Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Glazier Football Clinic or Coaching Christmas
Tomorrow starts the annual Indianapolis weekend of the Frank Glazier Football Clinic. Its two-and-a-half days of football talk, by coaches from the NFL, D-I, D-II, D-III, and high school. Multiple topics are covered, there is a lot of networking, some food eaten, and a lot of note taking and exchanging of ideas. Two years ago I went to the clinic intent on learning the Spread Zone offense and got a lot of good ideas. I also heard Chuck Martin, who was Grand Valley State's head coach (multiple D-II national championships) and is currently coaching at Notre Dame. He was fantastic. I listened to him over the course of four hours and would have listened more if he had more to say. I also heard from Brian Kelly (Cincinnati at the time, now Notre Dame/Big timer) and Mount Union's head coach (D-III powerhouse) who's name I forget. Last year I widened my interest level, and this year I have no set agenda, since I may not be coaching this fall. I enjoy the learning process and the opportunity to hear great speakers, with a few duds thrown in. It's a fun time to hang out with coaching friends as well. As the icing on top of the cake, for a low price and minimum work, I can receive continuing education credits to renew my teaching license. It's a pretty good deal.