For youth and high school football players across the nation, football season has either ended or is coming to a close. High School and youth league playoffs are in full swing. Many parents and active kids are now asking the question, “What comes next?” There’s pressure to participate in year round practices and training in one sport in order to keep from falling behind those who are putting in the hours and days working on their skills in a specific sport or even a specific position within a sport. This emphasis on year round training can lead to injury and burnout and especially for the developing youth athlete, can have negative effects on advancing their athletic skills.
Based on my experiences growing up and developing my athletic skills, there was nothing better for me than to work on something different each season. I went from football in the fall to basketball in the winter to track & field in the spring. And my summers were filled with a variety of all sports and activities. When I was playing basketball or running track and field, I was actually developing skills which helped me to become a better football player. Speed, strength, quickness, reactive training, spatial awareness, body control and body awareness were all athletic aspects which were developed a little differently in each sport, yet benefited every sport I played.
All of the football players I have trained have heard from me that the best way to get better is to compete athletically, no matter what sport you are playing. That is why my off-season clinics are designed to teach the fundamentals of the passing game in football for both quarterbacks and receivers without an overburdened schedule. We provide clinics only once a week during the early part of the off-season with an emphasis on training that will keep an athlete in tune with specific football techniques even while they participate in other activities. It is no surprise that many of the athletes we have trained at Prime Time Football play other sports, yet still excel when the football season comes around. We have trained multiple County award winners in football, keeping them sharp and focused while they play other sports like basketball, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, and more.
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