The NFL, as part of the league’s ongoing efforts to strengthen football by developing coaches and players, will host the NFL Coaching Clinic, June 16-18 at the New York Jets’ Atlantic Health Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.
Attendees will participate in interactive sessions with more than 60 current NFL coaches. Participants will learn how to improve communication with players and ways to teach position fundamentals. This clinic will focus on coaching quarterbacks, linebackers and offensive and defensive line positions.
“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 X's and O's, and this affords our younger coaches a first-hand opportunity to see models of best practices and achievement from coaches with more experience.”
Over the course of the three-day event, a panel of former coaches known for their on-field success and reputation as teachers will share their coaching techniques and communication strategies.
The clinic will focus on getting back to fundamentals and include presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions and on-field demonstrations. Attendees will learn best practices for communicating with today’s player to build his confidence, coaching mechanics for each position, how and when to teach fundamentals, and improving a player’s timing and recognition skills.
Participants were nominated by their NFL clubs and include coaches with one-to-three years of experience.
Executives and coaches participating as faculty include Troy Vincent, Matt Birk, Ted Cottrell, Kevin Gilbride, Al Groh, Ray Hamilton, Jim McNally, Howard Mudd, Bill Polian, Jimmy Raye, Sr., Norv Turner, and Dave Wannstedt.