San Jose Football Camp for the Stars | 2021 update

Football Camp for the Stars

Due to the continuously changing COVID protocols, the dates for the 2021 football camp have not been set.  Our top priority is to have a safe event that protects the health of FCFTS athletes, buddies, cheerleaders, coaches, volunteers, and parents and is operated under the approval and guidelines of Santa Clara County.   Stay tuned.


Football Camp for the Stars Turns 14

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…