Archive for March, 2012
While some players are blessed with naturally great hands, plenty others are going to have to put in the hard work to improve. That’s where these great drills for receivers and backs really come in handy. One catch that a lot of players struggle with sometimes at the beginning of their careers is catching a [...]
If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for coaching your flag football team, give these a try. They work on conditioning and tackling and your players will have fun at the same time. One thing I have done with my young flag football team 5,6,7 yr olds, is to play a game I call SHARK. It involves the whole team and the kids get some major practice in while they think it’s a game.
Kids hate the wind sprints at the end of practice so why not let them get the benefit of wind sprints while enjoying themselves with this variation. The tackling drill is fast -paced and works well to encourage your non-hitters to give tackling a try.
Here are two drills I’ve uses a lot. The first one is an all inclusive practice drill that works on all skills with your younger players. The next one is a defensive drill with NO offense being played–fun and effective.
Since you’ve already taught your defensive linemen how to get a great jump off of the line, the next thing you’re going to want to show them is what to do once they get into the backfield. If they’ve got a clear path at the quarterback, it’s pretty simple – tackle him. But if a [...]