We had our first Testing last weekend. We divided our 25 players in 4 groups. Wide Receivers, Defense Backs, RB/LB and OL/DL.
Every group made the same Testing. It´s somewhat different to US-Testings or tryouts:
If we want to use drills, which lead us to perhaps change our pre-season practices or confirm what we do, we need to do different things. We don´t have a gym for our players, most of them have not the time to workout properly. Gyms, where everyone can go to, don´t have… Continue
Added by Marcel Seidel on October 27, 2008 at 7:00am —
Serbian American football started like 5 years ago,this is the 3rd season under pads and helmets!Sounds redicolous and above all dangerous,but we actually start playing with no pads and protection(street football).We have now over 20 teams(full pads) in serbia, National Team too.For such a short period of existence we took part on European Championship in Austria last year,beat much experienced Norway team.
During last couple of years we had big help from former NAU(HOF)coach,Larry… Continue
Added by Vladimir Lazic on October 25, 2008 at 9:08am —
While there are no news on our practice situation, I´ll try to give you an inside look about football in Germany.
There are appr. 84 million people living in Germany. I think about 30.000 do play American Football in clubs.
German school system has about 90-120 minutes of physical education a week, so there is no school-sports-culture like in the US. Which results in most Germans playing soccer as our nationals most famous sport. Other famous sports are swimming, tennis,… Continue
Added by Marcel Seidel on October 22, 2008 at 4:14am —
Beeing prepared 100% doesn´t mean, that things will be easy. But if there would be any chance to forget the last 3 days, I´d take it.
I was officiating Germany´s major youth tournament in Berlin from Friday ´til Sunday and was back late on Sunday. Monday morning my DB Coach called my and told me, that he got a very good opportunity offered by his boss, which he is about to accept. This would make him quit his DB-Coaching with our new team. I encouraged him to take the chance, because… Continue
Added by Marcel Seidel on October 16, 2008 at 8:07am —
Last week the team came out flat and we lost a close one at 7-12. This week the first half I had 3 drives ended by penalties from my starters. We ran a no play and had one of our own linemen jump. The other plays we had out starting Quick End jump on the count on a regular play. Both drives where the End False started we came up a foot short from a first down. We were down 13-0 at halftime. We came back in the second half and lost 13-25. Defense did it's job, but we had missed tackles that went… Continue
Added by CoachJB on October 13, 2008 at 4:02pm —
I'm currently a 21 year old freshman / sophomore (20 credits) at the University of Connecticut. I went to Central Connecticut State University out of high school and dropped out after a month. I worked a fulltime job at Home Depot for the next 2 years til I got the nerve to get to my high school guidance counselor and asked her to help me find a way back to college. I applied to Eastern Connecticut State University and was denied. I sent an email to admissions spilling my guts and pouring my… Continue
Added by Nate Pryzbek on October 10, 2008 at 6:55pm —
Today we found a new Coach.
Martin Weidner, former Head Coach of Germany´s most successful 5on5 school-flag-team, will join our team as an Offense Backfield Assistant.
Weidner´s team won 5 German Championships in 8 years of existence. He was the Head Coach as his team as Team Germany joined the World Flagfootball Championships in Bejing in 2005. They finished 10th place after they´ve won the 2004 European Flagfootball Championship.
Added by Marcel Seidel on October 7, 2008 at 5:07pm —
Even though I am a head softball coach at the college level now, I started off as a football coach. I get a lot of questions from coaches who are looking to get into coaching at the college level, especially in football, so this article is primarily directed toward them.
The best advice I have is you've got to network, because it's all about who you know, especially at the higher divisions. I'm sure we have all heard that a number of times. But networking doesn't just involving… Continue
Added by Bill Vasko on October 6, 2008 at 4:30pm —
I just started a youth program on August, 11th here in Germany with the Krefeld Chiefs in Krefeld, NRW / Germany.
The club was re-founded in November 2007 and played its first season in 2008 with the 19+ adult team in our County´s 6th division. It previously existed in the late 80´s and early 90´s but was broken up after appr. 8 years.
The new youth program will be built from skin and bones. We have 4 footballs (rubber), and appr.… Continue
Added by Marcel Seidel on October 6, 2008 at 3:54pm —
My name is Coach Corey Mowery. I am 31, a father to a future football player(his 4), a student at a community college for one more semester and then going to a 4 year school, and a High School coach. This is my second year coaching and first year at the high school level. Last Year I started the season as a Volunteer at a middle school (8th grade) and busted my ass. My team went 3-4 with this all new coaching staff. I coached everything from oline to special teams. I was always the first one… Continue
Added by CoachMow on October 6, 2008 at 12:28pm —
We are in world full of people that are all buns and no filler. Touting what they read, but have never experienced. They are all show, no go. Or as I touched on last week, paying all the attention to where they want to be. The end, and giving no attention to where they are starting from, the meat, the beginning.
You now have your current margins set. You now know your comfort zone. You know the current “meat” content you have, and how much bun you have to play with. The thinking is… Continue
Added by Phil Stevens on October 2, 2008 at 11:52am —
If I had to summarize the 3 most common resistance training mistakes (or to put it more kindly, inefficiencies) that people are guilty of during their workouts, my “terrible triad” could be summed up in a single sentence: “Slow, isolation lifts performed on machines.” Let’s take a look at each of these 3 components one at a time:
Amazingly, many people unconsciously equate slowness with good form. They’ve never articulated it that way, to themselves or others,… Continue
Added by Charles Staley on October 2, 2008 at 9:47am —
First USC loses. Then Florida, Wisconsin, Georgia..........looks like 2008 will be another crazy year like 2007 was. Could it be possible that the Buckeyes will work their way back into the national title hunt? Even with Pryor at QB and Beanie back at RB, the Bucks still don't look like they are hitting on all cylinders. They certainly don't look like a team that returned 20 starters. As one commentator said before the season, Ohio State may be returning a lot of players with experience, but… Continue
Added by Bill Vasko on October 1, 2008 at 1:56pm —