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April 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Football University coming to Bonney Lake High School

Here is a press release that came in Monday:

“Football University” (FBU), a national, invitation-only training camp run by former NFL players and coaches, heads to the Seattle May 20-22 at Bonney Lake High School and one of its top local-area coaches will be on the sidelines. Bonney Lake High School’s Chad Barrett will be part of the first-class coaching staff of former NFL players and coaches for the FBU camp that will train more than 200 of the region’s elite high school and youth players (6th-11th grades).

Barrett was the named the District III Assistant Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2008 as the defensive coordinator for Skyline High School, where he coached for five years. Skyline won back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008, led by Barrett’s top-ranked defense that allowed just 3.7 points per game over that span. Barrett is a native of Puyallup and played football at Rogers High School before becoming a three-year letterman for Linfield College. In addition to coaching at Skyline and Bonney Lake, Barrett spent a season coaching the offensive line at Kentwood High School.

In addition, Barrett will also be on the sidelines in January in San Antonio as an assistant coach at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school football all-star game.

“I am very excited to coach at FBU Seattle for the chance to work with the top Seattle-area kids and help them become better football players. To also have the opportunity to work with great student-athletes from around the country in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and represent the state of Washington and Bonney Lake High School is a special honor,” said Barrett.

Football University is an invitation-only experience for the serious football player, focusing on teaching technique and skill in a small-group setting with other elite athletes. Modeled after NFL mini-camps, each camp includes 18 hours of training and development–both on the field and off the field–including film study, classroom testing, and access to hi-tech equipment, all under the professional tutelage of former NFL players and coaches. Football University travels the nation to train players hand-picked by the organization’s network of regional directors and scouts.

“Football University” has attracted the attention and praise from parents, players, coaches and media outlets, including Sports Illustrated, Rivals, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today. The camp is geared toward helping players reach their full potential, offering training, instruction and equipment usually reserved for professionals.

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