Football Performance

We develop and nurture the football skills of young Scholar Athletes providing academic support, recruiting assistance, motivation, encouragement and life skills development. Get the skills you need to play at the next level. Learn to play the game on and off the field!

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Football Performance LLC is an Indianapolis, IN based non-contact football skill development service providing both one-on-one and small group football skills training for every position. We train football players from the 3rd grade to college and beyond.

Understanding the importance of academics in a youngster’s quest to play at the next level, Football Performance LLC will be a resource for academic support to our scholar athletes. Having academic and football skill development at the forefront of our focus, we also provide life skills training, recruiting assistance, motivation and encouragement to each of our scholar athletes.

Jimmy Graves is a graduate of Indiana University where he received his B.S. in Physical Education. Coach Graves has more than 20 years of football coaching experience and over than 25 years in youth development.


He has held coaching positions at many area universities including Butler University, Indiana State University and Indiana University, and was a Minority Fellowship Running Back Coach for the San Francisco 49er’s in 2000. Coach Graves has spent the last 20 years developing his craft. He is now using his knowledge and contacts to assist young players that dream of playing at the next level.



Next Level training offers you a chance to learn and develop football skills that will improve your game at the next level. We have secured some of the areas best coaches along with Coach Graves to provide the ultimate in skills development.


We provide personalized, one-on-on training for every position. From basic fundamentals to advanced techniques and recognition, we aim to improve your skill set and make sure you are ready for competition at the next level.


Football Performance trains football players to always be one step ahead of the competition, with summer, winter and spring camps – from the 3rd grade to college and beyond.

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I’ve known Jimmy Graves most of my nearly 20 year coaching career. In a profession where you stress character, honesty, loyalty, commitment and determination, it has been truly an honor to get to know a man that fits that description. Jimmy is a true Coach in that he develops our young people as athletes and more importantly as people. He has a very strong knowledge base about the game of football and the organizational skills to prepare athletes for the next level. More importantly Jimmy has a passion for teaching young people and is an inspiration to me as a coach and a person.

Dennis Spring, Northwest University Assistant Coach

I have known Coach Graves for several years and I admire how much he truly cares about our young people. In coaching it’s not just about teaching a technique or doing different drills. Coach Graves is all about helping our youth strive for excellence with great character, love and determination! Anyone can try to coach for a short period of time. Coach Graves makes it his life’s work...

Taver Johnson, University of Arkansas Assistant Head Coach

I have known Jimmy Graves since 1999. I consider Jimmy to be a friend, confidant and colleague. As a former Division I athlete and the father of a Division 1 athlete, Jimmy knows his business. He is well connected in the professional, collegiate and high school ranks. He is enthusiastic and has a passion for young people and has a desire to develop young people into the best that they can be. If you want to be the best, train with the best. Jimmy Graves and Football Performance L.L.C. will help you reach the summit! It is a pleasure to recommend Jimmy Graves and Football Performance LLC. to you.

Steve Barrows, Hardin-Simmons University

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