Archive for the ‘Youth Football’ Category

Football Basics

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Basic Football Rules The football basics are not hard to understand. Bill Parcells, the Hall of Fame coach who long ago was dubbed a football genius by the sports media, is fond of saying football isn’t rocket science. Covering the fundamentals of football makes the game a whole lot more fun to watch, so read the following and start to enjoy the football being watched in your house. Football Field – How Football Is Played On a college and pro level, football is played on a 100 yard

How to Choose a Football

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Choosing a New Football Figuring out how to choose a football is about knowing what you’ll use the ball for and matching the football type with your activity. Some footballs are made for rugged use, while others are made for kids’ use. Buying a football isn’t only about selecting an official NFL football or a real leather ball. When choosing a football, here are factors to keep in mind. Decide Your Price Range Choosing a price range will have a major impact on your search. Deci

How to Tackle in Football

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Tackling Tips for Football Once you learn how to tackle in football, your coaches are going to chew you out less in practice and trust you more in games. Tackling is a huge part of defensive football, because of all the hidden yards that come from a “run after catch”. When you can execute a “form tackle” on a running back, it’s going to stop the runner short of a first down more often, gaining your team possession and giving your defense the rest it needs. From Pop

How To Become a Football Player

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Football Player Tips Becoming a football player in an organized sport means you’ll become part of a team, so before you learn how to become a football player, ask yourself whether you have the mental makeup as not only a competitor, but a joiner. Football players train together a long time before the first kickoff. The practices, running sessions and weight workouts can be grueling and they’ll certainly take you away from video games and tv. Your coaches are likely to be harder on yo

How To Punt a Football

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Punting a Football – Guide for Punters We continue our discussion of the kicking game in football with “How To Punt a Football”. Becoming a punter might seem like the easiest or least stressful role on a football team, but a punter is key in field positions battles. Also, a punter’s skill set requires him to catch a football, step into a kick, getting a perfect spin or spiral, sometimes angle the kick to help the coverage unit, and doing all this while 8 to 10 guys comin

How To Kick a Football

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Kicking a Football Learning how to kick a football involves two entirely different skills: punting the ball and kicking the football from a tee. Both of these kicks require entirely different techniques, so I’ll need to give a set of tips for each kicking motion. Tomorrow, I’ll give a tutorial for how to punt the football. There’s a reason why NFL teams have both a punter and a field goal kicker, because the two skills are so different. But for now, lets talk about kickoffs a

How To Play Flag Football

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Flag Football Rules Learning how to play flag football will let you teach Pop Warner age kids to play ball safely, give you a fun alternative to tackle football at a family get-together or even start up your own college intramural league. Flag football takes out the most physically demanding and dangerous part of football – tackling – and forces players to use footwork and quick hands to keep plays alive or end the play on defense. Otherwise, most other football skills (passing, catc

How To Play Touch Football

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Playing Touch Football Touch football is an alternative to tackle football in which the play ends with the defensive team touching the offensive player running with the ball. Some touch football games require one touch, while others require two touches. Learning how to play touch football is great for family reunions where there are a lot of smaller children, or for guys who are on the wrong side of 30 and whose bodies might not stand up to full-on tackle football anymore. Touch Football Basics

How To Run With a Football

Friday, January 8th, 2010

How To Run With a Football You’ll need to learn how to run with a football in several different techniques, depending on which part of the field you’re carrying the ball. When you run “in between the tackles”, you’ll need to carry the ball more securely, because there will be more defenders around you and they can come at your from many different angles. When you run outside, there are other techniques for carrying the ball, which keep the ball firmly in your arms,

How to Block in Football

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

How To Be a Good Blocker In Football For youth football players, learning how to block is one of the most difficult tasks in football. If you practice the following techniques and maintain what you learn during your football games, you should become a better blocker and be a major asset for your offense. 1. Master the Three-Point Stance “Three-point stance” refers to the fact that three parts of your body are touching the ground: your feet and one hand. Therefore, a 3-point stance i