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Mobile Technology Sharpens Winning Edge For Football Coaches

Mobile Technology Sharpens Winning Edge For Football Coaches

October 8, 2013 No Comments

Charlie Coiner knows football coaching. As a veteran coach at all levels of the game, he has special insight into the daily trials and tribulations faced by football coaches across the nation. He understands that coaching football is an extremely demanding job, whether it’s coaching players in a youth league or at the most elite ...

New Process Implemented For Targeting Fouls Review

New Process Implemented For Targeting Fouls Review

October 7, 2013 No Comments

Football referees will now stop games to immediately review when players are penalized and face ejection for targeting defenseless opponents above the shoulders or using the crown of the helmet to contact an opponent. This new review process will only impact games that have instant replay capability. Rogers Redding, NCAA football secretary-rules editor and national ...

Unequal Technologies, NFL MVP Kurt Warner Partner To Introduce Play It Safe Initiative For Youth Football

Unequal Technologies, NFL MVP Kurt Warner Partner To Introduce Play It Safe Initiative For Youth Football

October 4, 2013 No Comments

Football protective equipment maker Unequal Technologies, NFL and Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner, and other key dignitaries from Pennsylvania will launch the Play It Safe initiative for youth football on Tuesday, October 8. Unequal is currently making the most innovative military-grade football protective equipment fortified with Kevlar® and Accelleron® on the market today. A ribbon-cutting ...

Teach Your Players To Play Fast

Teach Your Players To Play Fast

September 27, 2013 No Comments

One of the hardest things to do as a football coach at any level is to teach your players to play fast. We all understand the value of team speed and how it can help your football team.We normally think of speed as a physical trait that our team either has or doesn’t. Coaches constantly ...

Thousands Of Collegiate Coaches To Fight MD This Weekend

Thousands Of Collegiate Coaches To Fight MD This Weekend

September 27, 2013 No Comments

In virtually every college stadium this weekend, more than 10,000 football coaches at more than 611 educational institutions will unite to support the Coach To Cure MD program, with the support of a new corporate sponsor, Northwestern Mutual, a leading financial security company. Coach To Cure MD is a partnership between the American Football Coaches ...

THE SMARTEST TEAM: Film On Concussions In High-School Football Is A Must-Watch For Coaches

THE SMARTEST TEAM: Film On Concussions In High-School Football Is A Must-Watch For Coaches

September 24, 2013 1 Comment

The more one delves into the complexity of concussions and traumatic brain injury, which is hands down the most-important health and safety topic in American Football today, the more awestruck you become over the fact that concussion science is truly in its infancy. Few people realize that the study of concussions – as we know ...

Coach To Cure MD Set For September 28 Games

Coach To Cure MD Set For September 28 Games

September 18, 2013 No Comments

For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. The rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a$1 million to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy. On Sept. 28, American Football ...

2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Named

2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Named

September 18, 2013 No Comments

Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA)  announced the 22-player roster for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Recognizing the “good works” of a select group of college football players from across the country, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports. ...

Using Plyometrics With Other Training

Using Plyometrics With Other Training

September 13, 2013 No Comments

Jump training and upper-body plyometrics are relevant to many sports, including football. Success depends on the athlete’s ability to explode from the standing surface and generate vertical velocity, linear velocity, or both in order to achieve the desired result. But plyometrics is not a panacea in athletic conditioning. It does not exist in a vacuum, ...

Special Teams Play: Fake Field Goal Defense

Special Teams Play: Fake Field Goal Defense

September 12, 2013 No Comments

by Bill Ramseyer, former head coach, Virginia-Wise Highland Cavaliers This defense is called when the position of the ball and game circumstances make it unlikely that the kicking team will truly kick. The defense plays the fake all the way without rushing. The ends are in 4 alignment, playing 5 technique. When the ball is ...

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