Prep coaches learn from Titans’ staff
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 7:00 pm
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak and his staff will host the 12th annual Titans High School Coaching Clinic June 11 at Baptist Sports Park.
Attendees will have the opportunity to get a close-up view of Titans position coaches working with their players during one of the 10 offseason training activities (OTA) to kick off the morning.
Following the OTA and lunch, the classroom portion of the clinic will begin with Munchak addressing the group, followed by comments from Jerry Gray (defensive coordinator), Dowell Loggains (offensive coordinator) and Nate Kaczor (special teams coach).
Steve Watterson (Assistant Head Coach/Strength and Conditioning) will address the importance of proper conditioning and hydration.
Dr. Jason Hubbard will also present current information on concussion safety. Dr. Hubbard is a neurosurgeon with the Howell Allen Clinic and the concussion expert for Baptist Sports Medicine.
Dr. Hubbard, in conjunction with Baptist Sports Medicine, established the first concussion program in middle Tennessee for high school athletes.
The program utilizes the same cognitive testing that is now mandated by the NFL.
Dr. Hubbard is the team neurosurgeon for 22 high schools and three universities. He is a board certified neurosurgeon with the American Board of Neurological Surgery, Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons, member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Tennessee Neurosurgical Society and Nashville Surgical Society.
Following those group presentations, participants will have the opportunity to talk strategy with the Titans position coaches in break-out sessions. Once the classroom sessions are complete, the action resumes outdoors where Titans coaches will provide instructions on specific drills and techniques.
For the third consecutive year, Munchak will give high school coaches the opportunity to submit in advance the topics they would like to have discussed during the clinic. The clinic’s registration page includes the opportunity to submit their suggestions. Munchak and his staff will review those suggestions and incorporate some of the material into their sessions.
“I’ve participated in all of our previous clinics and it’s a great opportunity for our staff to share ideas and concepts with high school coaches from our area,” said Munchak. “The time we have on the field with our players is always a highlight of the clinic and we’re excited to have that element on this year’s schedule.”
Registration is tentatively set for 10 a.m. followed by the OTA at 11 a.m. All activities will be held at Baptist Sports Park, located at 460 Great Circle Road in Nashville.
Registration fee is $30 and includes lunch and a give-a-way. Space is limited to 125 high school coaches.
Published in The WCP 5.30.13