EPIC Off Season Football Camp


We began this program to give parents and athletes two basic things: 11401155 1020103451340963 1684252013632661710 n 300x300 EPIC Off Season Football Camp

  1. What we didn’t having growing up that would have helped me more.
  2. What tools we received growing up that can help you.

There is an incredible amount of distraction in the youth and high school football world.

Some old school rules have still proven the test of time and others are highly out of date.

The game has changed since the last time I graduated from Glendale High School in 1993. 


Here are some frequently asked questions below:


1. What is your schedule?


Junior Varsity

Junior Varsity is an athlete that has not played a snap of Varsity and one that is not supposed to be on Varsity this upcoming season.

Monday: Strength Training at EPIC Strong 5 to 6pm

Tuesday: Conditioning at Cabrillo High School 5 to 6pm

Wednesday: Strength Training at EPIC Strong 5 to 6pm

Thursday: Conditioning at Cabrillo High School 5 to 6pm

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Strength and Conditioning at Cabrillo High School 9 to 11am

Sunday: Off


Varsity is an athlete that played varsity last year or one that is supposed to be on Varsity this upcoming season.

Monday: Strength Training at EPIC Strong: 6 to 7:15pm

Tuesday: Conditioning at Cabrillo High School: 6 to 7:15 pm

Wednesday: Strength Training at EPIC Strong: 6 to 7:15pm

Thursday: Conditioning at Cabrillo High School: 6 to 7:15 pm

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Strength and Conditioning at Cabrillo High School 9 to 11am

Sunday: Off

*Recovery Sundays available for additional cost. PPO insurance accepted.

*Cabrillo High School Address: 2001 Santa Fe Ave. Long Beach, CA. 90810

*EPIC Strong Located at 1157 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA. 90813

2. Why don’t you guys lift that much? I barely see you guys pushing any weight. 

Answer: In the 1980s, the game was more condensed and size was valued a lot more than being able to play in space like today’s game.

Lifting weights can come in an infinite amount of forms. Not just a bar that moves in a vertical plane. We choose to train differently. We use bands, battle ropes and medicine balls to get strong in every direction not just the vertical plane.

We are not here to please the on looking parents of how lifting is “supposed” to be done either. Our training is on the cutting edge and a lot of our methods are not found in magazines and the local 24-hour Fitness gym.

Training has evolved from just focusing on the bench, deadlift, and squat. Football players have to be athletes that can play in space now. They aren’t just moving linearly. The game is wide open and we must adjust our training accordingly.

Also, generally speaking, our Varsity athletes are already doing the traditional weight lifts at school (bench, squat, deadlift, clean).

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One of our FREEE workshops we do every year to inform student athletes and their parents about the recruiting process with Damon Griffin. They come from all over the area from St. John Bosco to Warren High School.

It would be redundant to have them do the same lifts they just did a few hours before at their high schools. 

We normally do traditional lifts with the incoming freshman more than we do with the Varsity.

We do more unconventional movements with them so we can complement their program that they have in school.

We choose to work with the high school coaching program and supplement their programs

3. Why is it so expensive to train with you guys?

Answer: It is worth it. A college education can cost any where from 100k to 250k. Even if you spend $10,000 over 5 years, your return on investment is still tenfold.

Beyond the money aspect, when an expert has over two decades of experience in any other profession, they have major respect. However, in the strength and conditioning world of football players, they get virtually none. It’s almost expected for a coach to sell and negotiate their training like a used car.

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Two sport 8th grade athlete Jamil Hines will be completing his 3rd off season with us.

The good coaches cannot survive training for FREE and below market prices. If they do, gyms will close down and the coach will eventually go somewhere else or choose a different profession. 

For this reason, we have started The Impact Long Beach Initiative to help support athletes in need. There is an application process.

Click here to learn about it.

4. What does your program look like?

Phase One: The Post Season- November 9th to Jan 11th

Unload the body to help repair from the season that just finished.

Introduce new movements at a light enough weight to keep from further breaking down the body such as:

  1. PVC pipe Olympic lifting.
  2. Olympic lifts with 60% of max weight.
  3. Sprint mechanics
  4. Barefoot low impact training
  5. Deceleration training
  6. Cone fundamentals
  7. 40 yard dash mechanics
  8. Position Sprints
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Sire Woods of La Mirada High School will be completing his 4th year of the EPIC Off Season Football Program. He has put on more than 80pounds of muscle during that time and has a 4.0 GPA.

We will also introduce the recruiting game to our athletes. L.A. is filled with so much clutter. Everyone is an expert out here and they’re all saying different things. We will: 

  1. Fly in our nationally recognized expert Damon Griffin to speak to athletes and their parents.
  2. Introduce the NCAA clearing house to them
  3. Explain the do’s and don’ts of recruiting.

Phase Two: The Off Season- January 11th to May 3rd

By this time, all of the great players from the great teams are in full go with their training. We expect our athletes that have been with us for 4 to 6 weeks to make their first initial jump in their performances.

It normally takes 28 to 42 days to make improvements in performance.


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left to right: Jaiya Figueras with Curtis Weaver and Logan Gamble of St. Anthony in Long Beach, Ca. Damon Griffin of Integrity Sports teamed up with us to help these guys get over 20 D 1 offers between the both of them.

This phase will comprise of: 

  1. Preparing for Nike Combine and other showcase camps by working on tests such as the 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump, and MB toss.
  2. Make sure our athletes can perform any cone drill with precision and grace. Looking great in drills is a must when you are being evaluated. 
  3. Continue 7-on-7 practice for major showcase tournaments.
  4. Hypertrophy phase. This means an emphasis on building muscle. Most athletes have recovered from the post season by now.
  5. We will attend the bulk of our major 7 on 7 tournaments during this time.
  6. Athletes will receive college scholarship offers during this time as well.

Phase Three: The Pre-Season May 3rd to July 26th

This is a preparation phase for us. Any new movements and training concepts introduced 6 months earlier should be second nature. We expect athletes to get in as many repetitions as possible when they are away from us.

June is also a time when athletes will attend college camps where they will be directly evaluated by coaches.

  1. High school athletes will start to ramp their time back up with their respective teams. 
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    BJ Busbee and Curtis Weaver of St. Anthony battle for the same ball at the Las Vegas Pylon 7 on 7.

  2. By the end of this phase any major physical gains made for 2016 will have taken place. If you are just starting to train during this time, it’s too late. The season is near and you’re about to burn some major calories and expend a major amount of energy.
  3. We call this a de-load phase in the strength and conditioning world. We want to return all of our athletes back to their respective teams fast, light, and injury free. We will not load weight that is near our max. Instead we focus on weight that is 60-80% of our max. Technical movements that aren’t going to break the body down.
  4. We will also attend college campuses during this time and introduce players to college coaches.

5. How much is it?

$500 for 12 weeks

$200 for 4 weeks.

$20 drop in

Can’t afford it?

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Please call or text 562-483-3438 for more info or to get signed up.

Thank you!