WHAT: USA Football Coaching School, presented by the Tennessee Titans
WHO: FRANK BUSH, Titans linebackers coach and keynote speaker
• Tennessee Youth Football Coaches
• Local high school football coaches and experienced youth coaches serving as clinicians
• USA Football, the sport's national governing body and the Titans' youth football development partner
WHEN: Saturday, June 9 (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Baptist Sports Park (460 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228)
The single-day coaching clinic designed exclusively for youth football coaches covers coaching philosophy, how to teach football fundamentals, concussion awareness and education, equipment fitting and communicating with players, parents and other coaches.
Coaches select a coaching curriculum for one of four player age groups – Under-8, Under-10, Under-12 or Under-14 – and follow that track throughout the classroom and on-field training with instructors specifically trained to teach that age level. The clinic is designed in conjunction with USA Football's Player Progression Development Model, introducing age-appropriate coaching techniques and what skills to teach based on a player's physical and cognitive maturity.
Coaches can register at usafootball.com by clicking on the "Camps" tab.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. USA Football Coaching School participants receive the following with their registration ($20 for members, $45 for non-members, which includes a one-year membership):
• Instruction from top high school and veteran youth coaches
• USA Football/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Concussion Awareness information
• USA Football/Sports Authority clip board
• USA Football Certificate of Completion and coach's gift bag
USA Football is the sport's national governing body and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the NFLPA and each of the league's 32 teams. The gathering of Tennessee coaches is among the 25 USA Football coaching schools held across the country in 2012. Youth football coaches receive instruction on schemes, practice planning, communication and how to teach football fundamentals specific to their team's age group. They also learn how to recognize and take action if an athlete is suspected to have a concussion.
Riddell, the sport's leading protective equipment manufacturer, will have representatives on hand to conduct proper helmet and shoulder pad fitting demonstrations. Information from USA Football corporate partners Marriott, Sports Authority, Rawlings, BRAX Fundraising, Shock Doctor, TSS Photography and FieldTurf also will be made available to assist youth football coaches and organizations.