February 27, 2019 • Football

Recap: The 2019 USA Football National Conference

The USA Football National Conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for football coaches at the youth and high school levels. Coach & Athletic Director attended the February event and was fortunate to have the opportunity to listen to some of the featured speakers.

This year’s group of speakers included Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt, and Focus 3 CEO Brian Kight. We live-tweeted some of the best comments from breakout sessions and archived them below for anyone who may have missed the event.

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Session 1 — Hot Topics: Current Issues and Best Practices

This session took a wide look at major issues in coaching and athletic administration. It was led by Cherry Creek School District (Colorado) Director of Athletics and Activities Larry Bull; Dallas Center-Grimes High School (Iowa) football coach Scott Heitland; and Dr. Michael Koester, who is chair of the NFHS Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and chair of the Oregon School Activities Association’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.

Session 2 — Setting High Expectations: From 12 players to 14-0

Wendell Phillips Academy head football coach Troy McAllister shows how he built a depleted program into a perennial winner, with lessons on leadership and relationship building.

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