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.
I always encourage parents to be involved with the sports that their child participates in. For my youth flag football players I recommend that the parents work 5-10 minutes a day just playing catch with their kids. It’s fairly easy to accomplish and has a great benefit to the child as a skill and confidence builder.
For Coaches who are interested in designing the best flag football plays, these 4 principals will help you build a strong playbook.
Although the flag football rules for kids are designed with safety in mind, there still remains an inherent risk of injury as with any athletic sport. There are many reasons sports injuries can occur. In this article we examine one in particular; lack of safety equipment.