Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tips #6 and #7

It’s week 7 of the NFL season and with this post we are now officially caught up with our Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football series! Tip #6 – We need practical certifications offered and required of our football coaches. If you want to teach yoga, scuba diving, or even swimming, a practical, hands on […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tips #4 and #5

Tip #4 – Don’t underestimate the Approach when teaching proper tackling. Currently, much of form tackling teaching is spent on the contact point and finish elements of the tackle.  However, many missed and poor tackles are the result of an incorrect approach.  If a player cannot arrive to the ball carrier or point of contact […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tips #2 and #3

Tip #2 – Sign younger kids up for Flag Football –   Flag football is an underappreciated sport, often treated as a cheap imitation of tackle football. Hence, the huge rush to strap helmets onto our five- and six-year-olds. What everyone is failing to realize is that the skills and techniques one can learn and […]

Seventeen Tips to Improve American Football – Tip #1

Tip #1 – Delay when your kids play tackle football.  There are so many skills required to be a good football player and have fun, from basic skills like catching and throwing a football to more advanced skills and techniques like pursuit angles and leverage.  It’s often difficult for these skills and techniques to be […]

Tackling Dummies Smarter

Part III – Tackling Dummies Smarter

Drills 7 – 9 – Helmet-free Tackling Drills for American Football. Combines elements of traditional form tackling and rugby style tackling techniques adapted to American Football.

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