Learn about motivation techniques that have proven successful for athletes and teams, and how you can adapt and apply them in both training and competition.
You have probably heard about the importance of building an “aerobic base.” Maybe you think that means just doing long, slow distance (LSD) training.
To be successful in run defense, players must replicate technique and position fundamentals thousands of times to perfect various techniques against different run schemes.
Former AFCA president Lee Owens – head coach of Ashland University in Ohio – wants to see football coaches coaching for the right reasons and guiding student-athletes to brighter futures.
Dynamic Fitness & Strength’s Nick Weiss explains how to perform a proper Power Clean. This is a great video for football coaches and strength coaches alike, because it teaches proper technique and explains how to avoid injury.
Ball security is among the most important aspects of offensive football, regardless of what style of offense you run or what level of football you compete at. There is a strong correlation between turnover margin and wins in college football. That’s why ball security is a major emphasis at TCU.
Getting To Know The Marquette University (Wis.) High School Hilltoppers – AFCA Weekly spent some time with Jeff Mazurczak, head coach of the Marquette University High School (Milwaukee, Wis.) Hilltoppers, and talked about a variety of topics. Here, you will find links to five great videos, beginning with Coach Maz’s 2016 Season Outlook.
Problem Route Combinations For Quarters Coverage (w/VIDEO) – Quarters is a popular and effective secondary coverage for defenses at all levels. It contains a built-in ability to morph into a man-type coverage with brackets on vertical routes, to a nine-man run-stopping wall. This article outlines and shows video examples of receiver route-combinations that cause problems for secondary defenders playing quarters coverage.
Kickoff Block-Destruction Progression – Cornell University uses a base method to teach block-destruction to our entire special teams personnel. It is important to understand the following fundamental tools before inserting them into the kickoff or adding different and specific techniques.
Teaching Wide Receiver Stance – These days, wide receivers also serve as running backs, quarterbacks and perimeter blockers, all while playing their central role as receiver. Utilizing great technique, wide receivers can dictate what a defense can and cannot do on any given play.
Managing Football Inventory No Easy Feat — One of the most-often overlooked aspects of a football program is the management of the team’s uniforms, apparel and gear. For the vast majority of high school head football coaches, managing team inventory and tracking down those items that mysteriously disappear each school year, is like an unseemly rash that just won’t go away no matter how much lotion you apply.
Three Pillars Of Offense Reveal Two That Matter – For every new tactic you add, it has severe consequences in terms of how you’re going to teach it, when you’re going to teach it and in what progression you’ll teach it.