Clinic Season kicks off – can’t miss speakers

Clinic Season kicks off – can’t miss speakers

Tomorrow the clinic season begins with the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Virtual Clinic and they have put together a tremendous line-up with over 130 speakers!

There’s something for every coach on your staff. 

Let’s start with the headliners:

Northwestern Head Coach Pat Fitzgerald shares “The Wildcat Way.” He has them to the top of the Big Ten West.  Learn how he builds culture. 

Maryland Head Coach Mike Locksley teaches their RPO and Run Action Pass package

Trio of Former Illini Head Coaches will be speaking

Ron Zook – Fireside chat 

Lou Tepper- LB Fundamentals and 33 Defense. 48 year college coach. 16 year head coach (101-75-2 record). Taught over 20 NFL linebackers including 4 Butkus Award winners. Author of “Complete Linebacking” (2 editions 1997 and 2014). FCA speaker.

Ron Turner – Reflections on 41 years of coaching, 19 in Illinois. The Importance of Situational Football

The D3 National Championship Staff from North Central College is speaking:

HC Jeff Thorne – Winning 3rd Down with Efficient QB Play

DC Shane Dierking – Defending Empty Formations

OC Brad Spencer – Daily WR Drills and Development

DL Tim Janecek -Stunts and Pass Rush

OL Eric Stuedemann – Inside Zone- Rules and Everyday Drills

Highlight of Offense Topics (47 Topics) 

Wyoming RGC/OL Bart Miller – Individual Drill Work & Offseason Development for Offensive Linemen

Miami of Ohio AHC/CoOC/OL George Barnett  simple pass pro fundamentals

Wash U St. Louis HFC Aaron Keen – Creativity in finding easy completions for your qb

Truman State OC Jason Kilday – Truman State Stick Concept

OC Eastern Illinois John Kuceyeski – Squeeze to Succeed, Using Adjustments to Simplify Looks

WR Eastern Illinois Mark Philmore III – Top Down Mindset – Teaching WR Coverages

OC Butler University Kyle Conner – QB Run Game

Highlight of Defense Topics (31 Topics) 

Miami of Ohio Head Coach Chuck Martin – Defending RPO

Head Coach Illinois State, Brock Spack  shares how and why they transitioned from a 4-3 to a 3-4.

HC Illinois College, Ray DeFrisco LB Flow Reads

Tim Dougherty 5 & 6 man pressures & transition to multiple fronts

DL Eastern Illinois Justin Manning – The Art of Pass Rush

CB Eastern Illinois Cliff Odom – Cornerback Individual Drills

Glenbard West HC Chad Hetlet – Simple methods of breaking down opponents offensive tendencies to develop defensive game plan

Special Teams (6 topics)

Wyoming CoST/CB Benny Boyd -Wyoming Cowboy Football Special Teams. Fundamentals For Success Through Circuit Training.

Monmouth HC Chad Braun – Join the block party #1 in the nation

STC Butler University Elijah Ferguson – Punt and Kickoff Drills

STC Xavier University Jimmy Flynn – Developing an Explosive KOR: 20 Absolutes

Coach and Program Development (34 topics)

Former NFL QB, Kurt Warner – My Coaching Creed

State Champion Father/Son head coaches Derek Leonard & Ken Leonard – The Leonard Way

HFC Lindenwood University Jed Stugart – Coaching the Heart of Your Program


Brad Dixon HFC Camp Point Central HS – Sprint Based Football: Reverse Engineering to play fast on Game Day

Elite Speed Cameron Jones – Speed for Football

Get your professional staff development kicked off this week with one of the best line-ups you will see all clinic season.  Again, whether you are a head coach, coordinator, or position coach, there is something for everyone in this deep line-up of successful speakers.

Get your pass here.