Local coaches get NFL insight at Redskins camp

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

While Washington Redskins fans assembled along the sideline to see their favorite team practice Friday morning, a large group of men used to blowing whistles while conducting practice spent the morning watching one.

Brandon Meriweather and Chris Thompson square off in a drill as the Washington Redskins kick off practice at their Richmond facility.

Brandon Meriweather and Chris Thompson square off in a drill as the Washington Redskins kick off practice at their Richmond facility.

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation hosted high school football coaches from around the area and the commonwealth for their annual High School Coaches Clinic, an opportunity to not only see the NFL train in person, but to hear from professionals on areas vital to the success of their teams, and their student-athletes.

Dozens of coaches, including new Patrick Henry head coach Bryan Davis and assistant Dan McGraw, stood behind the far end zone of the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, watching the Redskins in drills and 7-on-7s in what was their second day of practice.

Following practice, the coaches made their way to the Science Museum of Virginia to hear from former Washington strength and conditioning coach Anthony Spinosa and former team dietitian/nutritionist Jane Jakubczak on how to fuel, prepare, and maximize the bodies of student-athletes for their fullest potential.

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