The Future Stars Flag Football Camp is designed to create an atmosphere that encourages all players, ages 6-14, allowing younger campers to transition into the sport of football without contact. Campers are able to develop or continue to expand their football skills such as offensive and defensive practices: footwork, receiving, passing, covering, field awareness and individual work. Campers are able to learn the correct techniques needed to excel on the field in a safe and fun environment.
|A Typical Day
||Dynamic Warm Ups/Stretching
||1-on-1's/ Skills Competitions
||League Competition (5 vs 5)
|Ages 6-14 Boys August 12 - August 16
**Typical Day activities/sports/times subject to change
Director: Rob Hickson
Coach Rob, a big kid at heart, who is passionate about all things football, brings with him 11 years of coaching experience, plus a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Florida International University (FIU). Subsequently, Rob earned a master's degree from St. John's University in Sports Management with a focus in Coaching.
While studying at St. John's, he coached two years with the SUNY Maritime College Football Team (2010 and 2011). During his first season he coached running backs and contributed to finishing 9th for overall rushing yards in the nation as well as going 10-0 in the regular season and becoming the ECFC 2010 Champions. The following season (2011), he changed positions to coach the cornerbacks where he contributed to finishing the season 2nd in Passing Defense and 8th Overall Defense in the Nation as well as an 8-2 winning season. From these efforts, Rob received “Assistant Coach of the Year” Award, voted by the players. Coach Rob moved on to coach with Monroe College during its inaugural football season in 2012, where he coached outside linebackers. Following this opportunity, he accepted a seasonal position with the National Football League as the Regional Combine Assistant for the Player Personnel Department.
Coach Rob believes that being a part of an athlete’s life and seeing them grow into young men and women is something you cannot put a price on. He has a passion to see sports impact student athletes and build characteristics in them like leadership, teamwork, courage, trust, respect and accountability. Coach Rob was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He and his wife have enjoyed living in NYC for 7 years with their 2 year old daughter.
Camps and Programs
Future Stars Summer Camps at St. Joseph's College offers premier programs. Summer 2019 will offer a variety of program options for campers from Kindergarten to 16 years old.
Sports camp programs include: Tennis, Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Multi-Sports, Softball, Field Hockey, Cheerleading and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include: Magic and Dance. S.T.E.A.M Education programs include; FS Engineering & Design, Draw & Paint, Mega Bits-Coding Concepts, Tera Bits-App/Video Game Design, 3D Building w/ Minecraft and Robotics. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers ages 2.5-5.
About the Facility
St. Joseph's College on Long Island located in Patchogue at 155 West Roe Boulevard is spread over a 30-acre lakeside campus comfortably located on the South Shore of Easter Long Island.
The John A. Danzi Athletic Center contains a number of outstanding features for camp use including: 25-yard heated swimming pool, strength training room, aerobics/dance room, basketball courts, volleyball courts, elevated track (1/12 mile), state-of-the-art fitness room, men’s and women’s locker rooms and lavatories.
The new 25-acre outdoor field complex will be the focal point for many of our sport specific programs. The Danzi Stadium Includes a 400-meter all-weather track (six-lane turns, eight-lane straights), long jump pits, high jump and pole vault areas, synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse and a grandstand. Gregg Alfano Field features a synthetic turf infield, clay pitcher’s mound, natural grass outfield that reaches 403 feet in center field, bleachers and dugouts. The Softball Stadium Includes a clay infield, a natural grass outfield that reaches 210 feet to dead center and dugouts. The facility also includes six new Deco Turf tennis courts.
Future Stars Summer Camp programs have exclusive use of the athletic facilities on campus during the summer. Campers must bring their own lunch packed in a cooler bag. There are plenty of drinking water fountains throughout campus, in addition to vending machines should your camper wish to purchase a drink during the day. All campers have the option for a daily recreational swim period under the supervision of our certified water safety instructors and lifeguards (please note that Little Stars campers have instructional swim).
John Mees has been chosen as the new Future Stars Site Director for St Joe’s. He has uniquely qualified himself after serving as director of our sports camp package in Southampton for 10 years. During his tenure in Southampton, John designed the curriculum and organized the staff for a site that hosted as many as 300 campers a day. Prior to joining Future Stars, John served as a tennis camp director.
John received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, and went on to earn master’s degrees from both the University of Connecticut and Stony Brook University. Currently, John serves as Spanish teacher at Mount Sinai High School, where he coaches both golf and basketball. John currently lives in Sayville with his wife.
Dates and Rates
Summer 2019 programs will run from June 24th to August 23rd. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive as outlined below.
|All Camp Programs
(except where noted)
|S.T.E.A.M. Education Programs
Rising Stars Half Day (9 am- 2 pm)
Rising Stars Full Day (9 am- 4 pm)
For details of dates and rates of all programs click below to download the Application Form:
St. Joseph's Application
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