Cologne Skills Camp

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Location: Cologne, Germany Dates: March 23-24, 2019
Venue: WMTV Solingen Ages: 15+
Cost: Players: €99, Coaches: €49, Teams: €1200/€1500




The Growth of a Game will be hosting its second annual American football camp in Cologne, Germany on March 23rd-24th, 2019.

The Cologne Skills Camp is an annual camp with the intent to improve the level of players from around the region. Players and coaches from all across Europe will visit Cologne for the camp, and upwards of 200 players are expected to be in attendance.

The Growth of a Game Cologne Skills Camp will be led by several of the top coaches in Europe, including Joe Sturdivant, head coach for the Saarland Hurricanes in Germany; Deejay Anderson, head coach for the Assindia Cardinals in Germany; Wojciech Andrzejczak, head coach for the Remscheid Amboss in Germany; Justin Cox, head coach for the SHAPE Spartans in Belgium; Dennis Frerichs, head coach for the Oldenburg Outlaws in Germany; David Odenthal, offensive coordinator for the Cologne Crocodiles in Germany; Andreas Brökers, offensive line coach for the Belgian National Team; Timothy Speckman, sports director for the Hamburg Huskies in Germany; Steve Sheppard, offensive coordinator for the Rotterdam Ravens in the Netherlands; Jörg Mackenthun, the former head coach and defensive coordinator for the Düsseldorf Panther in Germany; Elias Gniffke, offensive coordinator for the Marburg Mercenaries in Germany; and Brock Dale, quarterback for the Saarland Hurricanes in Germany.

The camp will focus on skill development for all players 15 and over. Players of all positions are welcome. In addition to player development, the coaching staff will also be providing instruction to beginner and intermediate coaches in the form of on-field work. Players from as many as 15 countries will be present.

Player fees for the 2-day camp are €99, while coaches fees are €49. Teams can register up to 20 players for €1,200 and up to 35 players for €1,500. Coaches are included as part of the team registration but they do not count against the maximum.

A discounted accommodation package is available until March 1st for €149. For a limited time through February 1st, the accommodation package is available to all participants for €139. Details on the accommodation package, which includes hotel rooms at KEMPE Komfortplus Hotel Solingen, are provided at the bottom of the page. Reservations for the KEMPE Komfortplus Hotel Solingen must be made at the time of registration or through our email address: [email protected]

ATTENTION: For every sign-up until February 10th, The Growth of a Game team is giving away a free workout plan! For all individual sign-ups until the mentioned date, we will send a high-quality workout plan specifically designed for American football players aiming to improve their skills on every position. Additionally, each team that signs up before February 10th gets a chance to have a representative compete for the CampChamp title and earn themselves a special place on our website! For more information, email us at [email protected]

Camp t-shirts will be included in the sign-up cost for players and will be provided during registration. Players will wear t-shirts, shorts, and football cleats – no shoulder pads or helmets.

This camp is made possible by the contributions of various partners, including the Solingen Paladins, Battle Sports, Ceres Sports, Gear Pro-Tec, and Champro Sports.


Elias Gniffke – Wide Receivers

Offensive Coordinator, Marburg Mercenaries (Germany)

Timothy Speckman – Running Backs

Sports Director, Hamburg Huskies (Germany)

Brock Dale – Quarterbacks

Quarterback, Saarland Hurricanes (Germany)

David Odenthal – Offensive Line

Offensive Coordinator, Cologne Crocodiles (Germany)

Andreas Brökers – Offensive Line

Offensive Line Coach, Belgian National Team

Steve Sheppard – Offensive Line

Offensive Coordinator, Rotterdam Ravens (Netherlands)

Deejay Anderson – Defensive Line

Head Coach, Assindia Cardinals (Germany)

Justin Cox – Defensive Line

Head Coach, SHAPE Spartans (Belgium)

Jörg Mackenthun – Linebackers

fmr Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, Düsseldorf Panthers (Germany)

Dennis Frerichs – Linebackers

Head Coach, Oldenburg Outlaws (Germany)

Joe Sturdivant – Defensive Backs

Head Coach, Saarland Hurricanes (Germany) & Defensive Coordinator, Belgian National Team

Wojciech Andrzejczak – Defensive Backs

Head Coach, Remscheid Amboss (Germany)


Saturday – March 23rd

8:30am-9:45am – Player registration

8:45am-9:45am – Coaches’ meeting

10:00am-1:00pm – Training

1:00pm-2:15pm – Break & Lunch

2:15pm-5:00pm – Training

Sunday – March 24th

8:45am-9:45am – Coaches’ meeting

10:00am-1:00pm – Training

1:00pm-2:00pm – Break & Lunch

2:00pm – Camp ends



Local Airports: Cologne/Bonn Airport (0:35 away, Airport code: CGN/EDDK)Düsseldorf International Airport (1:00 away, Airport code: DUS/EDDL), Dortmund Airport (1:35 away, Airport code: DTM / EDLW).

Train Station: Cologne Central Station (40-minute drive to the field)

Field Address

WMTV Solingen
Adolf-Clarenbach-Straße 41
42719 Solingen

Free parking will be available on-site.

Lunch will be available for purchase to all players and coaches on Saturday and Sunday for €12.00 per meal. Lunch is optional, however it must be paid no later than March 1st. Payment on the day of the camp will not be accepted.

Recommended Accommodation

KEMPE Komfortplus Hotel Solingen
Caspersbroicher Weg 3
42697 Solingen

Discount: This is a highly discounted rate. Reservations must be made directly on this page to secure this price.

Accommodation Package: €139.00 per person until February 1st. €149.00 per person afterward. This includes a bed in a 2 or 3-person room for Friday and Saturday nights, breakfast and lunch each day on Saturday and Sunday, and daily bus transportation to and from the field. This rate is only available until March 1st.

Additional info: Free breakfast and free wifi are included with the rate. Free parking is available. Free private bus transportation is provided to and from the field each day for all hotel guests. KEMPE Komfortplus Hotel Solingen is the recommended accommodation for both coaches and players. The practice field is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Please note that check-out must be completed prior to practice on Sunday morning, so there will be no bus transportation back to the hotel on Sunday afternoon. Please secure your own transportation for Sunday afternoon.


Phone: +49 212 23530

E-mail: [email protected]


Any questions? E-mail us at [email protected].

Additional information


Player (€99), Coach (€49), Team – Up to 20 Players (€1200), Team – Up to 35 Players (€1500)


QB, RB, WR, OL, TE, DL, LB, DB, Team

T-Shirt Size

S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL, Team


Accommodation + Lunches (€149,00), Lunches Only (€24,00), None


Rookie, 1 Year, 2 Years, 3 Years, 4 Years, 5 Years, 6 Years, 7+ Years


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