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Fullback Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Fullback may be a position that’s disappearing from some higher levels of football, but it’s still very prominent in youth football.

It’s an extremely important position to the offenses that employ them, and it’s a challenging position to play at the same time.

Fullbacks are asked to do several different things — from blocking, to carrying the ball, to catching passes.

And they’re asked to do it all while taking hard contact consistently.

Fullback is often a thankless position, but it’s one that can be game-changing to an offense.

If this is a position that seems to be right up your alley, here are some things you need to have and strive to obtain to be an amazing fullback.

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Linebacker Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Great linebackers can have a monumental impact on a football game. They can completely change the direction of a defense just by being on the field.

But what makes a great linebacker? What are some of their top traits?

What are the roles and responsibilities of the position, and what can players do if they want to become great linebackers?

Here’s a look at all these aspects.

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Cornerback Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Cornerback is one of the most important positions on a defense.

These players are often responsible for covering receivers all on their own. And if they don’t do their job properly, it can result in huge plays for the offense.

Let’s take a look at what makes up a great cornerback, from traits to roles and responsibilities, to tips for players who want to man the position.

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Safety Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

Safety Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Safeties have that rare combination of speed and coverage skill of traditional cornerbacks, with the strength, vision, and tackling ability of traditional linebackers.

For this reason, great safeties don’t come along every day.

If you want to be a great safety, you need to work hard on getting strong, building your speed, learning offenses, and making sure you’re a sound tackler.

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Wide Receiver Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

Wide Receiver Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Wide receiver is often considered a flashy position, and for good reason.

Wide receivers are often known for their boisterous personalities as much as they are for their outstanding football skills.

Truly great wide receivers are more than just pass catchers, though.

They’re dedicated students of the game, and they’re committed to giving 100% on every play — no matter whether they’re the primary passing target, a decoy, or have blocking responsibilities on a running play.

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