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Youth coaches receive crash course education from some of state’s football greats

Aug 04, 2022 02:09PM ● By Brian Shaw

For just $125, a youth football coach could go to high schools, hotel conference rooms and training facilities in cities across Utah this summer and learn more about their craft from some of the state’s football legends — guys like former Utah Utes, East High standout and NFL veteran Sione Pouha. 

In two separate sessions at the Great Coaching 101 Training and Certification seminar, those youth football coaches who completed a one-day course in person and an online training course received a certificate of completion and were given access to a digital team manual and a playbook and proper coaching procedures via an online portal. 

Other former players and coaches with well-known names taught at the in-person classes offered in various Utah cities like Ogden and South Jordan and West Valley, even all the way down to Cedar City and St. George from July 9 to August 6. 

What’s more is that some of the names of the instructors are people you’d probably recognize: former Weber State and NFL standout Ben Moa, and former Utah Utes and NFL veteran Jeff Kaufusi — as well as former Utah Utes coaching legend, Coach Mac, Ron McBride. 

At each of the two training classes, the youth football coaches learned three keys to sharpen their coaching skills, the most effective way to build a player’s character and leadership, ways through which you can increase your player’s football IQ, and how to best build a better understanding of your football operations and organization and develop it to its utmost capabilities. 

What’s unique about this particular course is that not only did the youth football coaches have access to these coach and player legends during the one-day course in South Jordan’s Embassy Suites Conference Room on July 9 and July 30 and at other area locations, they’ll also receive visits throughout their upcoming season from these big name football players and coaches who will continue to provide these youth coaches, new and veteran, with transparent evaluations and feedback. 

If you can envision Coach Mac or former New York Jets standout Sione Pouha coming to your son’s or daughter’s little league football game, well, that dream might just become a reality — if your son’s or daughter’s coach attended this Great Coaching 101 seminar at any of the five Utah locations. 

Other tools that youth football coaches who attended this seminar were given included access to weekly webinars, continued training and up-to-date learning via the online portal, and will receive permission to join both of Great Coaching 101’s Facebook and Discord communities.  λ