These days camps are high school football camps are popping up around the country. Obviously the national circuit is headlined by Nike, Under Armour, NLA, FBU and numerous others that attract huge pools of talent.
Noel Mazzone will be hands on at the UCLA camp on June 8.
For some recruits, the camps are a chance to improve or put themselves on the recruiting radar. Media attends these events in droves to evaluate these recruits, take photos and gain insight on recruits.
The level of coaching can vary in huge degrees from camp to camp or even position to position within those camps.
A new name to the game, Q90, hopes to eliminate that disparity by not only attracting elite coaches to their events, but also limiting which positions they will teach.
Q90 founder, Rudy Camaano, who played quarterback at New Mexico and is currently offensive coordinator at Orange Coast college, broke down the direction of this rising attraction.
"We are trying to be a promoter of quarterbacks and receivers at our camps," Camaano told 247Sports. "Instead of being a 'mass-camp' promoter, we are limiting our events to around 90 kids total. Our events will feature some of the best position coaches under one umbrella and with our limited camp rosters, they will get a better learning ratio of 5 players to a coach. That way in our position meetings and drills, our attendees are getting better instruction from some of the best private coaches in the country."
According to the list on their website, which can be found here: www.q90camp.com - there is an impressive list of coaches planning to be at their initial camp at UCLA starting June 8. George Whitfield Jr., Sean Salisbury, Dennis Gile and Steve Calhoun are just a few of the current Q90 coaches. As they continue to expand and add more camps, that list will expand and remain region specific.
"We try and go find coaches that are having success out there with elite high school, college and NFL quarterbacks and receivers," Camaano said. "But they aren't exclusive to Q90. We're similar to Elite-11 and what they are doing but we have a little more flexibility with our branding and our coaches. We are able to bring in college coaches at the local event we are out and combine them with our experienced staff. For instance if we host a camp at University of Arizona, we want to include members of their staff combined with ours just like we are doing at UCLA on June 8."
4-star QB Kyle Allen has been working with Dennis Gile for 2 years.
Q90 got a big endorsement from Nike Elite-11 director Trent Dilfer regarding one of their coaches, Dennis Gile. Gile has been working with four-star Desert Mountain (Ariz.) quarterback Kyle Allen which has earned him praise with Dilfer and others.
"Coach Dilfer was so impressed with coach Gile he immediately wanted to let folks know he is the go-to guy in Arizona for quarterbacks. And that's what we want at Q90, we want that level of coaching combined with an opportunity to give our coaches more exposure and promote them so they can expand their careers. We aren't trying to compete in the mass-camp market, we want to control the level of coaching each of our attendees will get and make them better."
Four-star quarterback and the nation's No. 47 overall player, Kyle Allen offered great praise of coach Dennis Gile.
"I've worked with coach Gile for two years now," Allen said. "When I started working with him I was a good quarterback but he's made me a great one. He's been an amazing friend and mentor and just made an unbelievable change in my game. He really works on throwing mechanics and the little things. He educates me after every throw, there's constant teaching and perfection with coach Gile. I definitely owe him a lot when it comes to my success."
The UCLA camp on June 8 has 11 remaining spots. You can visit the website or contact camp founder Rudy Gamaano for information regarding their camps.
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Email: info@Q90camp.com and rudy@Q90camp.com