CORA Physical Therapy & JAFCYA

Emerging athletes need established care.

The Jacksonville Armada Youth Academy (JAFCYA) is here to expose and enrich our kids’ greatest talent.

CORA Physical Therapy is here to make sure that nothing stands in their way.

The partnership between JAFCYA and CORA ensures that student athletes remain healthy and strong as they hone their skills.​

JAFCYA trusts our nationally certified and state-licensed athletic trainers (ATCs) who can be found on the fields at practices, games and tournaments, and around the greater Jacksonville area. 

Hosting CORA’s trusted ATCs on-site means less time out: assessments are immediate and treatment plan implementation is more vigilant. When necessary, it also ensures high-quality immediate and emergency care.

Off-site at any of our many area locations, CORA’s highly qualified ATCs and physical therapists (PTs) offer JAFCYA participants complimentary injury screens, progressive treatment programs and access to the area’s most reputable orthopedic specialists, should a referral be necessary.​

CORA Athletes:

• Miss fewer practices

• Play more games

• Increase compliance for return-to-play plans

• Alleviate parental concerns

• Save money in healthcare costs​​

Visit to find the CORA clinic nearest you.

Meet Our Head Athletic Trainer for the JAFCYA - Brian Sheffield

Brian Sheffield is a Jacksonville native who began his career as a Board Certified Athletic Trainer in 2014 after receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida. Brian is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is currently Licensed in the state of Florida.

Brian has been the Athletic Trainer for a variety of athletic programs that include the Jacksonville Giants, Trinity Baptist College, Eagles View Academy, Stanton College Prep, and as a medic for obstacle course racing. On his days off you can usually find Brian outside, whether it be exercising, playing sports or trying to finally learn how to surf.

Brian grew up playing soccer in Jacksonville since the age of 5, playing for clubs such as JYSC, Jaguars and Westside soccer club. After playing one year of college soccer Brian returned to Florida where he was a coach and goal keeper trainer for Westside Soccer Club. Brian continues to play soccer in Sunday adult leagues.

Brian is proud to work for CORA Physical Therapy as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Armada FC Youth Academy.