Does your camp have any contact?
What equipment does each camper need to bring with him to camp?
What if my camper does not have equipment?
What does the camp schedule consist of?
What areas of instruction are covered at your camp?
What if my camper has never played before?
How do you divide the campers into groupings for their instruction?
What is the coach to camper ratio?
Does your camp offer lunch?
What method of payment do you accept?
What is your refund policy?
What happens in the event inclement weather?
What precautions do you take when extreme heat conditions exist?
Does your camp have medical staff on-site should a camper become injured?


Does your camp have any contact?
Rhode Island Football Academy (RIFA) is a contact camp. However, we only wear
uppers…helmet and shoulder pads, therefore not full contact. We refer to this type of
contact as “thud”.

What equipment does each camper need to bring with him to camp?
All RIFA campers will need a helmet, shoulder pads and football cleats. A mouthpiece is
recommended. All campers will receive a camp practice jersey. The camp jersey is to be
worn each day at camp.

What if my camper does not have equipment?
RIFA offers equipment rental for a fee of $10.00 per day or $50 for the week payable by check or credit card only at camp check in. This includes a helmet and shoulder pads. A $115.00 deposit is required for all equipment rentals in addition to the rental fee. Deposits will be refunded upon equipment return in good condition. Equipment is not needed for the high school camp.

What does the camp schedule consist of?
Please refer to our website for the daily camp schedule.

What areas of instruction are covered at your camp?
RIFA is the premier football instruction camp in the area covering all skill positions on the
football field. All positions taught at camp are led by RIFA instructors specializing in their
respective position.

What if my camper has never played before?
Although RIFA is considered a contact camp, we are first and foremost a teaching camp.
All campers regardless of age or experience are the taught same progressions for their
respective position. Players are placed into groupings by age, position and in some
cases their ability. Instruction is then given in a manner that is easily understood and
enjoyable for each camper to maximize their camp experience.

How do you divide the campers into groupings for their instruction?
While all campers participate in the drills and competition, we make a sincere effort to
organize the schedule so that campers will work with others of their same age, size,
talent, and skill level.

What is the coach to camper ratio?
A typical camper to coach ratio is 8-10 campers to each coach. This enables us to
maximize the instruction time and repetitions for each camper.

Does your camp offer lunch?
No. However, the CCRI dining facilities are available at this location at very reasonable prices.

What method of payment do you accept?
RIFA accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. We also accept cash, check or,
money order. There is a $25 service charge for all returned checks, and all fees are due
prior to the first day of camp.

What is your refund policy?
RIFA will refund 50% of all registration fees prior to June 12th. No refunds will be issued
after this date.

What happens in the event inclement weather?
In the event of poor weather conditions, camp will be conducted indoors with modified
training and various film instructions.

What precautions do you take when extreme heat conditions exist?
RIFA takes great pride in conducting all its training in a safe and healthy manner. In
addition to the scheduled water breaks, players receive water frequently, training
sessions are reduced and players are given “shelter breaks”. When necessary, training
is moved indoors away from the extreme conditions.

Does your camp have medical staff on-site should a camper become injured?
RIFA has a certified trainer on-site at all times. In addition, most RIFA staff members are
certified in CPR and first aid.