Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has teamed up with USA Football to host three clinics across Missouri this summer.
Aside from the clinics, Mahomes’ 15 and the Mahomies Foundation will also be providing 15 $2,000 grants to 15 youth football leagues.
“Smart coaching can make a lasting and positive impact on kids and their sports development,” Mahomes said in a statement announcing the new efforts. “I’m happy to partner with USA Football to support healthy football practices for coaches and youth athletes across the KC region.”
Coach clinics will teach principles of USA Football’s Football Development Model, designed to help coaches teach youth athletes based on their age, the skill they are learning and the football game types they play.
USA Football Master Trainers leading the coach clinics are Webb City (Mo.) High School head coach John Roderique and retired Rockwood (Mo.) Summit High School head coach Mike Bellers. Roderique, a member of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, has led his Cardinals to a Missouri-record 12 state championships. Bellers, inducted into the Metro St. Louis Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2017, led Summit to 104 victories and 12 district titles.
“Patrick’s commitment to kids through his 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is immense and uncommon,” USA Football CEO & executive director Scott Hallenbeck said. “We value Patrick’s friendship and love of the game to deliver best-in-class coach training and grants to help elevate youth football programs throughout Greater Kansas City.”