Learn how to practice handoff techniques for both quarterback and running back.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Throwing a football poses a problem for many people because of the ball's size and unique shape. But with a little practice, you can throw like a pro. More or less.
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...
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.
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.
In this instructional video series, learn how to play a 6-2 defense. 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.
Learn how to run a 5-2 defense in the 5-2 football defense with expert football tips and advice from a former football player in this free football defense video series.
Learn how to use the fire off drill - a drill that develops conditioning and quickness of the ball, even in the football off-season.
For many youth football coaches, especially those who lack experience, managing a game can be a massive challenge. This video features tips from a real high school football coach on how to manage a game effectively. These include making sure that every player knows where they need to be at all times, keeping written notes of what is going on in the game, and keeping your head in tough in-game situations.
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.
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...
Learn how to spin off your defender when running with the ball in football.
Improve your football game and your value to the team by memorizing and ready to execute your football playbook. Standard memorizing tools like flash cards and practice will help get you through any size playbook.
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.
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 play and run a 5-3 defense with expert football tips and advice from a former football player in this free football defense video series.
Learn the correct positions and techniques for a quarterback when pitching the ball to the running back.
Learn how to start any play with the correct ready position for football. This basic stance can also be used for basketball or baseball.
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:
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.
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.
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!
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!
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...
NFL star Larry Fitzgerald from the Arizona Cardinals teaches us how to make an over-the-shoulder catch. He catches the ball away from this body and face, by looking back at the flying ball. After the catch, he pulls it towards his body and away from the other team. He tells us that you will get hit by defenders, whether or not you catch the ball, so focus on it. After you catch it, tuck in towards the hand nearest to a sideline. To get rid of a defender you should put a stiff hand on him or s...
Learn how to play and run a 3-3 defense with expert tips and advice on NFL football in this free video series.
Learn how to catch a football including how to run a slant and a sitting route, how to get your hands and body ready to catch a football and more with expert football tips in this free online sports instruction video series.
Learn how to improve your quickness and agility on the football field with the help of these jump rope workouts.
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 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 practice a good football drill for both runners and tacklers - the wave drill.
Learn how to practice head to head tackling - a good drill for developing quick tackling reaction skills.
While there are many different ways to catch a football pass, the general idea is to keep your arms and hands up and out in front of you.
Learn how to develop good trap blocking technique for playing football.
Learn how to use this great ball drop drill using a partner in order to improve your distance and athletic skill for football.