To train athletes and coaches for success on the field and to teach them to LIVE FOR SIGNIFICANCE off of it.
AFTN's vision is to provide elite level training to athletes and coaches all over the world to be successful on the field through sports training, sports camps, and coaches clinics.
Many times success in sports is defined by wins, touchdowns scored, baskets made, homeruns hit, and how much money an athlete makes. Many times success is self focused.
So, Athletes For The Nations vision is to also teach athletes and coaches to use that success they have on the field to be significant off of it.
Being significant is OTHERS FOCUSED. It is using your time, talents, and treasures to make a difference in the lives of others.
AFTN trains athletes and coaches through:
AFTN teaches how to live for significance through:
John has played football for over 30 years and has been a high school and junior college coach for 7 years. John and his family have lived overseas in Ethiopia, Uganda, and Mexico. His vision is to inspire athletes and coaches to use their on-field success to help change lives off of it, both here in the U.S. and around the world. John has a passion to see athletes and coaches get their eyes off their own accomplishments and have a personal vision of using the talents and blessings God has given them to impact the world.
Todd Carson has been coaching for 30 years. As a 16 year old he was selected to coach in the Kare Youth League (KYL.org) as part of the Kare Assistant Leadership Program, working with children ages 5-12 where he coached football, basketball, baseball, soccer and track. While attending College he became a head coach in Kare as a member of the Rio Hondo Leadership Academy in southern California. After graduating from Cal Poly University he was hired by Rio Hondo Prep school to teach and coach middle school athletes from 1998-2010 where he coached flag football, tackle football, soccer, basketball, volleyball. In 2010 he moved into the high school program where he head coached JV football, JV basketball and Varsity Baseball and assisted in the Varsity football and basketball programs. In 2018 he moved to Weed, CA with his wife and 3 children and currently is the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at McCloud High School.
Joey and his wife, Destiny, have six children and live in the mountains of Northern California. They love to see the best and bring out the most in each person while loving and empowering the world like a father to his kids—through value, love, purpose and belief. They founded The Culture Purple out of their years of experience traveling and living all over the world; speaking, training, writing, consulting and raising up emerging young leaders in sports, schools, organizations, churches, in the slums and on the streets. They have written a number of books and developed specialized curriculum and resources designed to mentor and empower youth in all aspects of society.