Split Skills Camp

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Location: Split, Croatia Dates: August 4-5, 2018
Venue: Nogometni Klub Dugopolje Ages: 15+
Cost: Players: €59, Coaches: €39, Teams: €600



The Growth of a Game, in partnership with the Croatian American Football Association, will be hosting one of the premier American football camps in Europe from August 4th-5th, 2018 in Split, Croatia.

In its 3rd year, Split Skills Camp is aimed at improving the level of players from around the region. Players and coaches from all across Europe will visit Split for the camp, and upwards of 120 players are expected to be in attendance.

The Growth of a Game Split Skills Camp will be led by several of the top coaches in Europe, including Matt Dias, defensive line coach for the Wroclaw Panthers in Poland; Greg Kleidon, head coach for the Sand Falcons in Norway; Alexander Durazo, head coach for the Åsane Seahawks in Norway; Timothy Speckman, sports director for the Hamburg Huskies in Germany;  Joe Sturdivant, head coach for the Saarland Hurricanes in Germany; Victor Andersen, defensive coordinator for the Copenhagen Towers in Denmark; and Sean Shelton, quarterback for the Swarco Raiders in Austria.

The camp will focus on skill development for all players 15 and over. Players of all positions are welcome. The majority of camp attendees will be from Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia, however players from as many as 15 countries will be present. 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.

A special national team practice session will be organized for Croatian players and coaches on Sunday afternoon following the camp.

Discount codes for Hostel Jadro and Bepo Split Apartments are provided at the bottom of the page. Free transportation will be provided by bus to the field from Hostel Jadro.

Player fees for the 2-day camp are €79, while coaches fees are €39.

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 Croatian American Football Association, the Tourist Board of Dugopolje, the Tourist Bureau of SolinHotel KatarinaBattle Sports, Champro SportsCramer Sports MedicineBepo Split Apartments, and Hostel Jadro.


Sean Shelton – Quarterbacks

Quarterback, Swarco Raiders (Austria)

Greg Kleidon – Wide Receivers

Head Coach, Sand Falcons (Norway)

Timothy Speckman – Running Backs

Sports Director, Hamburg Huskies (Germany)

Alexander Durazo – Offensive Line

Head Coach, Åsane Seahawks (Norway)

Matt Dias – Defensive Line

Defensive Line Coach, Wroclaw Panthers (Poland)

Joe Sturdivant – Defensive Backs

Head Coach, Saarland Hurricanes (Germany)

Victor Andersen – Defensive Backs

Defensive Coordinator, Copenhagen Towers (Denmark)


Saturday – August 4th

7:30am-8:30am – Player Registration

8:00am-8:45am – Coaches´ Meeting

9:00am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-2:00pm – Break & Lunch

2:00pm-5:00pm – Training

Sunday – August 5th

8:00am-8:30am – Arrival

8:00am-8:45am – Coaches´ Meeting

9:00am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-1:30pm – Lunch & Break

1:30pm-2:30pm – Closing remarks

2:30pm – Camp ends



Local Airport: Split Airport (0:35 away, Airport code: SPU) & Zadar Airport (1:10 away, Airport code: ZAD)

Bus transportation will be provided to/from Hostel Jadro and the field on Saturday and Sunday.

Field Address

Nogometni Klub Dugopolje
Matice Hrvatske 11
21204 Dugopolje

Lunch will be provided at the field to all players and coaches for 40 kn (~€5.50) per meal on Saturday and Sunday.

Recommended Accommodation


Ul. Petra Hektorovića 38
21210 Solin

Discount code: “The Growth of a Game Split Skills Camp”. Please indicate whether you are a coach or a player.

Rate: 70 kn per night (~€10.00) (does not include breakfast)

Additional info: Hostel Jadro is available for players or coaches. Participants will be provided with a bed in a 4 or 6-bed room. Parking is available for free. Breakfast is available for 40 kn (~€5.50) and dinner is offered for 60 kn (~€8.00)

Website: www.hostel-jadro.hr

Phone: +385 21 246 777

E-mail: [email protected]


Marjanski put 13
21000 Split

Discount code: “The Growth of a Game Split Skills Camp”. Please confirm that you are participating in the camp as a coach.

Rate: 225 kn per night, per person (~€30.00) (does not include breakfast)

Additional info: This accommodation is available for coaches only. Coaches will be provided with a bed in a double bedroom, to be shared with another coach. Capacity is only 25, so book soon. There is no parking available at the residence.

Website: www.booking.com/hotel/hr/apartmani-bepo.en-gb.html

Phone: +385 95 199 4636

E-mail: [email protected]


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

Additional information


Player, Coach, Team


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

T-Shirt Size

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


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