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Defensive Position Specific / Long Snapping Academy

May 12th, 2019
Grades: 6th - 12th
Check-In: 8:30 a.m.

Academy: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $80 Prior to April 20th;
$100 until Online Registration Closes May 10th;
$125 Walk-Ups

Camp Includes Lunch, Performance Shirt and swag bag


Location: East Stroudsburg University –
Eiler Martin Stadium

All players will learn the proper tackling techniques we use at the college level.  We will also teach the same techniques we used to lead the nation in forced fumbles per game in 2017. All Players will be given a Swag Bag that includes a notebook to take notes during the positional meeting in the classrooms. Football is not only a physical game but a mental game as well. Take a day and join us in a college football atmosphere and become a better player for the 2019 season.

Everyone who attends camp has the option to work with Dennis Long our Long Snapping coach for a session or you can sign up for the whole day with Coach Long!   Coach Long was with the NY Jets for mini-camp in 2018! 

Defensive Line Skills

Stance – Start – Hand Placement – Reading and Reacting to Blocks – Pass Rush Techniques – Stunt Techniques

Linebacker Skills

Stance – Start – Block Destruction – Run Reads – Pass Drop Techniques – Blitz Technique

Defensive Back Skills

Stance – Start – Press Man Technique – Cover 2/3/4 Technique – Reading a Quarterback – Reading a WR – Ball Skills

Long Snapping Skills

Stance - Grip - Speed Improvement - Accuracy Improvement - Proper Blocking Technique

Academy Schedule
8:30 a.m. Check-In
9:00 a.m. Full Camp Meeting
9:05 a.m. Break to Classroom Learning by Position
9:45 a.m. Head to Field Group Stretch
9:55 a.m. Individual Position Teaching Progressions
11:10 a.m. Group Positive Leverage Tackling Drills
11:30 a.m. Lunch – We will provide lunch
12:00 p.m Positional Classroom Learning
12:50 p.m. Group Warm-Up
1:00 p.m. Takeaway Drills
1:20 p.m. Negative Tackling Drills
1:40 p.m. Individual Position Drills
3:00 p.m. Closing Words

Academy Staff

Chadd Braine
Camp Director – Linebackers

Chadd Braine enters his fifth season on the Warriors’ coaching staff as defensive coordinator in 2018.  Braine is a 1999 graduate of East Stroudsburg University and four-year letterwinner at defensive back from 1994-97.  ESU has had nine players named All-PSAC East since 2014 - defensive end Brandon Gattelli and defensive tackle Bryan Thomson (1st team), and linebacker Cody Simcox and cornerback Teron Dobbs in 2014; defensive end Ahmad McFarland, linebacker Sekou Jones and Dobbs in 2015; nose guard Marc Ranaudo (1st team), McFarland and linebacker Mike Wiand in 2016; and Jones and linebacker Dakota Everett in 2017.  The Warriors also had the top two players in DII in forced fumbles in 2017 in free safety Billy Inge III and safety Justin Johnson.

Braine arrived at ESU after five seasons as defensive coordinator and academic coordinator at William Paterson University from 2008-12, where he also coached the linebackers and defensive backs and guided a defense that ranked as high as 10th in DIII.

Braine’s previous collegiate experience prior to William Paterson includes two years as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and academic coordinator at Northern Michigan in 2006 and 2007.  He was the linebackers coach at Michigan Tech in 2004 and 2005. The 2004 squad won its first GLIAC championship and reached the NCAA DII quarterfinals.  Braine was also defensive backs coach at South Dakota in 2003 and linebackers coach at Ferrum (Va.) from 2000 to 2002, including the final two years as co-defensive coordinator. The 2000 defense led DIII in total defense, allowing 165.5 yards per game.  Braine began his coaching career at ESU as a student assistant in 1998 and graduate assistant coach in 1999.  During his career at ESU, Braine was named to the All-PSAC East second team at defensive back in 1997 and played in 34 career games, including 26 starts.  He had 116 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 17 pass breakups and 7 interceptions in four seasons. He compiled 55 tackles and 3 interceptions while starting all 10 games in 1997.  Braine was also a member of ESU’s track program and set a school record in the 100m dash (10.55) which stood from 1998 to 2009. He was third in the PSAC in the 100m dash (10.65) and third in the ECAC in the indoor 55m dash (6.62) in 1998.

Dennis Long - Long-Snappers

Dennis Graduated from East Stroudsburg University in December 2017. In college career had a total of 446 snaps with 240 of them at Nassau Community College and 206 of them at East Stroudsburg. While at Nassau CC was given a 2 star rating by Mentioned by NFL Draft Diamonds as a “Top Small School Prospect”, one of 5 long snappers mentioned. Attended the National Bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida December 10th 2017, where selected as Special Teams Captain. Invited to New York Giants Local Prospect Day April 2018. Attended New York Jets Rookie Mini Camp May 2018. Served as Special Teams Coordinator and assistant O-Line coach at Sayreville High School in 2018. Sayreville was able to win the 2018 Group 5 South/Central New Jersey State Championship. Now serves as East Stroudsburg University Special Teams Coordinator.