Surviving the First Week of Youth Football Practice

Youth Football Practice

The first week of youth football practice is almost here! This is one of most exciting weeks of the year. It’s also one the scariest and most difficult weeks of the year for players at all levels. I know I felt that excited, nervous feeling every single year I started a football season. As I got…

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I Almost Quit Football!

I almost quit football

In today’s post I want to share how I almost quit football. I learned a very valuable lesson in my first year of organized football. That lesson was, “Never quit because it’s too hard.” I just read an article about how 70% of kids quit sports by the age of 13. There are many reasons…

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Always Touch the Line!

Always Touch the Line!

It was a typical 7th-grade basketball practice at Stephen Mack Middle School in the winter of 1986. At the end of practice, Coach Evans lined us up on the end line to run ladder sprints. (Ladders were the bane of our existence in 7th-grade basketball.) I was a big kid and a little overweight so…

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The Decline of Offensive Line Play

Offensive Line Play

Last week I had a chance to go to the Wisconsin Football Coaches Clinic and talk to coaches about offensive line play. It’s always great to network and talk football with other coaches. Coach Glenn and I had a chance to speak to quite a few college coaches and we heard many voicing the same…

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