2019 1st/2nd Grade Football

Head Coaches: James Grant and Bob Hafford

Assistance Coach:  Johnathan Blais

Assistance Coach:  Mark Cotter

Photo by: Missy Brown, Central Maine Photography Staff

1st/2nd Grade Football Instructional Program

~Core methods developed from the US Football “heads up” certified coaches program.

 ~Philosophical teaching on the following principals are instilled verbally to the players daily.

 ~No scoreboard, No touchdowns, therefore no “winners” of the game. 

 ~We teach being a winner not winning a game. 

 ~Each individual player is asked to read at home.  Then at the start of practice they share what they read the previous days.  This is done every day!

 ~We define what makes a winner:

~Concentration, focus and attention to what you are doing

~Self – confidence – remove doubts and challenge fears.  Confidence building by explaining the positive in activities  before citing how to improve.

    ~100% effort in your activity

    ~No Quitting – on yourself or on your team

    ~Good Sportsmanship – when things are going your way and when they are not going your way

~Accountability – own your mistakes, apologize for your actions and learn from them. (like poor attention, we recognize it and the individual must own it)        

 ~We promote the 3 “No’s as values for youth to learn.  No stealing, No cheating and No Lying. 

 ~The program teaches the how to exercise, running drills, “blocking and tackling”, form an Offensive and Defensive team.  Use of “heads up” coaching techniques.  No kick offs, No punting. 

~Program participation starts the week after school starts.  Let’s get the youth a short time to meet the most important aspect outside of home = school.  Then join your new friends in a physical activity geared to learning “the game” but also builds the supportive future student / athlete.