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April 19, 2019

Developing Your Players into Future Coaches

{Sponsored} When molding your players into potential members of your coaching staff, it’s important to first know the characteristics future leaders will display, on and off the field. A winning attitude is imperative. This means that they’re ...


April 15, 2019

VICIS Zero1 tops list in NFL helmet performance testing

The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) last week released their annual Helmet Laboratory Testing Performance Results. For the third consecutive year, the VICIS ZERO1 helmet earned the No. 1 ranking. The NFL and NFLPA's annual testing asse...


April 2, 2019

Study finds most parents want age restrictions on tackle football

A new survey found that the majority of parents would support age restrictions on when their children are able to begin playing tackle football. Researchers surveyed 1,025 parents of children ages 5 to 18 years. Here are some of the key findings,...


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March 27, 2019

NFL coach Kliff Kingsbury to allow ‘cellphone breaks’ during team meetings

A major challenge for coaches today is keeping athletes off of their devices. First-year Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has decided he's not going to fight it — he's embracing it. [caption id="attachment_27788" align="alignright" width=...


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March 21, 2019

Virginia Tech releases inaugural ratings for youth football helmets

From Virginia Tech University The majority of people playing football in the U.S. aren’t NFL players or collegiate athletes — they’re youth players, less than 14 years old. But until now, there hasn’t been independent data evaluating the e...


March 4, 2019

USA Football equipment grants available for 2019

Youth, middle school and high school football programs may apply now through March 13 for USA Football’s equipment grant program, offering $1.5 million in resources to benefit young athletes. USA Football is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee a...


February 28, 2019

Massachusetts bill aims to ban tackling in youth football

Massachusetts lawmakers have introduced a bill that would ban tackle football statewide until the eighth grade. The bill was filed last month and has bipartisan support, though its too early to tell if that support is widespread throughout the leg...


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February 27, 2019

Recap: The 2019 USA Football National Conference

The USA Football National Conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for football coaches at the youth and high school levels. Coach & Athletic Director attended the February event and was fortunate to have the opportunity to list...


February 15, 2019

Focus on special teams: new conditioning moves to add to their workouts

{Sponsored} A coach must teach players to not only enjoy and excel at a sport, but also how to avoid injury while playing. Football players in particular are prone to a variety of injury types. During the offseason is an excellent time to work with y...


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February 13, 2019

Play clock, instant replay among NFHS rule changes for football

From the NFHS To establish a more consistent time period between downs in high school football, the play clock will start at 40 seconds instead of 25 seconds in many cases beginning with the 2019 season. This change was one of seven rules revis...