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The Future Stars Flag Football Camp (ages 6-14) is designed to encourage all players to transition into the sport of football without contact.

Campers are able to develop and/or fine-tune their offensive and defensive football skillsets, including but not limited to, footwork, route running, pass protection, passing, pass coverage, field awareness, and strength and agility work. Our expert, adult staff will provide campers with many opportunities to drill the correct techniques needed to excel on the field in a safe and fun environment. During the course of the program, campers will also be able to apply their fundamentals to

competitive games and tournaments.

Flag Football will be completely non-contact and is appropriate for all levels and abilities.

Flag Football

Ages: 6-14
Dates: Jul. 20 - 24 & Aug. 10 - 14
2 Weekly Sessions

Time: 9am - 4pm
 

TYPICAL DAY

8:45-9am Camper arrival

9:00am Stretching/Dynamic Warm-ups

9:15am Agility and speed training

9:45am Offensive Fundamentals

10:45am 1 on 1s / Skills Competitions

11:15am Bus to Main Campus

11:25am Indoor gym (air-conditioned) period – dodgeball, indoor soccer, etc.

12:10pm Lunch

12:45pm Indoor recreational swim / Outdoor inflatable water park

1:30pm Bus to Outdoor Field Complex

1:40pm Snack

1:50pm Defensive Fundamentals

2:45pm Game play / Scrimmages

3:45-4pm Camper pick-up

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expert adult staff
  • Daily swim
  • Camper t-shirt and backpack

FACILITIES

  • State of the art collegiate facilities
  • Modern turf field
  • Access to air-conditioned gymnasium

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 9 years with their 2 year old and infant daughters.

 

FACILITIES

St. Joseph's College, Long Island, is conveniently located in Patchogue off Sunrise Hwy. South Service Road just east of Waverly Ave.

The John A. Danzi Athletic Center on main campus contains a number of outstanding features for camp use including: 25-yard heated swimming pool, strength training room, aerobics/dance room, general purpose 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.

Also on main campus is the newly completed Business and Technology Center, which Future Stars utilizes for many of our STEAM programs.  Within the B & T Center are state of the art computer labs that boast the most up to date equipment and software, air-conditioning, Smart Boards, surround sound, not to mention a full-time security guard and brand new 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. An additional jewel in the Outdoor Field Complex crown are the six new Deco Turf tennis courts. There are also clean and air-conditioned bathrooms, and a full-time security guard dedicated solely to the campers’ safety. 

LEADERSHIP

Director: John Mees – tenure w/ Future Stars – 13 years.

After serving as site-director of our Southampton location for 10 years, John decided to move closer to home and run our St. Joseph’s site. John is passionate about education and summer camp. He, along with fellow peers in the field of education, helped design and implement the character-development curriculum inherent in all program offerings at St. Joe’s.

John has taught honors Spanish at Mount Sinai High School for the past 12 years. In addition to his classroom duties, John also coaches all three seasons comprising boys varsity golf, girls varsity basketball, and girls varsity golf. He has coached numerous league champions and all-county performers in golf, and helped lead the girls varsity basketball to Mt. Sinai's first Suffolk County title in 2017 and another in 2019.

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.
John lives in Sayville with his wife, son, and two dogs.

Aquatics Director: Kimberly Teague – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Health Director: Adam Montes – tenure w/ Future Stars – 3 years
Office Manager: Katie Tesoro – tenure w/ Future Stars – 2 years
Multi-Sports Director and Assistant Site-Director: Joe Francese – tenure w/ Future Stars – 10 years

After serving as director of Rising Stars of Future Stars at Farmingdale State College, and as assistant director of soccer in Southampton, Joe has joined forces with the talented staff at St. Joseph’s College to help establish a premier summer camp in central Suffolk County.

Joe, and his devoted staff, are the driving forces behind the tremendous success of our multi-sport program. Launching events like the Bike Rodeo, Color Run, Olympics Week, Color War Week, Future Stars Triathlon and offering day trips to Splish Splash, LI Ducks and many more, have made the multi-sport program a can’t miss experience!

Joe teaches high school science in the Bellmore-Merrick school district where he coaches both cross-country and volleyball. During his tenure at Bellmore-Merrick, Joe has also coached football, track, and baseball.

Joe received his bachelor's degree from Hofstra University in exercise physiology and went on to earn a master's degree from Dowling College in education. Prior to his teaching career, he served as the head exercise physiologist at Lifeline Cardiac Rehabilitation Center in Great Neck for 3 years. Joe currently lives in Miller Place with his wife and two children

DATES & RATES

Summer 2020 programs will run from June 29th to August 21st. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, with early drop-off (7:30 AM) and late pick-up (5:30 PM) options available. Pricing is time sensitive. Multi-week and sibling discounts may apply.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Danzi Athletic Center on main campus:

From the West: Travel east on Sunrise Highway (Rt 27) to Exit 52 – Waverly Avenue. Continue on the Sunrise Highway Service Road. The College entrance and parking facilities are located 1000 feet beyond the traffic light, past Waverly Avenue.

From the East: Travel west on Sunrise Highway (Rt 27) to Exit 52. Turn left at the first light onto Waverly Avenue, over the overpass, then turn left again at the next light onto the Sunrise Highway Service Road. The college entrance and parking facilities are located 1000 feet to the right).

Directions to the Outdoor Field Complex (OFC):

From the West: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) east to Exit 53 (Route 112). Take exit and then stay on South Service Road past Rt. 112. Complex will be ahead on your right just past Phyllis Drive.

From the East: Take Sunrise Highway (Route 27) west to Exit 53 (Route 112). Stay on North Service Road and make left at light on Route 112. Make left at next light onto south service road. Complex will be ahead on your right just past Phyllis Drive.)

Address to this location is:
155 West Roe Boulevard Patchogue, NY 11772

Phone Number: 631.572.0232

Programs

Future Stars Summer Camps at St. Joseph's College offers premier programs. Summer 2020 will offer a variety of program options for campers from Preschool to 18 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, Coding Concepts, App/Video Game Design, 3D Building w/ Minecraft, eSports and Robotics. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers ages 2.5-5.


 

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General Info

Future Stars Summer Camps at St. Joseph's College programs have exclusive use of the athletic facilities on campusduring the summer. 

Campers must bring their own lunch in a packed cooler bag. There are plenty of drinking water fountains throughout teh campus, in addition to vending machines should your camper wish to purchase a drink during the day. 

All campers will swim each day in our 25-yard heated indoor swimming pool, under the supervision of our certified water safety indtructors and lifeguards (please note that Rising Stars and our youngest Multi-Sport campers offer instructional swim). 

Our Staff is the backbone of our programs. We employ adults in the field of education and athletics. In fact, 90% of our staff either teaches or coaches during the school year. 

Forms

2019 St. Joseph's College Camp Application
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Contact

Future Stars Camp Offices:

We are open to answer phone calls 7:15 AM - 5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday, during the camp season. We are located inside the Danzi Athletic Center on main campus

Telephone:
631.572.0232

E-Mail:
stjoes@fscamps.com

Fax:
631.207.8535

Camp Director:
John Mees

Office Manager
Katie Tesoro