Clinic Season

On Thursday, Feb 20, I will drive down to Bally’s in 2019-01-24 oline clinic photoAtlantic City, NJ to attend the Glazier Clinic.  I look forward to seeing old friends, meeting new ones and sharing ideas.  After the clinic, I will join my wife and youngest son for the drive to our college visit at Clemson University.  While my son had a great senior season on the gridiron for the Hilltoppers, he knows he is not the next Trevor Lawrence and would only be going to Clemson as a student.  Nonetheless, the staff of last year’s national championship finalist was kind enough to invite us to tour the football facility during our visit.

After the Clemson tour, my family will drop me off at Greenville airport so that I can fly back for The Meeting of the Minds at Western Connecticut State University on Tuesday, Feb 25.  The Meeting of the Minds is an annual, invitation-only clinic.  Each year, one staff from every college conference on the east coast is invited to participate.  I’m humbled to have been invited and will be sharing our Screen Pass Options (SPOs) with my fellow coaches.

From there, I will join back up with my family for our college visit to Rutgers University where I hope to stop in and visit some old coaching friends.  The last stop on my journey home will be Windsor, CT for the New England Nike Coach of the Year Clinic Feb 27-29 where I will be presenting the following sessions on Thursday and Friday:

Session 1:  Compartmentalize your Passing Game into three different QB Reads: Triangle, Levels, Curl-Flat Middle Reads

Session 2: Compartmentalize your Screen Game into 2-count SPOs, Jail Breaks, and Run Screens

Session 3:  4th & Go No Punt Team:  Keep your offense on the field and the ball in your QB’s hands.

Though still some chilly winter days ahead in Northern Vermont, Clinic Season always reminds me Spring will shortly be upon us and it’s time to intellectually “turn over the dirt,” and “prepare the soil,” in our minds for cultivating plays, players and our staff. Spring meetings and practices soon follow… Though more than six months away from the 2020 season’s opening kickoff, I am reminded, “Games are not won on weekends in the fall!”

Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at and share with your colleagues and friends. Thanks for supporting this blog and joining our conversations, and as always, thanks for your time!

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