WHAT: USA Football Coaching School, presented by the Minnesota Vikings and Sports Authority
WHO: Minnesota Youth Football Coaches, local high school football coaches and longtime youth coaches serving as clinicians, and USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and the Vikings’ youth football development partner
WHEN: Saturday, July 23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Vikings Winter Park Complex, 9520 Viking Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
WHAT’S NEW: Five-hour coaching clinics, designed exclusively for youth football coaches, cover coaching philosophy, how to teach football fundamentals, concussion awareness and education, proper equipment fitting and communicating with players, parents and other coaches.
Clinics are 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 may 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-the-field training with instructors specifically trained to teach that level.
REGISTER: Coaches may register at usafootball.com by clicking here
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
USA Football Coaching School participants receive the following with their $30 registration:
- Instruction from top high school and veteran youth coaches
- USA Football/Sports Authority clip board
- Coach’s gift bag
- USA Football/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Concussion Awareness information
- USA Football Certificate of Completion
USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States and is the official youth football development partner of the Vikings and the NFL. On July 23, Minnesota youth football coaches will receive instruction on how to best teach the sport’s fundamentals. They also will learn how to recognize and take action if a youth 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. USA Football corporate partners Marriott, Sports Authority, BRAX SpiritCups, Shock Doctor, TSS Photography, Velocity Sports Performance and PNC Bank also assist America’s youth football family by supporting USA Football coaching schools.