Tips and Articles About Coaching Football
The Whackiest Trick Play
in Youth Football - In youth football sometimes we do things for the long term benefit of the team that may have minimal short term benefits.
One of these things may be the trick plays we add to our football playbook near the end of every season. We will often put one or two in the last third of the season just to keep the kids interest levels high and to use as carrots for meeting certain football practice goals.
Football Kicking Tips - Every successfull coach will place a premium on special teams and the kicking game.
How many games have been lost because the extra point couldn't be converted and now you're stuck going for two everytime?
Getting to the Next Level - When I witnessed the explosive power, speed and attitude that my teammates displayed that late summer day in Pittsburgh, I came to the conclusion that "The Next Level" is not a title you gain when you make it to the NFL, it's truly a state of mind and way of life for those that achieve greatness in athletics...
The Running Game - When coaching football, which type of running attack do you want to employ? Power Football, Finesse Football, or Quickness? Part of your decision will be made based on your type of players as well as your own football coaching philosophy. Here's a very quick breakdown of the three styles...
Special Teams - Punt Returns - One of the most important aspects of setting up a punt return is how well your players can hold up the opposition's punt coverage team.
Once your opponent's punter gets the ball kicked, you want to give your punt returner the most room to operate. Do this right and be ready for some exciting moments as your team scores quickly...
Passing on the Goal Line - As you develop your football coaching philosophy, you may want to seriously consider adding some passing plays into your goal line package.
Especially in youth football, most defenses are going to play the run quite heavily on the goal line. You can add an element of surprise when you can pull off a well-executed passing attack at this end of the field.
Punting - Normally, you'll put your punter about 13-15 yards behind center. Your fullback should be about five to seven yards back to protect the punter while the running backs are in the center-guard gaps.
This basically gives you a nine-man line, although there have been times when some teams have used eight-man or ten-man lines when punting.
Your Snap Count - The first thing your snap count is trying to accomplish is to get all the offensive players off the line at the same time without any penalties driving you backwards. After you have the snap count fundamentally down, then you can go about trying to trick the defense into an offsides penalty.
Basics of Contact - Teaching the correct position for hitting is one of the first things youth football coaches should do. Contact is a vital part of the game and kids need to learn the proper skills from the beginning.
Here are some ideas you'll want to get across to your players:
A Few Quick Thoughts Regarding Game Planning - As soon as your latest game is over, you want to begin game planning for the next one. The day after each game, begin asking yourself questions about the next opponent and how you can attack them.
Does your next opponent have any tendencies that you can exploit? What does their defense usually do on third and short?
Roll Your Quarterback Out and Win More Games - Use the following quarterback article to teach your QB the roll-outs that result in success for your football team... Football teams ranging from the high school level down to the youth football level will never be successful passing the ball. Do you believe this? Many coaches and football bystanders do. I do not. Let's take a closer look at the types of roll-outs you can use with your youth football team.
Quality Youth Football Coaching Tips - If you're a youth coach needing additional youth football coaching tips and ideas on how to help better coach your team, keep reading!
We've laid out the coaching tips in no particular order. We feel any of these youth football coaching tips could be the one you need at this very moment.
Take this information, study it and then use it with your team.
Tips for Coaching Football - Build Quality Relationships With Your Players - Let's reflect on a few tips for coaching football that will vastly improve how your players see their relationship with you as well as helping to improve them as individuals. It's not just about teaching them the football drills and skills on the field. Your players look up to you. You're in a position of responsibility and authority. Many youth football coaches take their responsibilites and position lightly.
How To Turbocharge Your Sport Coaching Career Over The Next 90 Days - This may come as a surprise to you, but frustration in sport coaching is very common. No, you're not alone when you feel that pit in your stomach and you worry whether you'll ever get your program winning on a consistent basis.
If you're like me or anyone else who has tried his or her hand at coaching, you'll at some point find yourself dealing with a team that just isn't living up to your expectations...
6 Winning Strategies Guaranteed to Improve Communication Skills and Your Coaching Skills - Are you sure you're doing everything you can to be the best coach possible? Absolutely sure?
I've been a coach and I've had a lot of coaches. You know what I've found? Some coaches put all the pieces together and some just don't invest the time necessary to improve communication skills that translate to better coaching skills.
Score At Least 5 More Points Per Game By Coaching Football Kicking Properly - I'll bet you're frustrated that your team's football kicking skills are leaving at least five points on the field every game you coach. Think about it, how often have you been in a fourth and three situation on the opposition's fifteen yard line with no confidence in hitting the field goal? Use the tips you'll find in this football kicking article to help your kicker win games for your team.
Win the Football Field Position Battle and Kick the Crap Out of Your Opponent - Ive got a confession to make. I like to win the football field position battle and have the opportunity to kick the crap out of the other team... Yes, I believe in good sportsmanship, but let's tell it like it is. I want to win convincingly, you want to win convincingly and we both know your youth football players want to win convincingly. Why else does Herm Edwards ask, "Why do we play the game? - To win!"
Football Coaching Tips - Become A Better Communicator - Some of the best football coaching tips we can give you involve communication.
You can know everything there is to know about football - the plays, drills, fundamentals, etc. If you can't communicate effectively, though, you're headed for a tough time. When coaching youth football, you need to be skilled at communicating.
Football Coaching Tip Article - "Increase Your Football Coaching Record" - "How can I become a better and more effective coach?" We hear this question frequently and there's obviously more than one answer. Here's a football article explaining an important football coaching tip that will result in an improved coaching record. What could be more important than that, right?
5 Vital Ideas About Your Personal Football Coaching Philosophy - The thoughts behind your philosophy are why you coach football. It helps you know what you're attempting to learn and the knowledge you're trying to pass to your players as you coach them. Obviously, you...