JUNE 19-22, 2023
Livermore Field, Folsom CA
5 - 8 PM
Includes agility, conditioning, and tackle football technique instruction in a controlled environment. The camp is physically and mentally challenging and appropriate for all levels of experience. This camp is encouraged for any athlete seeking to improve their physical fitness prior to football season. Participants will not only increase their fitness and football IQ, but they will also have fun!
JUNE 26 - 29, 2023
Livermore Field, Folsom CA
5 - 8 PM
Fully padded sessions to teach, review, and learn the basic fundamentals important to the game of football. Blocking, tackling, and position appropriate drills will be taught and practiced. Conditioning and agility work are also included. This is a physically demanding week and FTFA strongly encourages participants to attend the non-contact camp to be prepared for this week. Participants will not only be prepared for their tackle season but they will also have fun!
Livermore Field, Folsom CA
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After years of private instruction, scholarship consulting, and coaching football, in 2011 First Team Football Academy was born. The very first year 11 youth hopefuls signed up, through word of mouth FTFA has grown to be one of the largest and most effective youth camps in Northern California.
FTFA offers private instruction, group instruction, scholarship consulting, and youth summer camps.
Owner and operator of FTFA, James Greule, was raised in the Sacramento area. His first experience playing tackle football was as a youth and he officially hung up his cleats after trying out for the Oakland Raiders in 1999.
Compilation of non-contact and full contact camps, made by one of our athletes parents.
Highlight video of non-contact camp
Full Contact camp highlight video
High School: Casa Roble, 1994 graduate 2 year starter at Center and Defensive End. 2nd team all league.
Junior College: Sacramento City College 1994-1996. 1996, NJCAA All American, NJCAA Academic All American (3.8 GPA), League Defensive Player of the Year, 39 career sacks in 2 years, Team Captain, 1st Team All Nor Cal, 1st Team All State, JuCo single season sack record, rated #67 division 1 prospect in the nation by Superprep, over 35 division 1 scholarship offers to every BCS conference in the nation.
Division 1: Oregon State University 1997-1998. Awarded full ride scholarship to play in Pac 10 conference, switched position to DT/NG, played more reps at DT than any other player on team, 9 career sacks including multiple sack game against Stanford. Awarded free agent contract and attended camp with Jon Gruden who coached Oakland Raiders in 1999.
2001-2002: Casa Roble High School Varsity, Offensive and Defensive line coach, new staff took a program that had gone 1-29 the previous three seasons and led them to an 18-1-1 regular season record over 2 years including the schools first perfect regular season record of 10-0 in 2001. Coached 1 first team, 2 second team, and 2 honorable mention all city DL and OL in his 2 years. Also ran conditioning and agility program for all 3 levels of football.
2010-2017: Oak Ridge Junior Trojans, James has enjoyed coaching both of his sons for the past 8 years in the Oak Ridge Junior Trojan program both as a defensive coordinator and head coach at most every level of play.
2013: Defensive coordinator for the Sacramento Youth Conference Shrine Bowl
2017: Head coach for the Sacramento Youth Conference Shrine Bowl
2011-current: First Team Football Academy, James has been doing 1 on 1, small group training and running multiple youth camps in the Sacramento area and has worked with several varsity players who have gone on to play college ball as well as achieving all league, all city, all region, and all state honors. Several first year youth players who have attended his camp before their first year playing have gone on to make their respective teams, start, and even get team MVP awards their FIRST YEAR! Please see our parent comments section for more information about our camps and the players experiences at the camps.
2018: Defensive line coach for American River College.
2018-Current: Lead instructor for Linemen Win Games
2019-2021: JV Defensive line coach at Folsom High School
2022- Current: JV Defensive Coordinator at Folsom High School
A Sacramento native who started as a quarterback and defensive back for the Natomas Nighthawks from 2007-2010.
Coach Jakori played for Coach Haflich at American River College where he then earned a scholarship to Idaho State University. He also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts in 2017. Upon the conclusion of his playing career, Jakori coached at Yuba college in Northern California.
Jakori coached running backs at Yuba college. Currently he is a Graduate Assistant Coach at UC Berkley getting his second master degree and when time allows he coaches speed and agility for youth athletes. Jakori has earned his bachelor and master degree in Physical Education.
Born and raised in San Francisco, CA, Coach Parler graduated high school in 1995, where he was offered a scholarship to play at San Jose State University as a Prop 48. After several non-productive seasons at SJSU, Jovan transferred to Menlo College where the entire coaching staff was former NFL players – Doug Cosbie, Tim Harris, Kenny Stills Sr, and Keith Mallard to name a few.
After graduating college in 2001 and a few tryouts for several leagues, Jovan began his coaching career at the same pop warner team he started playing for in 1988. His coaching resume includes stops with the PAL SF Seahawks, Mission High School in SF, Castlemont High School in Oakland, SF Stingrays (women’s tackle team), Oak Ridge Jr Trojans, and the 2017 Shrine Team coach. In addition to coaching football, Jovan coached Track and Field for the Sacramento Speed Factory, a youth USAT.
A native of Fairfield, CA, Coach Matt is a 1994 graduate of Armijo High School where he started at TE, LB, Punter and Kicker. In 1993, he was MEL honorable mention as a LB for the Indians.
Upon deciding to pursue a career in Law Enforcement, Coach Matt traditional avenue as a player changed as he played for the Solano Chiefs Minor League / Semi-Pro Football Team (1996-1997, 2007-2009)
Matt has a long history of coaching at various levels, from youth football to professional.
1995: JV LB Coach - Armijo HS
1996: JV D Coord. - Armijo HS
1997: Asst. WR’s - Solano College
2006-2009: WR Coach - Solano Chiefs
2010-2012: Head Coach / Off Coord- Solano Chiefs
2013-2014: Head Coach / Def Coord - Capital City Fury
2015: Off Coord - River City Royals
Off Coord - Oak Ridge Junior Trojans
2017: Off Coord - Sacramento Youth Conference Shrine Bowl
2022 - Current: Freshman Offensive Coach at Folsom High School
2017 Minor League Football Report Hall of Fame Inductee
.752 winning % as HC or Coord.*
Ryan Battle is currently entering his fifth season as the corner's coach at American River College.
Before ARC, Battle spent 7 years coaching high school football with Sacramento High School as the defensive backs coach from 2010-2012 then moving to Natomas High School where he spent 1 year as the defensive backs coach then taking over the program as the Head Coach for 4 years from 2013-2016. As Head Coach at Natomas High, he entered his first season going 0-10 and quickly changed the program around the following year by going 6-5 with a playoff loss. He then followed his next two seasons going 5-5.
Coach Battle is a Sacramento State graduate with degrees in Ethnic Studies and Kinesiology and is also a former Sac State Hornet defensive back from 2007-2009. Battle attended high school in the Bay Area at San Lorenzo High school and continued his education and athletics at The College of San Mateo where he was an All-League defensive back.
Battle, who is also the owner of Last Line of Defense (LLD) defensive back training.
LLD is a football training program that specializes in the advancement and improvement of Defensive Backs & Safety's.
LLD focuses on technique and game-readiness, encouraging athletes to fight for what they want to achieve as a player & strive to have every athlete finish it's program stronger & better equipped to play their position.
Thank you for the excellent football camp. Our son had been asking to play tackle football so we decided to enroll him in your camp as a low risk introduction to the game. After every day at camp, no matter how tired he was, he could not wait to go back. The FTFA staff’s instruction, activities, and mentor-ship raised his interest in football and competition to a whole new level. And he's already looking forward to going back next year.
Thanks again for a great program!
I wanted to thank you for working with my sons. I am pumped to let you know that Justin made the Junior Pee Wee team even though he was the smallest lineman trying out. I KNOW that your "to the point" training and technique focused teaching is why he made the team and he was able to block kids that outweigh him by 30-40 pounds backwards or at the very least to a stalemate. Thank you so much for your help and we can't wait to have Justin in your camp next year.
This morning when I came downstairs (name withheld) was sitting on the couch in his football clothes and cleats ready to go to another day of camp. When I told him the camp was over he was very upset and wanted to know if he could go again next week. Please extend your camp to more days or more weeks next year. We will be at everyone of your events.
-Extremely happy parent
Coach Greule is the best coach ever! He makes me love football! He improves my skills more than any other coach.
-Luke Farr (player)
I went into this camp for the first time having never played football in my life and was unsure if football was something I wanted to do. I was entering 7th grade. I can honestly say I came out of those two weeks motivated and excited for the season!
-Hank Sanford (player)
#1 I loved how he always pushed us to be better every day
#2 I gained a ton of knowledge about the offensive line and the first year I played tackle, I started because I already knew what to do because of FTFA
Hudson Hannaman (player)
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