JUMP IN THE BOAT

Question: If you never went in the ocean, could you ever get eaten by a shark?

Answer: You probably answered “No”. Generally speaking, “No” would be a correct response. However, if you were dealing with the baddest shark of all time (Jaws), “No” would be a completely incorrect response.

Jaws was not like the other sharks, he was next level aggressive! Jaws did not wait on his opponents to get in the water. Jaws jumped in the boat! Jaws ate the Captain!

Eat the Captain Football is about being next level aggressive. It is about being committed to “jumping in the boat” and is designed with all levels of football in mind. The mission is to create a mindset around our game that generates enthusiasm and creates excitement and development for coaches of any age players. A unique scheme, position specific skill development, practice organization, and play calling, in a BLITZ CRAZY defense are the tools we strive to master. The goal is to create an "Eat the Captain" mindset and to help players and coaches of every age have way more fun and limitless shark head celebrations!

Join the coaches from New York to California that have “Jumped in the Boat” with Eat the Captain football. Coaches and players across the country are having a blast adopting an “Eat the Captain” lifestyle! Here are a few of the coaches that have made this program changing move:

MEET SOME OF OUR CREW

Coach Tucker Barnard

Coach Barnard is one of the most successful high school football coaches in Oklahoma and has been a part of winning multiple state championships. He too has a passion for teaching an "Eat the Captain" lifestyle to his players and the youth and sub-varsity teams in his program.

Coaching Experience
  • Head Football Coach, Defensive Coordinator, Offensive Coordinator, Special Teams Coordinator

  • Coach also serves as the Athletic Director at his high school

Brian Vossen
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Brian Vossen
HC Lakeville North HS, Lakeville MN

Minnesota 6A State Championship Coach

Brian has been at Lakeville North 18 seasons, 11 as HC. 9 Section Titles and 1 State Title

“Just wrapped up summer practice and could not be more excited to see this defense in action. 9-12th grade picked it up quickly and kids love it! Offenses in MN are gonna need a bigger boat!”

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Caleb Perry
HC Bauxite HS, Bauxite AR

Former Arkansas Razorback Offensive Lineman and HS OL Coach

“ I had been wanting to do something different on defense but I honestly didn’t know how to create a complete system that accomplished what I was wanting. When I talked to Coach Holley and Coach Barnard it was exactly what we needed. My fear was convincing my staff to buy in and they were certainly skeptical at first because it is so opposite of everything we have ever done. We went all the way in and scrapped everything we had done before and are all now total converts to the Eat the Captain defensive system. Our players finally feel free to have fun and totally cut loose. We all absolutely love it!”

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Ethan Feuerborn
HC Little Axe HS…Little Axe OK
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Ben Startzer
HC Northfield HS, Denver CO
Paul Hix
HC Hennessey HS, Hennessey OK

Paul has coached for 16 years at both the college and high school level.

“We made the decision to become an ETC defense because we wanted to become ultra-aggressive and make things happen for ourselves instead of being reactionary. As an offensive play-caller, nothing stressed me more than ETC and we jumped at the opportunity to get “on Board” with them.”

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Tim Kiefer
HC Lakeland HS, Lakeland ID