The New York Giants and USA Football, a non-profit organization leading the sport's development on a grassroots level, conducted a Giants Youth Football Coaching School on Saturday, July 28, at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
In addition to classroom and on-the-field instruction from the region's top youth and high school coaches, the Giants Youth Football Coaching Schools offered the best communication techniques toward players, parents, and fellow coaches, fostering positive and fun experiences for all involved with the sport. More than 200 local youth football coaches attended the day-long clinic.
Former Giants running back Joe Morris, twice an NFL All-Star, delivered the event's keynote address. "I have so much respect for youth football coaches," says Morris. "Thanks to these men and women, kids can enjoy this great game and benefit from its values of teamwork, sacrifice, and discipline."
"We were more than proud to team up with the Giants for the coaching school," says USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck. "The most effective way to shape the game at the youth level is to provide coaches and volunteers with resources necessary to become quality instructors and mentors. Thanks to the Giants, we have provided those resources in an exciting – and authentically Giants - way."
After spending the morning in the classroom and listening to various premier local coaches, the attendees were led out to the Giants Stadium Practice Bubble for some hands-on training. Here, they were taught by other esteemed local coaches how to perform certain drills in the correct and efficient manner. The main ideas were safety and improvement of skills. After going through the various stations, the day was over and the coaches were entrusted to take what they learned and to apply those lessons to their respective teams.