Young men today face serious societal problems as never before, including substance abuse, youth violence and crime, teenage fatherhood and an escalating school dropout rate. There is Hope Organization has an ethical approach to combating these issues by building youth character and excellence through field practice and instruction, teamwork, academic development and ethical principles. The advanced athlete can receive biomechanics training to provide maximum efficiency.
Dates: June 19-21, 2018 (Tuesday - Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Oakland High School, 1023 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, CA
Camp Fee: Free to all campers grades: 6th - 10th students (camp registration limited to first 60 enrolled)
There is Hope Organization is a nonprofit organization that invests in developing discipline, teamwork, goal setting and other inter-personal skills in young men, young women, and professional athletes.
There is Hope is designed to provide athletes with the opportunity to become more aware of their ethical and moral responsibilities in their homes, schools and communities The football skills training for our athletes will strengthen their abilities on the field of play, improve teamwork skills, and overall self confidence allowing them to reach maximal potential.
There are many athletes in today's society that are distracted with outside negative influences, detouring them from meeting their identified goals and objectives. There is Hope provides ethical and moral tools to athletes for success on the field as well as off the field to assist with the challenges of life.
How can I sign up for camp?
Request a registration application via the contact form on this website.
What if campers do not have any previous football experience?
No prior football experience is needed.
What type of supervision will be enforced during camp?
At all times, professional coaches, educators and pastors, as well as counselors will be in attendance to supervise campers.
Will there be contact on the field and what kind of equipment will campers need?
Our camp will stress the necessary skills and techniques needed to play football but with "no contact."
Can parents or guardians watch the practice sessions during camp?
Yes, parent and guardian attendance is welcome during practice sessions.
What type of attire should campers wear?
It is advised that campers wear athletic attire consisting of sweatpants or shorts with a white tee shirt and football cleats for on-field traction.
Camp will be held at Oakland High School - 1023 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, California.
Camp Schedule: June 19-21, 2018 (Tuesday - Thursday) | Grades: 6th - 10th students
Camp Registration: 4/1 - 6/18 (or after first 60 students).
Ferric Collons -‐ NE Pat’s, Oakland Raiders
Chris Marshall -‐ American River College Counselor
Jody Sears -‐ Sacramento State Head Coach
Chris Shipe -‐ Los Mandanos Head Coach
Greg Knapp -‐ 20yr NFL Coach
Thomas Coleman is the head coach and founder of There is Hope Organization. Thomas is a veteran coach of over 25 years having instructed football at the professional, college and high school levels. Thomas has mentored and developed student athletes to matriculate to universities in prominent major football conference, including the PAC 10 and Big 12 conferences.
Ferric Collows Played Defensive End, #92, for the New England Patriots from 1995 - 1999. He played Defensive End for the LA Raiders in 1993. Ferric is a graduate of Berkley CA college.
Chris Marshall is a graduate of Grant HS. He played Wide Reciever and Defensive Back for American River College (ARC) from 2001 - 2002 and for Northern Michigan College.
Jody Sears was a Wide Receiver at Washington State University. He was a General Assistant at Iowa State from 1994 - 1996, Defensive Coordinator at St Ambrose from 1998 - 1999, Corner Back Coach for the Army from 2000 - 2002, Defensive Coordinator for Eastern Washington from 2003 - 2007, and for Washington State 2008 - 2011. Jody was the Head Coach at Weber State from 2012 - 2013 and has been the Head Coach at Sacramento State from 2014 - present.
Chris Shipe was the Quaterback that helped lead Pittsburg HS to victory when they defeated De La Salle and became the North Coast Section Champs in 1991. From there he went on to play Quaterback for Los Mandanos College from 1992 - 1993 and Humboldt State from 1994 - 1995. Chris was also the Wide Receiver coach for Humboldt State from 1996 - 1998. He was the Offensive Coordinator for Mandanos College from 2002 - 2013 and the Head Coach from 2014 - present.
Greg Knapp was a Quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs (1986), LA Raiders (1987 - 1990), and SF 49'ers (1992 - 1994). He was the Quaterback Coach for the Houston Texans (2010 - 2011) and The Denver Broncos (2013 - 2016). Greg was the Offensive Coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (2004 - 2006), Oakland Raiders (2007 - 2008 & 2012), and Seattle Seahawks (2009). He is a two time AFC Champion (2013 & 2015) and a 2015 Super Bowl champ. Greg is a Sacramento State College graduate.
Michael Johnson Jr was a top 10 Receiver for Sacramento State Univeristy in 2002. He was also a Receiver for the Arizona Rattlers (2004) and the Amorillo Dusters (2005). Michael was a Wide Reciever coach for Sheldon HS from 2009 - 2012. He's been the Wide Receiver and Return Specialist coach at American River College from 2013 - present. Michael is the President of Play Makers Elite Fitness (PME) an athletic performance center located in Sacramento, CA that helps a variety of atheletes achieve their goals. He's also the son of a former NFL great, Butch, Johnson, who played 10 years in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys.
Charlie Ramirez is the Defensive Coordinaor for Pittsburg HS Varsity team. Since becoming the Defensive Coordinator in 2012 they have been CalHi Sports All-State players 3 of the last 5 years from his defense and twenty defensive players have received football scholarships.