Coach Galen Brantley on the AFC Advantage
“Why have the Soldotna Stars attended the All Alaska Camp as a team for over a decade. The short answer is: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. Those are the years we won State Championships after starting our season at the All Alaska Football Camp. We are very proud of those state titles, but AFC provides benefits that go far beyond hoisting that trophy at the end of the championship game. Preparation is our hallmark and AFC features more than 25 colleges coaches who share individual skill training plus excellent team instruction. AFC also provides us an opportunity to compete with the top teams and football players from all across Alaska, and when you add it all up, no other camp ANYWHERE comes close to match AFC. Our players also gain valuable exposure with over 25 college coaches from around the country who attend AFC. Many of Alaska’s best players go on to earn scholarships and play college football thanks to the All Alaska Football Camp.”
Head Coach Galen Brantley, Soldotna Stars
2017, 2018Alaska USA Today Coach of the Year
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 State Champions
COACH DAVID DEVAUGHN on the AFC difference
When I took over the Eielson program in the spring of 2000, I knew the biggest challenge would be forging that essential bond between a new coach and his players. One of the first coaching decisions I made was to enroll our team in the All Alaska Football Camp. Today, the All Alaska Camp is a cornerstone of our preseason preparation. In addition to learning and refining individual skills, the camp also provides one-of-a-kind team-building opportunities including competition with the top football programs statewide.
The camp is also a great opportunity for our upper-classmen to get valuable exposure with the college coaches who attend AFC. There is no other camp in Alaska – or anywhere – that offers anywhere near the benefits we enjoy at AFC. Bottom line, this camp is our assurance that when October rolls around we are going to be in contention for a State title.
David Devaughn – Head Coach, Eielson Ravens
4x Conference Coach of the Year
5x Small School State Champions – 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
14 Conference Championships
15 playoff appearances
2x Small School State Finalists
COACH DAVIS, West Anchorage Eagles: AFC XXVIII
“AFC is a fundamental part of the West Anchorage High offseason. The game of football is physically demanding. It takes hours, weeks, and months to prep for. AFC gives our student-athletes an opportunity to prepare for the challenging season in a safe and controlled football environment. The involvement of myriad college coaches from around the nation make this the premier way for student athletes to be recruited from our state. The team bonding that occurs prepares our team to have a successful season.
There is nothing else in the state that combines safe-instruction, college exposure, and team bonding like AFC.”
Head Coach Tim Davis, West Eagles
2010 Large School State Champions
2013 Large School State Champions
2014 Large School State Finalists
2015 Large School State Champions
2016 Large School State Finalists
2017 Division 1 State Finalists
2018 Division 1 State Finalists
I attended the All Alaska Football Camp in 2000 and 2001 as a QB for Chugiak HS. Looking back on it now, AFC was one of the most fun and memorable experiences of my high school football career. And now, returning to AFC as a college head coach, I have a whole new appreciation and perspective on just how unique and valuable the All Alaska Football Camp is for both high school players and coaches.
Whether you are a coach or a player, AFC is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from more than 25 outstanding college coaches from across America. And whether you are a high school coach from a small community or a coach from a big city, AFC is an opportunity to teach, mentor, and evaluate talented football players from all across the Last Frontier.
Alaska football players face many challenges, but AFC is one clear advantage players here have over their Lower 48 counterparts. When it comes to instruction AND exposure, there is no other camp like AFC anywhere in the nation.
Jared Williamson, Head Coach, Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL
“When you play for the Soldotna Stars, you learn early on that preparation is vital to success. The All Alaska Football Camp is one of the first and best ways our team prepares every season. We have now won 49 straight games, so I think the formula is working. We have a lot of teams gunning for us, and the AFC college coaches work with our coaches to help prepare us to meet every challenge. In addition to outstanding team prep, AFC is the perfect place to hone your individual skills. I won the Gatorade Player of the year in 2016, and AFC has definitely helped me become the player I am today. Along with my teammates, I can’t wait to get back to camp and kickoff my senior season.”
Soldotna High School
2018 Trajan Langdon Youth Award Winner, showcasing Leadership, Sportsmanship, and Inspiration
2018 Dakota State University (South Dakota) Football Scholarship Recipient
2017 D2 Offensive Player of the Year
2017 Alaska USA Today First Team Selection
2016 Alaska Gatorade Player of the year.
Alaska USA Today Offensive Player of the Year.
Alaska USA Today First Team All State Fullback.
1607 Yards Rushing – 22 Touchdowns.
“The All Alaska Football Camp had a major impact on my high school football career. I attended the camp all four years of my career, and it helped my team become two-time State Champions. I was also honored to be named the 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year. AFC offers outstanding individual skill development, and it helped me become the best player I could be. AFC also offers unique team-building opportunities. Over the past four years, I was able to learn valuable individual skills from outstanding college coaches, PLUS AFC was an opportunity for our coaches and players to see how the Eielson Ravens stacked up against defending champions and top football talent from around the state. And last, I did not have to spend thousands of dollars on exposure camps in the Lower 48. AFC provided me an incredible opportunity to showcase my skills and potential to over 20 college coaches from around the country. I am currently considering multiple college football scholarship offers, and many of those are from coaches who coached the All Alaska Football Camp.”
RB, State Champion Eielson Ravens
2014 Gatorade Player of the Year
3 years as Offensive State POY
2x conference offensive POY
3x first team all state RB
3x first team all state DB
1x conference utility POY
“I was proud to be selected Gatorade Player of the Year for 2013, but that award doesn’t compare to how it felt to be part of the State Champion West High Eagles and winning the First National Bowl. The All Alaska Football Camp was a big part of our preparation. It was the first time we really bonded and felt like family. I think it helped prepare us for the injuries and challenges we had to overcome last year. This camp makes you a better player, but the best part is how it teaches you to be a better teammate and a stronger team.”
All State Wide Receiver
All Conference Wide Receiver
AFC XXVIII welcomes Conor Feckley (University of Dubuque)! Conor will serve as a Graduate Assistant Coach this summer.
“During my high school career, I attended more than a dozen football camps. The All Alaska Football Camp was the ONE camp I returned to every year. It’s a great place to meet new friends and compete with the best football players from all across Alaska. What other camp offers coaching from 20+ college coaches from around the country? I would recommend AFC to any high school player who is serious about becoming a better football player and a stronger teammate. AFC is everything I love about football and a lot more.”
Conor Feckley (Picture with camp founder, Randy Klingenmeyer)
QB, University of Dubuque Spartans
Voted 2016 Team Captain and MVP by teammates
IIAC All Academic, First Team
IIAC All Conference, First Team
IIAC Male Athlete of the Month
3,129 yards, 37 TDs Passing
115 yards, 2 TDs Rushing
Single game school record: 634 yards passing, 8 TD passes
QB, West High Eagles
2012 Gatorade Player of the Year
All-time AK Career Passing Leader (7,099 yds)
3 x First Team All State QB
“Coming from the lower 48, we had no idea there was a football camp happening at this level in Alaska. We’re all pretty surprised and impressed.”
Carl Cheffers, NFL, Super Bowl LI Referee (also speaking on behalf of NFL line judge Tim Podraza, and Russ Pulley, an umpire in the South East Conference.)
“This camp is building bridges of sportsmanship between players, coaches and officials.”
Russ Pulley, Umpire in the South East Conference.
“When it comes to state championships, a camp like this makes all the difference.”
Jay Drewry, President of Anchorage Officials Association. 2012
My son Lincoln was the only player from Nikiski to attend the All Alaska Football Camp last year. Thanks to the camp, he earned both All Conference and All State awards as a sophomore (like your pre-registration letter mentioned was common.) His head coach took notice and asked him about the camp. The coach was impressed enough to make the decision to take the whole team up this year. Thank you for all that you do to bring quality people in to coach these kids and teach them more about the sport of football.
Charlene Johnson, 2012