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.
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.
This video from ESPN walks you through the different draft modes available for picking a fantasy football team using the ESPN fantasy football site. The different draft modes available are:
Want to get started playing football? Footabll is great way to keep in shape and have fun with friends on the weekend! In this video presented by Live Strong, learn how to throw a football properly and how to throw a spiral. Get tips on football throwing from a professional football coach in this tutorial.
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...
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.
Learn how to improve your speed, muscle stretch and agility for football with the help of these box jumps.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn all the basics of how to execute a proper tackle to avoid injury when playing football.
Learn tips for playing football with expert football tips and advice from a former football player in this free American football video clip.
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.
Learn about decoy routes and blocking with expert tips and advice from a former professional football player in this free online American football video series.
Learn how to get off the line of scrimmage with expert tips and advice on playing the line of scrimmage in this free online American football video series.
With the Superbowl approaching, you might be wondering what the rules of football actually are. This video gives you the basic rules for the game, how to score points, what a penalty is and how to score a basic touchdown.
In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a football against the blitz. First, start with some extension drills. Do these by using a piece of PVC pipe held at shoulder level so the thrower keeps their shoulder over where the pipe is at. This will help the thrower feel the power of the triceps. In a normal throwing environment, the quarterback must follow through inside the left leg to prevent them from injury. The next drill is to help the player feel someone against them in a rush. To do this,...
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to throw a football by learning the basics. Basic fundamentals will help you throw the ball properly and play better. Your grip is the key to playing football correctly. The ball should be help by the thumb with the other fingers on the opposite side. There should be air underneath the palm in the middle of the side of the ball. As you release the ball, you will see the last finger that touches the ball is the pointer finger. Practice holding the ball correctly,...
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Organizing young children to do anything in groups is a behemoth task. A youth sports practice in particular can be hard to organize for an inexperienced coach. This video features tips from a real football coach on how to organize a productive youth football practice. These include using lots of scrimmages, and organizing and motivating your assistant coaches to help as much as possible.
In this tutorial, learn how to arrange a double wing offense for your kids' football team. This strategy is easy for kids to understand and will help you win your games. You can use this offensive lineup in any type of football, but it's great for a pee-wee league. Check it out and be undefeated!
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...
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...
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...
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.
Tips for defensive containment with 4-3 set. Learn pass coverage assignments with expert tips and advice on the 4-3 defense in football .
Learn how to use this great skip and crossover drill in order to achieve good rotation at the hips and a full range of motion to improve your agility when playing football.
Learn how to utilize this resisted arms drill using hand-weights in order to build up resistance and achieve maximum muscle recruitment.