If you're interested in joining or creating a fantasy football league, take a look at this guide on how to use leagues in ESPN Fantasy Football and learn the differences between the leagues. You can choose to play in a public or private league, depending on if you want to limit your fantasy league to your friends and family or if you want to play against other team owners you meet online.
While everyone wants to run or pass the football, it's the five members of the offensive line who make that happen. They block for the running back and protect a quarterback. If you have linemen who can dominate the line of scrimmage, then you can win a game of football. Control the line of scrimmage.
Learn how to spin off your defender when running with the ball in football.
This video from ESPN walks you through the different draft modes available for picking a fantasy football team using the ESPN fantasy football site. The different draft modes available are:
Learn how to use linear and lateral run/slide drills in order to achieve better control and balance of your body, working both legs equally. A must for all football and soccer players.
Learn how to use this great skip and crossover drill in order to achieve good rotation at the hips and a full range of motion to improve your agility when playing football.
Learn how to practice handoff techniques for both quarterback and running back.
Believe it or not, coaching peewee football can actually be harder than coaching major league ball. Adults, with their overblown egos, are usually hard to work with, but children can be even tougher to deal with. Adults are focused. Kids are not. So, if you want to learn how to become a better sports coach for the little ones, this video will show you how.
The shoulder pads and helmet are the iconic pieces of gear that every football player wears in every game. This video teaches you, as a football coach or parent of a football player, how to make sure your charge or charges wear properly fitting shoulder pad to maximize safety. As the video says, the shoulder pads are the easiest piece of football equipment to fit, but making sure they fit properly is still vitally important to prevent injuries to the chest and shoulders.
Petyon Manning is the greatest pure passer of the football playing quarterback in the world today. In this short video, Peyton offers some tips for aspiring quarterbacks on how to grip a football correctly, how to handle a snap, and how to throw a tight spiral. You may not do these things as consistently as Peyton after watching this video, but if you practice enough, who knows?
Want to get started playing football? Footabll is great way to keep in shape and have fun with friends on the weekend! In this video presented by Live Strong, learn how to throw a football properly and how to throw a spiral. Get tips on football throwing from a professional football coach in this tutorial.
In this how to video, you will learn how to properly throw a football. You will need a football to do this task. First, position your feet parallel to your shoulders while you are getting ready to throw. Place one hand on the lace and the other on the opposite side. From here, pull your elbow and the football behind your ear ready to throw. Now, put each step into one quick motion to complete the throw. Keep on practicing this to get the perfect throw down. This video offers great advice in s...
What's it like to dive 15,000 feet into a stadium of 110,000 people? Not long ago, there was only one way to find out! Thanks to Sgt. Adam Sniffen of the 101st Airborne Division, however, the experience is now available to anyone with the time and means to watch the following YouTube clip: Touchdown!
Blocking is the single most important part of offensive football. Before there was passing or catching, there was blocking, and it is the only thing that is a part of every single offensive play on the field. This video for youth football coaches demonstrates the fundamental of proper blocking and how to teach these fundamentals to young football players.
The spread offense is the newest, most exciting offense to come out of college football. It creates a lot of exciting big plays and confounds more old-fashioned defensive formations and coaching. This video explains some of the basic formations and techniques of the spread offense so that you can use it to improve the performance of you 11-12 year old's football team. If Jim Tressel can't figure out how to stop it, the opposing coach that you are facing in your youth's league probably won't b...
Training young athletes to improve their conditioning is vitally important to improving their performance and preventing injuries. This video spotlights one schools inseason conditioning program, called the County Fair workout. It includes such drills as flipping tires, pulling tires, and ladder drills, which improve your athletes physical abilities as well as their team cohesion.
A super set of combination jumping jacks and crunches is a great warm-up for conditioning exercises. Learn how to perform jumping jacks with crunches from a professional trainer in this workout video tutorial.
Learn how to practice head to head tackling - a good drill for developing quick tackling reaction skills.
If you want to track your fantasy football team's performance on game days, take a look at this video from ESPN discussing the Fantasy Cast application on the iPad or computer and the mobile webpage that will allow you to track your team's points instantly, across all games that are occuring on that day. No matter what, you'll be able to know how your ESPN fantasy football team is performing.
Johnny McEntee, a UConn football player, uploaded yet another trick shot compilation to YouTube. So what if the junior third-string QB has yet to make a pass in a collegiate game? He has successfully ranked in the eyes of all-powerful Google, raking in nearly 1.5 million views in a matter of days. Good thing he registered for AdSense, and let's hope this video didn't require too many takes. Perhaps Johnny has a shot at NFL God-dom after all.
In America, football has become religion. And that religion has blossomed into an unstoppable juggernaut, which has rocked the very foundations of both television and business. In an era where fragmentation has savaged traditional network television, the NFL's Nielsen ratings (both the season games and the Superbowl) have defied gravity and actually increased.
With the Superbowl approaching, you might be wondering what the rules of football actually are. This video gives you the basic rules for the game, how to score points, what a penalty is and how to score a basic touchdown.
Boo. C'mon, Mayor Cornett, where's your sense of fun? Minus the Victoria's Secret, these girls look like pretty serious athletes.
In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a football against the blitz. First, start with some extension drills. Do these by using a piece of PVC pipe held at shoulder level so the thrower keeps their shoulder over where the pipe is at. This will help the thrower feel the power of the triceps. In a normal throwing environment, the quarterback must follow through inside the left leg to prevent them from injury. The next drill is to help the player feel someone against them in a rush. To do this,...
This video tutorial is in the Sports category which will show you how to properly throw a football. First ensure the football is the correct size for the thrower's hand. You can't throw without a proper grip. To get a proper grip the middle finger should be on and parallel to the white stripe on the football. The 4th and 5th fingers should be on the laces. The index finger must be separated from the middle finger and be parallel to the seam. While throwing, the thumb should be pointing downwa...
In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a football by learning the basics. Basic fundamentals will help you throw the ball properly and play better. Your grip is the key to playing football correctly. The ball should be help by the thumb with the other fingers on the opposite side. There should be air underneath the palm in the middle of the side of the ball. As you release the ball, you will see the last finger that touches the ball is the pointer finger. Practice holding the ball correctly,...
Jerry Phillips teaches us how to kick a field goal in this tutorial. To begin, take three steps behind the football that is laying flat on the ground. Next, take two steps to the left. After this, kick the ball half way on the ball towards the bottom half. You want to hit the bone on your foot in just the correct spot and not hit your toes when you are kicking. With practice, you can kick a field goal in no time. Just keep practicing the placement of your foot and what part of it you use to k...
Football is a dangerous sport, but playing smart and safe is the key to making sure you're not being hauled of the football field on a stretcher or in a neck brace. It's not one-hundred percent preventable, but how do you minimize the risk of potential deadly injuries to young football players? This video will show coaches a few drills to teach their young athletes to minimize catastrophic neck injuries. And the key is staying low at the line.
One of the most overlooked aspects of the game of football is long snapping, despite the fact that its easy to learn, and its easy to perform correctly and consistently. Failure to properly long snap is what causes failure in most football games, so learning the technique in this video will help you coach your children youth players. Learning how to long snap is especially important for punting the ball.
Curls are one of the most effective pass patterns used in football. When done properly they are deceptive and create tons of space between receiver and defender. This video features NFL wide receiver Drew Bennet doing curl drills with young players and explaining to them the advantages of the curl route. Watch this video, then get out there and run some drills!
One of the best ways for a defensive player to make a big play is making an interception. This is generally the purvey of defensive backs, but some of the best linebackers are great at intercepting the ball as well. This video features NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards working on interception instincts with some young players at a camp. Increase your impact on the game by following these tips.
Linebacker is one of the most demanding positions in football, requiring strength, speed, intelligence, and skill. This video features NFL linebacker Lawrence Timmons running through side-to-side shuffle drills with some young linebackers, which will improve their mobility and allow them to avoid blockers more proficiently.
Donnie Edwards is one of the premier linebackers in the NFL. In this video, he teaches some young linebackers how to take on a block from a offensive lineman properly, allowing you to get more penetration when rushing the quarterback or get to the runner if attempting to make an open field tackle.
Reggie Bush was one of the most exciting and talented players in the history of college football. In this video, he imparts some of this running back skills to younger players by teaching them the zigzag running drill. In this drill, player zig and zag in pairs, with one facing backwards and having to react to the other while navigating a set of cones.
Fumbling the ball is the most embarrassing thing that a running back can do on the football field. This video features NFL skills instructors demonstrating one good drill for teaching ball protection skills: having the running back player run through a gauntlet of other players who will all try to strip the ball from them.
Shaun Alexander was a great NFL running back for a long time. In this video, he takes some time out of his schedule to provide advice to young running back on how to take a hit. This is one of the biggest parts of a running back's job, so learning how to do it properly is crucial.
Shaun Alexander was an amazingly productive NFL running back. In this video, he takes some time to explain for young running backs how to hold the ball properly, protecting it from the defense and potential fumbles. Proper finger positioning and placing the body between opponents and the ball are both crucial elements.
Colt McCoy is poised to become one of the next great quarterback in the NFL. In this video, he works at a football camp, teaching quarterbacks like you how to do a three-step drop more effectively. The three-step drop is the basis of most quarterbacks movement, so doing it properly is key, and doing the drill in this video will help you do just that.
This short video features all-time-great NFL quarterback Peyton Manning describing one of the steps in his pregame warmup routine. It involves throwing the ball with your feet static and close together. This get the arm as warm as possible by taking the leg action out of throwing the ball.
Rolling out of the pocket is one of the most dangerous but effective things that a quarterback can do during a football game. This video outlines a drill for quarterbacks, called the out station drill, that helps quarterbacks get used to rolling out and throwing on the run. Quarterbacks have to do this all the time, so practice it!