LA Rams News: head coach Sean McVay in Chalk Talk

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Sean McVay
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Sean McVay /

LA Rams head coach Sean McVay hosts Zoom Chalk Talk

It’s safe to say that LA Rams’ head coach Sean McVay’s speaking engagements have been suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19 restrictions. Despite the inability to appear personally, virtual technology has made great strides. So far has virtual technology advanced, that persons from all corners of the globe can meet instantly and simultaneously in a virtual video auditorium. Once there, participants can ask questions, focus on the guest speaker exclusively, or survey the audience. All with several clicks of buttons.

It’s just that simple.

Chalk talk is a meeting of high school coaches who are given the opportunity to listen to college and NFL coaches, to learn about new sports trends, new training techniques, and to engage in social networking to advance their own careers.

Leading through adversity and driving competitive greatness

The day’s topic? “Leading through adversity and driving competitive greatness” Chalk Talk. The virtual meeting welcomed over 200 participants, all of whom gathered to meet with, listen to, and learn from one of the rising star coaches in NFL circles.

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This is a solid meeting where you are afforded insights into the career, life, and mindset of the head coach of the LA Rams.  The discussion rapidly migrated to a nuts-and-bolts dialogue between McVay and participant head coaches.

True Chalk talk

A good exchange happened at the 13:00 mark where a high school coach asked how to motivate a team after a heartbreaking loss for the championship title. His message was to embrace all the experiences of life good and bad, while not allowing those experiences to inhibit current and future progress.

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Another good exchange tests McVay’s insight when he is asked which two quarterback drills would he endorse if he could only have two at the 17:15 mark. McVay cites drills that change the quarterback must move his drop, reset, and change the arm angle. Then he goes into mobility where he changes his launch points.  Both of these suggest that the Rams head coach embraces the opportunity to work with mobility at the quarterback position. Check out the video and the Rams head coach.