High school football season may be over, but for athletes hoping to continue improving Powerhouse Training Facility in King is offering a solution. Beginning the week of Feb. 15 Powerhouse is kicking off their Football Academy, a four-week program for all ages designed to teach the fundamentals of the sport.
“Currently there’s nothing being offered in our community for football specific training. We saw an opportunity to help improve the caliber of players in this area,” explained Powerhouse owners John and Pam Seat.
The couple have seen firsthand the benefits of playing football. Their son, Dalton was part of West Stokes 2011 state championship team and went on to play at Emory and Henry.
“Football has been a big part of our family whether we’re watching it on television or watching our son and his friends play. It teaches hard work, how to handle disappointment, and how to work as a team. Many friends and memories are made and that can be passed on from generation to generation,” John Seat said.
The program is designed to be a skill and knowledge series that helps athletes attain their potential on the gridiron and in life. Powerhouse Football Academy will meet three nights a week for four weeks and teach character, tackling, understanding defense and offense, speed, agility, and how to study film. Groups will be divided into youth, middle school, high school, and prep (playing at the next level). Each participant will receive speed, agility and knowledge assessment.
Players will have classroom and field work every session. They’ll be trained to tackle and block and improve their speed.
West Stokes coach Mike Grayson will be leading the program alongside area athletes and those who’ve played at the college level. He hopes to increase football knowledge in Stokes, Surry, and Forsyth counties.
“Our goal is to build up hard working, respectful, humble football players. We’re committed to helping people reach their God-given potential,” Grayson said. “Nobody got anywhere in life without the help of others. It’s important to give back to the community in which you live.”
Powerhouse Football Academy is slated to begin the week of Feb. 15. The cost is $120.00 per one month session. Discounts are available to those signing up multiple children.
For more information or to sign up call Powerhouse at 336-985-6804.
Amanda Dodson can be reached at 336-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.