Did you hear about the sport from a friend or neighbor and want to find out more?
First, you're in the right spot. We offer Flag and Tackle programs at the youth level.
If you have a child that is interested in football regardless of age, youth or high school, have them check out one of our free intro resources located in the right column. Can't find what you are looking for? Just email us and we'll be happy to chat with you.
Football is a great sport for physical activity, fun, and discipline. Don't worry if your kid has never played, as most kids here haven't so your child is not at a disadvantage. A lot of kids have only picked up a football in the last year to two, and every year we add more new kids to the program.
The bottom line was that ‘control’ became key in soccer-style kicking. Field goal kickers were much better able to ‘feel’ the ball on the foot when using the instep rather than the toe.
To a newcomer, American football can look overly complex. However, the fundamentals of the game are easy to understand and follow.
When we play defense we will fly to the football with enthusiasm and effort. We will communicate and talk it up with each other. If we make a big play, we'll get pumped about it!
Every football coach in the country wants his team and his staff to be all in. Gene Chizik famously built his coaching philosophy around the phrase, and each and every one of his peers seeks the same amount of buy-in from his team even if they don’t use those words explicitly. Truly, no team, no organization can accomplish anything without the utmost level of commitment from those involved.
Del Norte High School coach Bruce Binkley has the concept of “all in” figured out. “Most people don’t do it because they’re scared of it,” he says in the video below. “Because it’s going to hurt. Most people aren’t all in as fathers because it hurts.”
But when people come to grips with the cost of ultimate commitment, Binkley says, the rewards are worth the pain it took to get there. “Once you go all in, you’ve won and you don’t even realize it. You’ve won. Game’s over, and you’ve won,” he says.
This is 9-minutes of in-your-facing, tough-love coaching greatness. You’ll be glad you watched this.