AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHING TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL.
To help American football athletes of all ages improve their playing ability
so that they are in a better position to reach their potential.
A commitment to excellence.
The individual person is placed at the heart of what we do. We understand each athlete is at a different stage of achieving their vision. They will have specific needs along with their own football 'superpowers.'
We work with athletes 1to1 and in small groups to develop their game (technical, tactical, mental and physical) which will add building blocks to them achieving their goals.
DB:AF creates an environment in which athletes strive to be the best they can be with the support and encouragement of our experienced and educated coaches.
We demand a commitment to excellence through inspiring ambition, relentless effort and uncompromising accountability.
WHO WE ARE
DB:AF is led by founder Coach Dale Bottomley. Dale has spent the past 13 years playing, coaching and growing American football in the UK. He is dedicated to developing the sport and the incredible people within it.
Coach Dale's ''Commitment to Excellence'' philosophy is the guiding light of DB:AF with the values of ambition, relentless effort and uncompromising accountability providing the pillars for this ethos.
Our coaching staff buy fully into this ethos, see each player as an individual and are focussed on helping them be the best they can be.
Find out more about DB:AF coaching staff credentials here.
Dale was unbelievably helpful in my pursuit of the NFL.
He helped me with both the movement based skills and my knowledge base to put me in the best possible place to show the scouts what I was capable of.
His knowledge and ability to convey messages to a player is brilliant and his passion for the game is obvious.
My stumbling block came down to my age, but the NFL scouts stated that my skills and ability were comfortably good enough for the league and I am in no doubt that the preparation I underwent with Dale played a big part in that.
YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE / ENGLAND U18s / LONDON WELSH / RAMBLIN' JESTERS 7s
Dale at DB:AF has been really helpful consistently throughout my american football journey from Yorkshire Assassins u17s, u19s to Great Britain and now finally LBU, surpassing the duties you’d usually expect of a coach.
I’ve been working with Dale since I was 12 years old; he’s helped me develop as a player by making sure my techniques and skills were always the best they could be with his extensive knowledge of the game from all positions.
He's also helped me off the field by giving me the confidence to try out for different Academies and the Great Britain squad.
GREAT BRITAIN U19s | LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY | YORKSHIRE ASSASSINS | FILTON PRIDE
Coach Dale helped me to set and achieve my goal of becoming a GB athlete from the very beginning.
I remember sitting down with him at age 14 and planning a step by step progression on how I was going to achieve my goal.
From there, Coach Dale was nothing but supportive and always helped me adapt and overcome in the face of adversity!
GREAT BRITAIN | UNIVERSITY OF SURREY | LEEDS CARNEGIE CHARGERS
GB BOBSLEIGH | GB FLAG FOOTBALL | KUOVALA INDIANS | LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY
YORKSHIRE RAMS | SHEFFIELD GIANTS | CRAIGAVON COWBOYS
The very best coach I have ever worked with. Dales commitment to excellence is 2nd to none.
Working with Dale I found a clear structured way to layout my goals both as an athlete and an individual. With his guidance and coaching I was able to achieve these goals and more.
Dale at DB:AF works very well both hands on 1-1 and in a group setting. As an athlete, Dale was a fantastic resource for online coaching and advice.
Communication was brilliant and consistent and always clear and flexible to my needs. 10/10 as a coach, mentor and advisor in both my sporting and personal development.
Cannot recommend Dale as a resource For athlete development enough!