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SoCal New: Hotbed Enters Ground Zero: Anthony Brown Interview


GZ Family

GZ Family

Ground Zero is on top of the training game in Southern California. Many other companies do similar work, training football players trying to make them better and most give good results. However right now the buzz is, if you want to train with the best, you want results and you want to get offers to play college football Ground Zero is where you need to be and you need to find Coach Anthony Brown. Ground Zero has been slowly grinding their way to the top for many years. They are not new, but with the recent explosion of 7v7 and other off season training, after winning the Pylon Championship in Vegas Ground Zero has become the top dog in SoCal.

Anthony Brown Doing Work

Anthony Brown Doing Work

Anthony Brown Doing Work

The story of how Ground Zero came about started when Anthony Brown was simply training his son and his friends. They would workout, practice footwork and fine tune football position skills. After his son received a scholarship to USC, and his friends also got scholarships to other Universities,  Brown looked around and thought “there are more kids out here to train” and literally after that the slow grind of building Ground Zero was born. Brown’s philosophy was to take the kids who were left behind or thought to be underachieving and love them up, get them trained, make them “their best” and get them to college. Brown has a way of connecting with athletes to get them to be their best. Often kids will measure their talent to other top well known athletes and Brown believes that is not what they should be shooting for. According to Brown “each individual kid should be striving to be the best they can  be, and that’s when they see the results of getting better and their best could be USC or it could be Montana State no matter what, getting a free education and moving to the next level is what we are working for”.  Over the past years Ground Zero has built a legacy of assisting athletes on getting these offers and becoming the top athletes SoCal has to offer and they are only getting better.

Signing Day

Signing Day

Signing Day

Signing Day

You can catch Brown at the facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, CA  as early as 5am working with kids before they head to school and concluding evening sessions around 8:30pm.  Ground Zero is almost 24/7 and the kids are committed every step of the way and so is Brown. Ground Zero has training that is unlike most facilities. They focus on building speed, agility, footwork and  field work with their own unique training style that you would have to see to believe. Kids of all ages come for training in hopes of developing their skill level to be the best they can be wherever they play. Brown has a big heart for the kids and was sole intended on getting recruiters to come see kids in the Inland Empire and offer on the spot like they do at some of the major High Schools in the Los Angeles area. Since Ground Zero’s start in 2008 the sky has been the limit and kids are truly benefiting off of the work they are doing with Coach Brown and his staff.

Brown also shared some great news with Football Hotbed regarding the youth of ground zero, ages 9-14. He has a couple youth 7v7 teams on hold right now and is finalizing the coaches that will work with his 12U and14U 7v7 teams. Brown admitted he is being patient and very picky with the individuals that will be working with that age group because it has to be people who are really committed to the job and the kids and people that will really work with these kids to get them ready for competition. Football Hotbed will surely be the first to let you know when all this comes together.

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Ground Zero is on Fire and not looking back. Brown says ” it is all for the kids and them going to college and having a passion for the game”. You can find Ground Zero at 9277 Charles Smith Rancho Cucamonga, CA, they train every evening Mon-Thur at 7pm and there you will find other workout options. Ground Zero “Building Athletes from the Ground Up”

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