This week on Inside the Headset, we are featuring Alderson Broaddus University’s head sprint football coach, Matt Perotti. Coach Perotti explains sprint football, discusses recruiting, and gives insight into how he learns more about the game.
Matt Perroti is the head sprint football coach at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia. The Battler’s sprint football team was formed in 2019 and Coach Perotti was hired as the defensive coordinator, linebackers coach, and recruiting coordinator. In his inaugural season Coach Perotti had two All-CSFL Second Team players and one honorable mentions player.
Prior to coaching at AB Coach Perroti was the offensive coordinator at Torrington High School in Connecticut. Coach Perroti grew up in North Canaan, CT where he lettered in football, wrestling, skiing, and baseball at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. Following high school Coach Perroti played safety for two years at Franklin Pierce University before transitioning to Franklin and Pierce’s offensive line and special teams coach.
[0:57] Spring Recruiting – Sprint Football
[2:56] Where do you look for players?
[5:25] What is sprint football?
[6:34] Is there a difference in the style of play?
[7:26] How do you pitch sprint football to high school linemen?
[8:49] Weigh-in Process
[10:05] “What does your strength and conditioning program look like?”
[12:39] Taking care of the little things (Coaching Philosophy)
[18:15] Where do you go to learn more about sprint football?