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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
This how to video shows you how to catch a football properly with Vinny. This will be useful if you always drop your catches when tossing a football around. First, you will want to keep your eye on the ball. Next, extend your arms towards the ball. From there, make a target for the thrower. This will make it easier for them to throw the ball to you. Next, tuck and run once you catch the ball. Practice these steps all together until you can catch the football each time you are thrown one. This...
This how to video shows you how to become a better lineman. First, you will need to know that blocking is a matter of position, leverage, and force. You should have courage, determination, intelligence, and willingness to give maximum effort for six seconds. For the first drill, you will have the fit drill. You will line up against a team mate and drive them up for five yards. The next drill is the two step punch and fit drill. You will emphasize your first initial step into the blocker. Thro...
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...
This is probably not the best touchdown celebration but certainly would be the most annoying. Touchdown celebrations are notoriously egotistical so if you want to keep with the tradition you can try out some of these your next touchdown.
You look up the screen and see those smiling faces, those excited fans and think, that should be me. Well, it can! Anyone can get a little camera time at football game. You can let it be up to fate or you can get proactive and improve your chances of the camera finding you.
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...
Kevin Craft takes us through the steps of throwing a football so that you don't have to be a professional to know how to throw the ball. The UCLA quarterback shows how to hold the ball with one's fingertips. He also goes over how to square one's feet toward the target before actually throwing the ball. A short step movement is followed by a hand motion in the shape of a letter J. Craft makes throwing a football look simple and with some consistent practice, anyone can look like a pro doing it.
For quarterbacks who want a competitive advantage over their opponents, Dub Maddox shows, how to throw a football using playaction. Maddox reiterates throughout the tutorial the importance of set, show, snap, and sell when learning the handoff of the football. With a step-by-step live-action tutorial and real game examples, Maddox shows ,how the four key steps are used in games. Those four key terms provide the foundation of mechanics that a quarterback must exercise on every run play if he o...
This video explains how to throw a football like a quarterback. With your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle, hold the ball in front of your chest with the fingers of your throwing hand across the laces of the football.
Step 1: Score! Watch for the referee signaling a touchdown, field goal, extra point, or successful try by raising their arms straight up over their head. Raising their hands above their head with palms together signals a safety.
American Football may seem easy to follow, but it can be hard to explain to a first-time spectator, like a European, or a hermit. Learn how to explain the game of American football to those who aren't in the know.
Catch a good pass defense off-guard with the classic flea-flicker. Tip: Once the defense sees the running back with the ball, they'll think it's a running play and lose track of the receivers. Did you know? University of Illinois coach Bob Zuppke is credited for inventing the flea flicker in the 1910's.
H.O.W. TV's Pam Melton and Doug Whaley of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization take you through the basics of football. From the layout of the field to the job of the players, this is a football video manual for new fans. Understand the classic American game of football.
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