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Release No.01.19.16-CoachesClinic-JF
January 19, 2016

Cougar Football to Host Free Coaching Clinic for Youth Coaches

The College of the Canyons football program will host a free coaching clinic for local high school and youth football coaches on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the college’s Valencia campus.

Beginning at 8 a.m., local high school and youth level football coaches are invited to sit in on a series of presentations led by members of the COC football staff, as well as coaches from other nearby institutions.

The day’s events will be focused on a variety of different aspects related to both coaching and developing strong player fundamentals at the youth level.

The clinic will begin with a morning meet-and-greet session for coaches and presenters. Coffee and light snacks will be available. 

Each session will run approximately 30 minutes in length and be followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

“We look forward to hosting our first annual College of the Canyons Football Coaches Clinic,” said COC football head coach Ted Iacenda. “It’s important to establish relationships with local youth and high school football coaches because they are the lifeblood of our program.

“Networking, collaborating and sharing different ideas and new philosophies,” added Iacenda, “provides our program with an opportunity to continue strengthening bonds with the local coaches who are developing our future Cougars.”

The schedule of events for the 2016 COC Football ‘Coaches Clinic’ is as follows:

8 a.m. – Meet and greet with COC head coach Ted Iacenda and staff.
8:45 to 9:30 a.m. – Opening Presentations
 ‘Basic Tenets of Sound Defensive Back Play’ – Matt Crater, COC football assistant head/defensive backs coach – East P.E., Room 101.
 ‘Up-Tempo Offense for Youth Football’  David Machuca, Glendale College football offensive coordinator  East P.E., Room 102.

 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. – Second Presentation
 ‘Offensive Line Run Blocking/Progression for the Development of Explosive Run Blockers’ – Marc Dumlao – COC football, offensive line coach – East P.E., Room 101.
  ‘Key Concepts & Drills for Dynamic Running Back Play  Mike Kane, COC football running backs coach  East P.E., Room 102.
10:45 to 11:30 a.m. – Third Presentation
 ‘Fundamentals for Excellent Linebacker Play’ – Dan Corbet, COC football defensive coordinator – East P.E., Room 102.
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Fourth Presentation
 ‘Alemany High School Passing Game Concepts’ – Dean Herrington, head coach Alemany High School – East P.E., Room 101.

Coaches interested in attending the COC Football ‘Coaches Clinic’ are asked to RSVP by emailing​ in order to reserve a spot.
Parking will be available for free in college parking lot No. 5 on the day of the event.

The East Physical Education/Kinesiology building is located adjacent to parking lot No. 5, to the immediate left of the tennis courts.

The College of the Canyons Valencia campus is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.

For more information about the 2016 COC Football ‘Coaches Clinic’ please contact Matthew Crater at