Harbaugh Coaching Academy Launches Game-Changing Resource for All Youth Coaches

Super Bowl-winning National Football League Head Coach John Harbaugh, with the support of his legacy coaching family, legendary Coach Jack Harbaugh, National Champion-winning coach Jim Harbaugh and Final Four Coach Tom Crean, announced the launch of the Harbaugh Coaching Academy today.

    The Harbaugh Coaching Academy (HCA) is designed to be a resource for coaches working across the spectrum of sports and operating at all playing levels. Established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, HCA offers numerous coaching tools for youth, high school, and college coaches, as well as teachers, instructors, and parents.

    "The Harbaugh Coaching Academy has truly been in development since we were kids. HCA was born of thousands of coaching lessons learned over the years. It's a culmination of decades of coaching experience, working with coaches and leaders committed to empowering other coaches who aim to have a greater impact on youth performance and well-being – regardless of the sport," shared Coach John Harbaugh.

    HarbaughCoachingAcademy.org Offers Expert Content for Coaches

    HarbaughCoachingAcademy.org offers expert-backed content, advice, experiences, stories, motivation, methodology and techniques for coaches today. The website includes an expansive video library featuring some of the most respected and accomplished names in sports, business, military, and media. Andy Reid, Tee Martin, Sean McVay, Tony Dungy and Dick Vermeil are just a few who lend their philosophy, teachings and insights to HCA. The videos, articles, and interviews included on harbaughcoachingacademy.org cover such topics as "Non Confrontational Confrontation," "Safety in Football," "How to Build Mental Toughness in Young Athletes," "Building a Staff" and much more.

    HCA covers critical coaching topics today's youth leaders care about including inspirational messages, tactical instruction, leadership, and mental health. The Academy's video, articles, podcasts, and other resources make it easy for coaches to create and customize their own learning library.

    "There's nothing quite like HCA out there to support and inspire today's coaches to be their best. Our goal is to share the wisdom and experiences of exceptional coaches and leaders with those who want to learn from them. Collectively, we can reach and empower more people for good than we could on our own."

    The HCA Legacy Leadership Team: A Family of Coaches

    Joining John Harbaugh in developing HCA are members of this coaching family, including Jack Harbaugh, Jim Harbaugh, and Tom Crean. John's father, Jack, is a 41-year coaching veteran who won the 2002 NCAA Division I-AA football championship as the head coach at Western Kentucky. Throughout his years, Jack has been a leader, father figure, and friend to countless players and coaches.

    Brother Jim recently signed on as the head coach of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers after nine years serving as head coach of the University of Michigan and winning the CFP National Championship in 2023, along with three consecutive Big Ten Championships (2021-23). He was the NFL Baltimore Ravens' starting QB in 1998, played 14 seasons in the NFL, and was the San Francisco 49ers' head coach from 2011–14 (winning Coach of the Year in his first season).

    "I'm proud to work alongside my family on the Harbaugh Coaching Academy," said Jim Harbaugh. "I'm delighted we can share what we've learned with other coaches, of all levels, to help them develop and mentor young athletes."

    Brother-in-law Tom Crean coached the men's basketball teams at the University of Georgia, Indiana University and Marquette University (where his team reached the 2003 NCAA Final Four). He currently serves as a national college basketball analyst for ESPN.

    To learn more about Harbaugh Coaching Academy and explore this resource, visit HarbaughCoachingAcademy.org.

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