There is Hope Organization

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.

Football Camp Details

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)




Skill Development Camp

About Our Coaches

Thomas Coleman: Head Coach 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 conferences, including the PAC 10 and Big 12 conferences.

Our pool of instructors also include outstanding veteran college and high school coaches selected for their ability to teach the game of football and mentor boys and young men through the teaching of ethical principles. For more information or to register for camp, request an application via our contact form or call 510-224-3511.

Speaking Engagements

Thomas and Tracey Coleman together

Thomas Coleman, CEO
Dr. Tracey Coleman, wife and COO

About Coach Coleman

Coach Coleman is one of this countries foremost resources teaching, mentoring and motivating athletes to become successful on and off the field. Athletes on every level from professional to youth have applied Coach Coleman’s teaching techniques and philosophies to become elite performers on every level. After spending time in what he terms “the laboratory” athletes improve technique, athletic intelligence, and emotional resilience.

For several decades Coach Coleman has taught from a simple mantra “every day and every way, we get a little better”. Using his 5-tier Championship approach that is both practical and enlightening for athletes to pursue the Champion within.

As a passionate believer in the “possibility of the impossible”, Coach Coleman teaches with passion, humor, and hope that are infectious to everyone witnessing his performance. He continuously exhorts clients that their best performance is still ahead of them so one must pursue relentlessly.

He is a native of Southern California through his formative years, later graduating from high school in the Bay Area (Oakland, CA). Coach Coleman grew up as an under-size athlete with an “over size desire” and strong faith. With the grace of God he used these attributes to propel him to obtain a Division I athletic-scholarship. As a Division I athlete he was awarded all league, honorable mention all-American awards, later becoming a Free Agent wide receiver with the Oakland Raiders. Although injuries cut short his professional career, he discovered a unique skill set for teaching, coaching and motivating others. He formulated, organized, and implemented those processes, which are currently used to teach others how to achieve championship results on the playing field and in life.

Coach Coleman began his coaching at Sacramento State University and quickly fell under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame coach Bill Walsh. It was under Walsh that he studied as a coaching intern and learned many of the principles he draws from today. One of Coach Coleman’s applicable take-away ideologies while working with the San Francisco 49ers was to become a master craft-man at whatever you’re attempting. To acquire the mastery necessary for excellence requires a carefully crafted plan and method of approach.

The 5-tier approach to becoming a champion at whatever you desire, plus resources gleamed from the 49ers, and over 20 years studying his craft has made Coach Coleman a sought after resource to produce life changing results. If you are a player, team, or an organization desiring to learn championship principles of success, it is a must that you spend time with Coach Coleman in “the lab”!


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.

Using football fundamentals and academic skills development, along with social and emotional skill development, There is Hope shapes character and ignites a sense of hope in the lives of youth. Through our 5-day football camp, athletes are able to participate in ethical skill development, followed by football skills training.


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.

FAQs regarding there is hope youth football camp

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 Location

More camp details

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).

For more information, call 510-224-3511 or submit your request via the contact form on this page.

Head Coach: Thomas Coleman
Guest Coaches

Monday 6/19:
Ferric Collons -‐ NE Pat’s, Oakland Raiders
Chris Marshall -‐ American River College Counselor

Tuesday 6/20:
Jody Sears -‐ Sacramento State Head Coach

Wednesday 6/21:
Chris Shipe -‐ Los Mandanos Head Coach

Thursday 6/22:
Greg Knapp -‐ 20yr NFL Coach

Friday 6/23:
Michael Johnson Jr. -‐ American River College Elite Playmaker
Charlie Ramirez -‐ Pittsburg High School Varsity DC

Meet Our Coaches

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.

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