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TRU Sports Camp is based on Wes Neal’s biblically-based Handbook on Athletic Perfection book and training methods. He used the term TOTAL RELEASE to teach and coach Colossians 3:23. The TRU is TOTAL RELEASE UNIVERSITY. Enrollment is limited to college athletes only. Space is also limited to no more than 40 college athletes (any sport, both male and female).

Cost: $50 only. This covers the cost of the books and insurance. This camp is underwritten by generous donors who believe in training athletes for the glory of God!


A more detailed schedule will provided on arrival:

January 10: Register between 7 and 8 pm, 8:30 pm session with Ron Brown

January 11: All-Day Training sessions with Ron Brown and Gordon Thiessen

January 12: Breakfast followed by final session @ 10 am

Location: Omaha, NE

Meet the Trainers


Ron Brown, Co-Founder

Ron is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions and a former Nebraska FCA Director. Ron is Director of Player Development for the University of Nebraska football team. He spent 24 seasons as an assistant coach at Nebraska while they won three national championships. You can find his videos and Bible studies at here.


Gordon Thiessen, Co-Founder/Director

With over 30 years of coaching experience with sports teams and ministries, Gordon has spoken throughout the Midwest sharing his advice on perseverance, character, and faith with audiences of all ages and from all walks of life. He is a coach, speaker, author and certified trainer for 3Dimensional Coaching and Hardwired Coaching. Gordon has written Lessons from Nebraska Football and Cross Training Workout. He also co-wrote two series' of books: Team Studies on Character and Called to Compete.

Gordon served on staff with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 28 years before co-founding Kingdom Sports with Ron Brown in 2018. He also founded Cross Training Publishing that has published more than 300 books and resources for athletes, coaches, and parents. Gordon played for the Nebraska football team in the ‘70s for Tom Osborne and later coached high school basketball and football for 25 years. He worked with Coach Tom Osborne to publish three books: On Sold Ground, Mentoring Matters, and Coaching Matters. He is married to his wife Terri and have four grown children with eight grandchildren that live in Omaha. You can reach Gordon at

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