FAQs

ABOUT FBU

What athletes does FBU train?
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FBU trains athletes from 5th-12th grade.

When and where is the nearest camp?
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Click here to find a camp near you.

How much does it cost to attend a camp?
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New Registrants
$595 monthly payment plan, or $535 pay-in-full

Kicking & Long Snapping
Before Dec 31 = $425 monthly payment plan, $375 pay-in-full

Is FBU a combine?
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No, FBU is an elite, three-day training camp with over total 18 hours of instruction.  However we do run separate combine events in the regions we will be attending a camp, click here for more information.

Is FBU an overnight camp?
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No, FBU is not an overnight camp.

How long has FBU been around?
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Since 2007.

May parents stay and participate in the camp?
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Absolutely! We love to have parents at FBU. We encourage them to watch the on- and off-field instruction, and film and photograph as well. We have special segments and speakers dedicated and tailored specifically for the parents. At the end of camp, moms participate in a football toss and dads play catch with our NFL faculty.

What gear do I need to bring to camp? What gear is supplied?
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Athletes are supplied with adidas FBU shorts, adidas FBU shirt, and a cinch bag containing a TapouT Mouthguard.

It is recommended that athletes bring sunscreen, towel, cleats and sneakers and/or slides to wear during classroom sessions. OL/DL must bring their own helmets to camp. 

What meals are covered during a FBU camp?
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Lunch is covered on both Saturday and Sunday, while coffee and donuts are available for parents on Saturday mornings.

May I attend multiple FBU camps in the same year?
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Absolutely! There is no limit to the number of camps you can attend. We also have an All-Access Pass which allows you to go to 3 or more camps in the 2016 season, call in to our office to learn more!

What is the FBU cancellation policy?
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Cancellation Insurance Protection entitles an athlete to receive a full refund of the camp tuition (except the $50 insurance fee) if the athlete cancels his attendance, for any reason, by the close of business the day before the FBU camp for which the athlete is registered.  If the athlete fails to attend the camp and cancels post the event, with the cancellation protection insurance the athlete will be entitled to a refund minus $149 (the $99 deposit plus the $50 insurance fee).  Please note that the Cancellation Protection Insurance should be purchased at the time of making the deposit/purchase of the Camp (and will be included in the total tuition/deposit amount) but must be purchased within seven (7) business of the purchase of the Camp, and will not be available as an option at any time within thirty (30) days of the first day of the Camp being purchased.

What is the FBU refund policy?
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An All American Games event price includes a $99 non-refundable deposit amount (applies to both payment plan and pay in full options).  In the event an athlete cancels their attendance more than thirty (30) days before the Camp for which he is registered, the athlete is entitled to receive a refund of 50% of the monies that have been paid minus the $99 nonrefundable deposit or a full rollover for a subsequent Camp (either a camp later in the current season or a next year’s camp).   If an athlete cancels his attendance within thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the Camp, he is not entitled to any cash refund for any reason, but can elect to rollover 50% of any monies paid less the $99 nonrefundable deposit.   If an athlete has not cancelled his attendance prior to the first day of the Camp and then fails to attend the Camp, no refund will be made nor is there any opportunity to rollover any of the monies paid.

How can I contact FBU?
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You can reach FBU by calling 973-366-8448 or by emailing registration@footballuniversity.org

NFL COACHES & FACULTY

Who are the coaches?
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FBU’s elite faculty is comprised of NFL-experienced coaches and players. Click here to learn about our coaches.

Will I get the same coach if I train at another FBU camp?
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Possibly. FBU has a core group of coaches who train at many of the camps, however we have a deep coaching roster of some of the best minds in football so there is some fluctuation in the coaching rosters from camp-to-camp.

How are the coaches selected?
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FBU searches for qualified coaches each year who want to teach at FBU. We select each instructor based on NFL playing and/or coaching experience to lead the FBU curriculum and agree to pay them a premium to train our athletes.

COLLEGE EXPOSURE

How is NCSA (National Colegiate Scouting Association) related to FBU?
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NCSA is a FBU sponsor and partner. They educate, assist, and connect their huge database of college coaches with student athletes. They make a presentation to the parents during each FBU camp, to teach and inform about the collegiate recruiting process.

How can FBU help me get a scholarship?
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FBU can help through improving skills and technique that make the difference between those who take their game to the next level and those who do not. In addition, FBU helps with college exposure and provides valuable insight from NCSA.

FBU TRAINING & EVALUATION

Does FBU have contact drills?
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No, FBU camps focus exclusively on technique training and therefore do not require full pads. There are no full-contact drills, but the offensive and defensive linemen do some skill and technique drills where they do engage in contact at full speed. During those drills, both groups wear helmets for safety.

Can I train at more than one position during a FBU camp?
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No. In order to fully learn the skills and technique being taught and to get the proper evaluation and classroom work, it is necessary for athletes to concentrate on one position per FBU camp. It is recommended that you attend Football University as the position you most want to improve upon, or the position you want to play at the next level.

How does the evaluation process work?
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After each camp, your coach from the last three days will sit down with you and your parent(s)/guardian(s) and discuss in-depth how you performed and what you can imrpove upon in the future. More information regarding the evaluation process can be found here.

OFF-FIELD QUESTIONS

Can I get a copy of the DVD from the classroom work?
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No, unfortunately that is unavailable.

How can I purchase FBU apparel?
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Authentic Football University apparel may be at the merchandise area at every FBU camp. Authentic Football University apperal may also be purchased online at our brand new store – www.fbustore.com. Also available in our online store is any apperal from recent Football University events (National Championship, Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, etc.)

How can I stay connected with FBU after camp?
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Click on one of the social media icons on the right-hand side of your screen to see what we’ve been up to.

FBU TOP GUN

Who is Top Gun?
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Approximately 700 elite youth and 700 elite high school athletes, chosen from the 40 Football University regional camps along with about 100 total former NFL players and coaches.

What is Top Gun?
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The largest gathering of prep and youth talent in the world, where the top athletes from Football University’s regional camps square off against each other to improve their skills and technique while finding out where they stand through intense competition.

Where and when is Top Gun?
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FBU Top Gun will take place Thursday, July 14 through Wednesday, July 20 at South Pointe High School, in Rock Hill, SC – aka Football City USA. The Top Gun High School Camp is July 14-16, and the Top Gun Middle School Camp is July 18-20.

Do you have to go to a FBU camp to attend TOP GUN?
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Yes. TOP GUN athletes are chosen as standout athletes at their local FBU camp. During the evaluation period at the end of each regional camp, your positional coach will decide if you are to receive an official invite to TOP GUN.

Who decides which athletes are selected for TOP GUN?
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TOP GUN participants are chosen by our NFL faculty and our FBU staff.

What ages may participate at TOP GUN?
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Athletes from 6th-grade through 12th-grade.

U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL

Is FBU affiliated with the U.S. Army All-American Bowl?
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Yes. The parent company of Football University and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, All American Games, fully produces both FBU and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

How can I get into the U.S. Army All-American Bowl?
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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee selects the East and West rosters each year. Every high school football senior is eligible for selection. The selection process kicks off at the U.S. Army National Combine and proceeds across the country during various combines, camps, and clinics.

For more information on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection process, click here.

U.S. ARMY COMBINE

Can FBU help get me into the U.S. Army National Combine?
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One of the major advantages of participating in FBU camps and TOP GUN is it greatly increases the possibility of being selected to participate in our U.S. Army National Combine. You will get noticed at one of our many regional camps.