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Though that first season may have not been the most enjoyable experience for a young Thompson, he's forever grateful for his early playing days. Now, being at the highest level of football, he understands the impact it had.
When children head out to the field for organized sports, they are not just promoting physical fitness and “letting off steam.” They are laying the groundwork for lifelong fitness habits, amassing experiences that can alleviate and protect against anxiety and depression and keep both bodies and minds healthier.
Former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis reveals the proper technique to use when taking on a block.
6-time All-Pro Linebacker Patrick Willis shows you how to perform a blitz.
Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris shows how to practice your stance on the line.
Tough physical play is part of the appeal of American football, but the risk of both short- and long-term injury, especially to the head and brain, is high. So is football safe for kids to play, or not?
If your child has a coach with these traits, their love for sports will be nurtured and the chances are much greater that your young athlete will stay in the game longer.
New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland, 27, knows that his football career has an expiration date. “It’s guaranteed football is going to be over one day,” the NFL star told ESPN in 2017.
With the older kids, Rocket Sweep is a great play to build you offense around. Plays like Trap and Belly hit very quickly and complement the Rocket Sweep very nicely.
This is a good practice until he gains experience in pre- and post-snap reads is the beginning of a good teaching tool for all coaching staffs and quarterbacks.
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