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 use this breakdown drill for helping the football players get used to good hitting positions.
Learn how to improve your quickness and agility on the football field with the help of these jump rope workouts.
Learn how to utilize this explosive crossover football drill in order to improve balance and athletic position, while keeping your core stable.
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 perform this jump and stick drill in order to improve your speed and agility on the football field.
Learn how to hold the ball correctly and switch hands while running with the football.
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.
Learn all the basics of how to execute a proper tackle to avoid injury when playing football.
Learn how to use the fire off drill - a drill that develops conditioning and quickness of the ball, even in the football off-season.
Learn how to use linear and lateral skips in order to build power and increase agility on the football field or soccer field.
In this instructional video series, learn how to play cornerback. 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 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 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.
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.
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,...
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...
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.
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.
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!
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?
Coaching youth football is a mammoth challenge for the inexperienced. In this video, NFL Rookie-of-the-Year award recipient Buddy Curry offers some tips on how to coach youth football players. These include mastering a small group of plays instead of being okay at a wide variety of plays, as well as practicing fundamentals daily and dealing effectively with the parents of your athletes.
The helmet is the most important part of football padding and safety equipment, especially in light of recent research into the prevalence and lasting effects of concussions on football players. This video features an explanation of how to properly select and fit a helmet for young football player. As it says, the most important thing is proper tightness, as a loose helmet is a leading cause of concussions.
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.
No matter what sports you play, multi-directional explosiveness, or the ability to change direction and run in that direction quickly and explosively, is vital. This video demonstrates some techniques for training this ability into young athletes, including resistance training and keeping proper form.
Organizing young children to do anything in groups is a behemoth task. A youth sports practice in particular can be hard to organize for an inexperienced coach. This video features tips from a real football coach on how to organize a productive youth football practice. These include using lots of scrimmages, and organizing and motivating your assistant coaches to help as much as possible.