TAKING BACK FOOTBALL

Serving The Game That Makes Us Who We Are

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Missions

Encouraging PLAYERS

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to chase their football dreams

Empowering COACHES

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to make an impact 

Helping ORGANIZERS

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create memorable experiences

TBF provides opportunities for players to develop their individual skills, regardless of age or ability. We also guide players to expand their mental proficiencies, develop personal character, & feed a growing love for the game.

We coach coaches to help them understand age-appropriate skill development, planning efficient practices & strategies, team building, how to communicate with parents, and creating a positive environment for the entire team.

We consult organizers and offer resources to help them administer impactful football experiences. We encourage growth in assuring player safety, developing good coaches, and staying on top of current issues & trends in the game.

ABOUT COACH BLUM

Walnut (IA) High School ('05)

  • 3x Football All-State 1st Team
  • 2005 SW Iowa & Omaha World Herald Athlete of the Year
  • U.S. Army High School All-American
  • State wrestling champion ('04)
  • Multi-time All-State baseball selection as pitcher


University of Iowa ('09)

  • 3 year letter winner
  • Played multiple positions
  • Team Leader award recipient ('08)
  • Graduated w/ BA in Communication Studies & completed Entrepreneurial Management certificate program


Taking Back Football, Owner

  • Host football camps throughout Iowa year-round
  • Also offer coaches clinics, consulting for youth programs, & public speaking
  • Contribute resources to the greater football community 


RedZone Football Academy, Founder & Director

  • Local football organization in the Iowa City area
  • Host year-round camps
  • Operate RedZone League flag football season


Iowa Football Club, Camp Coordinator

  • Host annual camp featuring Hawkeye Legends
  • Contribute to the club's charitable endeavors
  • Maintain a network for former players, coaches, & support staff


Coaching Experience

  • Team Iowa (head coach & defensive coordinator)
  • South East Jr. High- Iowa City (head coach)


Past Experiences

  • State Director, Team Iowa Football
  • Pitcher, various independent professional baseball leagues
  • Pitching Instructor, Diamond Dreams Baseball Academy

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Contact Us

You may also contact us directly at (319) 358-2926 or takingbackfootball@gmail.com