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This Tackle Could Win You Games This Season—And You're Probably Not Practicing It

A running back breaks free, galloping like a wild horse into open space. Just as they seem destined for the end zone, a defensive player makes a la...

Why Many Young Athletes Struggle to 'Play Physical'

In a recent piece, we outlined why roughhousing is one of the best activities for a child's developing brain and body, and how unfortunately, opportun...

The Simple Hack That Will Change Your Tackling Drills Forever

Tackling is a skill. Bringing down an unwilling opponent who's often moving at very high speeds takes technique and aggressive intent. Yet to prepa...

NFL Rookies on the Art of Watching Film

For our recent Path to the Pros series, we had the chance to speak with several NFL prospects across a range of positions as they transitioned from co...

Could This New Version of Football Help Save the Sport?

The jump from flag football to tackle football can be a bit like the jump from tee ball to real baseball. The latter is faster, more intense and deman...

Lukas Denis Has Been Working With the NFL in Mind Since He Was 6 Years Old

Lukas Denis couldn't wait. He was just a kindergartner, but the urge to strap on a helmet and pads was overwhelming. He was still too young to for...

Their Players Missed 156 Games Due to Injury in One Season. Now They're One of The Healthiest Teams in America

2016 was the wildest year in St. Xavier football history. The all-boys private school located outside Cincinnati has long had a strong program,...

Why David Montgomery Runs So Hard

"Ma, pull over. Pull over!" David Montgomery throws open the side door, yanks off his seat belt, and spews the contents of his stomach onto the asp...

Recruiting With Coach X: An Anonymous D1 Coach Analyzes a High School RB

Because NCAA rules prevent college coaches from speaking publicly about recruits, it's often difficult to get an inside-look at how coaches actually s...

A Lifetime of Intense Training Has Khalil Hodge on the Edge of His NFL Dream

It's an unbearably hot day in Antioch, California, and Khalil Hodge is losing to his little brother. The two are sprinting up a steep hill under th...

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