Trent Dilfer didn’t create his QBEpic experience because he dislikes the youth sports camps he (and later his children) attended. The former Super Bowl-winning quarterback saw an opportunity in a field he knows well and decided to improve upon the standard approach. Dilfer’s vision can be seen at LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson, Georgia, where he hosts multiple camps for developing quarterbacks each year, including one June 11-12. Connect Sports talked to Dilfer, currently an ESPN analyst, about making a lasting impact with QBEpic, how his career shaped the camps and the best way to stave off concussions.
Why tackle improving youth camps?
A lot of camps are really well done and you can learn a lot of stuff, but that stickiness effect has been lost. Many camps are just moneymakers to get the kids in and out and collect a check. It’s a business model; they have to create revenue not just pay for the people working the camps and the facilities and create salaries of out it. That’s not our goal. We make very little money. We wanted to make something that is very holistic. When you can touch a kid’s soul and mind as much as the physical part of his athletic makeup, then it’s sticky because you get him to experience a different level of challenges than he’s faced before. This is a passion play for us.