One thing that all coaches, players and parents can agree on is no one wants to have a practice where there are lots of kids standing around. Kids standing around at practice are not getting better at football and normally are not having fun.
I coined the term ‘edge training’ sometime ago when I realized my youth football athletes were spending a little too much time idle, and I wanted them to get some work in. To fix this, I set up a training program at home, a little bit outside of the box and set to be fun, […]
We believe that culture is the most important element in building a team or program. Without a strong culture your team will struggle to deal with the ups and downs of the season.
These 5 Concepts apply to coaches and players. Always remember that your team’s attitude, body language, and overall vibe is a reflection of how they are being coached.
Pre-Practice is a great time for the Offensive Line to work through some of their basic movement patterns that will increase their ability to complete their assignments. There are a variety of different ways you can approach pre-practice.
Coaching Mental Toughness in Youth Sports Mental toughness is a phrase that is thrown around a lot in sport and competition. Athletes demonstrate mental toughness coming back from an injury or battling back for a come-from-behind win.
I want to start out by saying that I do not hate flag football. I’ve coached spring flag football for almost as long as I have coached tackle youth football.
Coaching youth football is a fun, challenging, and an absolute amazing experience. Seeing kids progress throughout the season as football players & individuals is the most satisfying element.
One of the best parts about football, and sports in general, is the learning that takes place. This sport teaches young men the merit of hard work, the ability to sacrifice for a greater good, and how to overcome adversity.
The off-Season can be a difficult time for athletes. You are removed from your coaches and teammates.
Season Overview The 2018 season was the most memorable season of my coaching career. This was without a doubt my best season to date.
How effective is your play calling? This is something that every coach needs to look at when the season wraps up.
The current trend in society is very anti-meeting. Lots of people perceive meetings as a gigantic waste of time that can be avoided through the use of technology.
The fact is we have power over our health, and the nutrition of our youth football athletes. What we gobble up and swallow each day determines most how active and how healthy we are.
One day I was listening to an audiobook on my way to work (something I highly recommend) and I was struck by a very simple idea. The book I was reading was a leadership book that was all about creating and installing culture within a team.