The Barton Football Academy has partnered with the Indoor Youth Football League in Tacoma, WA to organize two spring arena exhibition teams. Athletes from Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia will form teams to play for the Barton Football Academy coaching staffs. Teams lead by Taylor Barton and Mike Bush will practice from January through April to prepare for 3 exhibition games. The season will finish on May 16th with the teams playing at the Moda Center Sports Arena, home of the Portland Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers.
Teams begin practicing on January 17th, 2015. Players practice 2 days per week. Saturdays are the team practices with Barton. Sundays are the strength and speed training with the IYFL. All activities take place in Tacoma, WA. Teams are filled through an open online registration. Players must be 16 years old or under (16U) at the time of the registration. Players can join here: http://playiyfl.com/high-school/.
According to the Executive Director of the IYFL, Nick Vujnich, the primary purpose of the High School Exhibition Season is training. “We had a lot of players coming back to the league from high school looking to play in the spring. We knew Barton could help us run great exhibition teams and deliver the best training possible.”
Taylor Barton is excited about the opportunity to coach the arena teams. “We love the experience of coaching teams. Our 7-on-7 traveling squads are awesome. We are really looking forward to preparing players and building teams for these exhibition games.” The Barton staff are also looking forward to challenging one another on the field. Taylor said, “We haven’t had the opportunity to against one another. It’s going to be fun to see who comes out on top.”
Players in the program will get over 15 hours of practice with the Barton staffs. They will also be participating in over 15 hours of football specific speed and strength work. Nick and his team at the IYFL have spent months preparing for the program. “We’ve put a lot of time into the training plan for these players. We’ve never been more excited. They better be ready for some serious work, but the results will definitely show.”
The IYFL is a 501(c)3 regional youth football program that combines strength, speed and skills training with competitive team play. Franchises are currently located in Tacoma, Olympia and Bremerton. Information on their football training programs and teams can be found at http://playiyfl.com.
For more information, contact Nicholas Vujnich of the National Indoor Youth Football League (888-597-0303) or email firstname.lastname@example.org