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New Dothan training facility gives athletes chance to chase dreams

Updated: Jul. 6, 2017 at 5:57 PM CDT
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(Source: WSFA 12 News)
(Source: WSFA 12 News)

DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - Former Northview head football coach LaBrian Stewart has had an interesting last few months. After being let go at Northview High School, Stewart felt led to still help those trying to reach their athletic goals. Thus, Dream Chasers was born.

"This place gives a lot of kids an opportunity to pursue their dreams," said Stewart.

Along with Jerrell Davis, the two have turned a once empty place into a quality performance training facility in just a short time.

"We're not trying to take over what the coaches do," said Stewart. "I'm not trying to do anything of that nature. I want to help the coaches to have better players."

"The process has been real humbling," said Davis. "Me and Coach Stewart, we put everything we had into this facility, and we're just here to give the Wiregrass area something different that nobody else is doing in this area."

Located in downtown Dothan, Dream Chasers doesn't care if you're 10, 20, or a little older, they are willing to help anyone with a goal.

"We have a 52-year-old referee that signed up and starts his first class," said Stewart.

"I have an 11-year-old kid, we call him 'Mighty Mouse'," said Davis. "He's doing some stuff that's pretty amazing. We have some coaches already looking at him and he's 11."

Something different they do at Dream Chasers is they have a wall where the athletes will sign their name once they go through some of the workouts.

Some big time athletes have worked out at Dream Chasers including Troy's Kam Melton, Auburn's Austin Golson, and even Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White, but if you do happen to pass by, look at the bottom left of the wall. You might see a familiar name.

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