Hot Football How-Tos

How To: Coach Pee Wee Football (Children Ages 7 and 8)

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.

How To: Teach Blocking Fundamental for Young Football Players

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.

How To: Use Spread Offense to Improve a Youth Football Team

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...

How To: Play quarterback in youth football

Our expert coach, Sean Hobson, is here to show you everything you will need to know to be a good quarterback. The series starts, of course, with the fundamentals of the game such as how to throw and hand off the football and many useful drills that will help bring out the football star in you.

How To: Do side-to-side shuffle drills with Lawrence Timmons

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.

How To: Do football practice drills

In this video series, watch as football player and fitness instructor Sean Hobson teaches how to do football conditioning drills. Learn how to do a two step drop and pass, how to hand off the football, how to pitch the football, how to roll out as a quarterback, how to catch a football, how to block in football, how to throw a football, and how to play tight end.

How To: Make an over-the-shoulder catch like Larry Fitzgerald

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...

How To: Properly Fit Shoulder Pads for Youth Football Players

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.

How To: Track your team's score live in ESPN Fantasy Football on your mobile device

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.

How To: Join or create a league in ESPN Fantasy Football

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.

How To: Improve you interception instincts with Donnie Edwards

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.

How To: Make a tackle in football

In this free instructional video series, learn how to make a tackle in football. 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.

How To: Get on TV at a football game

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.

How To: Do a football curl drill with Drew Bennet

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!

How To: Run the reverse play in football

This is a great series for anyone who is or is thinking of becoming an offensive player and will need to know how to run a reverse play. Our expert will go through every aspect of this trick play 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!

How To: Use the County Fair workout to improve football teams

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.

How To: Manage a Youth Football Game Properly as a Coach

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.

How To: Control the line of scrimmage

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.

How To: Coach Young Football Players to Stay Low at the Line

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.

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