-Train 200 Pop Warner Youth Football Coaches
Morrisville, NY. With nearly 100 teams under his direction, Lyle Malbouf, President of Tri-Valley Pop Warner teamed with Morrisville State College Head Coach Terry Dow to provide one of the most dynamic youth coach's trainings of 2009.
The day began for volunteer coaches and professional instructors with a continental breakfast at 7:30AM near the new Morrisville State multi-purpose athletic facility and football field. Following registration the conference crowd filled the auditorium and was welcomed to campus by Ray Cross, President of Morrisville State College. Lyle Malbouf spoke about the need for consistency in conduct across this vast Pop Warner League. The opening remarks ended with Coach Dow introducing the day's schedule of events and speakers.
Youth coaches from a vast territory of Central New York attended this full day of mandatory instruction in coaching theory, skills and drills, high level football made age-appropriate, health and safety and practice planning. The first presenter, Tim Donovan, from the SUNY youth Sports Institute began training with seven modules in coaching non-school youth sports. After lunch, Coach Dow's schedule of breakout sessions held spectator interest and generated a lot of Q&A throughout the day.
Guest lecturers included coaches who are well known in both CNY and across the nation in college football. On the offensive side Dan Hunt from Colgate University was speaking on the Spread Offense, coach Dow on the I Attack, and Morrisville QB coach Lisi on the Passing Game. On the defensive side of the ball, Dan Conley LB coach from Syracuse University covered Odd Man D, while coaches Jay Davis and Joe Adour of Morrisville addressed Even Man Fronts and D-Back Coverage Schemes.
This outstanding day of camaraderie and learning ended with critical sessions on health and safety, followed by Morrisville head trainer Todd Kleinhaus on practice planning.