Time vs retention is a subject, as youth coaches we are all interested in perfecting. Teams may only have two or three days a week, or if lucky five, to practice during preseason.
Tackle Rings have become one of the hot teaching tools in the football coaching profession. While they can be a great tool, it’s important that you know how to use them correctly so that your team can get the most out of them.
The limiting factor on all football teams is time. Every team has a limited amount of practice time and a limited amount of practice reps.
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.
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 start of the season is critical for establishing tempo, expectations and base rules for your team. In addition, it is also the time where you must start putting in your offense.
It’s that time of the year again, it’s football season! My seasons starts tomorrow, as does many other league across the country.
One of the most universal principles throughout the world is Pareto’s Principle which is also known as the 80-20 Principle. This principle says that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your actions.
Football practice is tough. The focus on necessary skills and the endless repetitions of these drills can cause players to lose enthusiasm and get sick of practice.
We all enjoy working on things when we pick them. This is a truth that applies to all ages and workplaces.
The simple process of thinking about goals has been shown to increase motivation. When the student athlete writes these goals down, the likelihood of achieving them doubles.
As a youth football coach, one of the biggest challenges you will face is how to create an effective and efficient practice plan. Let us examine key points on how to properly create a plan.
How do you hold the attention of your youth football team? It is not always the easiest task to do as most kids have creative wandering minds that do not allow for undivided interest.
“Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.” This age old quote highlights the importance of mindfulness in practice.
The number of practices in a week can vary from team to team in youth league football but the majority of teams will practice somewhere between 2-4 times per week. Obviously the number of times your team practices plays a huge role in planning practices for the week.