I coined the term ‘edge training’ sometime ago when I realized my youth football athletes were spending a little too much time idle, and I wanted them to get some work in. To fix this, I set up a training program at home, a little bit outside of the box and set to be fun, […]
The off-Season can be a difficult time for athletes. You are removed from your coaches and teammates.
How young is too young to start strength training? Physicians debate have debated this for years- is it 6 year old, 8 years old?
As a football coach it is critical to put your players in a position where they are 100% protected and can remain healthy throughout the season. Beyond equipping them with the proper padding a coach can help the players develop their body to prepare for the collisions that take place over the course of a […]
Football season is over- now what are your athletes going to do? Offseason training begins the moment your kid athlete’s season ends.
The ability to change direction quickly in the game of football is a critical skill. Regardless of the position in today’s game, all players must have the ability to change direction quickly.
The Tennis Ball Reaction Drill is a great way to get your players working on change of direction while responding to an unknown circumstance. This drill combines change of direction with competition to create a drill that forces players to get used to reacting to a circumstance in a high pressure, competitive environment.
Developing speed and the ability for players to change direction quickly has gained importance as the game has moved to being all about creating and exploiting space. Because the game is now so dependent on being able to play in space, it puts even more weight on the ability of players to operate in space.
The L Drill is a staple of football training. From the NFL Combine to High School speed and agility training sessions the L Drill is used to evaluate and train explosiveness, change of direction and speed.
Box jumps are super lower body strength and explosiveness. Your youth football athlete(s) will certainly benefit from including these exercises in his training routine.
How to Run Hills, A Training Plan The benefits of running hills are vast and primarily include increases in speed, strength, and cardiovascular endurance. These attributes are vital for success in youth football and can be developed over time.
Why Fluids Matter- Importance of Hydration for Youth Football Athletes We all know that proper hydration is at the focal point of all nutritional plans. This idea is only intensified during exercise as, with physical exertion comes a much higher necessity for hydration.
With the commencement of youth football less than one month away, it is the perfect time for youth football athletes to cut out their dreaded offseason junk food habit. We know that junk food leads to childhood obesity, poor health, and lackluster play on the football field.
I want to identify a topic that is vastly overlooked during an intense physical training program for youth athletes. This topic is something that many of us would equate with a miracle drug.
Let’s face it, training isn’t exactly on the top of the list for some youth athletes. But I’m here to tell you, your kid absolutely needs to keep physical fitness as a top priority year-round.