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THE FIELD offers 6 categories of private lessons for both individual private sessions (one on one) or semi-private (small group) sessions.  Details on the 6 training categories follow:

1) General football fundamentals training (typically recommended for youth level, ages 7-12)

2) Position specific training (typically ages 13-18)

3) Shoulder tackle training (ages 7-18)  - (A minimum of 4 sessions is required to complete. THE FIELD's shoulder tackle training program is a progressive  training program, thus, we will build on what we learn from session to session)

4) Grappling .  The sport of wrestling (or grappling) can make a tremendous impact on an athletes improvement in the sport of football.   Here is a great article on the benefits of wrestling  (grappling)(   

5) Combine training (ages 7-18)

6) Fall Camp Prep (College Bound Players)


Required equipment (for training categories 1, 2 and 3)

  • Soft, 7 on 7 style helmet.  If you already have one from a previous clinic you may use that helmet.

  • A signed waiver will be required if athlete decides not to use helmet

  • Hard shell helmets are not allowed

  • Mouth piece

  • Cleats

  • Gym shoes (basketball type)

Rates for all training categories follow (effective August 1, 2020):

  • Individual private session (1 on 1 training)  = $35 / 1 hr-session

  • Semi-private session (small group) = $25 / 1-hr session (per athlete) (Group of 2-6 athletes)

* Training/clinics that are run by THE FIELD will be intense, fundamental driven, football practices.  Sessions will be geared to the particular age groups, but athletes will be challenged mentally, physically and spiritually.  It is imperative that athletes are on time (preferably 10-15 minutes early) and ready to practice when they arrive.   Note:  Where appropriate for drills, etc., athletes will be separated into groups with similar aged athletes.



THE FIELD conducts comprehensive football instruction clinics for football teams and/or football leagues.  Please contact us for details. 


THE FIELD - Spring Clinic Series (Begins March 1)

  • Our 2020 Spring Clinic will begin on March 1 and cover much of the month of March.  Groups, especially at the youth level, will be formed based on evaluations of skills as well as physical and mental maturity.  Dates/times/locations follow:

    • March 1 (2-4pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)

    • March 3 (530-7pm, Merrimack Turf Field #14)

    • March 5 (530-7pm, Merrimack Turf Field #14)

    • March 8 (2-4pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)

    • March 10 (530-7pm, Merrimack Turf Field #14)

    • March 12 (530-7pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)

    • March 15 (2-4pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)

    • March 17 (530-7pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)

    • March 19 (530-7pm, Merrimack Turf Field #14)

    • March 22 (2-4pm, Brahan Springs Football Field)   

  • In addition to our football skills and fundamentals sessions, David Knott 'DKNOTT' (Owner/Operator of Knotts's Gym, Inc.) will be leading a 20 to 30 minute workout session on Sundays immediately after our training session again this year.  Coach Knott has several years of experience in personal training of football players at the youth, high school, college and professional level.  With Coach Knott's background in football (at the collegiate and pro level), he has a great sense of how football players need to train to utilized the talents they were blessed with to the best of their ability.  Coach Knott also specializes in any level (high school, college and professional) combine testing preparation training.  These sessions are very intense but extremely effective in improving a football players speed, quickness, strength and stamina.

  • Our target age groups are Youth (8-11), Middle School (12-13), High School (14-18 including college bound athletes)

    • Groups will be limited

  • Recommended equipment

    • Soft, 7 on 7 style helmet.  If you already have one from a previous clinic you may use that helmet.

    • A signed waiver will be required if athlete decides not to use helmet

    • Hard shell helmets are not allowed

    • Here are a few retailers that offer soft helmets

      • Elitetek

      • Gamebreaker

  • Required equipment

    • Mouth piece

    • Cleats

    • Gym shoes (basketball type)

  • Cost is $95 check, cash or via Square Store, Venmo, or PayPal.  This includes 10 training sessions and 3-4 workout sessions lead by Coach Knott. 

  • Clinic registration must be done online.  

    • Online Registration and Payment - For registration please click here.  For online payment please see our online store.

    • In person Registration (on an as needed basis only)

  • Coaches for our 2020 Spring Clinic Series follows:  
    Ralph Battle, DB (Jacksonville State, NFL), Andy Fuller, WR/H-Back/TE (Auburn, NFL, Arena), Freddie Goodwin, DE (Jacksonville State, NFL), Jason Guyton, Grappling (Howard University), Dustin Haraway, LB (Georgetown College), Micheal Harper, QB (Liberty MS, Huntsville High, James Clemens HS, Whitesburg Christian), Hoss Johnson, OL (Alabama , NFL), Patrick Junen, OL (Ole Miss), Kody Kasey (Georgetown College, DB), David Knott, DB (Ole Miss, NFL, Arena), Lucas Miller, WR (Arkansas), Deano Orr, LB/RB (Ole Miss), Keith Shoulders, ILB/OLB (Samford), Scott Swatzell, RB/FB (Ole Miss), Tony Woods DL (Arkansas)


If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact us via email ( or via voice/text (256.527.9719 or 256.990.8433).  Also, if you know of anyone that might be interested in either personal instruction or clinics conducted by THE FIELD, we ask you to please pass this information along.



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