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Archive for April, 2011

What I’m Reading Now: Football’s West Coast Offense

I started reading this book and it’s pretty good so far, doesn’t cover much of the running game but provides a good, in-depth understanding of the philosophies and plays common to the West Coast Offense.

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ESPN Gruden’s QB Camp

An excellent series on ESPN right now is Jon Gruden’s QB Camp.  Jon Gruden breaks down the top NFL draft pick QBs on his show.  He spends time reviewing film with them and takes them out to the field to review their mechanics.  Gruden has just the personality to pull this show off and it truly [...]

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Glazier Clinics Offer Free Scholarship for Youth Football Coaches

Here is a tremendous opportunity offered through Glazier Clinics for Youth Football Coaches.  You can sign up for a free admission to Glazier Clinics and there is a scholarship opportunity that gives coaches an opportunity to receive free access to the Glazier Clinics Online.  Follow the link below for more information: Glazier Clinics Youth Coach [...]

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Review Frontline’s Football High Documentary

On Tuesday PBS aired a documentary called “Football High” on Frontline.  The show highlighted some concerns particularly in the area of head trauma and heat strokes.  Here is a snippet of the video and a link to the full episode.  I’d love to hear your comments. Watch the full episode. See more FRONTLINE.

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Handling a Loss in Youth Football

Nobody likes to lose.  Everybody will lose at some point.  How you react when you do lose will have a big impact on your players. It always grieves me to see coaches yelling, screaming and berating their players after a loss.  Saying things like “If you’d only listen to me we’d have won the game.”  Telling [...]

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Coach’s Game Day Checklist

  A football coach has many roles but definitely the most public one is game day coaching.  A successful game coach will always have spent a significant amount of time preparing for the game.  Any neglected minor details could become major issues during the game.  I like to have a checklist to make sure I’m [...]

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Book Review: Coaching Youth Football: The Guide for Coaches, Parents and Athletes

When I was starting out coaching youth football I wanted all the information I could get my hands on.  I researched web blogs such as this one, spent time on youth football related message boards and read books.  One of the first books I read was Coaching Youth Football:  The Guide for Coaches, Parents and [...]

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3 Keys to Having a Positive Experience with Youth Football Parents

I’m sure you’ve seen it first hand or have at least heard the horror stories. Headlines such as: “Coach, Parent Fight at Youth Football Game”, “Parents Gone Bad: Fight Breaks Out at Youth Football Game” or “Youth Coach Suspended After Verbal Confrontation with Parents” have become all too common. Parents have high expectations for their [...]

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