Vienna Skills Camp

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Location: Vienna, Austria Dates: August 10-11, 2019
Venue: BSFZ Südstadt Ages: 15+
Cost: Players: €99, Coaches: €49, Teams: €1200/€1500



The Growth of a Game will host its 3rd annual American football camp in Austria, in collaboration with the Danube Dragons, on August 10th-11th, 2019 in Vienna.

The Vienna Skills Camp is an annual camp with the intent to improve the level of players and coaches from around the region. Players and coaches from all across Europe will visit Vienna for the camp.

In alignment with its primary mission, The Growth of a Game organizes a series of annual developmental camps across Europe in an effort to facilitate the development of American football.

The Growth of a Game Vienna Skills Camp will be led by several of the top coaches in Europe, including Stefan Pokorny, head coach for the Danube Dragons in Austria; Istvan Kovacs, head coach of the Budapest Wolves in Hungary; Aurelio Gonzalez, head coach for the Vienna Warlords in Austria; Lukas Habersack, co-defensive coordinator for the Danube Dragons in Austria; Tom Hohenwarter, offensive line coach for the Carinthian Lions in Austria; Daniel Aubock, co-defensive coordinator for the Vienna Vikings II in Austria; Ben Sobotka, co-defensive coordinator for the Vienna Vikings in Austria; and Jason Robert South, fmr defensive lineman for the Leipzig Lions; Wojciech Andrzejczak, defensive backs coach for the Allgäu Comets in Germany; Justin Sottilare, quarterback for the Allgäu Comets in Germany; Thomas Koeller, wide receiver coach for the Danube Dragons in Austria; JJ Hablas, offensive coordinator for the Vienna Warlords in Austria; Jakob Rauter, offensive lineman for the Carinthian Lions in Austria; and Dustin Illetschko, linebacker for the Vienna Vikings in Austria.

The camp will focus on skill development for all players 15 and over. Players of all positions are welcome and a maximum of 250 camp roster spots are available. 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 and coaches from as many as 15 countries will be present.

BSFZ Südstadt is the preferred accommodation for the camp and is located at the sports facility. Reservations for the BSFZ Südstadt can be made directly via the sign-up page. Accommodation includes 6 meals and a bed from Friday through Sunday in a 2-bed room. Players and coaches have the choice to skip accommodation if it is not needed.

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.

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.

Vienna, one of the most beautiful and accessible cities in Europe, is also an epicenter for American football. The camp gives players and coaches an opportunity to be around some of the top competition in European football.

This camp is made possible by the contributions of various partners, including the Danube Dragons, Battle Sports, Ceres SportsGear Pro-Tec, Champro Sports, and BSFZ Südstadt.


Istvan Kovacs – Quarterbacks

Head Coach, Budapest Wolves (Hungary)

Wojciech Andrzejczak – Running Backs

Defensive Backs Coach, Allgäu Comets (Germany)

Aurelio Gonzalez – Running Backs

Head Coach, Vienna Warlords (Austria)

JJ Hablas – Running Backs

Offensive Coordinator, Vienna Warlords (Austria)

Tom Hohenwarter – Offensive Line

Offensive Line Coach, Carinthian Lions (Austria)

Jakob Rauter – Offensive Line

Offensive Lineman, Carinthian Lions (Austria)

Stefan Pokorny – Linebackers

Head Coach, Danube Dragons (Austria)

Dustin Illetschko – Linebackers

Linebacker, Vienna Vikings (Austria)

Ben Sobotka – Defensive Line

Co-Defensive Coordinator, Vienna Vikings II (Austria)

Jason Robert South – Defensive Line

fmr Defensive Lineman, Leipzig Lions (Germany)

Lukas Habersack – Defensive Backs

Co-Defensive Coordinator, Danube Dragons (Austria)

Daniel Aubock – Defensive Backs

Co-Defensive Coordinator, Vienna Vikings II (Austria)


Saturday – August 11th

7:30am-8:30am – Player Registration

8:00am-8:45am – Coaches’ Meeting

9:00am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm – Position Meetings

2:00pm-5:00pm – Training

Sunday – August 12th

8:00am-8:45am – Players arrive

8:00am-8:45am – Coaches’ Meeting

9:00am-12:00pm – Training

12:00pm-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Camp ends



Local Airports: Vienna International Airport (0:25 drive away, Airport code: VIE)Graz  Airport (01:50 away, Airport code: GRZ), Blue Danube Linz Airport (01:48 away, Airport code: LNZ).

Train Station: Wien Hauptbahnhof (15-minute drive to the field), Wien Westbahnhof (20-minute drive to the field), Wien Liesing Bahnhof (10-minute drive to the field).

Field Address

BSFZ Südstadt
Liese Prokop-Platz 1
A-2344 Maria Enzersdorf

Recommended Accommodation

BSFZ Südstadt
Liese Prokop-Platz 1
A-2344 Maria Enzersdorf

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

Rate: €69.50 (330 DKK) per night. This includes a bed in a 2-person room & 6 meals.

Additional info: Beakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the price of accommodation. Free wifi and free parking are also included with the rate. Accommodation at BSFZ Südstadt is available to both players and coaches and must be made directly through The Growth of a Game. Reservations include 2 nights of accommodation on Friday and Saturday night and 6 meals. Accommodation is at the same facility as the field, so transportation to and from training is not necessary.


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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