How To: Tackle using advanced techniques

Former football player Steven Boyd discusses advanced tackling techniques. Among these are body position, tackling in the open field, taking on an offensive blocker, and stripping the ball. Tips appear throughout the video in the form of pop-ups.

How To: Do referee penalty signals for football

Whether you want to be a referee yourself or just want to understand what the heck all those hand gestures made on the field mean this is the video series for you. Throughout this series you will learn the correct hand gestures for fouls such as tripping, holding, intentional grounding and delay of game.

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: Explain American football

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.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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: Run the 6-2 defense in football

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.

How To: Play touch football with kids

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.

How To: Throw a perfect football spiral like Graham Harrell

You can impress your friends this summer by learning how to throw a football like a pro in just four simple steps. In this video, Texas Tech Quarterback Graham Harrell demonstrates how to throw a perfect spiral. By following his instructions on the perfect grip, stance, throwing position, and follow through, you will improve your game in no time. But before you head out to try your new moves, don't forget Grahams final and most important tip, have fun! Throw a perfect football spiral like Gra...

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: Properly throw a football

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...

How To: Throw a football the right way

Want to learn how to play football? The first thing you're going to have to learn is how to throw a football, and how to throw a football the right way! Throwing a football incorrectly can result in injury an a sore arm. Listen up as this football throwing expert demonstrates the correct way to throw a football.

How To: Play defensive end in 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...

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: 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: 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: 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: Throw a football step by step

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...

How To: Do a flea-flicker football play

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.

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.

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