EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S BLOG – 2/16/2022
ALL STAR NOMINATION FORM AVAILABLE
The nomination window for the East-West All Star game is now open. The game will be played on Saturday, June 25 at Lawrence Tech in Southfield. Head coaches received an email earlier on February 14th with the link to the nomination form.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED
The MHSFCA is committed to the professional development of our members and the advancement of the game of football in Michigan. With that in mind, we have decided to create the MHSFCA Leadership Development Alliance, modeled after the AFCA’s 35 Under 35 program. We will identify, through a rigorous application process, the best and brightest among future head coaches and coordinators in our state. These men will then receive intensive leadership training from top coaches in our state, create a network to build from, and an individually designed mentoring program. It is our hope that by pouring into these future leaders, with an curriculum emphasis targeting areas like program development, player development, community involvement, and other areas of interest to aspiring head coaches, we will set them up for success in their careers and they can create great programs in their communities that will impact hundreds of players and others in the coaching profession as a result.
Who Is This Program Targeting?
- Current assistant coaches who aspire to be head coaches or coordinators
- Current head coaches with a maximum of five seasons as a head coach
Those selected must commit leadership training sessions June 23-25, 2022 at Lawrence Tech in conjunction with our All Star / Hall of Fame weekend and sessions specifically for them at our annual coaches’ clinic in January 2023.
Coaches interested in this opportunity are encouraged to send an updated professional resume to MHSFCALeadershipDevelopment@gmail.com by March 20, 2022 Those who make it through the first round of the selection process will provide a list of five references and one of two options: 1) a 1600 word article on scheme, technique drills, or plays that includes diagrams (offense, defense, or special teams) that can be published by the MHSFCA; or 2) a 10-minute video doing the same.
HALL OF FAME EVENTS SET
Our 2021 and 2022 Hall of Fame classes are both being inducted on Friday, June 24 in Southfield, MI. Ticket details will be coming later. Check out these two groups of Hall of Fame coaches at https://www.mhsfca.com/2021-2022-hall-of-fame-inductees/.
GIRLS’ FLAG FOOTBALL INTEREST FORM DUE MARCH 1
The MHSFCA is looking to gauge schools’ interest in playing girls’ flag football this Spring. The format of what we offer will be based on the number of schools interested. Head coaches received an email this week with the form to declare interest. The deadline for completing the form is March 1st.
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR JOBS AND GAMES WANTED BOARDS
Our new website has a great “Jobs Open” and “Games Wanted” pages. Take advantage of them at https://www.mhsfca.com/resources/jobs/ and https://www.mhsfca.com/resources/games-wanted/.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE A ROUSING SUCCESS
Kudos to Chris Gilliam and committee for putting on an amazing Leadership Conference on February 7 at the Lansing Radisson. Joe Hoedel, PhD was the featured speaker and did a great job executing his interactive and engaging student-athlete program. About 200 student-athletes and coaches took part.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR INTERVIEWS
Interviews for the new Executive Director will take place on February 27. The new Director will take over soon after that! Look for the next blog to find out who the next Director will be.
CONGRATS TO COREY PARKER AND KURT RICHARDSON
The MHSFCA would like to congratulate Corey Parker on his new position at the University of Toledo. Corey has been the head coach at River Rouge HS and an MHSFCA Regional Director.
Also, congratulations to Clarkston’s longtime coach, Kurt Richardson, on his retirement. He has served the Clarkston community for 45 years, 35 as head coach. The Clarkston program has been stellar, winning three state championships, under Kurt’s leadership.