Calvert Hall High School head football coach Donald Davis is one of seven USA Football Master Trainers who will lead instruction during a pair of football clinics in South Korea. Hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison at Camp Humphries, the May 2-3 clinics will include children of servicemen and servicewomen stationed in that country.
Davis has 17 years of coaching experience at the high school and college levels. A member of the U.S. National Team coaching staff since 2012, Davis received the 2006 Baltimore Touchdown Club Coach of the Year award as well as the 2010 Maryland State Coaches Association State Coach of the Year.
The May 2 clinic will include athletes who attend the four high schools located on U.S. bases in South Korea. Led by USA Football Master Trainers, players will take part in individual drills, 1-on-1 competitions and 7-on-7 competitions, learning proper techniques, skills and fundamentals for their positions. Participants also will have the opportunity to try out for the U.S. National Team program, which represents the United States in international competition. Athletes will compete for roster spots in the 2016 International Bowl, which takes place in February at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The clinic on Sunday, May 3, is designed for flag football participants ranging in age from 7 to 16. This event will incorporate a series of drills to teach passing, catching and running skills. All drills are based on USA Football’s Player Progression Development Model, ensuring that children are learning in an age-appropriate manner based on their cognitive and physical ability.
While in South Korea, Davis and the other Master Trainers also will take part in a parents clinic, where moms and dads will learn about USA Football’s Heads Up Footbal program, a comprehensive array of resources and medically approved protocols that advance player health and safety through concussion awareness and recognition, heat preparedness and hydration, sudden cardiac arrest protocols, proper tackling and blocking fundamentals and equipment fitting. More than 5,500 youth leagues and 750 high schools in 2014 participated in the program, benefitting nearly 1 million young athletes.
Leading U.S. medical organizations support USA Football’s Heads Up Football program for better and safer play, including the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, among others.
“USA Football is committed to give coaches, players and parents the information they need to create the best environment in which to teach, learn and enjoy the sport,” USA Football Executive Director Scott Hallenbeck said. “We are proud to partner with the U.S. Army to offer military families overseas our gratitude as well as exciting instruction from some of America’s best football coaches.”
About USA Football: Indianapolis-based USA Football (www.usafootball.com) is the sport’s national governing body, leading the game’s development for youth, high school and other amateur players. The independent nonprofit partners with leaders in medicine, child advocacy and sport to establish important standards rooted in education. USA Football trains more high school and youth football coaches combined than any organization in the U.S., advancing coaching education and player skill development for safer play and positive experiences through athletics. Follow USA Football at www.facebook.com/usafootball or on Twitter @USAFootball.