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Simplifying Football for Youth Coaches

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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Highlight Videos – Double Wing Offense

The Rogers, MN 5th grade team I coached in 2010 featured a double wing offense.  Here’s our end-of-the-season highlight video I put together using a program called PowerDirector.  PowerDirector is very easy to use and can be downloaded here: http://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdirector/overview_en_US.html We used the “Plug ‘N Play” system you’ll read about on this website.  The double wing [...]

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Do Award Stickers Have a Place in Youth Football?

The 2010 season was the first one I used an award sticker system. Prior to that I was worried that award stickers would promote too much of a “me first” attitude and that only the star players would earn a sticker creating a division in the team. Working with my coaching staff, we came up [...]

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Bringing Technology to Youth Football

Video taping your football team will change the way you coach in two significant ways: First, video taping obligates you to investing more of your time off the field.  Studying game film alone will require an additional two hours per game at minimum.  I’m not saying that it’s not worth it, but be forewarned – [...]

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