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The Mental Game of Football

Since my son is playing baseball this year, I visited John Reed’s site the other day to read a few of his baseball articles and order his baseball book.  Coach Reed’s football books and articles are great, and I wanted to see what he had to say about baseball.   I read through his baseball articles and…

Youth Coaching

Bad Motivational Technique

Last week, I heard from a fellow pee wee coach from another youth football league across this great football nation.   He wanted to let me know about a motivational situation on one of his friend’s teams that went wrong.  It seems a parent and or coach from a rival team sent letters to their own players…

Youth Coaching

Gold Star Motivation

In 2006, I picked up my current youth football tackle team.  The team was mostly made up of small rookie 8 and 9 year old players, and only two players on the roster played tackle football before the 2006 season.  A few played flag football in the past.    I knew based on the roster I…