Hubbard football coach Elton Harris has been selected to attend the NFL-USA Football Summit next week in Canton.
The Summit takes place from July 21-23 and is a way of recognizing 51 high school coaches (one from each state) for their contributions to the sport.
Former Pittsburgh Steeler great Merril Hoge will address Summit participants on the importance of coaching, while two-time Super Bowl winning Dallas Cowboy Darrin Smith will speak about the importance of education. Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Haynes; former Green Bay Packer all-pro and Vince Lombardi protégé, Dave Robinson; and former Chiefs quarterback Todd Blackledge will also address the group.
Coaches will hear from DR. STAN HERRING of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee about the importance of concussion education and awareness in youth sports and DR. LINN GOLDBERG of Oregon Health & Science University for a steroid and supplement education session. Many more topics covered, including 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.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association fund the Summit.