East Bay Youth Football Academy (EBAY-FA) is designed to provide instruction to young boys and girls about the game of football. In addition to developing skills and running drills to teach fundamentals, EBAY-FA also teaches you how the game is played. Most kids watch football and see 22 people running around on the field.
East Bay Youth Football Academy was founded in 2012 by Michael Dixon. Coach Dixon, as known by most, has a wealth of experience coaching football and kids in all sports. He is an Accredited Interscholastic Coach certified through the National Federations of State High School Associations. He currently in his 4th year as a Varsity Assistant Coach at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, coaching the Wide Receivers and Defensive Backs. Prior to that, he was Freshmen Head Coach at Bishop O'Dowd 2012-2013 and Junior Varsity Offensive Coordinator in 2011 and Varsity Assistant in 2010-2011. He coached at O'Dowd since 1998 in many different coaching capacities at all levels.
As the Freshmen Head Coach, he was in charge of running the skills and fundamentals camp for incoming Freshmen. The idea behind EBAY-FA partly is derived from that experience. He has coached youth and high school football for over 20 years, including coaching at Lincoln High in San Francisco, Capuchino High in San Bruno, and even spent a couple of years coaching with San Bruno Rams Pop Warner Youth Program.
Our camps will be run in stations where kids will rotate in a group, learning a different skill at each station. Depending on number of campers, groups will be limited to 6-10 kids and each station last no longer than 10 minutes. If needed, some stations will be staffed by two coaches. Our coaches will be football players who are either entering their senior year or college players home for the summer. Coaches are trained in dealing with this age group as well as communicating with parents effectively, and will continue to develop these skills as they gain experience in these camps. In addition there will be several adult coaches who will help supervise all activities.