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Tips To Become A Better Football Player

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 2

Do you want to improve your game on the football gridiron and take it to the next level. I am here to tell you that you can do this if you are willing to put in the hard work, training, and effort in order to see your game improve. Read on to learn tips and advice that will help you improve your game and become a better football player.

Step 1: First and foremost, you have to be dedicated to this sport and want to become a better football player both mentally and physically. Understand that in order to truly be a great player, that you have to put in long hours of practice and training in the weight room and on the football field. Nothing beats hard work and determination. Not even talent. So if you are willing to put in the hard work then you are on your way to becoming a better football player.

Step 2: Next, you have to be knowledgeable on the game and know the ins and outs of your position. In addition to this you should know everyone else's responsibility on the field. In addition to this, study the history of the game and learn of the great players who have come before you. This will give you an edge over your opponents.

Step 3: Study film of your opponents on a constant basis. This is especially important during the season. You have to put in film session time on your own even when your coaches are not there. This will help you learn your opponents strengths and weaknesses. It is important in helping you become a better football player.

Step 4: Try to practice football drills specific to your position on a daily basis. For example, if you are a wide receiver, then work on catching the football everyday. If you are a linebacker then work on shedding blocks and tackling the ball carrier on a daily basis. These drills will help you dominate at your position.

Step 5: Stay in the weight room constantly. If you can, try to never take breaks off. The only way to be a great player is to train year round. There is no off season in the game of football. You have to constantly be working on your strength and explosion if you want to be a good football player. Football is a physically demanding sport on your body. You have to be strong and powerful to withstand the rigors of it.

Step 6: Lastly, always stay in game playing shape or at least don't venture to far off from your peak conditioning level. In the offseason or when you are just coming off of a season, still continue to do some sort of running and conditioning in order to stay in shape. Run gassers and sprints, practice position specific drills at full game speed and train all out.

In conclusion, remember to stay dedicated and train hard. Football is a special sport and not too many people can say they played it. You have to be willing to put in the work and effort to be a great player. Just remember, never lose the will to fight and always work harder than everybody else. Good Luck!


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Comments

Dec 21, 2010 7:07am
Jerky
This is gold. So many people don't realize what it takes to succeed at football. Then again, most people have no clue what the average athlete does day in and day out (other than the games they watch).

If all the arm-chair quarterbacks out there had to go through what collegiate football players go through every day... I'd be willing to bet that 95 percent would quit before the first day was over. 4% would quit once the first day was done, and 1% would stick around for another day or two just out of spite... but they wouldn't last long.
Jul 14, 2011 6:18pm
smoot27ryan
this is true Thanks!
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