Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #12

Tip #12 – Parents and coaches should encourage players to play multiple sports. Many parents and coaches today are encouraging kids to forgo other sports and focus on football year round, out of the same outdated belief that more time equals better results. . The truth is, most athletes would be much better off playing […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #11

Tip #11 – Football coaches should apply the 80/20 principal to their practice schedules and off season conditioning programs.  Football coaches would benefit from thinking about how often this principal can be seen in football.. 20 percent of the offensive plays account for 80 percent of the points 20 percent of the players make 80 […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #10

Tip #10 – Eliminate Deep Kickoffs at the Youth and lower levels of High School Football. This single play requires twenty-one players (only one player receives the ball) to sprint for more than 20 yards, building speed and running as hard as they can into the opposing player to block him, run through the block, […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #9

Tip #9 – Add a New Rule to the game – If any player attempts to tackle another player by simply throwing his body and leading with the head and makes no attempt to wrap up with the arms,  a personal foul penalty should be assessed. This rule exists in the sport of rugby and […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #8

Tip #8 – Assign an unbiased spotter, such as an administrator or parent leader, to sit in the stands and report any suspected head injury to the athletic trainer. Concussions and head injuries occur in many sports, even from simple slip-and-falls at home. But when someone suffers a concussion from tripping over a toy or […]

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