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My name is James Ward, my son Shane will play his 4th year with Squires this fall as part of the 3rd grade team. I am also the Co-founder of Iron Athlete Sports Performance Academy, we run the 3 day Officer Lawn pre-season camp for Squires every summer. 

I am involved with youth and high school football and have notice many opportunities for quaterback and receivers to develope during the off-season. What I havent seen is equal opportunities for lineman. I know that lineman are the foundation to any successful football season and should also be developing their skills through repitition. For this reason we are excited to introduce:  

Iron Athlete Lineman Performance Academy


Iron Athlete Lineman Performance Academy offers a unique training opportunity for football players - specifically offensive and defensive lineman ages 10 to collegiate for developing position specific skills under the direction of Coach Justin Bathurst, who brings his collegiate and semi-pro experience.


Skills are not ingrained/developed over a weekend camp or clinic.   As the only multi-week lineman-specific program in the area, players will be instructed in lineman specific skills, drills, and techniques.  They will have weekly opportunities to progressively learn, receive expert coaching, and practice perfect repetitions of those new skills. 


Offensive Lineman Skill Emphasis:

•  Balance

•  Footwork and Quickness

•  Hip Mobility and Power

•  Run Blocking Techniques

•  Pass Blocking Techniques


Defensive Lineman skill Emphasis:

•  Balance

•  Explosiveness

•  Reaction Time

•  Proper use of hands

•  Pass rush techniques

•  Run stopping techniques 

You can copy and paste this link to learn more.


Also we are offering everyone in the Squires family a 33% discount when they use the code "IronSquires" . This discount is also good on the early bird registration price. There is an opportunity to get registered at a huge discount. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you!

 James Ward
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Iron Athlete

Iron Athlete is the area’s premiere sports performance training facility offering sports specific training programs for youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes. They will be posting training and nutrition tips from time to time.  
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