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 20 years, we have had over 3000 athletes participate that are between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-8.

Our camp has been recognized as one of the best overall big man 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.,, 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 goal of the evaluation camps is to videotape prospects performing position-specific technique and agility drills, similar to an NFL Pro Day. Prospects can then use the video to share with college coaches to help improve their overall recruiting position during the offseason. We provide tremendous value beyond the day of the camp to help athletes that participate.

The 22nd Annual Elite Big Man Camp has several locations for 2024. At this time, we are in the process of finalizing several more locations.

The Midwest Region camp will be on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at Oakland Yard Athletics. The address is 5328 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp., MI 48327. 

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 the top big men across the country. You also may have been invited because you made All-City, All-League, All-Region, All-State, or are considered an underclassmen with college potential.

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 before the camp date. We do not do group rates for walkups. Email George Yarberry for more information. [email protected]

Offensive Line Drills & Technique Training

  • Stance and Footwork
  • Hand Placement
  • Overcoming a Late Set
  • Getting Bull Rushed
  • Timing of your Kick and Punch
  • Run and Pass Block
  • Pulling

Defensive Line Drills & Technique Training

  • Stance    
  • Get Offs
  • Effectively Using Your Hands
  • Strong Attack
  • Pass Rush Moves
  • and more

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 – you can email this to us. Please put the athlete’s name in the subject line of the email when you submit it. We will have hard copies available at registration if you are unable to email us or print it out.

Have a copy of your camp fee payment receipt available either from your phone or a print copy when you check in.

Cleats, workout clothes, a mouthpiece, helmet (if available), water/hydration, snacks, 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 $65. It will include an Intro Edit (camp photo, name, high school, grade), agility drills, combine stations, position drills, and competition 1-on-1’s (winning reps only). 100’s of examples can be seen on our YouTube channel.

All videos are completed in the order of when they were purchased.

We have on average 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 $65.  You can pay online at this link below.

All videos are completed in the order of when they were purchased.

You may also pay at the door on the day of the camp by cash or money order only. We do not accept checks on the day of the camp.

Please see our camp itineraries for the appropriate camp below.

Elite Big Man Camp

1) Midwest Region – Metro Detroit – March 24, 2024

Please contact George Yarberry for a camp itinerary. [email protected]

The full camp Itineraries can be found below. They are also emailed out once you have registered online for the camp.

Elite Big Man Camp

1) Midwest Region – Metro Detroit – March 24, 2024

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Itinerary.

George Yarberry, [email protected], 248-765-3200

We 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.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the Waiver Forms.

George Yarberry, [email protected], 248-765-3200

Hotel Information and options are included on all camp itineraries. 


We understand the camp is during the winter for some of our camps. 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.

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