Arizona Youth Football Camp
Javier Zuluaga and Steve Caparella, have been career football players and coaches, with over 40 years of combined experience. Both are determined to use their expertise and passion for the game to improve the play making abilities of the young athletes in camp.
Coach Zuluaga, or Coach “Zu” played high school football (1985-88) for Roncalli High in Indianapolis, IN. As Co-Captain of the team his senior year he helped lead his team to the 3A State Championship. He later went onto become the U.S. Naval Academy’s 2nd All-Time Leading Tackler, as well as their Co-Captain (1990-1993). He played 2 years in the Arena Football League (’94 & ’96), and had a try-out with the NFL Indianapolis Colts (’94). He was the Co-Defensive Coordinator for Benningfield High in Wilson, North Carolina (’95). Player/coach for the Chandler Cobras of the Arizona Football League (2001-2003). Assistant coach 2004 Boys and Girl Club Footbal League "Steelers Team"
Coach Caparella played high school football (1977-80) for St. Mary's High in Phoenix, AZ. He was the MVP for his team as an OL/DL player in 1979. He played college at Scottsdale Community (1980-81)earning Most Improved Player. He then went on to play at Northern Arizona University and started at center during the 1982-84 seasons. Voted twice Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week. Coach Caparella is most proud of being selected on the All-Academic Team while at NAU. He has coached at the high school, collegiate, and youth program levels. Currently he is the OL/DL coach for the Chandler Cobras of the Arizona Football League. Head coach 2004 Boys and Girl Club Footbal League "Steelers Team"