NASHVILLE, TN, May 9, 2008 —Titans quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the second annual Tennessee Titans/USA Football Youth Coaching School on Saturday, May 17.
A total of 10 high qualified clinicians will address a wide-range of topics during the clinic. Among those speakers is College Football Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr., who will conduct sessions on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball for these youth coaches! Gilliam enjoyed a successful career as head coach at Tennessee State University and continues to share his wisdom thru similar clinics as well as authoring several books on coaching.
Also featured at the clinic will be two very successful area high school coaches, Ron Adyelott from Murfreesboro Riverdale and Daniel McGugin from MBA's 2007 state championship team. Also participating as a clinician will be Patrick Abernathy, an assistant coach from Brentwood Academy.
Last year's event was a tremendous success and this year's event promises to build upon the success of year one! This Titans / USA Football clinic is one of only 40 similar clinics held across the country with many of those clinics held in partnership with local NFL clubs.
"Coach Gilliam is a football legend and it was truly a unique opportunity for the attendees to interact with and learn from one of the greatest and most influential teachers of the sport," said Ed Passino, a USA Football regional director following last year's clinic
The topics that will be covered at the clinic will include: coaching philosophy & best practices, responsible coaching, teaching proper fundamentals, executing drills, chalk board sessions, program management, and health & safety.
Following all of the classroom sessions, lunch and keynote speaker, the clinic will move to Baptist Sports Park, home of the Titans, for the afternoon on-field instructional sessions.
Smyrna (Tenn) Bulldogs Youth Coach Dante Atkinson spoke very highly of his experience at last year's clinic.
"I have been motivated today," Atkinson said in summing up his feelings on the day. "I can't wait to release some of this energy onto the field for some strong youth football, some leadership, some motivation and some team building with the guys. Winning, we'll get there, but we will learn how to build together. We'll learn how to work together, fall together and maybe begin to win in the near future."
Cost for attendance is $35 dollars and prospective attendees must register for the event to attend. You may click here to register online.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to improve your own coaching techniques and learn from knowledgeable, experienced professionals. We hope to see you there!