San Jose Football Camp for the Stars | 2023 Update

The 2023 Football Camp for the Stars will take place on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at Valley Christian High School. 

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The Football Camp for the Stars is especially for athletes with Down Syndrome who love football. With instruction from NFL football players, along with NFL, college and prep school coaches, athletes learn the fundamentals that put them in the middle of the action, resulting in an authentic football experience.

How it all began…


Andrew Watson and Coach Machado

The Football Camp for the Stars, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, is the brainchild of current Valley Christian Schools (VCS) Varsity Football Coach, Mike Machado.  The mission of the camp is to provide athletes with Down Syndrome an authentic football experience while maintaining the highest standards of safety.  The first camp was held in June of 2007.

Now in its fourteenth year, the Football Camp for the Stars at Valley Christian has been embraced and supported by the football community at large.  Read on…