FBU - The Invitation Only Concept
Football University was founded as an elite educational and technical football training camp, aiming to train athletes that are: committed to playing football; have demonstrated elite ability; and are deciated to making it at the next level. Because of that foundation we institute an invitation-only policy as the guide to admission and enrollment to our camps.
What's the Difference Between "Nominate" and "Register"?
To gain admission into Football University, an athlete must first: A.) be nominated by another person, or B.) apply himself. "Nominate" and "Apply" are interchangeable. After the submission of a nomination/application, our staff will then review the qualifications of the athlete. Following that, we will send an official invitation with a verified registration code. That is your official ticket to FBU. Once you have that you can visit our "Register" page to officially register for a Football University camp.
Rationale for Invite Only Policy
Football University uses an invitation-only policy for several reasons. First, similar talent amongst position groups makes for a better instructional setting, while the small athlete-coach ratio provides a premium educational environment for all athletes. Second, most of our former NFL coaches and athletes who serve as instructors provide private or group training to top NFL, college, and prep athletes - so teaching in small groups is what they are accustomed to. Finally, with FBU now in its sixth year we simply cannot accommodate every athlete who wants this high-level training per region. The majority of our camps sell out, and the invitation-only concept allows us to focus on the athletes who can best benefit from this elite-level training.
Football University has created a national network of more than 1,000 prep and youth coaches across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. These "FBU scouts" and "Regional Directors" analyze athletes in their respective regions, speak with coaches, and help identify the nation's top prep and youth football players. Along with our blue ribbon selection team and our sister property, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Football University tracks the nation's top football players throughout the year. FBU then breaks down the athletes by region to identify the top 350 football players per region, known as the "Impact 350" or i350.
Starting in November, invitations are sent to each athlete at his school or to his home. Every invited athlete will be guaranteed a spot at an FBU camp, but the location the athlete may attend is up to them (pending availability of course). Every athlete will be asked to reserve their spot immediately after receiving their invitation - or they may lose their place to another athlete. If an athlete has a conflicting sport on the FBU date, FBU will work with the athlete to coordinate attending FBU in another city on a different date.
If the athlete and/or their parents encounter issues paying the full camp tuition, we are here to help. Call us at (973) 366 5027 and a member of our dedicated staff will gladly work with you to either set up a payment plan or start a fundraiser.
Invitation - Breakdown by Position
FBU camps are broken down by position and by grade level, as determined by class in the upcoming school year. The breakdown is just a model that we will use as a starting point - but we will vary the numbers based on the identified talent in each region and in each class and fields available at each venue.
Ready to apply yourself? Or want to nominate a teammate/athlete you know?