Friday, March 14, 2014

VCFCA Wednesday Night Clinics

For about the last 20 years, the Ventura County Football Coaches Association was sponsored coaches clinics on each Wednesday night in the month of March for free. I have been honored over the years to speak twice to the assembled coaches.

The idea of the clinic is to offer all of our county coaches a chance to get together to learn more about the game in a comfortable setting and then have some time to socialize. This socialization has been, in my opinion, a great reason why the vast majority of our coaches get along and that translates into a lot of positive things during the course of the season.

 Ted Lawrence
Defensive Line Coach
Ventura College

Two weeks ago, Jason Sabolic, the Offensive Coordinator at Pierce College, spoke to us about the Brahmas' "Spread Triple Option Attack."

This week, Ventura College offered us two speakers. Their Defensive Coordinator, Tyson Butler, spoke on Building a Championship Defense -- In-Season and Off-Season."

At the same time, the Pirates' Defensive line coach, Ted Lawrence, gave a very passionate and thorough talk on  "Defensive Line Play vs. the Run."

At the start of his talk, he made comment that I was sitting in the audience and was coaching before he was even born.

Afterwards, I asked him his birthdate and Ted responded "October, 1971."


He was right, I was half way through my second year of Coaching the J.V. team at Thousand Oaks H.S. when he arrived in the world. That Lancers squad went 9-0 in 1971 winning the Marmonte League Championship.

Reading Is FUNdamental

Jamaica, Austria, Cuba, the Magellan Billet, the Jewish Faith and the search for who Columbus really was.

Struck gold again!

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