Bacon Academy's Maranda to attend NFL-USA Football Summit
Bacon Academy football coach Duane Maranda has been selected to attend the NFL-USA Football Summit next week in Canton, Ohio.
The 11th-annual event recognizes 51 high school coaches, one from each state and the District of Columbia, for their contributions to the sport. High school football coaches register for an opportunity to attend the Summit by entering a nomination and essay contest conducted by the NFL and USA Football.
Featured speakers at the event include ESPN analyst and former Pittsburgh Steeler Merril Hoge, ESPN analyst and former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Todd Blackledge, and Hall of Famers Mike Haynes and Dave Robinson.
Topics to be discussed include steroids and supplements, injury prevention in youth sports, heat and hydration issues, character development issues, NCAA eligibility and recruiting, proper equipment fitting, and handling coach-player-parent relationships.
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