The Trench Academy isn’t just about football. It’s about building character to mature the rising athlete into the ultimate prospect. Our approach consists of several football training programs that shape our athletes to be stronger, healthier, faster, and more mentally equipped on and off the field.We help our athletes reach their max performance potential and advance their way into a career in the football trenches.

What You can Expect

We get to know our athletes and create a development strategy tailored to each individual. At the Trench Academy, we maintain high standards and expectations for our athletes, and if you’re serious about his results so are we. We require showing up, perseverance, and a commitment that shouldn’t be limited to practice.

Parents have noticed overall that their athletes:

Are more confident
Have a dedication to strive for excellence
Have great attitudes and strategic approaches to getting results, on and off the field

Safety is our top priority

In 2017, not a single Trench athlete missed a game due to injury. Our injury prevention protocols are developed and proven with the athlete’s safety as our top priority.Just because your athlete can lift heavy, doesn’t mean he should. We teach proper strength building and speed, which not only increases performance on the field, but reduces risk of injury. And, while we require excellent form, we don’t push beyond what’s appropriate.

More than just football

Our coaches and staff are invested in our training programs, because they know what it’s like to be on the line and in the trenches. Athletes can get all the offers in the world, but if they can’t execute in the classroom they won’t have the opportunity to execute on a collegiate or pro field. That means, we expect the same level of discipline required on the field to be demonstrated in school.

We get them signed and drafted

At Trench, we train our athletes to be the most valuable player in the eyes of recruiters. If you’re serious about your son’s future football career, there’s no better place to lay the foundation for success. Contact us today for more info about our recruiting services.

Raymond McNeil (Coach Ray) has been training our son for a little over 5 years as an offensive lineman. Words alone can’t begin to express how extremely happy we are with what our son has been able to accomplish because of his training. If you are looking for a great trainer for your athlete, you cannot get any better than Coach Ray. However, you will not be getting just an ordinary trainer that has your athlete run mindlessly through drills. What you will get is a trainer that takes the time to understand your athlete’s individual strengths and weaknesses and focus on helping them become well versed at the position at which they play. Coach Ray has given our son an extreme advantage as a lineman both in his technique and his understanding of his position and its requirements. However, one rare thing coach Ray instructs his athletes on is film review. Whether be for game prep or self-evaluation; his training has helped our son develop the ability to breakdown his opponent and their tendencies for game prep, as well as evaluate himself for areas in his skill set that may need more focus. This is something that you just do not get from most trainers. Outside of the training, Coach Ray has developed a bond with our son that goes well beyond the field. He was very instrumental in helping us get through the treacherous college recruiting process often letting us known in advance what to expect each step of the way. Now that our son is in college, coach Ray still makes himself available for our son to reach out to him about anything. Coach Ray is not just our trainer, he is family, and we love him for all that has a done and continues to do for us.

Jermaine Perkins

Continual improvement. Gratitude. Taking Control. Training with Coach Ray isn’t just about the sport. It’s about learning how the mind, body, and spirit work together. Coach Ray trains his athletes beyond the sport. During the time our son has trained with Coach Ray, not only have his technical skills improved but his mental game has as well. Hours poured into training, breaking down film, and life lessons that translate far beyond football. Coach treats our son like his own which means not always being told what you want to hear, but rather what you need to hear. This is priceless. We are truly grateful our son has had the opportunity to train at Trench with Coach Ray. It is an experience that I believe will serve him well throughout his life.

Joy Demas, Son: TJ Demas

I can’t say enough positive things about this training program. The self-confidence is a major impact. Jake isn’t your typical 13-year-old and for him to be around these amazing coaches has been nothing but positive. They demonstrate high standards as men which is refreshing to have Jake be around. Jake looks up to these men as astounding role models.

Stacey Gunter, Son: Jake Gunter

First and foremost my son's dedication and passion for this training program has made it easy for us as a family to make a decision of joining and continuously coming back.

Sasa Divic

Luke has been with the Trench Academy training programs since the beginning. When he was around the age of 13, Taylor Scott and other Trench coaches sought Luke out at a ball game and the rest is history. Coming up on 16, Luke has the attitude, physique, speed, and strength that most grown men would die for according to his father Steve Gage. Steve is fond of the Trench Academy programs and the connection that Taylor Scott has with his athletes on and off the field. He’s more than a coach calling plays, Steve says, he teaches these boys how to carry themselves. I really believe in it [the program]

Steve Gage

Coach Antron has been with the kids since they started at Trench. He knows them, their body, when they’re struggling and can help them. I like that they’ll be together for the next 6 years. The kids prefer Trench to football practice. We’re here because it’s what they want. Trench isn’t just football training. It’s training on how to deal with life; manage time; eat properly; buy into a program and commit. It’s life training. It’s preparing boys to be men.

Mark and Rose Chappell

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