MISSION AND VISION
Over the past several years our founders and coaches have volunteer coached various school/ club teams and trained/ mentored young student- athletes in Greater Toronto Area on how to achieve a higher level of success in the game of football. After becoming somewhat frustrated with the lack of advancement in the way the skills are being taught, and digression of the amount of exposure available to the high school aged football player north of the border we were left pondering "what can be done to help our talented student athletes to gain an opportunity to compete at the highest level?"
We decided that there are still many ways this can be done, but it starts with you being dedicated to your goal, training your body for greatness, focus and passion towards your craft, increasing the amount of high level repetitions typical of a Canadian High School football focused student- athlete, and last but not least is increasing the competition level so that you are always pushing yourself to get to the another level. All of which allows for better preparation to showcase your talents and skills against the highest level of competition when the opportunity comes.
In order to accomplish this we have collaborated, brain stormed and consulted with former players from the Greater Toronto Area of varying successes and from different era's for advice. We decided to include these respected individuals because they, like we, are most similar to you and they have gone through what your are going through currently with the limited exposure available in the Canadian football market. The consensus was that all athletes need quality strength and movement training, but the area in which Canadians high school football players in particular are behind their American peers are in the skill training, knowledge and awareness, quality competition, and exposure aspects. We will help you even the playing grounds.
The Another Level Football Skills School's mission is to develop local football players skill and ability with the goal of heightening their in-season/ off-season performance while training, preparing, and assisting the athlete to expose their ability to talent evaluators, and recruiters throughout North America with the aim of obtaining another level of football success.
O'Neil grew up locally as a stand out in not only football, but basketball and baseball as well. Starting out playing for the community club team the North York Grizzlies O'Neil then took his talents to the storied Central Technical High School to as one of the best in the city. After high school, and a brief junior football stint he was offered an athletic scholarship to the University of Connecticut, and had a very successful career there helping to lead the program's surge to national relevance.
While at UConn O'Neil was known as a hard working, trust worthy wide receiver, who gradually increased his performance culminating in a senior season ending with an All-Big East Conference recognition and winning team offensive MVP. O'Neil was soon after chosen as the 25th overall selection by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2004 CFL Canadian Draft. O'Neil has also suited up for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and B.C. Lions. O'Neil had 192 catches for 2,027 yards and 5 touchdowns along with two Grey Cup appearances.
O'Neil stepped away from the CFL in 2011 to transition onto his other passion of helping young athletes develop their skills by utilizing his vast experiences. O'Neil is currently the Wide Receiver's coach for West Toronto Prep (Etobicoke, ON).
Dwayne made his mark locally as a multi-sport athlete who has experienced a lot of success both on and off the field. After excelling in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field at famed Central Technical High School, and as a member of a local club football team, the Toronto Thunder, Dwayne chose to focus on football at the next level earning a scholarship to attend West Virginia University in 2002.
While at West Virginia University Dwayne continued to experience consistent growth and success both on and off the field, where he was a 3x Big East champion and a 4x bowl game participant. On the field he was able to utilize his versatility and mental aptitude to play three positions for his alma mater, gaining the trust of his coaches with each position change. Off the field Dwayne was an annual member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll before graduating from West Virginia University in 2005 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a focus on Mass Media.
Dwayne was selected in the 3rd round of the 2006 Canadian Football League entry draft by the Edmonton Eskimos as a Linebacker. However, injuries lead Dwayne to chase his other passion of helping youth succeed through being a mentor, coach, community leader, and teacher for various organizations and institutions in the Greater Toronto Area.