Below is a list of possible questions that you may have regarding the Elite Big Man Camp.
The Elite Big Man Football Camp is a national exposure camp that started in 2002 for the top offensive and defensive linemen in the Midwest. We have had camps in Detroit, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Indianapolis, and San Francisco. Our goal is to bring in the top talent from across the country and see how they stack up against each other.
Our Elite Big Man Camp has earned a great reputation nationally in the football community. Our camps feature future Division 1 players that have received All-State, All-County, and All-League honors. In the last 8 years, we have had over 1400 athletes participate that are between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-8.
Our camp has been recognized as one of the best overall camps in the country. The top media outlets attend, and we also have a video crew that videotapes every rep. The media coverage is great, but the video that a player gets will help them long beyond the day of the camp. It can help them the entire off-season to improve their recruiting position.
Rivals.com, Scout.com, 247Sports, ESPN, and the Elite Football Network all cover the camp every year. These are the media outlets that have the most influence in the football recruiting community. Josh Helmholdt (Rivals) and Allen Trieu (247/Scout) have not missed a year since the camp started back in 2010.
We have a long list of great alumni and are proud to say that a lot of them put their name on the map by having a great performance at our camp. Most of our alumni attended multiple years while they were in high school. Please click here to view our list of Alumni.
Every football coach in the country knows the value of having good Offensive and Defensive linemen. We also know that football players that play these two positions don’t always get the recognition and attention they deserve for their performance on the field. This camp is their chance to showcase their talents and compete against the best linemen in the country. The spotlight will be on the guys up front.
The 10th Annual Elite Big Man Camp (Midwest Region) will be on Sunday, February 21, 2021, at Oakland Yard. The address is 5328 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp., MI 48327. We are in the process of securing camp venues in other locations around the country. TBD
The first step is to fill out the online application form. Once we receive this from you, we will reply back with an answer. We want to make sure that all players are old enough, big enough, and are true college prospects. The reply back email from us will include a link to finalize the registration process with payment online.
There are a lot of questions on the online application form. If you do not know a question, please put N/A in the field. This will allow you to complete the application and submit it. I.E. SAT/ACT Score? If you haven’t taken it yet, just put N/A.
Our staff does an enormous amount of research looking for top big men. You also may have been invited because you made All-City, All-League, All-Region, or All-State.
Please fill out the Camp Application form at the link below. We will reply back within 24 hours. A high school coach may also email us to make a recommendation.
The camp is $75 to participate. Once you fill out the online application and are accepted, you will receive a notification to finalize the registration process and pay for the camp.
Yes, but only if we are not at capacity. If we reach capacity before the camp, no walkups will be allowed. Please reach out to us for the status. 248-765-3200
Yes, we do have group rates available. If you have 4 or more kids from the same high school, we can set up a group rate for them to attend. A list of players must be provided, and they all must preregister 2 weeks before the camp date. Email George Yarberry for more information. Gyarberry32@gmail.com
Offensive Line Drills & Technique Training
Defensive Line Drills & Technique Training
Throughout the day the top performers will receive a wrist band to compete at the end of the camp against the other top performers. This part of the camp is called the Best of the Best.
You will not attend another camp in the country where you will get more 1-on-1 reps than the Elite Big Man Camp. We dedicate over 2 hours for 1-on-1 competitions.
Helmets are definitely preferred, but not mandatory. We understand some schools have their helmets in for reconditioning during the time of the camp. Please try and do what you can to have a helmet. Mouthpieces are mandatory.
Waiver form, Printed or Email Receipt of Payment for the Camp, cleats, workout clothes, a mouthpiece, helmet, and be ready to work hard.
We do have a video crew that will film the entire event. We do post highlights from the camp on our website. If you want an individual highlight reel put together, you can purchase that from us. The cost is $50. It will include an Intro (camp photo, name, high school, grade), agility drills, position drills, and competition 1-on-1’s (winning reps only). 100’s of examples can be seen on our YouTube channel.
In 2018, we had over 120 gigs of video captured from our camp. It takes a week for us to go in and tag all the reps for each camper. In the second week, we will start rolling out the highlight videos in the order that they were purchased. All videos will be posted on YouTube and your video links will be emailed to you after they go up.
The cost of an individual highlight tape is $50. You can let us know you want to purchase one and then we will send you an invoice through PayPal. You may also pay at the door on the day of the camp by cash or money order only. You may also pay online by clicking here. We do not accept checks on the day of the camp.
The camp registration will start usually start 45 minutes to an hour before the camp. to get everyone checked in. Please see the link below for the full Itinerary.
The full camp Itinerary is on our website at the link below. They are also emailed out once you have registered online for the camp.
Waiver forms are available online at the link below. We also send out waivers to your email address once you have registered online. We do have hard copies available at the registration table at the camp, but prefer to have all the paperwork submitted prior to the event so registration moves faster.
1) Holiday Inn Express, 4350 Pontiac Lake Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48328, (248) 674-3434
2) Towne Place Suites by Marriott Detroit/Auburn Hills, 3900 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, (248) 454-0650
3) Staybridge Suites Auburn Hills, 917 N Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326(248) 236-7006
We understand the camp is during the winter in the Midwest. However, this camp will go on no matter what. We have the facility reserved and it will happen. Rain, Snow, or sunshine….
There are no refunds 10 days prior to the date of the camp. No injuries, sickness, or any other situation that prevents you from attending will result in a refund. A refund will occur if it is within the specified time frame (11 days or more from the date of the camp). A $20 processing fee will be taken out and the rest will be refunded.