AFCA SKILLS & DRILLS INTERACTIVE SESSION

The mission of the AFCA is “to educate, serve, and promote career football coaches and those that serve them.” To further fulfill that statement, we are launching a BRAND NEW addition to the 2018 Convention in Charlotte: Skills & Drills presented by VICIS.

Located on our Skills & Drills Field in the Exhibit Hall, we will have coaches teaching position-specific drills on Sunday, January 7, 10 am - 4:30 pm, and Monday, January 8, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to pick up a new drill or some terminology to take back to your team.

Position groups will be divided into one-hour drill sessions, with one coach providing 25 minutes of instruction before another comes on to teach the second half of the session. Football players from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will be present to perform the drills as coaches instruct them on the finer points. The instructing coaches will also be able to answer questions regarding their drills from spectators in real time. Equipment for the sessions will be provided by Fisher Athletic. The tentative schedule for Skills & Drills is:

Sunday, January 7

Time

Coach

School

Position Group

10:00-10:25 AM

Milo Austin

Morehead State

Tight Ends

10:30-10:55 AM

Damian Wroblewski

Elon

Tight Ends/ Tackles

11:00-11:25 AM

Mickey Turner

Wisconsin

Tight Ends/ Fullbacks

11:30-11:55 AM

Kris Price

Keller HS

Linebackers

12:00-12:25 PM

Tom Creguer

Northwood University

Running Backs

12:30-12:55 PM

Tim Horton

Auburn

Running Backs

1:00-1:25 PM

Brent Grablachoff

Kicking World

Special Teams

1:30-1:55 PM

Michael Cieri

Montclair State

Special Teams

2:00-2:25 PM

Nate Brown

North Texas

Defensive Backs

2:30-2:55 PM

Vann Hunt

Allegheny College

Defensive Backs

3:00-3:25 PM

Kevin Higgins

Wake Forest

Wide Receivers

3:30-3:55 PM

DJ McCarthy

Florida Atlantic

Wide Receivers

4:00-4:25 PM

TBA

TBA

Quarterbacks

4:30-4:55 PM

Cody Wells

Jacksonville State

Quarterbacks

 

Monday, January 8

Time

Coach

School

Position

9:00-9:25 AM

Sajan Thakkar

SUNY Maritime

Quarterbacks

9:30-9:55 AM

Eric Marty

Reedley College

Quarterbacks

10:00-10:25 AM

Adam Cushing

Northwestern

Offensive Line

10:30-10:55 AM

Rob Zeitman

Kent State

Offensive Line

11:00-11:25 AM

Jonas Jackson

Savannah State

Defensive Line

11:30-11:55 AM

Antoine Smith

Boston College

Defensive Line

12:00-12:25 PM

Clifton Odom

Stetson

Defensive Backs

12:30-12:55 PM

Randy Brown

Baltimore Ravens

Special Teams

Not able to make it to the Convention this year? Don’t worry! The Skills & Drills sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the AFCA’s educational video library.

We’re excited to be able to offer another opportunity to provide educational experiences for our member coaches. We hope you’re able to make it out to the Skills & Drills Field and benefit from the knowledge of our instructing coaches!