NFL CAP Clinics

The BAFCA in conjunction with the NFL will be holding a series of clinics in March aimed at coaching and positional fundamentals in football.

Each 3 hour clinic will cover one of the following:

Offensive Line
Defensive Line
Defensive Backs
Running backs
Wide Receivers

These clinics will be accredited as the source material for BAFCA Level 2 qualifications, which attendees can take on the day.

The clinics will be delivered by the following US Coaches:

Nick Fitzgerald, HC from Watervliet High School NY

Brent Steurwald HC (retired), from Shenendehowa High School NY.

There will be two clinics each day, after which there will be an open ‘Questions and Answers’ session with the coaches on any football topic. For those taking the BAFCA qualification, there will also be a written exam and practical assessment.

The clinics are open to all coaches, managers, assistants, team helpers, players or any interested party, not just those BAFCA members taking the Level 2.

Cost of attendance to the actual clinics is FREE thanks to sponsorship by the NFL.

Cost of undertaking a BAFCA exam and assessment is £15 each. (Note, this cost is lower than the normal charge for Level 2, once again due to the generous support of the NFL),

In addition, to take a qualification you must be a current BAFCA member and be previously qualified at Level 1. Present cost of BAFCA membership is £15 plus £10 BAFA membership, (unless already a BAFA member. Please bring BAFA number as proof).

Clinic Dates and Venues:

Forth Bank Stadium, Stirling
Saturday 4th March, 09.30am-18.00pm – Offensive Line and Wide receiver clinics plus Q and A session and Level 2 Assessments
Sunday 5th March, 09.30am-18.00pm – Defensive line, Defensive back plus Q and A session and Level 2 Assessments

Coventry University, Coventry
Part 1 - Wednesday Evening 8th March, 18.00pm-22.00pm – Linebacker, Running back clinics
Part 2 - Thursday Evening 9th March, 18.00pm-22.00pm – Open Q and A session with the US coaches plus Level 2 assessments.

K2 Sports Centre, Crawley
Saturday 11th March, 09.30am-18.00pm – Wide receivers, Offensive Line plus Q and A session and Level 2 Assessments
Sunday 12th March, 09.30am-18.00pm – Defensive Line, Linebacker plus Q and A session and Level 2 Assessments

To undertake any of the level 2 qualifications, you must pre-register by Friday 24th February
To register for any of these clinics please contact:
Simon Hatcher at or, Simon Newnham at the NFL on

Please state which venue, date and position module you wish to register for.

Directions to CAP venues:

Forthbank Leisure Stadium,
01786 448308

When coming from Edinburgh or Glasgow on the M9/M80, leave at junction 9. Then from the roundabout take the A91 signposted Bannockburn. Remain on the A91 through 3 roundabouts, at the 4th roundabout (Muirton Roundabout). (Follow ‘Football Traffic’ signs)

When coming from Perth on the A9 remain on the A9 at the Keir Roundabout through Bridge of Allan. Travel through Bridge of Allan straight through the 1st roundabout past the University. At the 2nd roundabout take the A907 to the 3rd roundabout. Then take the A91 to the next roundabout (Muirton Roundabout) refer to map. (Follow ‘Football Traffic’ signs) .

Car Parking.

Park in centre car park.

Graduate and CPD Centre
Gosford Street
Coventry University
City Centre
02476 888 012

Coventry lies at the heart of a motorway network with fast trouble free roads right into the City. Once you get to the City-centre there are signposts to the University from all the relevant Ring Road junctions.
From London: follow the M1, leaving it at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and follow the signs for the City-centre.
From southern England: take the A34 to the M40. Leave the M40 at Junction 15, then take the A46 and follow signs for the City-centre.
From the Southwest: take the M5, then the M42, leaving the M42 at Junction 6. Follow the A45 to Coventry. (From South Wales: follow the M4 to the M5, then as above.)
From western Scotland and the Northwest: leave the M6 at Junction 2 and follow City-centre signs.
From the North: take the M1 to Junction 21, then to the end of the M69, following signs for Coventry City-centre.

Car parking

There is ampler parking adjacent to the Graduate centre.

K2 Crawley
Pease Pottage Hill
RH11 9BQ
01293 585 300

K2 Sports Centre Crawley
M25 to M23- Towards Brighton.
Travel along the M23 to junction 11.
At the round about take the A23 towards Crawley.
Continue along the A23 down the hill to the traffic lights.
Stay in the extreme right hand lane and take this filter into the K2 centre.

Car parking.
Park in centre car park.

Simon Newnham
Player Development
NFL International
4th Floor
Savannah House
11-12 Charles II Street
London SW1Y 4QU
Tele 0207 925 1110
Fax 0207 839 3535