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Barton Training Update - 3/14/14

posted Mar 13, 2014, 10:52 PM by Tony Davis
The Barton Football Academy is partnering with Tahoma Bears Junior Football & Cheer to run training sessions for kids in our community in grades 1-12. The trainings are designed for all position groups and will be held in the Tahoma HS stadium every Sunday evening from March 23rd to the beginning of their season. Players can attend all the sessions or as many as their schedule will allow. 

The trainings are not required.

One of the most highly respected groups in the country, the Barton Football Academy  (BFA) was originally started by the legendary quarterback coach Greg Barton. The program is now run by his son, former UW quarterback Taylor Barton. Here's a link to the BFA web site: You may notice some of current and former Tahoma players in the pictures and videos on the web site. 

BFA coaches will be working with all position groups (offense and defense). In addition, Tahoma Bears Junior Football has worked hard to gain sponsors allowing their organization to absorb a majority of the training expenses so the cost for our kids will be minimal. 

The cost of the trainings for kids who will play for Tahoma Bears Jr FB, TMS, CRMS, Tahoma JH, or Tahoma HS:
  • Grades 1-6 - $15 per session or a book of ten workouts for $10 per training ($100)
  • Grades 7-12 - $20 per session or a book of ten workouts for $15 per training ($150)
  • Kids who are not in the Tahoma School District or not playing Tahoma Bears Junior FB will pay the normal Barton Football Academy rates (can be found on the web site).
Schedule for Sunday evening trainings with Taylor and his coaches:
  • Kids in grades 1-6 will train from 6:00-7:00pm  
  • Training for middle school, junior high, and high school players is 7:00-9:00pm. 
In the past, families have had to drive to locations such as Bothell, Kirkland, and Portland  to access Taylor and his coaches. This is a great opportunity for football players in our community. 

In addition to the trainings, players will have the opportunity to be featured on the Northwest Elite Index web site ( Their crew will be at the workouts watching for players who are performing at a high level and writing profiles throughout the spring and summer. 

We hope your kids are able to participate. Again, this is not a requirement but it is a great opportunity for players in our area.