Quality Youth Football Coaching Tips
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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. How do you place order on where you are in your coaching endeavors at any given time?
Take this information, study it and then use it with your team. You'll be amazed at the difference your new knowledge will make in helping your youth football players improve!
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Youth Football Coaching Tips
1) Use discipline wisely. Constant criticism can turn off your young players.
2) Using physical activities too often (such as running laps) as discipline can cause players to hate physical activity. Avoid this so they grow up enjoying physical exercise.
3) Take the time to be sure your players understand the rules of the game and also the football terms you'll be using with them.
4) Do your best to provide a safe environment for your players to compete in. Inspect your practice field for safety and also your opponent's field.
5) Besides teaching youth football, teach your players how to develop their character. Help them enter life with skills to help them on and off the field.
6) This is an extremely important youth football coaching tip - Put your players ahead of winning.
7) Provide plenty of water to your team before, during and after games and practices. Dehydration can occur on cool days as well as the hot ones. If a player feels thirsty, it means they should have had water a long time ago.
8) Be prepared for injuries. Become CPR certified and have a first aid kit available at all times.
9) Instruct players to eat a meal high in carbohydrates about 3 or 4 hours before a game. This will help them be properly "fueled for success". Be sure they avoid spicy or high fatty foods.
10) Make sure your players know you're approachable for both football and life issues.
11) Allow your players to provide input. It helps them learn and they won't feel "dictated" to. It's motivating for them to know they're following something they had a hand in developing.
12) Be sure your football team warms up and stretches before practices and games.
13) Be calm, but very positive during games. Relax your players. Help them enjoy playing.
14) Teach your players to respect opponents and referees by doing it yourself first.
15) Help your players win and lose football games with class.
Work on improving your communication skills.
17) Go into each practice with a good plan. Don't just fly by the seat of your pants. Your team will see you're not prepared.
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