FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NFL TO HOST INAUGURAL
NFL COACHING CLINIC JUNE 16-18
As part of ongoing efforts
to strengthen our game through the development of coaches and players, the
National Football League will host the inaugural NFL COACHING CLINIC June 16-18 at the New York Jets’ Atlantic
Health Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Bringing together more
than 60 current NFL coaches, the coaching clinic will provide a foundation for
communicating and teaching position fundamentals through engaging and
interactive sessions. This year’s program will focus on the quarterback,
offensive line, linebacker and defensive line positions. Participants were
nominated by NFL clubs and include team representatives who currently have one-to-three
years of coaching experience.
“Our peer-to-peer model brings
together the best in football to exchange ideas, get into the nuances of
coaching, and inspire the next generation of great coaches,” said Troy Vincent,
NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “There are so many aspects
to coaching beyond the Xs and Os, and this affords our younger coaches a
first-hand opportunity to see models of best practices and achievement from
coaches with more experience.”
During the three-day
event, a panel of speakers composed of retired or inactive coaches renowned for
their coaching success and their reputation as teachers will instruct and demonstrate
techniques, discuss effective communication, and share perspectives on best
practices. There will also be presentations, panel discussions, breakout
sessions and on-the-field demonstrations.
Topics will include best
practices for communicating with players, basic mechanics for each position,
fundamentals in the contact zone, building player confidence, and improving
timing and recognition skills.
“This NFL coaching clinic is a wonderful undertaking,” says
former NFL executive and
Hall of Famer Bill Polian. “It gives young coaches an
opportunity to learn skills and technique from the very best coaching minds in
the game. I look forward very much to participating in it.”
The list of executives and
coaches participating as faculty include Troy Vincent, Bill Polian, Matt Birk,
Ted Cottrell, Kevin Gilbride, Al Groh, Ray Hamilton, Jim McNally, Howard Mudd,
Jimmy Raye, Sr., Norv Turner, and Dave Wannstedt.
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