Football University is a program that supports students in grades 6-12 to improve on and off the field. Since 2007, they have seen 40,000 student-athletes, teaching them about position-specific techniques and fundamentals. The program is set apart by its NFL-experienced coaches who knows what it takes to be career ready. In fact, 1 in every 2 athletes receive a college scholarship or financial aid to play college football and 46 alumni were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Football University is built on the truth that technique plus talent beats talent alone. For this reason, FBU has focused on intense position-specific technique training. The Football University camp is a two day event which starts by providing on-field fundamental technique training and a curriculum taught by NFL-level coaches that includes film study. The camp has more than 40 locations and tons of experiences for athletes looking to improve their game. They divide the camp by grade level with middle school and high school divisions. They then spend more than 20 hours on the field and in the film room all focusing on how to improve their technique for the coming year. They also highly encourage parents to take part in the festivities if they want, though it isn’t required.
Along with the camp, they also work with American Family experience to host the All American Games championship which showcases the nation’s 100 best football players. The event is held annually and is the highest honor that high school football athletes can receive. Many current NFL athletes were alumni of the All American Games including Tim Tebow. It was first created in 2000. After just a few years, in 2003, athletes were announcing their school commitments at the games, and now it has gained an audience and is annually showcased on NBC.
The football games wouldn’t be complete without a marching band. The games also bring together the top 125 marching band instrumentalists for music during the game and a performance in half-time of the game.
For more information on the organization, the All American Games, and the Football University, check out their website here.