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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Take a football hit with Shaun Alexander

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.

How To: Secure the football with Shaun Alexander

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.

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: 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.

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: Throw the football using playaction

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...

How To: Catch a football

Learn how to catch a football including how to run a slant and a sitting route, how to get your hands and body ready to catch a football and more with expert football tips in this free online sports instruction video series.

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