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Communicating perimeter support with three and four down linemen

Football is a constant cycle of evolution. It is routinely evident that offenses continue to put stress on the defense with formations, motion and run/pass options. Defenses commonly commit four defensive players to the run game to create fits while having... Continue Reading →

5 Poses to Improve a Football Player’s Stability

Football players of any level can benefit greatly from yoga classes. They can improve their functional strength, balance, flexibility, power, breathing techniques, visualizations skills and focus. However, there are certain moves that are more beneficial than others.  If a player... Continue Reading →

7 Tips to Stay Healthy During a Football Game

When football season arrives, there seems to be a different type of energy floating around in the air. Rivalries between friends pop up for 18 weeks (give or take depending on playoffs) and Sundays are filled with large quantities of... Continue Reading →

6 training and conditioning techniques for football lineman

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to football training, and your child can benefit from exercises and drills that correspond to his specific position. While receivers and backs need long-distance running skills and leaping ability, lineman use more... Continue Reading →

5 Essential Football Drills To Boost Speed & Agility

The Drill: Four Corners Set four cones in the shape of a square, with each cone 5 yards apart. The drill starts at one cone at the top of the square. Have the player quickly backpedal to the cone behind... Continue Reading →

3 Points of Contact for Ball Security

It's important to establish a minimum of three points of contact or a maximum of four points of contact when carrying a football. 1st Point: The front tip of the ball must be completely covered by closed fingers or the... Continue Reading →

3 Steps To Nip Youth Performance Anxiety In The Bud

Experiencing anxiety before a big sports event is normal, but what happens when this anxiety prohibits optimal sports performance? After a winter hiatus and with spring sports just around the corner, many children develop sports performance anxiety. This usually happens... Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Become a Better Football Player

As an athlete, you never feel like you’ve reached your full potential, regardless of your skill level. That’s the great thing about not only American football, but all sports, you can always push yourself further than you’ve ever been. The... Continue Reading →

Guideline for determining effectiveness of college football training methods

Athletic performance varies from day to day, which can make it difficult for strength and conditioning professionals to judge whether athletes' improvements are due to effective training. Now, University of Missouri researchers have established a guideline that trainers can use... Continue Reading →

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