Trench Academy

Trench Academy is the ONLY system engineered with a FOCUS on the Athletic Development of Interior Lineman! There is NOTHING ELSE LIKE THIS!

Program IDEOLOGY: What can I expect?

We focus on the PROPER migration of long-term development and field required positioning of the Offensive & Defensive Lineman.

• Hand-Punch Progressions

• Pass Protection Steps and Alignment

• Run Blocking Steps and Alignment

• Med-Ball Punches and Various Throws

• Fundamental Double-Team Skills

• 2nd (linebacker) and 3rd (safety/defensive back) level blocking

• Graceful Movement and Trunk Strength…REQUIREMENTS for EVERY good lineman!

Program Design

Our goal is to prime and educate youth offensive and defensive linemen for the upcoming season. We strive to do this by utilizing safe and effective methods that train the movements necessary to play the position. Although we incorporate drills and position work into the Academy, this is not a skills camp! Instead, we focus on preparing the athletes’ physical skills and abilities to best translate to the field on day one of camp, so that they are in the best position to succeed and be healthy during the season!

Other gyms and camps will only train linemen to produce a maximum amount of force in straight lines through heavy weightlifting and short sprints, while failing to acknowledge that football takes place in a 4D world. While power and strength are important and part of the training at Trench Academy, Coach Matt also trains body control, agility, and proper technique. This will ensure that the athlete will not only be able to hit hard but be able to get where he needs to be more quickly and stay up while doing it. You can’t block or tackle someone when you’re on the ground yourself!


1What if the athlete misses training days due to illness/vacation etc.?
You can schedule make up days with our coaches for any available times during the program.
2Does the athlete need to have a certain level of skill/athleticism?
No! Every athlete is in a constant state of development throughout their playing time! This program is for the beginner AND the advanced athlete!
3Do you have to train the same days/times each week?
Yes. This academy is being conducted every Saturday morning at 11am.

Meet Your Coach

Coach Matt Girting

Matt Girting grew up in Western Beaver and attended Western Beaver High School. After high school he attended Washington and Jefferson College majoring in Spanish with a minor in Chemistry. Matt has completed the pre-health program. and has a long-term goal of becoming a dentist. He will be applying to begin Dental School at the end of Summer 2020.

Matt is an accomplished retired student-athlete. He has 12 years of the "TRENCHES" woven into his resume of playing Offensive & Defensive Line for Western Beaver and Defensive Line for the Presidents of Washington & Jefferson College.

Interested in our program?

If you are ready to be an extraordinary lineman, now is the time to sign up. Limited spots are available, so act now.