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What I watched today made my stomach turn! The game between the Washington Redskins and Seattle Seahawks had to be an example of one of the worst coaching decisions I have ever witnessed! It was risky enough to play RG 3 the past few weeks in the first place. However, when he initially re-injured his […]
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  Coaches and players can each benefit from what our mindset coach, Cheryl Hunter, has to say in this next video. Coaches, do you often find ways to reduce the amount of time you spend on Saturdays breaking down film and creating game plans? Players, do you wait until a month before the season starts […]
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Anyone who’s seen Friday Night Lights knows high school football in Texas is no joke. It’s particularly not a laughing matter in the Dallas suburb of Allen, which just spent $60 million on a lavish new stadium for its high school football team. When residents decided the previous 14-000-seat stadium wasn’t large enough, they approved plans for […]
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In the passing game, there are a lot of things to teach the Quarterback: coverage recognition, reads, progressions, footwork, scramble rules, target points, ball placement and much more. All of these are of no value, though, unless your Quarterback can throw an accurate pass. Many times, we as coaches, spend so much time teaching schemes […]
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Do you have a difficult time getting off the line of scrimmage versus press coverage? If so, don’t feel alone as most receivers, particularly inexperienced one’s, have a difficult time escaping a press defender at the line of scrimmage. Let me give you a couple of important tips! Never attempt any kind of move without […]
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My Football Mentor’s own Mike Karney is the color commentator for iBN Sports and works the high school games on Friday nights in Orange County California.  iBN produces professional quality high school sports videos and distributes them through  media partners including YouTube, Yahoo!, and Gannett as well as on iBNSports.com. The network provides live coverage of the […]
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Unpredictability and the use of formations that create match-up problems for a defense are an offensive coordinator’s best weapons. Keeping the defense off-balance is the formula for success much more so than relying on X’s and O’s. It’s easy to diagram a play on a chalk board and have all the defenders accounted for to […]
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Hand Positioning My rule is pretty simple; when moving across the field or towards the QB, any ball below the waist should be caught with the pinkies together, any ball above the waist should be caught with the thumbs and index fingers together. Balls thrown over the shoulder are caught with the pinkies together. The […]
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American football in Europe has become quite popular over the last twenty years. Fewer Americans are actually aware of this fact so I would like to take the time to educate some of our followers as to the advances that have been made in the sport throughout Europe. I had the pleasure of playing and […]
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