Athletics & Beyond is the premier off-season football training program for middle & high school football players looking to up their game and test their skills against National Talent. Team Colorado is based in Denver, CO. The club was formed in 2012 by Athletics & Beyond to help build the brand of football in Colorado by having a strong competitive off-season development program (January – July). This team is led by University of Colorado Buffalos football alumni DaVaughn Thornton, Joshua Ford, Justin Adams, River Thompson, CSU Rams class of 2017 Jordon Vaden, Brandon Henry (CSU-Pueblo) and Arizona State University graduate Ezekiel Bishop. The program has featured some of the top high school talent in CO and participates in local and national 7v7 tournaments.
TC moved up in national rankings with a good showing in Irvine, CA. Next tournament is Team Texas Classic Houston, TX May 2017 at IMG NFA regional qualifying 7v7 tournaments. A&B will host a regional IMG Madden NFA7v7 national qualifier Mile High Shootout in Denver, CO in Mid May 28, 2017 at Northfield H.S. Our goals are to qualify for the IMG Academy National NFA7v7 Tournament (June 15 - 20, 2017) in Bradenton, FL. Team Colorado are 2 time Mile High Shootout champions (2014 & 2015) and placed in the top 15 in Florida in 2015. This spring and summer Team Colorado will tour various colleges and universities.
Feeder program: Athletics & Beyond has partnered with America's Youth Sports to host Power Poll Top 25 youth football tournaments for grades 1 - 8. Teams from Loveland, Highlands Ranch, Montbello, Aurora, Littleton and Jefferson county all particpated in the 2016 round robin tournament. 16U program JEGNA Warriors Athletics is our feeder team.
Athletics & Beyond has partnered with 12 year NFL veteran Richard Harvey who is now the Football Operations Consultant for Team Colorado 7v7 traveling program. Mr. Harvey is the Owner/Director of Breakout Football Academy and will host Under Armour Under the Lights flag football tournaments http://www.uaflag.com/page/show/2585074-aurora-under-the-lights-flag-tournament
News article about our training "4th Battalion SAMC Mentors Student Athletes": http://www.fortcarsonmountaineer.com/2017/04/samc-mentors-student-athletes/
In addition to specialized athletic accomplishments our academic component has boasted 4 John Lynch Student Athletes of the Month, 1 John Lynch Student Athlete of the Year scholarship awardee, DECA (http://deca.cccs.edu/) awardee, Watkins Award and 7 National Honors Society members. Our student athletes have gone on to play college football for the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Harvard, Colorado School of Mines, University of Arizona, University of Oregon, Alcorn State University and Colorado State University- Pueblo just to name a few schools. Visit us on our Alumni Scholar Athlete page to see some of the accomplishments of our scholar athletes.
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Additional programming such as tutoring (SAT Prep) for Club 7v7 includes: Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.), team building, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center Workshops, college planning, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process, anger management, dating and sexual harassment workshops, among others. Additionally, program members compete at NCAA football clinics throughout the summer in addition to combines. Student athletes are provided the opportunity to go on unofficial visits to various colleges to gain exposure to campus life. A&B Student Athletes are expected to contribute to their community through serving learning opportunities such as youth volunteers working at A&B Sports Camps and Life Empowerment Girls Empowerment & Life Beyond Sports Workshops for young men. Life beyond sports workshops introducing student athletes to community development, entrepreneurship economic development, financial literacy and philanthropy to empower themselves and the community.
Some of the colleges we have toured with our 7v7 football team: University of Miami, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Arizona State University, University of Houston, University of Nebraska, University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University- Ft. Collins, University of Denver, Colorado State University- Pueblo, University of Colorado, University of Los Vegas Nevada and several more universities throughout the nation.