Now with the majority of the NIKE Camps done there is another football camp that NIKE has a stake in. The Beyond Elite 2000 (B2G) Camp will once again be in session (June 23-26) at Cal Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, Calif. B2G has grown into one of the most prestigious camps in terms of players participating. Former participants are a virtual who's, who. Over the past five years the B2G Elite Camp has helped and discovered some of the top players on the West Coast.
The invite only camp has fine tuned talents like Steve Smith (USC), Mark Bradford (Stanford), Daymeion Hughes (Cal), Donnie McCleskey (Cal), and Terrell Jackson (Oregon).
In 2004, B2G watched Matt Ware (2000 Alumni Class) get drafted in the third-round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Ware's achievement marks the beginning of the B2G era by solidifying the successful pipeline into the NFL.
Last years Elite Camp was considered "The year of the sleepers!" In 2004, B2G continued the tradition of discovering the next top prospect. The Elite camp featured unknown talents such as wide receiver Sean Smith from Pasadena (Calif.) Blair and now on his way to Utah University.
Other notables from B2G 2004 were quarterback Chris Turner (on his way to Maryland). Turner's West Hills (Calif.) high school teammate Logan Paulsen was so stellar at the camp he was called "Tarzan" by other campers. Paulsen earned a scholie from UCLA.
One player who truly stood out at last summer's session was Colorado bound Gardner McKay from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw. The Buffs landed a potential great one in McKay and there are plenty of Pac-10 coaches glad he's going to be playing for CU instead of the Pac-10.
At B2G a year ago Rivals.com was able to get a good look at four-star athlete prospect C.J. Gable from Sylmar, Calif. Gable will be one of the Golden State's most sought after prospects. Once again Gable will be in attendance.
Other stellar prospects who scheduled to participate that fans of Rivals.com would know are safety Darian Hagan, Jr., from Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw, running back Andre Harris from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, wide receiver Richard Sherman from Compton (Calif.) Dominguez and athlete Lonyae Miller from Fontana (Calif.) Kaiser.
Friends of Rivals are invited to attend the last day of the Elite Camp when players are put to the test what they learned by playing in the "A-Game".
There will be a one-on-one passing competition and seven-on-seven flag football all-star game.
The game is sponsored by NIKE and it is covered by local media.. The A-Game will be the most exciting high school pre-season event you will see all summer. It will be held at L.A. Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA) on Sunday, June 26 at 2 pm.
Since 2000, B2G Elite camp has helped produce 62 Division I-A players. 35 of these players are in the Pac-10 and 15 have played as true freshmen.
Although the numbers might sound small compared to the production of the Nike Training Camps, the camp average 45 players a year and out of those selected few that attend the camp, 68% receive major scholarships from colleges all over the country.
The student-athletes that attend the Elite Camp graduate with the essential skills required to conquer the difficult and extraordinary mission of major college football.
The Elite Camp is a three day, three night over night program that invites the top varsity skill position on the West Coast. The Elite Camp has an aggressive training regiment & film study that is instructed by young former college players.
The Elite Camp also features workshops on NCAA Clearinghouse requirements, SAT tutoring, and personal accountability.
See you at "The A-Game".