Foxborough, Mass. -- The New England Patriots and the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) have partnered with MasterSports Inc., a 501 (c) 3 organization, to present the 2013 New England Football Coaches Clinic. The Clinic will be held March 8-9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
"MasterSports is excited to work alongside the MHSFCA and the New England Patriots to combine our football clinics to make this the finest clinic in the region. We will adhere to the same basic principles: Providing the most up-to-date techniques and schemes presented by some of the nation's best football coaches," said MasterSports founder and Curry College head coach, Skip Bandini. "We are also delighted to continue our Memorial Scholarship Program, which awards educational scholarships in the name of fallen football players and coaches. To date, MasterSports Inc. has awarded $119,500 in memorial scholarships. This is the 'must attend' event for Youth, High School, and College football coaches in the Northeast region."
"MasterSports has always represented football well and given back to those who played and coached the game," said MHSFCA past president and Framingham High School head coach Gary Doherty. "To have MasterSports with us is to bring more credibility to what many believe to be the best clinic in New England."
"As the professional standard bearer for football in our region, the New England Patriots have a vested interest in promoting this great game at all levels," said Patriots Vice President of Content Fred Kirsch. "We've been working with the MHSFCA for several years now to present this clinic as well as the annual combine. Adding MasterSports and their years of clinic experience and giving back to the game to our efforts is an honor. The New England Football Coaches Clinic will only get stronger as a result."
This year's clinic keynoter is Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien. Clinicians will include coaches from UMass, BC and UConn along with other schools throughout New England and beyond. Over 32 hours of clinics and breakout sessions will be offered along with meals and free admission to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon for all attendees.
To register either as an attendee or exhibitor, visit www.newenglandfootball.com.
About MasterSports Inc.
MasterSports is a non-profit corporation created to promote the game of football. We have two missions:
- Raise funds for educational scholarships. All funds after direct expenses raised from all our various operations are used to fund Memorial Scholarships© for college, high school and youth football players. These are awarded annually in June based on criteria set by the MasterSports Board of Directors.
- Provide quality instruction that allows football coaches at all levels to share skills, schemes and techniques with other coaches through our coaches clinic.
To date, $119,500 has been awarded in memorial scholarships. Coaches may nominate a player for a Memorial Scholarship or list coaching vacancies and job openings at www.mastersports.org.
About the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association
The MHSFCA is dedicated to serving the needs of Massachusetts High School Football. The organization is headed by an executive board comprised of officers and representatives from leagues and regions in the state which strives to advance the great game of football.
Meetings of the executive board are open to all Massachusetts football coaches and are usually held on the second Thursday of the month (October-May), at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, Mass., at 7PM. The MHSFCA discusses and provides input to the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association on all issues relating to Massachusetts high school football such as: Realignment of leagues; safety issues; playoff and Super Bowl format; venues; rule changes.
The Association sponsors a Football Clinic, Prospect Book, The All-State Super 26 Banquet, Coaches Hall of Fame Banquet, College Athletic Combine and Shriners Football Classic. The primary charity of the MHSFCA is the Shriners Hospital in Boston.