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.
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.
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.
The art of coaching is bringing a player to a point that he could not have gotten to on his own. This is a popular quote that is in on bulletin boards across the country.
Name: Vivian Osadebe Country: Austria Position: OL/MLB Team: Jr Tigers Favorite NFL Team: Carolina Panthers Favorite Player: Luke Kuechly We are happy to announce our second international Youth Football Online All Star- Vivian Osadebe. She is our second international all-star, but she is our first girl youth football all-star!
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.