ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Utilizing a revolutionary training program, ETA Performance Training promotes athletic progression, character development, leadership and overall personal evolution. No matter your sport, you will gain an edge on the competition with help from our ETA Performance Training.
Led by local area coaches, ETA’s Football Academy began as a local area program focused on developing our youth athletes.
Starting in 2009 as the Football University (TFBU), David Luera envisioned a football training program that would allow dedicated athletes to focus on reaching their full potential, while teaching them responsibility, leadership and determination. The road David took to get there, however, was filled with his own share of obstacles and challenges.
After graduating from High School, David joined the US Army. Filled with confidence and big dreams, but lacking a path to connect effort-to-results, it took a Drill Sargent to challenge and inspire him to reach new heights. David began to understand how effort, drive and determination were directly connected to his ability to realize his goals. Once he discovered this, the only thing standing in his way…was himself! His “what if” questions began to turn into “what’s next” questions!
Once the fire was lit, all of life’s obstacles became minor speed bumps. David became a college graduate, a published author, and a business owner fueled with the desire to help take our Future Leaders to the next level. In 2009, David had 8 athletes attend his first off-season football training camp. In 2013, TFBU joined forces with the Elite Training Academy (ETA), and expanded our focus into academics, performance training, baseball academies, and more! By the end of 2014, we had over 175 registered athletes in our program and had awarded our first College Scholarship!
2015 marks our 6th year training local area athletes. ETA Football Academy has become one of the most well respected programs in Northern California.
Our Coaching Staff and Approach
David Luera, ETA Co-Founder and Co-Owner
In the last decade the topic of coach-athlete relationship has been widely researched and debated. It is commonly accepted that coaches play a critical role in the lives of young athletes and have the potential to influence, positively or negatively, their sporting experiences. This is supported by the premises that positive results in sports are associated with the quality of this relation, with the capacity of the coaches to effectively promote the sports development of the athletes and its implications on the quality of sports training. Unfortunately, many local youth sports leagues are affected by politics and questionable policies – which can crush a child’s passion for the sport. There is no room for politics at ETA.
At ETA, our coaching approach revolved around the central tenet of improving team and athlete performance. Our staff focuses on positive reinforcement techniques. Many of our coaches are also part of the local High School and Youth League coaching staff. To us this means, we are developing young leaders, academically prepared athletes, and looking to maximize the youth’s potential on – and off – the field.
Join us every weekend for our Off-Season Sports (Football) Training Program. Sports Training members will learn a variety of skills – based on a unique combination of military, athletic, and high tech training…the most advanced in Northern California.
2,000 yard Man, ETA Superstar – Mark Paule, Sierra High School, 2,204 yards, 45 Total TD’s
Marcel Dancy, West High, 1,231 yards, 15 Total TD’s
Our Training – How You Will Improve
Since 2009, we have been conducting “off-season” Sports Training to improve our members overall fitness, athletic skills, and leadership potential. Many of our members go on to lead their teams during their sports season. Our Sports Training program brings a unique combination of military, athletic, and high-tech training – the most advanced in Northern California. Our Spartan Sports training programs result in bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter athletes…or as we like to say, the Educated Total Athlete.
- Quarterbacks – Footwork, proper mechanics, how to read different types of coverage, pass arc and temp (touch pass versus bullet), play calling and learning a playbook
- Wide Receivers/Tight Ends – Alignment, steps/depth on individual and combination routes, pass-catching skills, and releases off the line of scrimmage
- Offensive/Defensive Linemen – fundamentals and techniques of stance, run-blocking, pass protection, and combination blocks. Pass rushing skill, gap control and tackling
- Running Backs – ball security, foot work, blocking, route- running, pre-snap reads, blitz pick-up and pass-catching skills
- Defensive Backs/Linebackers – Footwork, ball skills, tackling, blitzing, pre-snap reads, and man-to-man and zone coverage techniques