There is so much more to coaching football than just the x’s and o’s. Football is the ultimate team sport.
When I was a kid growing up in a small blue collar neighborhood little did I know how significant a role football would play in my life. I can remember always knowing when Friday was here because the town shuts down for high school football.
The best coaches that I know are not only have great football minds, but they are elite motivators. There is so much more to coaching than just the x’s and o’s.
The first thing you need to do when you are building a program philosophy and team culture is to create a clear mission statement. When building your team’s / program’s culture it’s important that all coaches are models of that philosophy and culture.
Name: Max Perry Position: Off: TE /G Def: LB Age: 8 Favorite NFL Team: Buffalo Bills Favorite College Team: U-Conn Huskies Superpower Wanted: Teleportation to the end zone for a touchdown! Meet our newest YFO All-Star selection Max Perry.
Name: Lucas Pellechi Position: RB /DE Favorite NFL Team: Houston Texans Favorite College Team: Notre Dame, Fighting Irish Favorite Food & Snack: Pizza & Nutrition Bars Desired Superpower: Super speed Meet our newest YFO All-Star selection Lucas Pellechi. Lucas plays running back and defensive end in Long Island, NY.
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.
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!