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.
Learn how to spin off your defender when running with the ball in football.
In this instructional video series, learn how to play center. Understand how the game works, with an introduction to the basic rules and objectives, as well as a rundown of the offensive and defensive positions on the field. Lessons also include skills and techniques for beginner offensive and defensive players: how to carry the ball, throw a pass, block effectively, punt, and make a solid hand off.
In this tutorial, learn how to arrange a double wing offense for your kids' football team. This strategy is easy for kids to understand and will help you win your games. You can use this offensive lineup in any type of football, but it's great for a pee-wee league. Check it out and be undefeated!
Learn how to improve your quickness and agility on the football field with the help of these jump rope workouts.
In this video series, our expert Sean Hobson will show you how to run a 4-3 defense in american football. He will teach you how to position the linemen, the linebackers, and the defensive backs. Sean will teach you the job of each defensive position, and how to blitz using each position. He will even show you the gap and pass coverage assignment of each position so you'll be prepared for whatever the offense throws at you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you're a pee wee coach, you know that coaching kids is a tough job. Children can even be more difficult to work with than adults, but it's the best time to shape them into a great sportsman… and to get faster!
Learn how to get off the line of scrimmage with expert tips and advice on playing the line of scrimmage in this free online American football video series.
Learn how to use this breakdown drill for helping the football players get used to good hitting positions.
Learn how to utilize this explosive crossover football drill in order to improve balance and athletic position, while keeping your core stable.
Learn the correct positions and techniques for a quarterback when pitching the ball to the running back.
Learn how to practice a drill to help the linemen to time their movements with the snap of the ball. This version of the fire off drill is practiced with the whole football team.
Learn how to use this great ball drop drill using a partner in order to improve your distance and athletic skill for football.
In this video series, our expert Sean Hobson will teach you how to play the defensive end position in American football. He will tell you about the job of the defensive end, how to get into a good stance, and how to fire off from both a three point stance and a four point stance. He will also teach you how to swatch the snap so as not to get drawn offsides, how to make contact with the opposing player after the snap, and how to do various moves on the football field like a spin move, a bull r...
In this football how-to video series, learn how to punt the football from expert punter and collegiate football player John Millar. John will teach you all about punting including when to punt, what to do after a punt, the proper footwork for a punt, how to fake a punt, and how to line up for a punt.
You can learn the 60 football base defense. It is a great defense for youth football, but everything changes when you blitz. Corners stay at home, linebackers take a step back, and safeties play pass only.
This is a video demonstrating how to play touch football with kids. Touch football is a great way for adults and kids to play together, and both get exercise while having fun. So watch this tutorial and then make a memory with your children.
This is a great series for anyone who is or is thinking of becoming a running back or half back. Our expert will go through every aspect of the positions from possible stances to how to hold the ball as you run to breaking tackles. There are also more advanced moves covered that pros use such as the spin move and the stiff arm. If you can master these there is no stopping you! Become a high school running back - Part 1 of 18.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.