Defensive Line
Defensive Lineman have probably the most physically demanding position on the field. They must be big and strong enough to stop the run as well as agile and fast enough to rush the passer.  You’ll often hear the expression that the best defensive linemen have a ‘great motor,’ in other words, they are physically fit, mean, nasty, and […]
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Football Terminology
Football contains an abundance of terminology specific to the sport. Understanding that terminology will enhance your knowledge of the game. To start, here is a list of offensive terminology. GENERAL TERMINOLOGY Playside: The side to which a play is run Backside: The side away from a play Weakside: The side away from Y Weak Flow: […]
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John Pease
I have just reviewed the “My Football Mentor” website and I am glad to see a group of coaches that are giving some great coaching points to players, coaches, and parents. What a great resource this will be! I especially love his video on DLine skills, drills and techniques.  I have coached at all levels of […]
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Players Win Games and Coaches Lose Them
There is a saying in sports that many of us have heard and that’s “Players Win Games and Coaches Lose Them”.  It sounds good and I hear it referenced often but what does it mean?  The success of a player is a direct reflection of the player/coach relationship.  The player/coach relationship is many things.  It […]
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An often debated topic in sports, particularly football, is the difference between power and strength and which is better. In simple terms, power is defined by moving an object between two points as quickly as possible. Strength is simply the amount of weight that can be moved and not the speed in which it is […]
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Hey Receivers, here’s a few great tips to keep in mind as you warm up, or just play catch with friends: Catch the ball with another player from no further than five yards apart. This will help increase your reaction time. Overemphasize seeing the ball into a tuck with your eyes. Tuck the ball with […]
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Things to know at the LOS for a Wide Receiver
As a receiver, once you break the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage there are certain things you need to know. Your football knowledge will go a long way in determining the success of the play and even the outcome of the game. How many safeties are there? What is the alignment of […]
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A youth or High School coach should never underestimate the influence they have.  Young athletes often choose their careers, colleges, and future ambitions based on what they learn and feel from YOU! You play a gigantic roll in the development of your football players. Coaches at the youth and High School levels have the most […]
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