Gamebreaker Football Camp UMass Dartmouth

Gamebreaker Football Camp UMass Dartmouth
Gamebreaker Football Camp UMass Dartmouth

The Gamebreaker Non-Contact Football Skills Camp at UMass Dartmouth is designed for youth football players looking to improve their skills in a safe and controlled setting.

Head Coach Mark Robichaud serves as director and is joined by other coaches and players from the Corsairs Staff.  Youth Football and High School Football players will train at the positions of their choice while being educated on the proper fundamentals and techniques to ensure concussion safety and education.

Highlights Include

  • Gamebreaker Softball Helmet for each Participant
  • Skill Development Drills by Position
  • Discussions on Proper Technique and Concussion Safety
  • View more details »

Dates & Prices

Meet Camp Coaches

Mark Robichaud
Camp Director

Mark Robichaud

Mark Robichaud just finished his eighth season as head coach of the UMass Dartmouth football program with a career record of 23-46 (.333).  Robichaud was named the third football coach in program history in June 2007.

Read Full Bio

During his seven seasons on the Corsairs sideline, Robichaud has mentored 30 all-conference selections, including the 2010 New England Football Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year in Jaron Hargrove.  UMass Dartmouth has garnered regional distinction under his watch, when John Cordasco was named to the 2011 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III North, second-team and J.J. Harold was selected to the 2007 D3Football.com All-East Region, second-team. 

The Corsairs have also prided themselves on the fulfillment of the Division III philosophy, providing student-athletes with a well-rounded educational and athletic experience.  Under his direction, UMass Dartmouth has received a total of 57 All-Academic Team citations.  Two Corsair student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-District honors, most recently when Nick Hiou was named to the 2012 team.

In 2013, UMass Dartmouth posted an overall record of 3-6, including a 3-5 mark in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference.  Robichaud led his charges to home victories over Plymouth State, Bridgewater State, and Worcester State to place sixth in the program’s inaugural season in the MASCAC.  The wins over the Bears and Lancers produced two strong individual performances.  Sophomore Derek Tarpey registered a career-high 22 tackles to spearhead the Corsairs defense past Bridgewater State, while freshman DaVon Fuller established a new single-game program record with four interceptions against Worcester State.        

Prior to joining the UMass Dartmouth coaching staff, Robichaud served as an assistant coach at Bishop Stang High School since 2004.  During his tenure with the Spartans, Bishop Stang captured two Eastern Athletic Conference championships, two Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) playoff berths, and an appearance in the 2005 MIAA Superbowl.

In 1992, Robichaud began a nine-year stretch at Shepard University, a NCAA Division II perennial power in West Virginia, serving as defensive line coach, recruiting coordinator, and athletic-academic advisor.  Robichaud helped the Rams compile an overall record of 54-31 (.635), eight winning seasons, five West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships, and three NCAA Division II tournament appearances, including advancing to the second round twice.

Robichaud, a 1985 graduate of Springfield College, sandwiched a pair of stints at his alma mater around a stop at Milford Academy.  He also served as the inside linebacker coach at Wesleyan University (Conn.) before accepting the defensive coordinator post at the University of Chicago.  Robichaud also gained valuable experience as an assistant coach at Division I Brown University during the 2000 season. 

Camp Details

With the growing concern of concussions in youth football, the goal of Gamebreaker Football Camps is to provide football skills camps across the country that not only protect and educate our youth but also provide the highest quality football instruction possible.

More Important Camp Details

Each camper receives position specific training from college coaches and players along with an official Gamebreaker Football Camp Headgear.

The Soft Protective Football Headgear and Sizing Chart

Gamebreaker’s uniquely designed padded & soft protective football headgear is molded out of the finest EVA rubber foam, offering maximum protection from impacts and collisions. The hook and loop chin strap combined with adjustable laces in the back, enables the protective headgear to custom fit each person’s head. 

CHECK-IN

Sunday: 1 p.m. at the dorms.   All Campers including Extended Day and Day Campers may stay until 9 p.m. on Sunday.   Dinner is included.  

CHECK-OUT

Wednesday  -  2 p.m. following Lunch and final session.

EXTENDED DAY CAMPERS (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)

All Extended Day Campers received lunch and dinner starting with Dinner on Sunday and ending with Lunch and Wednesday.

DAY ONLY CAMPERS (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.)

All Day Campers receive lunch (Monday-Wednesday) and Dinner on Sunday.

EXTENDED DAY AND DAY CAMPERS PLEASE BRING:

Water Bottle
Cleats
Sneakers

OVERNIGHT CAMPERS:

Reserved for boys only.

REGISTRATION PACKET

A detailed camper registration packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact numbers, and a checklist of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers in the Spring. The Health and Release Forms do not require a doctor's signature and they will be collected on the first day of camp and every camper must have one to participate in camp.

Facilities

Cressy Field

In July of 2016, a new, state-of-the-art playing surface and surrounding field area was completed on Cressy Field. In collaboration with SPRINTURF,  Campers will have the opportunity to train and play daily on this new field!

Sample Daily Schedule

  • Day 1
  • 1:00 p.m. Camp Check in
  • 2:00 p.m. Intro/Rules/Orientation
  • 2:30 p.m. To the Field
  • 3:00 p.m. Practice 1
  • 5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Chalk Talks
  • 7:00 p.m. Practice 2
  • 8:30 p.m. Shower/Free Time
  • 9:00 p.m. Day/Extended Day Campers Depart
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
  • Days 2-3
  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast/Transition to the Field
  • 9:00 a.m. Speed, Agility and Quicknesss
  • 10:00 a.m. Practice 3 and 6
  • 11:30 a.m. Head to Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Chalk Talk/Discussions
  • 2:00 p.m. Practice 4 and 7
  • 4:00 p.m. Day Campers Depart
  • 5:00 p.m. Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. Transition from Dinner to Field
  • 7:00 p.m. Practice #5 and 8 - Competition
  • 8:30 p.m. Discussion
  • 9:00 p.m. Extended Day Campers Depart/Free Time
  • 10:00 p.m. Lights Out
  • Day 4
  • 7:00 a.m. Wake Up
  • 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m. Practice #9 - Competition
  • 11:30 a.m. Head to Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. Practice #10/Final Competition
  • 2:00 p.m. Camp Check Out

Camp Dates & Prices

Programs: General Skills
Age Group: 8 - 16
Gender: Co-Ed
Day (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) $325.00
Availability: Open

Overnight $535.00
Availability: Open

Extended (9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.) $435.00
Availability: Open

* Please note, times may vary on the first and last day of camp.
For additional camp information and dates call us at 1-800-NIKE-CAMP we would be happy to help you.