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Sean McVay & Rams position coaches inspire local coaches during 2nd annual High School Coaches Clinic

The Los Angeles Rams hosted their 2nd annual high school coaches clinic, bringing together the team's coaching staff and local high school varsity football coaches for a comprehensive day of learning and collaboration.

The clinic, held at the team's practice facility, kicked off with opening remarks from Rams High School Football Associate Manager Ghalee Wadood. High school coaches then had the opportunity to watch Rams practice and participate in breakout sessions focused on the key aspects of coaching and player development with Rams' position coaches.

Wadood, a former high school football coach himself, values the impact the event has on coaches of all levels. "I hope they take back something that they really relate to, [something that] matches their team. Not just some great plays and drills, but something that they felt was missing from the team that could fill a gap."

Rams Defensive Backs Coach and Pass Game Coordinator Aubrey Pleasant expressed his gratitude for high school coaches as they serve a vital role during transformational times in the lives of the athletes they coach. "Being from Flint, MI, my first opportunity coaching was at the high school level. I understand not only the aspirations, but what they go through. I have an extreme special place in my heart for high school coaches, knowing that they're really helping shape the mindset of young men across this country."

The day culminated with Rams Head Coach Sean McVay sharing the lessons he's learned, the importance of who he surrounds himself with and how he "models the way." McVay gave coaches a front-row seat to acronyms and motivational baselines he has continued to utilize throughout his career. "He speaks from the heart," said Wadood. "Being as honest as he is, he can connect with each and every coach that joined us today."

High school coaches traveled from across Southern California, and as far as Georgia, to learn from Rams coaches. Several coaches returned to the clinic for a second time, while many attended for the first time.

Rams position coaches that led the breakout session included, Special Teams Coordinator Chase Blackburn, Tight Ends Coach Nick Caley, Running Backs Coach Ron Gould, Defensive Line Coach and Run Game Coordinator Giff Smith, Defensive Backs Coach and Pass Game Coordinator Aubrey Pleasant, Quarterbacks Coach Dave Ragone, Offensive Line Coach Ryan Wendell and Wide Receivers Coach Eric Yarber.

The free clinic offered a platform for local coaches to enhance their understanding of football schemes and gain valuable insights from NFL coaches. The opportunity aimed to grow and sustain high school football participation by equipping coaches with necessary knowledge and tools.

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