McMaster Marauders and Hamilton Football Coaches Association 2014 Winter Super Clinic
Saturday February 1st, 2014
David Braley Athletic Centre McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario
SPONSORED BY: Total Healthcare Solutions
Registration Fee: $50 includes clinic registration and lunch. OPEN TO ALL COACHES IN THE REGION
Saturday February 1, 2013 8:30am – 4:30pm – David Braley Athletic Centre
Full day developmental clinic for football coaches at all levels including presentations and demonstrations from CFL, CIS, and High School coaches. Fundamentals, offensive and defensive systems, program development, player safety and injury management are some of the topics to be covered.
The program for the day is as follows:
9:00am – 9:40am Mark Forsyth – Defensive Backs Coach – McMaster Marauders
Topic: Defensive Back drills and fundamentals for players at any level
Coach Forsyth enters the 2013 season as the longest serving assistant coach on the Marauders staff. He will continue to work with the defensive backs this season. A former Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawk, Forsyth won the Gino Fracas Award in 1998 as CIS Volunteer Coach of the Year. He was also a McMaster Friend of Distinction in the same year.
9:45am – 10:25am Chris Puskas – Head Athletic Therapist – McMaster Marauders Football
Topic: Concussion/Injury Management
Chris enters his third year as an Athletic Therapist at McMaster University. He divides his time between treating in the David Braley Sports Medicine Clinic, Supervising Student Field Therapists and serving as Head Therapist with the Varsity Men’s Football team. Chris worked in the Canadian Football League for seventeen years: three years as the Assistant Athletic Therapist with the Toronto Argonauts (1994-1996) and fourteen as Head Athletic Therapist with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1997-2010).
10:30am – 11:15am: Dave Walters – Head Coach Westdale High School Warriors Football Program
Topic: Yearly plan and effective practice planning
Current 2013 SOSSA Div 1 Champion.
4 time Senior HWIAC Football Champs
5 time Junior HWIAC Football Champs
2012 World Masters Powerlifting Champion
11:20am – 12:00noon: Arthur Tolliver – Linebacker Coach – Erie Community College
Topic: Linebacker alignment and assignment in 43 defense
Linebacker Coach – Kentucky State University (2009-2012)
Defensive Line Coach – Kentucky Wesleyan College (2005-2008)
Defensive Line Coach – SUNY at Albany (2003-2005)
Head Coach – Salt Fleet High School, Canada (2000-2001)
Offensive Line Coach – Barton High School, Canada (1998-1999)
12:00noon – 1:30pm Lunch: Phoenix Bar & Grill
1:30pm – 2:15pm: Heath Weir – Teacher/Head Coach Huron Heights S.S, Newmarket, Ontario
Topic: Play action series in flexbone triple option offense
22-0 over the past 2 seasons (2012-2013) Huron Heights has won back-2-back OFSAA Bowl Championships. The Warriors have credited much of their success to their vaunted Triple Option running attack. Since 2004 the Warriors have amassed an impressive record of 92-11-2. Prior to coming to Huron Heights Coach Weir made stops at Acadia University, Arkansas State and the University of Memphis.
2:25pm – 3:10pm: Jason Riley – Offensive Line Coach – McMaster Marauders
Topic: Fundamental skill development for offensive Line
Coach Riley’s impressive playing resume includes being an All-Canadian and Vanier Cup Champion at UBC, as well as starting in four Grey Cups, winning one. Riley helped build a strong o-line tradition at McMaster and has coached many athletes to the CFL. Riley has also been named a Master Instructor for offensive line s by the Ontario Football Alliance. Coach Riley is also a Friend of Distinction winner.
3:20pm – 4:20pm: Stefan Ptaszek – Head Coach – McMaster Marauders
Topic: Quarterback/Offensive Systems
2012 CIS Coach of the Year. 2011 Vanier Cup Champions, 2011 and 2012 Yates Cup Champions. Former Offensive Coordinator for Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. As a player, Ptaszek played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the BC Lions, where he was drafted in the First Round, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. He played university football at Wilfrid Laurier from 1990-1994 where he was a three-time All-Canadian and a member of the Vanier Cup Championship team in 1991.