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June 6, 2007 23:40 - 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.
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May 25, 2007 12:20 - 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?
Football kicking skills are vital to the success of your team.
Use the following kicking tips to develop your teams's football kicking skills and improve your ability to score more points in the red zone.
1) The bottom of your shoe should be about parallel to the field as you hit the football.
2) The ball doesn't go through by accident. It takes consistent practice.
3) Kicking with the side of your foot as opposed to the "straight on" method will make you more accurate...
May 24, 2007 18:14 - Getting to the Next Level
The offense included Jerome Bettis, Hines Ward, Plaxico Burress, and Tommy Maddox who went against a defense consisting of Joey Porter, James Farrior, and Kendrell Bell.
The opposing sides lined up against each other, the referee blew his whistle to start the play clock, Tommy Maddox called out the cadence, then the ball was snapped... from that instant, the phrase "The Next Level" was defined for me.
To me "The Next Level" is not a title you gain, e.g. Professional Football Player; it's more a state of mind, an attitude and way of thinking when competing.
Therefore, I have come up with three characteristics that I believe all athletes must posses in order to achieve "The Next Level".
- Play, Practice and Think with 100% Effort
- Be Able to "Flip the Switch" Once the Whistle Blows
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