Barton Football Camps have arrived

Join the Barton Football Academy in both Portland, Ore. and Seattle, Wash. this winter for Indoor Football Training. Championships are won in the off-season, so anyone looking for off-season workouts for any position should not hesitate to check out these camps.

Taylor Barton Presents
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2009 Barton Indoor Football Training

Please go to: Click on the left border on "CAMPS" and then on "Oregon Camps" to learn more detailed information about the Portland Indoor programs. If you want to attend the Indoor Seattle Camps, then you would click on "Washington Camps".

Taylor Barton, former quarterback at the University of Washington, will be running the Seattle Indoor Camps that will be held in the beautiful indoor Dempsey Facility on Washington's campus. Paul Arnold, one of Washington's finest high school athletes ever, will assist Barton in Seattle. Coach Arnold was an outstanding wide receiver at the University of Washington. Taylor has put together an outstanding staff for the Seattle training that will begin on Saturday, January 3. Seattle will offer a total of 16 workouts in the winter (12 Saturday's and 4 Sunday's). Go to: for more information.

Greg Barton will be in charge of the Portland Indoor training that meets on Sunday's at Portland Community College (Sylvania campus). After a playing career that saw Barton play in both the NFL, CFL and World Football League, he has been a fixture on the prep coaching scene in the Northwest since the early 70's. He has coached youth sports for over 45 years, and has organized and coached in camps and clinics for over 40 years. Barton has put together an outstanding staff that players and parents will enjoy. In Oregon we will offer 11 days, all on Sundays. Please go to: to get more detailed information.

Portland will offer two camps for Quarterbacks and Skill Position Players (running backs, slots, tight ends, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive backs). In addition Portland will offer an excellent Offense-Defense Line Camp. These camps are for grades 6 through college. Last, but certainly not least, is our popular Youth Football Training for Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Seattle is excited to have another Offense-Defense Line Camp this winter. The Line Camp was a huge success last winter. Our Quarterback–Skill Position Players (running backs, slots, tight ends, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive backs) will have plenty of space in the Dempsey Indoor Facility to throw and catch the ball. Players in grade 5 through college are welcome.

Players can sign up for all days or as a "daily" player. Players from both Oregon and Washington can register online at:

This winter we will be expanding into Salem, Ore. We will have information on the site soon. We will offer Quarterback–Skill Position Player training (running backs, slots, tight ends, wide receivers, linebackers and defensive backs). Chris Budke will be heading up the camps, assisted by Rodney Eudy.
Some Barton Football Academy Philosophies

The Barton Football Academy believes in teaching good basic fundamentals to players of all ages and positions. Whether a player is in Youth Football, High School Football, College Football or Professional Football, he will always be working on proper fundamentals of the game.

Once you learn how to perform a skill, you must do this skill hundreds and hundreds of times to achieve "muscle memory". Our philosophy is to have fun, but to work very hard, regardless of age or experience.

An example; a quarterback must learn a 3-step drop. Today, Payton Manning, one of the great quarterbacks of all time, still is pushed hard every day by his quarterback coach to be perfect in everyway while working 20 minutes in each practice on his 3-step drop. The Colts' quarterback will join the NFL Hall of Fame someday and people will talk about his work ethic being the reason for his greatness and success.

So every workout will teach skills and numerous reps will help the player learn the skills.

A philosophy of the Barton Academy is that everything starts with developing great feet. Every player of every position will learn drills that are terrific in developing good feet for your individual position.

We teach the importance of using your heart in being a competitor, in developing work ethic and structure in your life. Intelligence is very important to players regardless of position.

Players must know and understand their position and the overall game on both sides of the ball.

We demand a great effort from all players.

The older players must become role models for the young players. The younger players must learn to listen well and earn the respect of the older players. All of this develops leadership and a good self-esteem for each and every player that we train.

When all this comes together, everyone has fun; the coaches, players and parents. Taylor and Greg Barton love what they do. They have put together an excellent coaching staff; all excellent football teachers and all good people.
Some Barton Alumni

Just a few players who have trained in the Barton Football Academy that moved to the pro ranks include Aaron Rodgers (University of California and now the starting quarterback with the Green Bay Packers); Derek Anderson (Oregon State University and now the starting quarterback with the Cleveland Browns); Kellen Clemens (University of Oregon and now a backup quarterback with the New York Jets); Joey Harrington (University of Oregon and a quarterback with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints); Erik Ainge (University of Tennessee and now a backup quarterback with the New York Jets); Alex Brink (Washington State University and signed with the Houston Texans as a quarterback); Isaiah Stanback (University of Washington and now a wide receiver with the Dallas Cowboys); Jordan Senn (Portland State University and now a defensive back with the Indianapolis Colts); Mitch Meeuwsen (Oregon State University, signed with Miami Dolphins and then moved on to the San Diego Chargers as a defensive back); Travis Lulay (Montana State University and a quarterback with the Seattle Seahawks); Preston Parsons (Northern Arizona University and a quarterback with the Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans), and many more.

Some players currently playing in college football who have trained with the Barton Academy include David Johnson (Southridge HS in Oregon and the starting quarterback at the University of Tulsa where he has led his team to 10 wins with only 2 losses. He has completed 220 of 333 passes (66.1%) for 3,671 yards and 42 touchdowns); Kellen Moore (Prosser HS in Washington and the starting redshirt freshman quarterback at Boise State University. Kellen has led the Broncos to a 12 and 0 season completing 259 of 370 passes (70.0%) for 3,264 yards and 25 touchdowns); Kevin Riley (Beaverton HS in Oregon, the starting quarterback as a sophomore at the University of California); Tavita Pritchard (Clover Park HS in Washington and the 2-year starting QB at Stanford University); Ndamukong Suh (Grant HS in Oregon, a 6'5 and 310 pound starting defensive tackle at the University of Nebraska); Ethan Johnson (Lincoln HS in Oregon, a 6'4 and 275 pound true freshman starting at defensive end for the University of Notre Dame); Jake Locker (Ferndale HS in Washington, a 2-year starter at quarterback for the University of Washington), and many more.
Want to Read Some Good Football Stories?

Go to the Barton Football Academy site and click on the left border on "Bits and Pieces" to learn all about what goes on in the world of the Barton Football Academy.

Portland - call Greg Barton at 971-244-2515

Salem – call Chris Budke at 503-784-7736

Seattle – call Bob Gulling at 206-683-0700 Top Stories