Philip Rivers Kids’ NFL Experience
Philip Rivers was named the NFL’s MVP for the 2021 season. He is one of the most experienced and versatile players in the game. Philip Rivers is also a two time Super Bowl MVP and is in his first stint with the San Diego Chargers. During his tenure with the club, Philip Rivers has been able to help the team win three Super Bowls. His statistical statistics have also been high and he has been named to his all-time team of the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) after each of the past two seasons.
Philip Rivers was born in Southern California. He grew up just down the street from the famous surfers in La Jolla. When he was a little boy, his family would travel across the country, staying in different cities, to see their favorite surfers. That experience, as well as the fact that his father played football in the military, allowed Rivers to develop an appreciation for the sport.
While playing high school football, Rivers was an all-state and all-district player. He was good at football, though, he admits, “I don’t think I ever played better than a freshman year”. The experience he gained from playing the sport during his early years and the fact that it allowed him to earn a degree from University of Southern California helped him later on when he decided to pursue a career in coaching.
He began his coaching career as an assistant at Arizona State University for two years. Then he moved on to coaching at Weber State University in Weber, Colorado. There he worked alongside legends Rocky Cable and John Elway. He was responsible for many of the offensive schemes that the Broncos used to put up huge points games.
After Cable left for the NFL, Rivers took free online games over at Las Vegas Metropolitan College of Football. There he worked with current Denver Broncos’ coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Joe Barry. He was responsible for the offense and also worked with the special teams. Now he is back with the family business, helping his old friends and colleagues move on from a great career. But he’s still looking for more football success.
“I never gave up hope of making it in the NFL,” said Rivers. “I wanted to be a head coach someday. That is how competitive the game is. I was always a fan, and now that I am older I look back on that time in my life and it is a lot of fun.”
Philip Rivers is one of those coaches that can make even the toughest kid in college excited about playing. He has a great relationship with his players and they really enjoy going to training camp. It’s also a great place for kids to meet other young athletes and forge lasting friendships.
When parents take the time to work with a high school and college coach, kids tend to notice. “Now that he is back,” said Rivers’s former player, “we have a new generation of NFL fans. Philip has a way of getting the kids to pay attention. That is what it is about for me. It’s not so much what he does, but how he does it.”
Some young fans might only know their favorite teams by name or a short phrase. Philip Rivers has adopted this same approach with his players. “We are all named,” he has said, “but we are all Chargers.” It’s a great way to start an exciting tradition and give kids a reason to root for the team.
The San Diego State product is also a great teacher. He is known as a vocal motivator and he often challenges players to hone their skills to be the best at whatever they are doing. He gets them to learn quickly and keep pushing them to be better each and every day. He wants his players to be great, and for that he is willing to go through a lot of trial and error with them.
Philip Rivers has been able to mold some of the country’s best athletes into very successful professionals. As a head coach, he has been able to develop the likes of Edwards, LaDanian Tomlinson and Vincent Jackson into first overall picks in the NFL draft. Now he wants to do it for kids. “I’ve always been a student of people,” he says. “I look at people to see how they respond to adversity and how they handle it and I see football as a part of life. Every person has a different way to play it, but once you find that way you have to stick with it.”