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110% Divided by (x)Sports

I know playing multiple  sports during a single sports season is not going to be a popular topic, but I’ve had a few families including my own try to accomplish this impossible task.  Team sports is all about the giving 110% to the team, not just yourself as an individual.  There are many individual sports…

Youth Coaching

Coaching Youth Football

I love coaching youth football and other youth sports.  It amazes me the spectrum of coaches.  I guess I should not be surprised since the majority of us are parent volunteers.  And some of the unlucky few, defaulted into the coaching spot because the assigned coach got busy with work or resigned for some other reason. …

Youth Coaching

Season Record Report

I apologize for not writing more in September but I got busy with real life and coaching my youth football team.  Many of you have replied to my posts and some of you have said hello after our football games.  Thank you.  My 5th grade tackles team is in first place in its Division conference…

Special Teams

Coaching Youth Football – Special Teams

Special Teams is a game breaker in youth football.  Most pee wee teams do not practice Special Teams the needed amount of time, and they pay the consequences in the game.   Plus, a lot of youth teams, place a high number of minimum play players (MPPs) on their Special Team units.  Not enough practice time and…

Youth Coaching

Expect More or Lose

I sometimes hear from parents, “Why do you push so hard, they are just kids?”  Yes, they are young adults, and life is full of challenges.  I believe that sports, not just football, teaches young adults about life through competition.   As a coach, mentor, and friend, it is my obligation to teach our players that…