In February of 2018, a legislative measure AB 2108 (the Safe Youth Football Act- California) was created, but failed to be submitted to the committee for consideration because of the efforts of the Save Youth Football Coalition (Save Youth Football California). Heading into 2019, make no mistake, youth football is still under attack.
Season Overview The 2018 season was the most memorable season of my coaching career. This was without a doubt my best season to date.
Who was the most impactful leader you have ever known? Was it your high school coach, a supervisor or a parent?
Naturally, parents have high expectations of their kids, as a youth football coach you will need to educate parents on their kids realistic and attainable goals. Coaches also need to ensure parents are informed with a parents code of conduct, a written document signed or acknowledged by each parent.
We recently visited Vienna, Austria to conduct a youth football camp and our experience was a certainly a memorable one. Being involved in all aspects of the camp, we had a front row view of how the game is evolving in Europe.
This past weekend Youth Football Online flew out to Austria for our first ever international youth football camp. We partnered with the Jr Tigers Youth Football Organization who are based in Vienna, Austria (ages 6-15).
Why Youth Football Shouldn’t be Banned- Coach Rick Mantz How do you feel about the measure A3760 which would prohibit children under age 12 from participating in tackle football? I am concerned and disappointed.
Why Youth Football SHOULDN’T be Banned-Coach Marcus Borden How do you feel about the measure A3760 which would prohibit children under age 12 from participating in tackle football? First, I would like to say that politicians should limit their involvement in trying to pass legislation that affects parents making their own decisions regarding their child’s […]
Throughout my life I think I may have played every sport available in the midwest. From soccer, to wrestling, to tennis, to travel basketball, to rugby, to cross county I played, and loved everyone of them.
Culture is the most overused and misunderstood word in football today. As coaches, we know the importance of developing a strong, positive culture in our team but at the same time if we were to ask coaches how they do this very few could answer with concrete plans of action.
Benefits of Playing Football Football is a difficult game. It is a sport that requires intense and exhausting practices where players must push their bodies to their limits.
Coaching youth football is one of the most rewarding yet challenging endeavors you will ever do. It is a full time job that requires attention.
Much of how you coach today depends on your personality type and how you were coached during your development phase. A primary goal for every coach is to know how to motivate his youth football players.
Youth football myths perpetuated by the news media and Hollywood, without properly acknowledging how football is evolving as a sport. Many of the writers declaring the sport dangerous haven’t played football, but they are keen on writing stories about the dangers of playing kids football.
In football, much like in life, you are going to have your good times and you are going to have your tough times. It is how you respond to those tough times and adversity that can be telling for how the rest of your season will go.