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.
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.
Overbearing parents who, at their heart, want the best for their sons can be a difficult part of the coaching profession. As a coach, it’s important to keep in mind that both the parents and the coaches are on the same side, and have the same goal for their son, to have the best experience […]
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.
How young is too young to start strength training? Physicians debate have debated this for years- is it 6 year old, 8 years old?
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.
Communication with athlete parents can be one of the most rewarding and annoying aspects of youth sports. ‘Why is my kid not getting any playing time?
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.
You will probably be surprised to hear that many of the best athletes in the world train just like everyone else. So what makes these athletes elite?
Eating a smart and ‘clean’ diet is undoubtedly one of the most important lessons you can teach your youth football athletes. This education will craft the building blocks necessary for them to play exceptionally well and, more importantly, have long and healthy lives.
One of the most important parts of any High School program is the development of the middle school and youth leagues.e The key difference between successful programs and programs that have good teams from year to year is the development of the feeder programs.
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.
My favorite analogy about nutrition is one that says, an athlete is like a Lamborghini, premium fuel is required. Just like the car, the best food (fuel) choices are necessary for optimal on-field performance.
Having kids participate in sports is without a doubt very beneficial. Sports will keep kids busy and keep them physically active.