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Conditioning is an important and often over looked part of coaching a successful flag football team. Many trainers and coaches alike tout the benefit of speed, agility, quickness training also known as SAQ Training. SAQ training methods are one of the keys to performance development. These speed and agility ladder drills will help improve technique, develop maximum acceleration and reach top speed.
There is one skill that all flag football players need above all else when it comes to defense: flag pulling.
Flag pulling is perhaps the most important skill in flag football, and when coached correctly, it can be truly transformational to your team’s flag football defense.
Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and are a big concern in youth sports. According to their website the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reports that children are more likely to get a traumatic brain injury, including concussion, and take longer to recover than adults.
[This is a guest post by Marcus James a sports & fitness writer]
It’s no secret that nutritional demands of athlete are far different than that of a regular person. To stay on top of your game, an athlete needs to keep his fitness and body in top shape. Due to the amount of physical effort that an athlete puts in, he needs high nutritional value food to replenish his body.
Now that the flag football season if over, youth athletes may be in need of off-season conditioning to maintain or improve physical fitness. This is especially true if your child is not going to play another sport in the off-season. Even to the casual observers of flag football and youth sports in general, it will be evident that the best athletes are also the fittest athletes. Whether as an involved parent or as a flag football coach it makes sense to explore training methods that will enhance your child’s general fitness. One such method of conditioning is strength training.
We could list lots of items that a youth sports coach needs, but there is one piece of equipment that you should never be without when coaching flag football (or any sport for that matter).
The item I’m talking about is a basic First Aid Kit. Often overlooked this item is a must have for any coach.