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USA Football to hold coaching school

USA Football will host a coaching school for youth football coaches in Upstate New York on Saturday, June 27 at SUNY Cortland.

The one-day clinic, designed exclusively for youth football coaches, will prepare them for the upcoming season and help ensure that their players enjoy a positive and rewarding football experience.

The event is one of 48 coaching schools USA Football will conduct across 35 states in 2009. The clinic is the only USA Football Coaching School in New York State in 2009.

All coaches in attendance receive on-field and classroom instruction from top local coaches, lunch, a high-performance Under Armour-USA Football shirt and a gift bag for their $40 registration.

The full-day clinic (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), in partnership with Liberty Mutual's "Responsible Sport" program and the SUNY Youth Sports Institute, includes sessions on coaching philosophy, teaching proper fundamentals, communicating with players and offensive and defensive "chalk talk" sessions.

USA Football is an independent non-profit based near Washington, D.C. and is the national governing body of America's favorite sport on youth and amateur levels. USA Football awards more than $500,000 in equipment grants to youth leagues and high schools each year based on merit and need, along with additional resources. USA Football was endowed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in 2002. The non-profit organization, which hosts over 100 training events annually, offers various programs such as education opportunities for coaches and game officials, as well as skill development for young players and resources for youth football administrators.

The Buffalo Bills are committed to supporting youth football in the Western New York region. The Bills also support the best youth coaching practices and recognition of such.

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