The #1 private coaching programs for developing the next generation of elite college and NFL defensive backs

Coaching Clinics

Since 2005-06, Coach “Sully” has been quietly developing the best defensive backs in the country to excel at the next level. He is regarded as the premier defensive back “go-to-guy” for players and coaches around the world. In 2012, Coach Will Sullivan started the #1 private defensive back coaching program in the country, “Shutdown U”. Coach Will Sullivan has appeared on 60 minutes, the New York Post, USA Today, NFL Network, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the magazine, Fox Sports, The New York Times and has been a guest football analyst for wide receivers and defensive backs for ESPN Radio. Coach Sully also appeared in the Nike campaign commercial “Always On” with Darrelle Revis. Coach Will Sullivan is the only coach/trainer in the country to be featured in different segments on NFL network as a defensive back coach and an elite speed coach. In 2014, Coach Sullivan wrote the articles for the 40-yd dash and provided the video tutorials for NFL network for mastering the short shuttle and mastering the 3-cone drill. In 2015, Coach Sullivan’s football speed and agility drills were featured on NFL Up with Arizona Cardinal and former 1st round pick Michael Floyd.

Workshop Options (March-June)

  • Coach Sully’s dynamic and insightful workshops won’t have you sitting in a chair all day listening to someone speak. Coach Sullivan will involve you in a learning based approach on a practical, lecture and open discussion format. His workshops are set up to give you as much learning and experience as possible. You will walk away having an energized and diverse approach to coaching defensive backs and gain the attention to detail combined with practical knowledge to make it happen.

Half-day workshop (3-4 hours)-$1,000

  • This option is available for Phoenix workshops only.
  • Pick 4-5 topics listed below under the full-day workshop, if you don’t see an option that you would want Coach Sullivan to discuss please notify Coach Sullivan to add to the workshop.
  • 3 coach maximum

Full-day workshop (6-7 hours)-$2,000

  • This option is available for Phoenix or outbound Phoenix workshops and can be scheduled for 6-7 hours in length per day.
  • 6 coach maximum

Full-day Workshop will cover the following:

  • Stance
  • Hand placement
  • Transitional Footwork
  • Release recognition
  • Effective evaluation
  • Pros & Cons of technical implementation
  • Top and Trail technique
  • Ball skill development
  • 1 & 2 Hand Punch development
  • Advanced 1st step and movement jam techniques
  • Progressive press man concepts
  • Drill progression
  • Downfield & Upfield transitional footwork
  • Other areas of defensive back techniques can be included upon request.