It’s Flag Football Fanatics (FFF) coaching clinic season again, as the league is about to start its fall season serving almost 4,500 youth in Ohio and northern Kentucky. I am so pleased to continue my relationship with this outstanding youth recreational sports league by providing coaching clinics to the many volunteer coaches that make this – and all youth sports leagues – a possibility. I’ve been doing clinics for FFF since 2018; starting with in-person offerings and pivoting to virtual ones during COVID and when I moved to Goodyear, AZ.
I’ve completed two of the four planned clinics for the upcoming fall season. 179 coaches participated in the two clinics this past week. During each clinic, I show the coaches the number of coaches trained under the Hustle & Attitude coaching philosophy with the slide below.
Do you see what I see?
That’s right…one of the coaches trained earlier this week had the distinction of being the 1,000th coach I’ve trained. That’s pretty fantastic. While I have held clinics for the BCNAZ basketball league and for the Goodyear Parks and Recreation leagues, the overwhelming majority of those 1,100 coaches trained are from the FFF league. I told the coaches that one of them was #1,000, but since I couldn’t identify exactly who it was, there was no prize.
I’m honored that, almost unanimously, the feedback on the clinics from these 1,100 coaches has been very positive. Coaches appreciate the philosophy itself and the practical tips I offer with regards to dealing with the players, parents, and referees; planning and running effective practices; and managing playing time.