About National Christian Academy
National Christian Academy is a K3-to-12 private school that has been around for more than 30+ years. Our football players draw strength and inspiration from God. Whether they're practicing hard or competing against other high school football teams, they do everything in God's name.
Keeping Your Child’s Football Dream Alive
Find out what makes the National Christian Academy Football team unique from other high school teams when you sign up your child today. Our football program is composed of students from 9th to 12th grade who dream to be known at the national level. They are consistently trained by football coaches who have more than 20 years of experience in the sport.
MEET OUR HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
Coach Andre' Kates is a graduate from Indiana University with degrees in Sociology, Criminal Justice and a minor in coaching. Coach Kates attended Surrattsville High School under the direction of Thomas Green, and Friendship Collegiate Academy's Aazaar Abdul-Rahim. Kates signed to University of Florida in 2007 and was ruled academically ineligible due to NCAA Clearinghouse. In 2008 Andre Kates enrolled into a Junior College program (ASA COLLEGE) where he excelled tremendously. 247 Sports ranked Kates as the #1 player in the state of NY and #7 overall in the country as Defensive Back. 2009 Triumphant Sports National Junior College Player of the year racking over 32 D1 scholarship offers. He signed with Indiana University in the Big 10 conference where he was named Big 10 player to watch.
Coach Kates was given the opportunity to play for Baltimore Ravens where he was signed as a priority free agent on April 27, 2013. Upon injury he was released and started with his mentoring and coaching career. He coached, and/or guided 45+ players off to college where they had the opportunity to play at the next level, and continue their education. With the knowledge, and resume' he was rewarded to coach at the nationally known "Nike Opening" in Washington D.C, and In NYC as Defensive Back coach.
April 2016, he was hired to lead a staff of twelve talented, hardworking, and dedicated coaches to build National Christian Academy to be a nationally ranked program. When asked how long does he think it will take before his program grows he smiled and responded "with the players, academic team, coaches, parents, administration we it should be recognized as a top team in DMV.
August 2017, Coach Kates became the legal business owner of NCAFootballBoosterLLC, (National Competitive Academy) football Elite 7 on 7 Travel Team. Kates uses his travel team to connect with college coaches across the country to help build his networking market.