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Published: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:38:03 -0500


Selecting an Ideal Boot for Football

Sun, 04 Feb 2018 07:43:40 -0600

There are different types of football boots that you can settle for to get comfort and value for money. There are great releases from major brands available in all parts of the world today. It is important to select carefully so as to get the best price as well as unbeatable value. Some of the things that are worth considering include:

Pepsi - Nacional Sponsorship Case Study

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 11:50:20 -0600

It was the month of July back in 1998 and the beverage industry was facing difficult times in Uruguay. Specifically, the increased sales of the "B-brands" (brands that do not invest in advertising and earn market-based prices), which continued entering illegally in the country, in combination with the hegemony of the red Cola brand and the double taxation was creating a cocktail of problems. The price of the product was the highest in the world!

Best Universities To Watch A College Football Game

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:47:14 -0600

There are some beautiful campus' across the country. From the warm climate schools on the west coast to the east coast schools that have a crisp feel to them in the fall. There are so many great campus'.

How To Perfect The Notre Dame Football Game Day Experience

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:46:43 -0600

Everyone knows that there is only one priority on a Fall Saturday.. that is to enjoy college football all day long. Every fall Saturday is special but there is nothing like a full Notre Dame gameday experience.

Shoulder Pad Recommendation

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:55:04 -0600

Hey Everyone, Today I will be reviewing some different options for youth shoulder pads. Pads are a key necessity for any football player and are some of the biggest safety measures a player can take. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when choosing pads, they need to fit well, they need to be tight enough to stay in place, and they need to be sturdy and durable.

Tips to Have a Kick Like Cristiano Ronaldo

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:41:47 -0600

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in the world of football. In addition to teamwork, exceptional dribbling ability, and strategic acumen on the pitch, one of the most notable things about Ronaldo's game is his kick, which he calls "knuckleball". By learning the right techniques, you can do a kick like Ronaldo in your practice. See Step 1 for more information.

The Agony of Defeat in Football

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:11:23 -0600

Any player, who loves the game that he or she plays, puts heart and soul into it. Any player who does that will suffer whenever they fail in game play. Sometimes, their suffering lasts a lifetime.

Story of Kaleem Ullah Khan - Pakistan's Famous Football Player

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:25:34 -0600

Kaleem Ullah is a famous Pakistani Football player who was born on September 20, 1992, in Chaman. He is a graduate of Government High School Chaman. Kaleem Ullah holds sporty family background as he is the cousin of the highest goal scorer and former Pakistan National Team captain, Muhammad Essa Khan.

Rashaad Penny Should Be an NFL First Round Draft Pick

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:02:09 -0600

I was shocked to find out what NFL draft experts thought about San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny and his chances of making it in the NFL. The NCAA's leading rusher in 2017 has more than enough credentials to be considered a first round pick, plus he returns kicks.

Being a Browns Fan Is Tough

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:18:05 -0600

The Cleveland Browns have become the laughingstock of the sports world. That wasn't always the case. The gray hairs can remember much differently than today.

Concussion Legal Assistance for Football Players

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 07:51:07 -0600

Pro football players have endured concussions and brain hits through their sport, making life more difficult after leaving the game, or even while in it. Recently there has been more investigation and concern over the dangers of football on the brain. Legal avenues are opening up for football players.

How the San Francisco 49ers Got Jimmy Garoppolo for Free

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:11:30 -0600

On the evening of October 30, just as Monday Night Football was getting ready to kick off, the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots were finalizing a deal to send prized backup quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, to the Niners in exchange for what will be a high second-round draft pick in the 2018 Draft. And if you think about it, they really didn't give up anything to do so.

The Best There Was

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:03:02 -0600

In the annals of sports where in each particular one whether it is Basketball, Baseball or others there are those who are revered by their peers and sportswriters from across generations who bestow upon one individual as the greatest there was. In professional football it is only fitting that now during the current NFL season to look back at the one person who so many consider the "best there was." In the storied history of the NFL even by today's standards one individual stands alone to exemplify what sportsmanship, true grit and determination in spite of overwhelming odds rose above...

5 Players Who Went From Starters to Bench-Warmers in the Premier League

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:31:24 -0600

Sometimes, even the most talented of footballers can face difficult obstacles in their lives. Despite being better than most other players in the Premier League, these footballers find themselves warming the bench for some really big clubs even after having given their best in the past.

I Love NFL Football! Let Me Count The Ways

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:25:58 -0500

I absolutely love football! I can talk all day on this topic, but I will quickly count the ways.

Football Is The Best Game For All Sports Lovers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:37:39 -0500

For all the sports lovers out there football is one of the most favorite sports game ever. They love playing it and they love the thrill of it. Every time there is a football world cup or any great football championship going on, all the enthusiasts simply go berserk and cannot have enough of the game.

Impact of Brexit on English Football

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:30:22 -0500

Brexit, the word came into existence in early months of 2016 when Britain firstly announced its exit from EU. The statement quickly spread a turbulent wave in the whole world especially to the other members of EU. At that time, none was able to understand what was happening and why Britain is having this exit. Numerous meeting and press conferences took place in no time, but nobody could get any clear idea about the upcoming consequences of this exit by the UK.

Underdog Chile Takes on the Hot Favourite England on the U-17 FIFA World Cup

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:54:03 -0500

Today's match is between two foreign teams, yet football lovers from this part of the world, throng in thousands to watch the match. England is undoubtedly a good team as far as football is concerned and therefore the team is the hot favorite among the football enthusiasts of Calcutta. Many prefer the England team over the Indian team so far as U-17 FIFA world cup is concerned.

NFL Fan or Bandwagoner?

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:08:40 -0500

Are you a real NFL fan or a bandwagoner who thinks they're a real fan? Ask yourself some questions while reading to find out.

8 Things Football Officials Should Do to Move Up the Officiating Ranks

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:06:28 -0500

This is a list of 8 things football officials should do to help them get promoted up the ranks of officiating. These steps or tips can really be applicable to all sports officials.

How Football Officials Should Prepare Every Week

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:04:54 -0500

This includes tips for football officials and what they should do to properly prepare for a football game every week. Some steps are things such as watch game film, scout teams and review things you had questions about.

How Football Officials Should Handle Feeling Like They Must See Everything

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:40:35 -0500

This is a short article about football officials and how some feel like they must see everything on the field. That is impossible and this tries to give officials ways of dealing with that feeling.

Former New York Jet Takes a Shot at the PGA Tour

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:14:46 -0500

It is hard to find two sports that are polar opposites more than golf and football, Stevie Anderson is making the case that there are some similarities between the two sports. Anderson, who spent five-years completing acrobatic catches in the National Football League (NFL), is connecting the dots between the sports by making serious inroads in his hot pursuit of a PGA tour career.

Things You Need to Know About the NFL Football Combine

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 13:28:50 -0500

This is an article is about the rigorous testing a prospect for the NFL must go through at the NFL Combine to be considered as a draft pick for a team. It shows all the various tests they will be put through based on their physical, position-specific skills, psyche, and medical attributes.

Useful Tips For Kids Joining A Football Tryout For The First Time

Tue, 30 May 2017 08:43:12 -0500

Kids will usually feel nervous when joining a football tryout for the first time. Below are some tips for parents and children to help kids shine during a football tryout.

Semi-Professional Football

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:53:03 -0500

What you're about to read is a little history behind Semi-Professional Football. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did because it was really fun researching it.

High School Recruiting - Helpful Tips

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30:25 -0500

This article is about what high school football players should consider when deciding on which school they should attend. This decision is a big one, and this article gives a few hints to what a player should consider. This article is meant to help high school football athletes dodge the pit falls that come with recruiting.

Tips to Choose the Right Football Shoes

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:45:38 -0500

Are you ready to ace in your football match? Are you sure you are on the right way to become a super star in your upcoming football tournament? Though you are ready with everything you need for the match, sometimes many players forget on checking their own football shoes which is the key accessory for a football player.

History of Real Madrid

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:45:59 -0500

Real Madrid is one of the best clubs in La Liga and international circuit as well. This article unearths the history of the club and its chronicles to the peak of success as well.

Real Madrid - La Liga Emperor

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:59:19 -0500

There is no doubt that Real Madrid FC is one of the big guns in world football. The article echoes some well-known facts about the Spanish club as well as their achievement in La Liga and Europe.

2017 Will Be Pivotal For The Washington Redskins

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:13:02 -0500

The Washington Redskins face several challenges in their continual search for stability and progress. It'll be interesting to see if the team achieves those goals in 2017 amidst uncertainty in several key positions.

Must-Know Bayern Munich Facts for Readers

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:28:15 -0500

FC Bayern Munich is one of the most celebrity football clubs in the world. The club, which is popularly known as FC Bayern or even called FCB, competes in the top-tier of German football system, commonly known as Bundesliga. Without any shade of doubt, Bayern Munich has been the most consistent performer in Bundesliga. They are the most successful entity in Bundesliga. The article is intended to share some amazing Bayern Munich facts with the readers.

A Few Interesting FC Bayern Munich Facts

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:09:23 -0500

FC Bayern Munich is one of the highly esteemed and successful football clubs all over the globe. The Bundesliga side is also one of the richest football clubs. Golden goals bring the readers some interesting FC Bayern Munich facts that every fan must have a hang of.

FC Barcelona Facts at a Glance

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:00:34 -0500

Most Bar?a fans believe that they know everything about the club, It is high time they brush up their knowledge about the club with these uncommon FC Barcelona facts. FC Barcelona is a well-known name for the football fans scattered all over the world. The club has some of the start and most promising players in football world. However, there is more to the club than just the fine skills displayed by its players.

Some New FC Barcelona Facts That Fans Should Know

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 08:21:41 -0500

FC Barcelona is one of the oldest and most popular football clubs in the world. The Spanish side gives enough reasons to its fans to feel proud of the club. Here are some latest FC Barcelona facts from 2016.

FC Barcelona Facts - History of Spanish Giants

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:40:56 -0600

Barcelona is considered to have the best forward line in the world of football with the likes of Messi Neymar and Suarez forming the vicious top three. This article introduces the readers to a few interesting FC Barcelona facts from the club's history.

How To Get The Best Football Boots In A Sale

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:51:20 -0600

Football boots sale can make it possible for you to get high quality footwear at discounted prices. Every player understands the importance of having a quality pair, especially one that is comfortable as a way of improving on performance during play. Online stores offering football boots often hold sales on popular brands and from such sales you can get the pair that you have been looking for to help you put your best skills to work. But how then do you choose the best from such sales?

The Heartbreak of A Penalty Kick Miss: Who Should Bear The Aftermath Pain and Guilt?

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:51 -0600

Football is one of the finest sporting activities fancied globally. The fun of the game is heightened, especially by the numerous leagues and championships. Anti-sports citizens in a country magically fall in love with the football game when they see their fellow countrymen adorned in their national colors determined to play enthusiastically for their homeland. The most succinct part of the football game that can break the heart of supporters and football enthusiasts is the taking of a penalty kick.

A Guide to Booking Arsenal Tickets to Watch Arsenal

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:21:15 -0600

A new coaching establishment, new strategy, new Emirates playground, and inclusion of fresh and talented players are some strong elements that have fashioned the Arsenal FC into the most capable team in the Premier League. With legendary players like Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Lucas Perez, Bergkamp, Pires, and Henry, the football club continues to lead the English Premier League events.

Super Bowl LI - Best Ever!

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:03:16 -0600

The New England Patriots, behind on the scoreboard most of the game, playing lethargically and not in their usual rhythmic style, overcame a third quarter deficit of 28-3 to come back and tie the game in the last minute at 28-28 forcing the first overtime in Super Bowl history. Tom Brady, seemingly out-of-sync for most of the first three quarters, showed why he is referred to as the greatest quarterback in National Football League history--emphasized after the game by none other than Terry Bradshaw. A sixth-round draft choice in 2001 from the University of Michigan, he is the only quarterback to win five Super Bowls, breaking the tie of four each with Terry Bradshaw of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. He has also won four Super Bowl MVP awards, most for any player.

The Birdseye Language

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 07:12:11 -0600

A good quarterback knows how to speak Birdseye. It is an easy language to master because of the big picture perspective this language entails. On the other hand, great or legendary quarterbacks know how to speak ground level. Although this language allows for very limited views of the field, great quarterbacks can translate various visual cues into Birdseye. The great ones are so good at this translation skill that they can see the field as though they were up in the both. The can see the hidden blitzes; they can see the broken coverage, and the can see every soft spot in the defense almost immediately.

Some Positive Facts About Football

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 08:29:49 -0600

All the boys are mad about football and thus it has become the most popular game among all other sports. Sport specialists say that they are the football players are the ones with strong extremities and improved intellectual thinking. These are some of the positive things that football consists.

The Case for Flag Football As an Olympic Sport

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:36:02 -0600

The Olympics are unlike any other sporting competition on the planet. For 16 days, over 300 events representing 35 sports and every country on the planet compete to take home their prized medals, and I have looked forward to watching the Summer Olympics every 4 years since as far back as I can remember. But there's always been something missing. One of the United States most popular sports, and a top 10 sport throughout the world, it looks as though tackle and flag football could be Olympic sports by the year 2024, but issue obstacles still remain for that to become a reality. First we'll walk through some reasons why the road to getting American Football included into the Olympics has not been an easy journey, followed by why we believe flag football to be the logical solution and choice as a future Olympic sport.

Play Better With The Right Soccer Cleats For Flat Feet

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:45:17 -0600

Flat feet cannot be ignored in any given circumstance. The only way you will remain comfortable when you are flat footed is to find shoes that are designed with the condition in mind. Nobody chooses to have a foot arch or not, but fortunately shoes can be designed to conform to any given shape and offer it comfort. When it comes to soccer, the feet receive lots of abuse when handling body weight during walking and running.

What Type Of Football Boots Should You Buy?

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:39:26 -0600

The decision of buying football boots depends upon your change of pace, speed and skills. As a matter of fact, without the right equipment, it won't be easier for you to play properly. Here are some tips for you to buy the right football boots.

5 Greatest Football Players of All Time

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:11:58 -0600

It's never easy to choose the best five football players when there are so many famous names doing round. We have handpicked the best five as per own choice.

How To Train Football Players And Using The Right Equipment

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:28:22 -0600

In this article, we will discuss why a football coaches job is so tough and the many different types of football training equipment he may need every year. We will also discuss the many different player positions on a team and the correct equipment used by these players to become proficient at their positions.

The 2 Material Options You Have When Buying Football Boots

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:23:21 -0600

Soccer cleats are constructed using different materials and this makes it possible for players to choose cleats that are suitable for their kind of play. To maximize playing potential you must of course select the right gear and soccer boots are some of the more important considering that this is a game that demands you remain on your feet. The main materials used for modern cleats are synthetic and leather. They each have their advantages and disadvantages and it would be a great idea to look into them before making your selection.

Tips To Clean Your Football Boots

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:59:35 -0600

Have you got a pair of football boots? If so, you should take the right steps to clean them or they may not stand the test of time. We have put together some tips to help you clean your boots the right way. Read on.

How to Choose Football Boots

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:08:30 -0600

If you don't know which football boots should be the best for you, you should read this article. In this article, you will read about the footwear that will be ideal for you based on the type of grounds you will play on. So, please scroll down and read the tips that can help you choose the right pair.

Tips To Help You Buy The Right Football Cleats

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:07:02 -0600

Football shoes are also known as studs or cleats. You can find different types of them in the market. And they can be chosen based on your style and the field you are going to play on. Aside from this, you should consider other factors as well, such as grip, quality, durability and comfort of the shoes. Read on to find more tips about how to buy football cleats with ease.

Custom Football Jerseys: Manifesting Your Passion

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:00:53 -0600

The football is just not a game. It is all about passion. The game is loved by billions of its fans who are spread across the globe. This can be witnessed while looking at the packed stadiums. The crazy fans love to support their favorites during the game.

College Football Season Preview: PAC 12

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:41:21 -0600

Moving from obscurity to power conference in a matter of years, the PAC 12 seems to be up for grabs every year with any team looking to take control. This allows for exciting storylines every season.

Choosing The Right Pair Of Football Shoes

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:30:11 -0600

Wearing the right pair of shoes is very important when it comes to playing any type of sport. Football is no exception to this rule. The right pair of football boots helps your toes to stay comfortable throughout the play and also ensures that you maintain a good balance so that you don't trip and fall down on the ground. When you don't wear fitting shoes, your toes develop blisters, and you feel a throbbing pain in your legs when you wear them; this impacts the quality of your game to a great extent. This is the main reason as to why you need to choose the right pair of soccer cleats. Here are some tips that you need to remember to help you in this decision.

Points To Note While Choosing Affordable Football Shoes

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:26:29 -0600

Irrespective of whether you are a professional soccer player or one who is just a newbie in the game, it is important to choose the right pair of soccer cleats. These cleats are very important for you to play your natural game on the field without having to worry about problems like pain in your leg, blisters, soreness, ill-fitting shoes, lack of grip and more. These problems are downright silly to mention; however, they can create a huge negative impact on your game and speed. Therefore, you need to spend enough time to choose the right pair of cheap football boots, especially if you have a tight budget. There are huge brands that cost a bomb but look closely, and you will be able to find some good deals on your favourite brands. Here are some points that you need to remember while choosing your sports shoes.

Things Every Football Fan Must Know

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:03 -0600

Football is one of the famous games today. Prior to watching a game, consider knowing the basics.

Presidential Election Upset Occurs Exactly Fifty Years After Merger of Two Football Leagues

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 08:15:20 -0600

It seems somehow fitting that the stunning upset in the Presidential Election happened just one day before the fiftieth anniversary of the official merger of the nation's two professional football leagues. That historic legislation, signed by President Lyndon Bains Johnson on November 7, 1966, helped pave the way for one of the greatest upsets in the history of sports. Considered an inferior organization, the AFL began in the mid sixties to gain popularity with football fans.

How Watching Live Football Action Can Excite You

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:29:38 -0600

If you're not a fan and are just looking to experience attending a game, prepare yourself to become a convert. The games can be a quasi-religious experience. You might just find yourself a brand new Cule afterward, so go get your ticket and find out.

AFL Uniforms: Crafted In Sublimation Prints

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:14:37 -0500

The American football league is a very popular game. This is widely played across the globe. Millions of people enjoy every moment associated with this game. While go out for the evening walk, we come across the instances in which the players training hard to groom their skills. They try their best efforts to live up to their dreams.

Watching Australian Football Live

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:50:32 -0500

Australian football is so different to any other type of football. It is best seen live to be able to get an appreciation of its differences and the multiple skills involved in playing the game. Our author, a devotee of the game, explains why you need to see the game "live" and is the best place in a stadium to watch the game.

I Dated a Dallas Cowboy!

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:51:13 -0500

And it almost brought the country club down. We should not have stopped there. It was Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, and I think my Dad paid hell afterwards.

Best Quarterback in College Football History

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:59:14 -0500

For as long as the sport has been around, quarterbacks have been the focus of a football team. The quarterback is the natural leader on the field and many have built their legacy in college football.

Why You May Need a Brain Injury Attorney

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:31:21 -0500

Traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact on a victim's future because of high treatment costs, In addition, an injured person may have to take off extensive time at work. As a result, some employers may not want to pay for their employee's workers' compensation.

150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland?

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:50:42 -0500

The first game of Australian Football in Queensland occurred in 1866 well before any of the other football codes began to be played in this state. Now, in the 150th year of our game in Queensland, there is a group of men and women sitting down, sifting through records, programs, newspaper reports and photographs, writing histories of their clubs and football leagues so that our game's history is preserved for future generations. The article looks briefly at the history of the game in Queensland and notes that "Project Q150" is about preserving that history.

Teaching Junior Players the Art of Rucking in Australian Football

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:46:46 -0500

My overriding aim in coaching all my teams over my coaching career was to develop every player irrespective of their ability or any importance in winning. This was especially true of my coaching young players beginning their football career. Therefore, I taught every player the skills necessary to act as a ruckman. Our author details the training regime he used to teach his players the art of rucking. He details it from how he started with the younger players and details the steps he took to develop their skill.

What Are The Different Types Of Football Boot Soles?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:18:43 -0500

When buying football boots most people look at the upper parts of the shoes for breathability comfort and stability. But the sole of your soccer cleats should also be taken into consideration because they determine the kind of experience you have especially when moving and running on the different playing surfaces. You should ensure that the sole matched the type of surface or ground you will be playing in to get the most from your activity.

NFL Personal Injury

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:40:12 -0500

Concussions, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's are just a few of the things that may be linked to repeated concussions - the type of concussions that professional NFL players often sustain. Research into the impact of multiple concussions has been in the works for many years now, but it was only recently that a slew of NFL players have brought a personal injury case against the NFL for these injuries.

Bankruptcy: An NFL Player Trend

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 10:38:49 -0500

Football fans are beginning to get the fever as a new season approaches. I know I am. Why? Because I have heard from a very reliable source that the GIANTS are going all the way this year. Seriously, they are. It's going to happen.

There's a Storm Brewing in Seattle and the LOB Is the Reason!

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:56:22 -0500

John Schneider, Pete Carroll and the Seahawks front office have been atop of the NFL the last few seasons. Yes, they have drafted unbelievably well. They have found diamonds in the rough in late rounds of the NFL Draft. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Malcolm Smith, J.R. Sweezy, Byron Maxwell, (undrafted rookies) Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, & Thomas Rawls have all been a huge part of the Seattle Seahawks success. It is not the only reason though.

American Football: Brief History

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:07:26 -0500

American football is really an interesting and amazing sport that epitomizes human spirit, competitiveness, and endurance to win. Only 60 nations has adopted this sport as a national sport, but past records suggest people have been playing this sport since ancient times. Ancient Greeks and Romans used this sport to train their warriors. It is believed that Chinese are playing football for 3000 years. However, the modern day football started from England.

Goal Umpiring in Australian Football for the Newcomer

Tue, 10 May 2016 06:39:23 -0500

In junior Australian Football, parents are often asked to be Goal Umpires. Many have no experience of the game and are reluctant to take on this responsibility. This article will offer several hints for parents on how to become a competent goal umpire for junior games. These hints include a discussion on the rules related to scoring; where to stand and how to move around the goals and what the goal umpire does when a score is registered.

School Football - A Simple Game Plan for Australian Football

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:52:05 -0500

In 1986, our author was charged with the responsibility of coaching the second string team from my region in the State Schoolboys' Australian Football Championships. In that training session, he concentrated on a long kicking approach to the game and on getting to the contest. He explained to the boys that the game plan would be simple, direct football as each game was only four by fifteen minute quarters. In the article the author goes on to explain his approach to gaining the most out of each player and how he involved them in helping him create the best team combination.

Coaching a School Football Team in Queensland

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:22:01 -0500

In my early years as a teacher coach of Australian Football, I would have training after school at least once a week. In later years, this became untenable as boys began to work after school and many had to catch buses home. So I would have one formal training session a week during lunch hour. Our author details how he organised his training; how he arranged for informal practice and how he worked with his team on game day in a Queensland high school where Australian Football was a minor sport.

What To Look For Before Buying Football

Wed, 02 Mar 2016 09:43:14 -0600

Everyone has heard about the game of football. It is widely played with full zeal in various countries. The game is full of excitement & pleasure. In this game, every team has eleven players on its side including the goalie.

Run Fu: Running Backs And The Four Minute Drill

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 12:05:34 -0600

The four minute drill in football is different from the two minute drill. While the two minute drill is a pass happy with a purpose to preserve the time left on the clock, the four minute drill's objective is to quickly use up the time left on the clock. The latter has a great need for a consistent yard gaining running back while the former has no need for that position at all.

What's Different About the Australian Game of Football

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:53:54 -0600

Historically, Australian Football was the first type of football played in Australia. Some believe its origins are seen in games played by our indigenous brothers. Although it developed initially in Victoria, it spread to all the Australian colonies during the second half of the 1800s. In the article, the author explains sixteen ways in which the Australian game is so different from other football games. It is played on the largest field of any code; has the most players involved at any time; played for the longest time and is the fastest football in the world.

Seattle Seahawks Teach the Intelligent Way to Tackle

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:47:02 -0600

PROBLEM: HEAD INJURIES AND TRAUMA FROM LEADING WITH THE HEAD IN TACKLING - By now we are all well aware of CTE and the potential dangers playing football can have on our brains. The Concussion Movie is just the latest high profile event illustrating how the effects of repeated head trauma football players can suffer. There have been several new technologies and improvements in football equipment, namely in helmets and monitored devices, that have tried to alleviate the impact blows to the head have, but few have tried to address tackling techniques until now.

Why An Annual NFL V College All-Stars Game Would Work

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 06:45:35 -0600

I do not mean the NFL's best against College's best because that would be a mismatch. I mean the NFL's best first and second year players against the best college players.

Using Interchange in Junior Australian Football Games

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:17:54 -0600

The interchange rule was the greatest change in Australian football for coaches of young teams. It meant that the coach could give every player in every position maximum 'on-ground' experience. This helped to develop all players more quickly and lessened the dropout rate of the initially less able boys. Our author began coaching in 1961 and continued to coach junior and high school teams until 1999. He gained level 2 coaching certificate in 1980. The article explains why the interchange rule is the best rule change and how he used it to develop his players and create the best playing results.

Jello-Rock: A Football Greased Pig

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:37:58 -0600

Running backs that run less than a 4.5 in the 40 yard dash don't get much respect and they generally get ignored by most college coaches and scouts.

Why Louisville Would Be A Great Fit For An NFL Team

Sat, 14 Nov 2015 10:20:53 -0600

The NFL is a league that loves to expands to new and untapped markets within the United States. There are many major cities out there in the U.S...

Why Omaha Would Be A Great Fit For An NFL Team

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 15:29:09 -0600

This article will talk about why Omaha could be a good fit for an NFL franchise in the near future. This article will focus on the Omaha's steak culture as well as its already prevalent sport culture.

My Proposal For NFL Overtime Procedure

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:22:20 -0500

This article will talk about how I propose the NFL Overtime should be conducted. This article will discuss a system similar to the college game with some notable modifications to suit the pro game.

How To Improve The Playoff System In College Football

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:41:41 -0500

This article will introduce an eight team playoff in college football. It will talk about how this can be implemented and which conferences should be involved. I will spend the majority of this article explaining my proposal and why i think it would be ideal for college football.

How To Buy Football Shoes

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 13:09:18 -0500

Football shoes are very important for a football player. So it is imperative to wear high quality shoes because it has a direct impact on your game. Here are some tips for you on how to buy football shoes online.

Talking What You Don't Know

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:03:28 -0500

A disagreement with comments made by a prestigious sports television analyst that also delves into race. Charlie Strong, head coach of Texas football, may be on the hot seat but who should make remarks on it and who shouldn't?

Playing Australian Football in Windy Conditions

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 06:16:17 -0500

Windy conditions can have a significant impact on the playing of Australian Football. This is because the field used is the largest of any of the football codes and because kicking the ball plays a major role in how the games is played and won. This article just introduces some basic ideas on how players should adapt to playing in windy conditions to maximise their chances of winning the game.

Does Being a Bit of a Jerk Help Football Coaches Win?

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:53:18 -0500

I recently found myself in a conversation on this topic with a few prominent college and professional football coaches. To be clear before continuing on, I used jerk in my title to keep it as clean as possible, but much more colorful language was used in our conversation. The consensus, in this small sample, was that it is very difficult to win at the highest levels for very long without it.

Playing Australian Football in Wet Weather

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 05:53:13 -0500

Wet weather or wet conditions change the way in which a player must approach playing the game of Australian Football. In the first instance, the wet conditions means the skill of kicking the ball accurately becomes more difficult. The article looks at the basics of playing Australian Football in "The Wet". If the coach can't instil these basics in his team's play, then the game will deteriorate into a "Rugby like maul".

Is Michael Vick a HOF?

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:55:57 -0500

An open-minded thought about whether or not Michael Vick deserves HoF recognition. While being one of the most polarizing athletes in history, he may gain consideration for his performance on and off the field than his stats.

Supporting Your NCAA Pride With Your Team Colors

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:53:32 -0500

Tailgating. It is a must. In fact, it is almost a weekly ritual. Pop up the tent, turn on the grill, play a few tailgate games and though it seems like it isn't soon enough, it is game time! So get ready to cheer on your Tigers and chant about your Razorbacks or get ready to roll tide. Whoever your NCAA sports team is, you have almost everything on your checklist. However, there is one thing missing...

East Carolina Pirate Fan Base Serves As Model for College Football Fans

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 11:35:49 -0500

HURRICANES AND HOPE - In 1999 Hurricane Floyd ravaged eastern North Carolina leaving behind in its wake a path of destruction and misery. Hurricane Floyd has been called the worst natural disaster to ever hit North Carolina. Lives were lost, families were up rooted and towns were left to deal with the devastation of a once in every 500 year flood.

Why the Dallas Cowboys Are the Best Team in the NFL

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:12:20 -0500

Being the best team in any league is not soley based on the record. I believe the Dallas Cowboys are the best team because they opperate on more than just putting up winning records.

The Little Things of Australian Football

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:16:12 -0500

Today, in modern Australian Football, these "Little Things of Australian Football" are called the "one percenters". They are highly prized by coaches and team mates because they are often the unnoticed actions in the background of the game that brings success to the team. Often, they are recorded on the "Stats" sheets and are commented on during a game review. Our author lists 31 "Little Things of Football", expanding some to add clarification and offering explanatory notes, where necessary, at the end.

The Cardinal Sins of Australian Football

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:24:26 -0500

As with all sport, there are cardinal sins made by players that give their opponents in the game a chance to score. Australian football is no different. Today, in modern football, they are called "clangers" and appear in the statistics compiled during the game. This article was originally written as part of a coaching plan for the Queensland Schoolboys team as part of their preparation for the 1973 Australian National Championships against the might of Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia where these ideas were ingrained in the players' psyche. In Queensland, as a minor sport, there was much less passing on of these ideas to young players by their coaches.

The Perfect Three Point Stance

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:26:45 -0500

It's more important than you think. We know of a three time state champion in the state of Illinois who spends 30 minutes of every practice on the proper stance. Yep, you read that right. If a three time state champion allocates that much of his practice time, then maybe us youth guys better take a closer look!

It's Not About The Money?

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:30:15 -0500

This line is repeated by almost every athlete when they sign a new contract for more money than what they were making with their previous team. Usually millions more. Read on to find out what they really say behind closed doors.

Goal Umpiring In Australian Football - The Plus, Minus and Interesting

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 06:53:37 -0500

Are you aware that it is possible for an experienced AFL Goal Umpire to earn over $20K in one season officiating in Australian Football League competition? That's incredible, is it not? Even more incredible was that two Queensland goal umpires travelled overseas to London and California during the late 1990s to officiate in demonstration games and were paid a $5000 bonus on top of an all-expenses paid trip! Our author tells us about the positives, minus and interesting things about goal umpiring when he took up the challenge to have a 'go'.

Skills Every Player Should Acquire in Australian Football

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:06:18 -0600

This article is designed to educate young players about the skills they require to be a successful player in the Australian game. The important way for the player to start is to assess his own abilities i. e. work out his own weaknesses and then attempt to correct them. If there are attributes he doesn't have such as height, strength and speed, then, to make up for this, he must develop his talents or football skills to the greatest extent he can. The author details the general skills and then those needed for specific positions.

The Fundamentals of Australian Football

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:03:29 -0600

This article was originally written as part of a coaching booklet given to players who were selected to play in the Queensland Schoolboys team at the 1973 Australian National Championships against the might of Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. Many of the ideas in this article were ingrained in the players in the big states as Australian Football was the game everybody played. In Queensland as a minor sport, there was much less passing on of these ideas to young players. This was the author's attempt to fast track their football education. It was also passed on to teachers to help them with coaching their teams.