For coaches looking forward to enjoying a second annual trip to Nashville for a few days in January for the AFCA convention, there is some news to share.
The AFCA has announced that the 2021 AFCA convention will be held online, citing health and safety factors. The clinic was scheduled to take place from January 10th - 12th but those dates are also currently under review as it shifts to a virtual emphasis.
Here is AFCA executive director Todd Berry's statement from the release of the news:
“We appreciate all parties’ tremendous work on our season, our efforts toward our student-athletes and the overall good of college football,” Todd Berry, AFCA Executive Director said. “This has been a difficult year and those efforts are greatly appreciated. In recognition of our many partners’ decisions to postpone seasons, we waited until what we felt was the last minute to transition to a virtual environment. After reviewing Nashville’s roadmap for reopening, there is no definitive date as to when a convention our size could be accommodated. Based off of our timeline, we know this to be our best decision. In the next few months, we now have time to prepare the best possible virtual convention for our AFCA membership. We are excited about the opportunities this brings us in the future to provide more content to our membership. We share the frustration about not having an in-person convention but are excited to reach our members in other ways.”
The virtual convention will still include the customary educational sessions, business meetings, and award presentations that we've all become accustomed to.
More information including the schedule, speakers, and online events will come out soon, the statement goes on to share.
As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching information.