The Running Back Academy offers the following curriculum: Running Back Camps, Running Back Coaching, Running Back Drills, Coaching Running Backs, and Building Men. Running Back Academy’s aim is the same as all the National Football Academies and is to learn, develop, and lead. RBA is run by a talented group of professional coaches and former running backs, who strive to make average running backs Great and great running backs Elite.
The NFA’s vision is to teach, train, and build young men and their motto is confidence, character, commitment, and consistency. The NFA’s credo is: self-correct, not self-destruct.
The NFA’s Running Back Academy difference is a Self-Correct responsiveness that stems from an understanding of instant feedback. Self-Correct awareness and improvement is immediate and with informed repetition, the difference is ingrained.
The NFA and the Running Back Academy strive to be a recognized leader in the running back training industry by providing the highest quality skills training systems and services while providing the highest level of customer service in the industry. We provide running back coaches, athletes and parents the highest level of instruction and information, personalized service and knowledge they need to advance their skills and training programs.
Coach Andrew “AJ” Jackson is a California native who grew up in Los Angeles where he attended Manual Arts High School and played Varsity Football for three years. During those three years, he started on both offense and defense and received the following honors: Best Offensive Back three years and Most Valuable Player. Coach Jackson was also selected to All City and All American as a running back. After graduation, he earned a full scholarship to the University of Southern California for football his freshman year earning the honor of New Comer of the Year. Coach Jackson then transferred to El Camino City College and was selected to All League Running Back and was the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Back. The next year he transferred to Iowa State University majoring in Business and played football team his junior and senior years Coach Jackson received Best Offensive Back honors and as a senior, he was voted team captain.
In 1987 the Houston Oilers signed Coach Jackson as a free agent and he went on to finish the year as Houston’s second leading rusher. The next year he was acquired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Since 1989 Coach Jackson has been coaching and training running back, he is a certified Running Back coach for the National Football Academies, and is certified as a personal trainer through ISSA. Additionally, he served as the strength and conditioning coach for Verbum Dei High School’s 2009-2010 seasons. The team became the 2009 League Champs under his training
There following athletes have had considerable success due to Coach Jackson’s training: Kyle Knox, Fresno State LB, Kenjon Barner, Mark Rogers, Cal Poly RB, Dijon Washington, Nebraska DB, Aristicus Forester, Jackson State OL, Albert Russell, Northern Alabama LB, Drew Thomas, UTEP DB, Kiera Bostic, sprinter, Texas Southern; Marcus Miller, FB, Texas Southern; Rafael Rice, RB, Illinois State; Devraun Thompson, LB, Rutgers; and Chris Jacobs, 3rd base, out of Westchester High School, drafted to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The RBA holds off season and preseason running back camps from February through May of each year. The RBA camp progression is built to maximize preparation time between seasons. Your son’s training options are geared toward building up to game-readiness appropriate for the time of year a given camp is scheduled. The RBA camps offer distinct tracks, appropriate to age and ability level. From RBA Youth players (age 9-12) up through high school and college players in our invitation-only ProspecTRAK camps.
The Running Back Academy (‘RBA”) is a member of the National Football Academies (“NFA”)