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Prep football coaches plan clinic for youth coaches

By Jeff Linville

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — East Surry is hosting a coaches’ clinic Sunday afternoon for youth football coaches.


Coaches from several area high schools will lead the 90-minute clinic in the Cardinals’ main gym from 2:30-4 p.m.


“This is the fourth year we’ve done it,” said East’s David Diamont. He will be joined by coaches from Mount Airy, North Surry, Surry Central, South Stokes and West Stokes. He said Thursday that he hadn’t heard back yet from North Stokes, but expected someone from that program to attend.


Welcome to attend are all those intending to coach Little League football teams in these schools’ districts.


“We’ve had pretty good response” in the past, said Diamont.


Youth leagues tend to have a lot of turnover, the coach said. Dads like to be involved with teams to help their sons. Then when the boys move on to an older league, the dads may not coach the team any longer.


This clinic provides information that can help these inexperienced coaches do the best job they can. The head coaches will demonstrate proper techniques like blocking stance, throwing motion and catching the ball.


All the coaches want for these young kids is to have fun and be safe, Diamont said. At the same time, they can progress in their skills development with the proper coaching.


Eventually, these training sessions can benefit the high schools as these pee wee players become varsity starters.

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