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Conditioning Drills That Combine Fun and Football Situations


When kids compete, they go all out. When they have fun, they give full effort, and coaches don’t have to yell or penalize anyone for not doing so.

Conditioning is a vital part of every football team’s practice plan. However, inexperienced youth football coaches tend to overdo it, and then it doesn’t yield the type of results they want.

The average youth football game consists of about 80 offensive and defensive snaps and a handful of special teams plays. On average, there will be two or three plays that go for 40 yards or longer. Still, many youth coaches condition their teams by running 40-yard sprints, along with half-mile and quarter-mile laps.

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