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7 Things Successful Youth Football Athletes Do Everyday

7 Things Successful Youth Football Athletes do Everyday

  1. In season, they arrive at practice a few minutes early. We note the importance of tardiness as practice time is tight, and nothing frustrates coaches more than starting late. At practice, a successful kid displays an intense work ethic. They will listen a lot more than they talk.
  2. They embrace support from family. Mom, Dad and other family members are consistently involved in the athlete’s development.
  3. They train with intent.  ‘Hard work all the time’. They train in the offseason while others play video games or waste time online. Highly successful youth athletes sincerely want to train to get better each day.
  4. Time Management. They know how to structure their schedule with school, practice time and friend and family time. They pre-plan and have set goals to accomplish each day.
  5. Show consideration and respect to all. One Cardinals player’s teacher once explained to us that hey says hello to everyone, even teachers he does not know.
  6. Eat nutritious foods for fuel, they avoid fast food. Successful kid football athletes understand the benefits of eating nutritious foods, they limit junk foods.
  7. They read. Have an interest in reading books, stories. We notice a trend of leaders on the football field, these kids are often times successful students. They understand the importance of success in the classroom.