Sunday, March 13, 2005

2005 Carson Newman Clinic Notes

A Tale of Two Clinics... (well, one, actually!)

Before heading down to the Orlando Nike Coach of the Year Clinic, I went to what has become my favorite clinic of all time: the Carson Newman / Sports Belle Football Clinic.

This year's clinic was no exception - it was filled with many high school coaches looking to improve themselves both as coaches and as Christians. The tone was enthusiastic, relaxed, and optimistic. You will not find it filled with guys looking to duck out in order to sample the local night-life.

I was especially glad to finally make the acquaintance of two coaches I had met online through Veersite - Mark Poston and B.I. Salyers; both are dedicated option coaches and nice guys to boot. I only wish there had been more time to hang out and talk. Mark's crew even had to leave early in order to navigate through a winter storm in Virginia!

I consider Carson Newman's Clinic to be the best football clinic in the South East... And if you like the option, the CN coaches break-out sessions at the end of the second day are not to be missed. I wish I could go and hang out with those guys during their camp... I know I would learn a huge amount of Veer football in a very short time!

I'm posting a link to the Clinic notes (in Adobe PDF format) here.

Please understand that I only typed-up the notes that I myself were most interested in. I'm much too slow a typist to go through and get them all!

ps. My wife's great-grandmother died this weekend, so I'll be out of touch for the first half of the week. I'll try and check my gmail account, but I may not be able to do so.

Coach Smith

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