Kickoff coverage is a vital part of a team’s quest to control field position. When you pin an opponent deep in his own territory, you dictate his offensive options. If your opponent is forced to start the possession inside his own 20-yard line, his chances of scoring greatly diminish.
CytoSport, Inc., a sports nutrition company and maker of MUSCLE MILK® premium protein products, will feature seven college athletic programs on custom, limited edition 14 ounce packaging to celebrate the college football season.
Even with today’s fast and furious spread offense, if your defense cannot stop an opponent’s running game, your team is finished. This article outlines three tried-and-true run blitzes that all defensive coordinators need to keep in their arsenal. Complete with diagrams and player assignments, you’ll be able to add these run-blitzes immediately into your call sheet.
The SPEEDY 108 Bleacher by Kay Park is a great solution to multiple field seating shortages. Each unit is 7 rows, 27 feet long, seats 108 spectators, can be moved from one area to another by conventional vehicle and set up by one person in under 10 minutes.
Getting To Know The Marquette University (Wis.) High School Hilltoppers – AFCA Weekly spent some time with Jeff Mazurczak, head coach of the Marquette University High School (Milwaukee, Wis.) Hilltoppers, and talked about a variety of topics. Here, you will find links to five great videos, beginning with Coach Maz’s 2016 Season Outlook.
Football coaches looking to hire recruiters need to know what and who they want before they select any player personnel. While skills and personal traits top the list of desirable attributes, coaches may find a winning edge among some of the more intangible characteristics within their recruiting staff.
It is true that today’s generation of young athletes is growing up in a different culture, one in which individual achievements are often glorified and celebrated at the expense of collective achievements and self-sacrifice. Nowhere is this more evident than in the typical youth sport setting where parents aggressively push for their sons and daughters to get noticed, in the hopes of securing a college scholarship. The most effective way to bust a culture of athlete entitlement is to actively build and reinforce a culture of athlete accountability. This three-pronged approach is most effective for creating this type of team culture.
No football coach in his right mind would recommend that student-athletes use helmets or shoulder pads from the 1950s. But that is when bulky EVA-based mouthguards – the same material still used to make most mouthguards today – made their entrance into the game of football. A mouthguard isn’t just a piece of equipment that makes a player game-eligible. Its first job is to protect the athlete’s teeth and keep that athlete safe. SISU mouthguards do that job better than any other mouthguard available using the latest in materials science.
Football players sweat, there is no getting around it. The harder athletes work, the more they sweat and the stronger the odor in the locker room becomes. While there is no escaping a good healthy sweat, football programs are not helpless to combat the negative effects that comes with it. Several companies around the country are making strides in the area of odor elimination, and SCENTURION® has become a leader in the market, with cutting edge technology that sets them apart.
Traditions are born from detail. Take helmet stickers in college football, for example. They’re diminutive and subtle, but by being used across the vast majority of programs at one point or another, helmet stickers have become one of the sport’s most celebrated traditions. There’s a romance to customs like these that bring me, and millions of others, back to college sports every year. More important, they tell a story.
Athletes who want to be successful in their chosen sports should not take a casual approach to their speed, agility and quickness training programs.
Since the beginning of the game, there have been coaches from all different walks of life who have carved out a place in football history. There is no one mold which is the ideal type of coach, and no two books better illustrate this than these new biographies about two unique and profoundly different football coaches.