and punting/kicking guru Bill Renner; former NFL offensive lineman Irv Eatman; former NFL running back Lorenzo White; and many others.
Football University is an invitation-only experience for the serious football player, focusing on teaching technique and skill in a small-group setting with other elite athletes. Modeled after NFL mini-camps, each camp includes 14 hours of training and development—both on the field and off the field—including film study, classroom testing, and access to hi-tech equipment, all under the professional tutelage of former NFL players and coaches. Football University travels the nation to train players hand-picked by the organization’s network of regional directors and scouts. Tuition ranges from $450-$550. For more information, visit www.footballuniversity.org.
The camp’s alumni include an impressive list of All-Americans, including 2008’s No. 1 prospect and current Ohio State Buckeye Terrelle Pryor and 2009’s No. 1 prospect and future Tennessee Volunteer Bryce Brown. Also included are the top USC recruits for 2009: Randall Carroll, T.J. McDonald, Patrick Hall, Chris Metcalf and Byron Moore; as well as the sons of Joe Montana, Jim McMahon, rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Will Smith, Hall of Famer Frank Gifford and North Carolina Head Coach Butch Davis.
FBU / Rivals.Com Recruiting Open House
Wixom, MI (May 5, 2009) – Football University and Rivals.Com announce a recruiting Open House on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at Total Performance Training Center, 30990 Wixom Rd., Wixom, MI 48393.
This will be an opportunity for High School Athletes to meet representatives of Football University, Rivals .com, and representatives from College Universities, for further information, contact Jim Kielbaso, MS,CSCS at Total Performance Training Center (248) 669-9818.
Football University announces partnership
with Athletic Republic and
Grand Opening of the Auburn Hills Location
Athletic Republic's Brand of Performance Sports Training Goes To University And Joins The U.S. Army. Corporate partnership showcases Athletic Republic’s football-specific training programs at two of America’s premier youth and high school football venues.
November 10, 2008, Fargo, ND: In a joint statement issued today, Athletic Republic CEO Charlie Graves and Football University (FBU) and SportsLink President Rich McGuinness announced two all-star partnerships. Athletic Republic facilities across the United States will become the official performance sports training centers for Football University, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, to be held on January 3, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas.
“In just a few short years, Rich McGuinness and his team have developed two tremendous programs for youth and high school football players,” said Graves. “When you add our football-specific training protocols to the mix, you’ve got a tremendous training platform that will prepare players to make the most of their Football University learning experience, which will in turn see the best of those players showcasing their skills someday in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.”
Graves added: “Football University offers thousands of America’s best youth, middle school and high school football players the opportunity to be coached, by position, by former NFL players and coaches. We look forward to complementing FBU’s focus on athlete development by adding our science-based testing methodologies, proprietary equipment and training techniques to the FBU offering.”
“We are thrilled with this new partnership. Football University and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl strive to train and enhance the nation’s elite athletes - something Athletic Republic focuses on every day,” said President of SportsLink, Rich McGuinness. “Athletic Republic is an organization with like-minded goals and objectives and we feel this reinforces and plays to each company’s strengths. Our intent has always been to provide a ‘career changing’ experience, and the addition of Athletic Republic’s year-round approach to football training will help every player maximize their potential.”
Every participant in the FBU mini-camps will be exposed to Athletic Republic’s specialized football training program—from pre-camp assessment of gait, stability, strength and power, through mini-camp experiences that will enhance every athlete’s speed, power, agility and playmaking skills, to a sit-down, post-camp evaluation with each player and his parents.
As part of its sponsorship of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Athletic Republic will provide technology support for the U.S. Army National Combine, held in conjunction with the All-American Bowl. During the National Combine, 500 elite underclassmen will undergo on-field testing, measurements and positional drills that will be laser timed and videotaped by Athletic Republic, with same-day results and online access provided by Athletic Republic’s proprietary Athlete Information Management System.
SportsLink, which started in 2000, is a sports-marketing and management company that produces and oversees many sporting events and properties, including the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Football University. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s premier high school football game, featuring the best 90 players in a classic East vs. West match-up. Reggie Bush, Adrian Peterson and Tim Tebow all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Football University is an invitation-only camp for elite-level youth and prep players focusing on teaching technical and skill in a small-group setting under the professional tutelage of former NFL players and coaches.
For more information about Football University, visit www.FootballUniversity.org, or contact Marie Keeler at (973) 224-6210.
For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events visit www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com & www.goarmy.com or contact Marie Keeler at (973) 224-6210.
About Athletic Republic:
Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training, with programs appropriate for athletes of all ages. Founded in 1990 on the continuing research of exercise physiologist John Frappier, M.S., and sport biomechanist Stephen C. Swanson, M.S., Athletic Republic’s training programs are available at more than 160 facilities throughout North America, the United Kingdom, Russia and Japan.
For more information about Athletic Republic, visit www.athleticrepublic.com, or contact Charlie Graves at (435) 647-9000.
The Auburn Hills Location Grand Opening will be headlined with a Launch Event on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Hilton Suites beginning at 4pm afterward will be facility tours.
For more information about Athletic Republic-Auburn Hills, contact Ed Nyman, CSCS, Director of Training at (419)583-0189.
June 19, 20 and 21, 2009
Total Performance Sports Complex
2009 7th & 8th Grade FBU All-Americans
2009 Local Coaching Staff
Front Row: Chris George; formerly of Oak Park; Daniel "Buck" Sowell, Pontiac Panthers; Louis Adams, Pontiac High, Roy Smith, Clarkston Chiefs
Back Row: Keith Stephens, formerly of Pontiac Northern; Brian Spears, Onstead Wilcats; Mike Barnett, formerly of Ecorse; Dennis Parker, Detroit Cass Tech
Left to Right: Trajan Seay, Brother Rice; Chauncey Bridges, NFWB Vikings; Garius Coleman, Farmington Hills Harrison; Cameron Dillard, Canton; Wyatt Shallman, Detroit (Novi) Catholic Central; David Houle, Detroit (Novi) Catholic Central
Dior Mathis, of Cass Tech, and Camp MVP poses with All-American Trajan Seay of Brother Rice
Conditioning with Athletic Republic
2010 Date Announced
"Canceled in MI for 2010"
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March 18, 2010
Several different factors have caused us to cancel Football University Michigan scheduled for May 21-23. However we are pleased to announce that we will be able to transfer any of our registered athletes to the camp of choice on our 2010 schedule. Please go to our website for more information on the 2010 schedule. FBU Cleveland will be held the same weekend as Michigan was planed (May 21-23), FBU Chicago is June 11-13 and FBU Indiana will be July 9-11. Please have a look and let us know what camp will work best for you.
We look forward to being back next year in Michigan for FBU 2011. Thank you for your understanding and let us know if you have any questions.
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