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: 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: 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 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: 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: Punt a football

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.

How To: Throw a football the correct way

In this video, we learn how to throw a football the correct way with Steve Hand. First, get a good grip on the ball using your throwing hand. Put your hand on the laces, not the spaces. Now, get the proper foot position by squaring your feet with your shoulders. Put your weight on your back food then step into the throw. Finally, cock your back and step into your throw and release the football. Make sure you keep your elbows to the side of you and they are not facing too far down or too far u...

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: 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: 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: 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 the center position in football

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.

How To: Coach Young Football Players to Long Snap the Ball

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.

How To: Run a 4-3 defense in football

In this video series, our expert Sean Hobson will show you how to run a 4-3 defense in american football. He will teach you how to position the linemen, the linebackers, and the defensive backs. Sean will teach you the job of each defensive position, and how to blitz using each position. He will even show you the gap and pass coverage assignment of each position so you'll be prepared for whatever the offense throws at you.

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: Kick a field goal and win the game

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...

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: 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: Fit a Helmet for a Youth Football Player

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.

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