49ers Coaching Staff Hosts Free Clinic for High School, Youth Coaches

The San Francisco 49ers staff hosted more than 500 local coaches, teaching them NFL drills and coaching techniques.

Jim Tomsula and his entire San Francisco 49ers coaching staff spent two days last week instructing local youth and high school coaches as part of the team's commitment to serving and growing the game at a grassroots level.

More than 500 coaches from 105 high schools registered for the clinic, which took place at the 49ers team headquarters in Santa Clara on Friday and Saturday.

"Our hope is, most importantly, that the high school and youth coaches understand that what they are doing is important," said Jared Muela, the 49ers senior manager of youth football. "We wanted this experience to be an example of how the 49ers coaching staff and entire organization values what they do through by the complete buy-in we had from our staff."

Every position coach, as well as the strength and equipment staff, gave a presentation and took questions in a one-on-one setting from the attendees.

"Our 49ers coaching staff was incredible," Muela said. "All of the breakouts were very interactive.  This allowed the coaches who attended an opportunity to get exactly what they wanted out of each 49ers coach."

A major topic of conversation during the clinic was fundamentals, as the 49ers coaches stressed how important they are to teach even in the NFL.

"The sessions were very diverse with some coaches breaking down film and drills, and others used the time on the grease boards to draw up solutions for issues the groups were facing," Muela said. "One of the most common pieces of feedback I received was how great it was to have our coaches take the time to address specific issues they had."

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