by Matt Bowen
June 30, 02011
This week, I spent time up in Okoboji, Iowa at the LeVar Woods Football Academy coaching defensive backs. Plenty of teaching going on down on the field with former Iowa Hawkeyes such as Ricky Stanzi and Tony Moeaki, plus both current and retired NFL players.
Technique, footwork and the basic fundamentals of football. A great learning experience for the kids and for myself in the role of a coach out on the grass. I ate it up working the DBs through deep ball drills, press and off-man coverage, etc.
However, I also had a "race" on my hands. Line up and run the 300-yard conditioning test vs. Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch for the enjoyment of the campers. No stretch or warm-up, just get into a stance and run. And I got my butt kicked. Maybe I should have stretched out those hammy’s, huh?
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