29 March 2019
Coaches and athletes joined by NFL and Collegiate stars for weekend of learning
Last weekend the National Tackle Football Association (NTFA) of Jamaica staged their first ever Coaches Clinic and Gridiron Camp
25 coaches were in attendance on Friday March 22 for the first ever NTFA Coaches Clinic.
The Gridiron Camp on March 23 saw 130 athletes, 35 coaches and referees, along with 20 NTFA administrators, each learning and administering various aspects of the sport. Alongside receiving coaching the athletes were also mentored on a number of leadership and character subjects throughout the day.
The NTFA enlisted a number of professionals to support the camp, including Twan Russell from the Miami Dolphins; Quincy Wilson from the Indianapolis Colts; Daniel Perry, formerly of The University of South Florida; David Perry, formerly of The University of Miami; Don Holly, formerly of Southwest Oklahoma State University, along with NTFA Lead, Jerome Harriott administering the curriculum to the Gridiron Camp attendees.
The educational aspects of the camp were well received with a number of athletes showing their abilities - thoroughly impressing the instructors and administrators alike. The top performers will from each school will be highlighted and presented with awards at the Kick-Off Classic event that will be staged in April at Treasure Beach Sports Complex.