New Year, New Lessons

I am honored to join an outstanding lineup of college and NFL coaches speaking at Championship Football Clinics Annual Offensive Line Clinic on 16 January (MLK Day) in Bergen County, NJ.  I will share the schemes and techniques used in our Screen Pass Options. While I have shared this presentation at the USA Football National Conference, Nike Coach of the Year Clinic, and Glazier Clinics in the past, I will do a deeper dive into the specific techniques used by our offensive linemen on the plays. It’s often said, “Football is a game of inches,” and I’m excited for the opportunity to cover the nuances giving offensive linemen advantages that can turn inches into yards.

As I have mentioned many times in previous blogs, the most remarkable thing about the coaching profession is the willingness coaches have to share their knowledge.  I have used the analogy that when two people meet who each have a penny and share their pennies with each other, they walk away still possessing only a single penny.  But when two people meet and share ideas, they each walk away with two ideas: each far richer for the experience.  

This clinic also affords me an opportunity to listen and learn from two of my favorite offensive line clinicians, Kyle Flood from the University of Texas, and Pat Flaherty formerly of the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars.  I have learned much from these professionals over the last three decades and anxiously await hearing what they will share on Monday 16 January.  

For more clinic information regarding registration, speakers, topics, and location click on the Link here: Registration

On another note, it’s hard to believe it’s been six years and more than 275 posts on I’d like to take the time to say thanks for coming along on the journey, engaging in dialogue and discussion, and affording me the opportunity to share with you the same way so many others have shared with me. I wish you all the best in 2023!

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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