In 2014, ETA founders Michael and Jen Bumpus were training clients in about a 500 square foot space that essentially amounted to a garage. In a move that highlights ETA's underdog attitude, Michael and Jen bought generic white tee-shirts and black shorts and entered a grand total of 7 athletes into a tournament. You need a minimum of 7 to play.
Little did they know, this would be the beginning of a journey that would effect the Pacific Northwest in ways they would have never imagined.
Fueled by a philosophy rooted in humility, unmatched work ethic, and commitment to excellence, the ETA family has grown every year the 7v7 program has existed.
In the past 6 years, ETA has grown from one, seven man team, to 8 fully rostered teams ranging from elementary to high school. We've been blessed to move into a 10,000 square foot training facility. ETA has gone from unnoticed, to nationally ranked; highlighted by numerous tournament wins and a 3rd place finish in the 2019 Pylon National Championship tournament held in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Growth, accolades, and wins are fun but if that is our sole focus, then we are no more than a blip on the radar. From 7 kids and a lot of tough weekends in 2014, to more than 100 total and national rankings in 2020, ETA has never forgotten their roots as mentors and role models and leaders.
We believe that with our influence, it is also our responsibility to build the leaders of the future and football is our medium. We've come a long way but the work is only beginning!
ETA 7v7 AWARDS &
2018 Battle for the Crown Champions (Freshmen)
2019 Battle at the Bridge Champions (7th/8th Grade)
2019 Avery Strong Elite 32 Champions (5th/6th Grade)
2019 Avery Strong Elite 32 Champions (High School)
2019 Battle at Mt. Baker Champions (High School)
2019 Pylon Nationals - 3rd Place (High School)
2020 Pylon Seattle Champions (High School)
2020 Idaho Invitational Champions (High School)
2020 Yakima Invitational Champions (7th/8th Grade)
2020 Yakima Invitational Champions (High School)