Mark Kelso spent eight years in the NFL making the most of his talent.
Now, as a Heads Up Football Ambassador, Kelso is helping youth football players in the Buffalo area do the same.
The former Buffalo Bills safety recently took part in a clinic this past weekend at the team’s training facility where young athletes, coaches and parents were taught about Heads Up Football and player safety.
The Indiana and Minnesota Football Coaches Associations have endorsed USA Football’s Heads Up FootballSM program to make the game better and safer for youth and high school players in their respective states. USA Football, based in Indianapolis, is the sport’s national governing body.
Some people are born to be coaches. For them, organization, direction and command are natural extensions of their days.
For most of us, coaching – especially on the youth level – is born of necessity. Namely, our kid’s team needs one.
Count my father among both groups.
My dad – Joe Sr. – coached youth sports for 30 years in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was happy being the head coach or an assistant. As long as he was teaching, he was in his element.