Establishing Athlete Behavior Standards

The start of a new season is an exciting time for coaches and athletes alike. However, this initial burst of enthusiasm and commitment inevitably will soon be tested as athletes cope with training and competition demands while also trying to balance other life responsibilities. Over a long season, even the most disciplined competitor will be tempted to stray off course and sometimes make poor decisions or behave inappropriately.

NFL Announces Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results

The National Football League (NFL) and the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) have announced the results of laboratory testing on helmets that can be worn by NFL players during the upcoming 2017 season. The NFL, in collaboration with the NFLPA, through their respective appointed biomechanical experts, coordinated extensive laboratory research on 33 helmets to determine with helmets best reduced head impact severity.

Top Qualities of Great Wide Receivers

To play wide receiver well, a player must possess a combination of physical traits. Body control and agility are essential to a receiver’s success. The primary thing that a receiver must have is the ability to adjust. Anyone can run a 12-yard pass route against air and turn around. The real challenge comes when the receiver faces a defender who is one of the best athletes on the field and who is using the bump-and-run technique.

Countering Defensive Adjustments For The Jet Sweep

The Jet Sweep is one of the most devastating plays used in the spread offense to keep defenses off-balance and on their heels. Before long, most defenses are forced to make adjustments in their defensive fronts in an effort to stop this play. This article provides excellent “counters to the counters” and shows highly effective plays you can automatically switch to when defenses make adjustments within a 4-4 or 5-3 defensive scheme.