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

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

ByCoach 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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70 Inspirational Football Movies to Watch Right Now

70 Inspirational Football Movies to Watch Right Now

ByCoach Martin|Miscellaneous

Whether you’re looking for more football-related content to satiate your thirst for the sport while waiting in between seasons, or you’re just scrambling for more binge-watchable films to pass the time during the lockdown, this list of 70 football movies is for you.

From silent movies of the 1920s to blockbuster films of the 21st century, this collection will make you laugh, cry, and feel inspired.

It’s got a whole range of genres – biographical, comedy, and even fantasy and action.

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Goal Line Defense in Youth Football (Using the 6-3 Defense)

ByCoach Martin|Football Defense

A goal line defensive formation in youth football has only one aim in mind — to prevent the offense from scoring a touchdown.

Ultimately, it would be great if they stopped the offense or forced a turnover, but even keeping them out of the end zone and forcing a field goal attempt would be considered a success.

Let’s take a closer look at the formation of a goal line defense in youth football and the responsibilities of each level of the defense.

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What is a Wheel Route in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Strategies

The wheel route in football is one of the simplest, yet most devastating passing routes.

The route forces the defender to move quickly laterally, and then quickly turn around and start running upfield in hopes of covering the receiver.

It’s a great route to teach football players of any age because it’s so easy to learn and can be run from pretty much any area of the field.

Let’s take an in-depth look at what the wheel route is, why it’s called that, and how to run it.

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How to Tackle in Football (7-Step Guide)

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

Following the proper tackling form will not only allow you to avoid injury — and to avoid causing injury to another — but it’ll also ensure that you tackle the most effectively, accurately, and with the most power.

Practicing the fundamentals will also keep you from being faked out by a ball carrier and left in the dust as he runs downfield.

Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to tackle in football properly.

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75 Football Books That Can Change Your Life

ByCoach Martin|Football Basics

This list of football books is a great reading list for all football junkies out there.

Whether you’re a coach or player trying to develop your skills, a novice fan just trying to learn the ropes, or a devout follower who wants to read something football-related while waiting in between seasons, these 75 football books are for you.

This list is complete with biographies of legendary coaches, memoirs of star players, inspirational messages from respected football figures, and manuals for strategies and schemes.

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