The Future Stars Flag Football Camp is designed to create an atmosphere that encourages all players grades 3-9 to learn and develop fundamental Football skills in a non-contact environment. The program takes place on campus at Farmingdale State College utilizing the collegiate athletic facilities. Campers will learn techniques to help them excel such as passing, receiving, and footwork in addition to speed and agility work to help with their physical literacy. Offensive and Defensive principles will be addressed as campers continue to ‘learn the game’ and develop their understanding of team concepts and sportsmanship. Scrimmages will be up to 7v7 on a 30x60 yard field following typical ‘flag football’ rules. A balanced day of skills training, competitions and supplemental recreational activities ensures campers have a perfect blend of instruction and fun.
|A Typical Day
||Dynamic Warm Ups/Stretching
||1-on-1's/ Skills Competitions
||Water Park/Game Tent
||League Competition (5 vs 5)
|Grades 2-9 Boys July 16-July 20
**Typical Day activities/sports/times subject to change
Director: Rob Hickson
Coach Rob, a big kid at heart, who is passionate about all things football, brings with him 11 years of coaching experience, plus a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Florida International University (FIU). Subsequently, Rob earned a master's degree from St. John's University in Sports Management with a focus in Coaching.
While studying at St. John's, he coached two years with the SUNY Maritime College Football Team (2010 and 2011). During his first season he coached running backs and contributed to finishing 9th for overall rushing yards in the nation as well as going 10-0 in the regular season and becoming the ECFC 2010 Champions. The following season (2011), he changed positions to coach the cornerbacks where he contributed to finishing the season 2nd in Passing Defense and 8th Overall Defense in the Nation as well as an 8-2 winning season. From these efforts, Rob received “Assistant Coach of the Year” Award, voted by the players. Coach Rob moved on to coach with Monroe College during its inaugural football season in 2012, where he coached outside linebackers. Following this opportunity, he accepted a seasonal position with the National Football League as the Regional Combine Assistant for the Player Personnel Department.
Coach Rob believes that being a part of an athlete’s life and seeing them grow into young men and women is something you cannot put a price on. He has a passion to see sports impact student athletes and build characteristics in them like leadership, teamwork, courage, trust, respect and accountability. Coach Rob was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He and his wife have enjoyed living in NYC for 7 years with their 2 year old daughter.
Camps and Programs
Future Stars Summer Camps at Farmingdale State College offer numerous Sports & Specialty camp programs. Summer 2018 will offer over 20 program options for campers entering Grades K-10 in Fall, 2018.
Sports camp programs include; Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Flag-Football, Multi-Sports, Soccer, Tennis, Cheerleading and Volleyball. Specialty camp programs include; Dance and Magic. S.T.E.A.M Education programs include; 3D Building with Minecraft, 3D Printing & Design, 3D Modeling & Sculpting, Advanced 3D Printing, Coding Concepts, LEGO Robotics, LEGO Stop-Motion Animation, Digital Video Production, Web Design and Video Game Design. Our Rising Stars program is a specialty program for younger campers entering grades K-2, whilst our CTAP offering is a unique program for campers entering Grades 10-12 who are looking to be part of the Future Stars Staff in the future.
About the Facility
Farmingdale State College is a sprawling 300 acre campus centrally located on the Nassau/Suffolk border. Conveniently located on Rt. 110, minutes from the LIE (Rt. 495) and Southern State Parkway.
Farmingdale State College athletics dept sponsors 18 NCAA Division III intercollegiate teams participating in the Skyline Conference. Future Stars Summer Camps utilize the college athletics facilities of Farmingdale State College and additional campus facilities for all programs.
Nold Hall Athletic Center outdoor facilities include: Field-Turf Stadium & Track, Baseball & Softball Fields, Tennis Complex, Numerous Grass Training Fields, Golf Driving Range, and more.
Nold Hall Athletic Center indoor facilities include: Multiple Gymnasiums, Golf Simulator, Racquetball Courts, Classrooms, and more.
Additional campus facilities include: Air-Conditioned Cafeteria, Air- Conditioned Computer Labs & Classrooms, Multipurpose Gymnasium, and more.
Additional camp features include: "The Water-Park” featuring Big Kahuna Waterslide, Double Lane inflatable Slip-N-Slide, Sprinklers & Dunk Tank. Along with a “Game Tent” featuring Ping Pong, Nok-hockey, Can Jam, Bag Toss, Giant Connect 4, Giant Jenga, Giant Checkers, Gaga Ball Pit, Inflatable Tug-O-War, Nukem Court, and more.
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Future Stars Summer Camps programs at Farmingdale State College are permitted to operate by Suffolk County Dept.of.Health. All programs take place on campus. Campers have the option to enjoy a daily lunch program with hot and cold menu choices as they eat in the comfortable air-conditioned cafeteria. Campers have the option for daily “water-park” and “game tent” activities under the supervision of our experienced staff.
Chris Griffin has been the Site Director for Future Stars at Farmingdale State College since 2016. Throughout his childhood, Chris attended soccer and tennis camp at the Purchase College location. He graduated from Quinnipiac University where he played Division 1 lacrosse and was selected as a NEILA Senior Scholar-Athlete. He has previously directed lacrosse at both the Farmingdale and Old Westbury locations and acted as Assistant Director for each site. Chris has also helped oversee our indoor facility, Future Stars Southampton.
Dates & Rates
Summer 2018 programs will run from June 25th to August 17th. Flexible weekly scheduling is available. Each camp week is Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm. Pricing is time sensitive. Lunch is available for an additional $55 p/week. Early drop-off and/or late-pick-up are also available for an additional $50 p/week. Sibling discounts for campers enrolling for 3 or more weeks. Team or Group discounts are also available. Please call our camp office on (631) 609-0438 for current details on discount offers.
Sports & Specialty Programs
S.T.E.A.M Education Programs
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