The Green Bay Packers and USA Football will host two five-hour coaching schools for youth football coaches at Lambeau Field on Sunday, May 22.
The coaching schools will feature classroom sessions in the Legends Club of the Lambeau Field Atrium and football drills in the Don Hutson Center. The curriculum is designed exclusively for coaches of youth football teams (middle school and Pop Warner levels) and offers the opportunity to sharpen skills and learn new approaches to teaching football.
The cost is $25 per person. Included with registration is instruction from top high school and veteran youth coaches, a USA Football/Sports Authority clipboard, a coach's gift bag, USA Football/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concussion awareness information and a USA Football certificate of completion.
Online registration is available at http://www.usafootball.com/ by clicking on the "camps" tab.
The day will offer innovative classroom and on-the-field football instruction. Beyond the X's and O's, attendees will learn teaching techniques to ensure that their youngsters have fun playing a game they love while developing their character through football's intrinsic values of teamwork, responsibility and discipline. Youth coaches are taught the best communication practices with regard to players, parents and officials, fostering positive experiences for all involved with the sport.
USA Football is the sport's national governing body and is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and each of the league's 32 teams. The gathering of Wisconsin coaches is among the 32 USA Football coaching schools held across the country in 2011.
USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competitions and provides more than $1 million annually in equipment grants and youth league volunteer background check subsidies. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.