USC Football Coaches Clinic Set For Feb. 25-27|
Jan. 5, 2011
The eighth annual USC Football/Nike Coach of the Year Southern California Coaches Clinic, offering all levels of football coaches exclusive expertise from USC head coach Lane Kiffin, his Trojan coaching staff and special guest speakers, will be held Feb. 25 through 27 at USC's Galen Center Pavilion (3400 So. Figueroa St.).
The clinic also is open to football fans who want to get an inside view of the USC football program.
The clinic kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, with a talk by USC strength and conditioning coach Aaron Ausmus about in-season conditioning. Then, USC associate head coach and special teams coordinator John Baxter will lecture on special teams play. After dinner, Kiffin will give an introductory talk, followed by roundtables and breakout sessions with USC offensive and defensive coaches Ed Orgeron, Monte Kiffin, Kennedy Pola, Joe Barry, Clay Helton, John Morton, Willie Mack Garza and James Cregg. Registration begins at 2 p.m. at the Galen Center.
On Saturday, Feb. 26, a talk by Mater Dei High School head coach Bruce Rollinson will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Georgia Tech director of player development Neal Peduzzi talking about off-season conditioning, then clinic participants will attend an on-field instruction period by the Trojan coaches on USC's Howard Jones Field. Following lunch, the afternoon will feature speeches by former Oregon head coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Bellotti, Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. Registration that day begins at 8 a.m. at the Galen Center.
The clinic's third day, Sunday, Feb. 27, begins with a 10 a.m. presentation by USC's sports medicine staff entitled "Advanced Techniques for Young Athletes" followed by a presentation from USC's strength and conditioning staff about "Important Areas of Emphasis in Developing Young Athletes." Other speakers that day include a guest coach talking about "Developing an Explosive Passing Offense," USC's Baxter discussing "Developing Student-Athletes: Strategies for Academic and Athletic Success" and a group of local youth football coaches on "Developing a Winning Practice Plan, Creating a Championship Program and Offensive/Defensive Schemes for Success." Registration on Sunday begins at 9 a.m.
Cost of the clinic is $100 for any one day, $150 for any two-day combination and $175 for all three days. Groups of five or more who register together will receive a $20 discount per person. Included in the cost is a meal on the first two days of the clinic. The clinic has sold out each year, so attendees are encouraged to sign up soon.
Online registration is available at www.campkiffin.com. Links to a clinic registration form and brochure are included above. For more information, email USC director of football operations Jeff Fucci at email@example.com.