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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are the coaches?

    The Football Academy coaching staff is comprised of a mixture of former NFL players. All Coaches are USA Football certified and have passed the Dallas Cowboys Background check. The DCC Dance Academy coaching staff are Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders on the current squad.

  • What time does my camper need to arrive?

    We highly recommend arriving at least 20 minutes prior to start of check in for all our events. Please note that all campers will need to check in everyday by their parent or legal guardian. You cannot drop off your child without checking them in!

  • What time should I pick up my child each day?

    Please arrive 15 min prior to the end of camp. Each camper will be required to check out with their parent prior to leaving.

  • Which preseason game does my campers receive 2 tickets to? When do I pick them up?

    The Dallas Cowboys preseason schedule is set by the NFL in late April or May and the preseason game which our campers are invited to attend will be determined after that time. We will offer each camper 2 tickets to one Dallas Cowboys preseason game at AT&T Stadium. Tickets will be given to each camper on the last day of each camp. Stay tuned for more information regarding preseason opportunities when you camper arrives at their camp!

  • Is there any medical/training staff at the camp?

    We have an Athletic Trainer on duty at all times.

  • What kind of supervision do campers receive?

    Campers are always escorted by their own coach to all destinations and activities throughout the day. There are also security guards on site, at each camp group location for the entirety of each day of camp.

  • What is the inclement weather plan?

    The Dallas Cowboys Football and Dance Academies takes all of the necessary precautions during the warm spring and summer months to ensure the safety of the participants. Outdoor Camps will continue during rain conditions unless inclement storms develop and campers will then be moved indoors. In the event of inclement weather, parents will be notified. No refunds are provided due to inclement weather.

  • May I observe my child at Camp?

    Family and guests are welcome to stay and watch their child participate in the designated observing area at AT&T Stadium and inside the Ford Center at The Star, but there is no guarantee that you will be able to see your child. We utilize different areas within camp locations, and are not always visible to designated observing areas. Tickets may be purchased by parents and guests to tour AT&T Stadium and The Star facility. Visit attstadium.com/tours or thestarinfrisco.com tours for more information.

  • Can my child be assigned to the same teams/groups as his/her friend(s)?

    Please discuss special requests on the first day of camp during check-in and we will do our best to accommodate.

  • Will my child be at a disadvantage if he/she has never played football before?

    Campers are assigned to groups based on both age & ability. This is an instructional camp where we emphasize learning the fundamental skills of the sport more than winning or losing. We do our best to ensure every camper is put in a position to succeed.

  • Will my child be at a disadvantage if he/she has never cheered or danced before?

    Campers are assigned to groups based on both age & ability. This is an instructional camp where we emphasize learning the fundamental skills of the sport. We do our best to ensure every camper is put in a position to succeed. If you feel your child should be in an older or younger age group based on their skill level, please let us know at check in on the first day.

  • What does my child need to bring/wear?

    Campers need to come ready to play football, and ready to dance! Football players should wear football cleats or tennis shoes. Dance Academy participants should wear tennis shoes or dance shoes. Cowboys Academy t-shirts will be distributed during registration for each participant to wear each day. Make sure your camper has on shorts that will be comfortable to play football or dance in all day. All 3 day campers need to bring their lunch, with the exception of the last day of camp, as we have a pizza party provided by Papa Johns!

  • Who do we contact with questions or to relay messages to onsite campers?

    Football: Email twheatley@dallascowboys.net. The week of camp call (972) 497-4272.

  • May I change my session?

    You are able to change your session as long as space is available in that session.  Please contact us by phone or email with your request.

  • Can I cancel my registration?

    Refund of registration (less a non-refundable cancellation fee of $50.00) requires receipt of written notice of cancellation no later than 72 hours prior to the start of the first day of the session. Refund of the balance will be processed during the accounting period two weeks after the conclusion of the final camp. Campers who have to leave due to illness or injury will receive a prorated refund based on the number of days missed. No refunds will be given to campers who voluntarily leave camp.

  • What is provided to drink?

    Complimentary water is provided and occasionally Gatorade.

  • Should my child bring a water bottle?

    Complimentary water and paper cups will be available all day to the campers. Please encourage the participants to drink plenty of fluids before, during and after camp each day.

  • When are restroom breaks?

    We will have access to restrooms throughout the day, but we encourage campers to go to the restroom during scheduled breaks in order to maximize their time on the field.

  • Do you provide transportation?

    No, parents/guardians are required to bring their child to camp, check them in and out. Campers may ride with other campers, as long as the staff is notified and the camper is aware of who is responsible for picking him/her up each day.

  • Can my child bring electronic games, MP3 players, television, etc.?

    No. We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Does my child need extra money at camp and where should he keep it?


  • How many campers do you allow each week?

    The number of participants varies based on location. At every location we work to ensure there is a low player-to-coach ratio.