Free Life Skills Camp
The CTC Life Skills Football Camp is a two week intensive training program. We provide community services and college level football instruction, the cost of which is valued at well over $500 per player. With the help of the City of Rochester and the volunteer efforts of our experienced coaches, this is provided to the children free of charge.
The football portion of the camp is designed to simulate a college practice. We teach our student-athletes their specific positional technique, drills, and the field etiquette that is demanded on the college level.
We also teach various life skills that will be instrumental in helping our youth attain a higher quality of living in the future. These hour and 30 minute lifeskills sessions cover a broad range of areas including budget and finance, credit education, resume-building, interview skills, public speaking, networking and salesmanship, health and nutrition, and voter education.
In 2014 we celebrated the camp's fifth year of operation. We hope that our strategic partnerships continue to make our efforts possible. Guest speakers at the camp have included business leaders, school board officials, city councilmen, Miami Dolphins NFL Pro Bowl offensive tackle Branden Albert, the first female referee in the NFL, Maia Chaka, and retired NFL running back and motivational speaker Tony Jordan.
7v7 Travel Team
Our 7v7 travel team allows our players to showcase their talent outside of the highly under-recruited Western New York area and perform in front of scouts and college coaches, battling against some of the most highly sought after prospects in the country. This has given our program and our athletes not only national exposure, but also the confidence to know that they can hold their own against the best in America.
CTC is currently the #10 ranked 7v7 program in the nation. We are the defending 2014 Pylon Football Northeast Region Champions. Pylon Football alumni include first round NFL draft picks Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings), Dee Milliner (NY Jets) and Tavon Austin (St. Louis Rams), former Heisman trophy candidates De'Anthony Thomas (KC Chiefs), Tajh Boyd (Clemson) and Geno Smith (NY Jets), and 2014 Heisman Trophy candidates Amari Cooper (Alabama) and Marcus Mariotta (Oregon).
Our mission is to help as many student-athletes as possible achieve their dreams of playing college football. There are many talented high school football players who don't get recruited. These same athletes, however, often get ignored by college coaches and don't know why. That's where we come in. We take a look at your film and tell you what's missing and what must be improved upon to make yourself more marketable. The CTC staff is made up of former college football coaches, former All-American and All-Conference college football players, and former pro scouts. This is important because we know what coaches are looking for in certain positions. If a prospect is not properly displaying these qualities, it is very easy for him to be overlooked. We also use our vast network of current college football coaches to help us give a more accurate determination of your skill set and how it fits into what coaches are looking for across the country.
In addition to recruiting consultation, we provide our student-athletes with knowledge of the requirements for the NCAA Clearinghouse, the authoritative body that determines whether or not a student-athlete is eligible to receive a full scholarship. We make sure our students and parents are ready to talk to college coaches and we verse them on what questions to ask and which camps and clinics to go to. We point them in the help such as tutoring and preparation for the SAT and ACT.
Learn more about our Recruiting Evalution Services, and how we can help you achieve your dream of playing college football.
Strength & Conditioning Workouts
Strength & Conditioning workouts are the basis of our training program. We train every Tuesday and Thursday at Athletic Republic. Our trainings begin in November and run all the way through August. We teach our athletes the proper lifting technique, improve their footwork and focus on overall conditioning. These intensive, advanced workouts transform their body and help them develop, physically and mentally, into college athletes.
What further sets our off-season training program apart from others is our implementation of individual, position-specific work. This is how our athletes hone their skills and sharpen their technique, helping CTC athletes soar above their competition.
The most beneficial aspect of the Tuesdays and Thursdays however, lies in the opportunity that it gives us to maintain relationships with our guys that go beyond the football field, helping us instill those principles which are the basis for their success on and off the field.