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Football Injury Prevention Clinic

On-Field Football Coaching Clinic: ​Protecting Our Athletes

D.B. Milne Field - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (**In case of rain, will be held in Swisher Gym**)

Area high school coaches will have the opportunity to collaborate side by side with our university coaches in an effort to review training techniques and procedures that emphasize injury prevention along with tactical and technical outcome.


Info Station #1: Concussion Prevention and Awareness in Football

Presenter: Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program Rep, TBA


Demo Station #1: Offense

- Video Analysis

- Entering the Line Properly (Quarterbacks and Running backs)

- Reducing head-to-head contact (O-Line/D-Line)

 Presenter: Andy McLeod, Head Offensive Coordinator, JU Football and Jerry Crafts, Assistant Offensive Line Coach & Head JV Coach


Demo Station #3: Defense

- Tackling to Avoid Concussions (Linebackers and Defensive backs)

- Blasting the Gap (Linebackers and D-Line)

 Presenter: Jerry Crafts, Head JV Coach, Ernie Logan, Defensive Line Coach (Former NFL Defensive Lineman) and Danny Verpeale, Defensive Backs Coach


Info Station #2: The 3 H’s: Heat, Humidity, and Hydration

Presenter: Doug Frye, Head Athletic Trainer

Demo Station #2: Strength & Conditioning

- The Benefits and Detriments of Plyo's vs. Olympic Style Lifting

- Body-weight Circuits

 Presenter: Andrew Bates, Jacksonville University Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Info Station #3: Environmental Awareness

 Presenter: ActionNewsJax TBA
***Special Appearances by: Kerwin Bell, Head Coach JU Football***