Since 2012, AIA Football has been using sports as a platform to develop players physically and spiritually. Whether we’re hosting pre-game chapels, taking teams around the world and providing instruction at skill-building camps, we’re committed to training players to integrate their faith into the way they play the game. As athletes around the country have their lives impacted by the gospel, we’re intent on helping them to catch a vision for the world. The International Federation of American Football is made up of 63 nations all over the globe. Our dream is to partner with athletes from these countries and others to develop the sport internationally. Ultimately, we long to see these relationships result in lives transformed by knowing Christ.
Athletes and coaches have the potential to influence billions of people. Sports dominates global entertainment, making it one of the most powerful communication platforms in the world. Two-thirds of Americans believe that athletes are more influential in American society than spiritual leaders. Additionally, American football is the most popular sport in the U.S., and at the same time is exploding in popularity around the world!
But, who is influencing these athletes? What attitudes and actions will be emulated by those who look up to them?
At AIA Football, we're striving to cultivate an environment ideal for athletic and personal growth that exposes players and coaches to a new way of living by applying biblical principles to their life and sport. Our international competing teams, elite position camps, coaching clinics and youth camps are equipping leaders on and off the field.
Dates: February 14th - 20th, 2017
About: This is our 3rd Football Tour to Florence, Italy over the past three years! This tour is geared to Football players & coaches who are looking to serve through Football Coaches Clinics. The focus and purpose of this trip to build longevity and trust with the Italian Football teams as we continue to share the Gospel & send them Missional Football Players. Only a few more coaching positions left! Apply now!
March 16th - 25th, 2017
March 24th - April 2nd, 2017
About: Why should you go? Two-thirds of the world's population lives in Asia, including 40 of the world's largest cities that have not been reached with the gospel. There are 26 unreached people groups alone living in and around the city where we'll be going, meaning nearly all have never heard the gospel. The purpose of this project is to help you grow in your faith spiritually, share the Gospel and help accelerate ministry for our in-country staff, in East Asia. Spots are almost full so apply now!
Dates: October (TBD)
About: Athletes in Action Football has invested a lot of time investing and coaching in this area of the world. As American Football grows like a wildfire in the Middle East, the more hungry these countries are for Americans to teach them the game they love. We are looking for 15 Coaches/Players to help run practices & clinics in an undisclosed location to help further the Gospel and accelerate our Middle East Athletes in Action movements.
Dates: June 1st - 8th
About: This tour is geared towards current/former Football Coaches willing to serve and teach American Football & share their faith with Coaches all over the country of Mexico. You will be asked to speak about your specific skill-set, values, and life experiences during the National Convention. You also will have the opportunity to serve local youth football, high school & collegiate teams.
A limited number of collegiate specialists are invited to take advantage of this camp. Kickers, punters, & long snappers will receive in-depth technical training and will be challenged on and off the field. Several of the nation’s top specialists will attend this event. Camp fee's will be $295 before 7/1 and $345 there after. Fees cover and include 2 instructional field sessions, 1 film session, housing, meals, and a training shirt.
Athletes in Action Football is excited to partner with Kornblue Kicking for the 4th Annual “Fab 50” Specialist Camp. Kornblue Kicking is one of the most nationally recognized companies in the kicking, punting, and long snapping industry. This camp is will expose you to top training/talent, opportunities for national exposure, as well as college scholarships. Not only will this be an environment to improve technically as an specialist, but the camp will also provide an environment to grow personally. Playing the game of football gives each athlete a dynamic platform to share the message of hope and truth! Are you up for the challenge?
“The ministry of Athletes in Action literally changed my life during my freshman year at the University of Michigan. That’s why it is such a privilege to be partnered with AIA for some of our camps.”
Brandon Kornblue - Kornblue Kicking
"The combination of high quality kicking mechanics training with spiritual leadership training is unmatched. I very much enjoyed my time at camp and came away with some great knowledge and perspective."