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Football Coaches' Pre-Game Responsibilities

Part of the Coaching Football For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you send your football team out on the field and call those plays you have worked on for weeks, use this checklist to attend to your pre-game responsibilities as football coach:

  • Arrive early and inspect the field for any hazards (broken glass, rocks, raised sprinkler heads, loose turf) that could pose injury risks to the kids.

  • Set the tone for good sportsmanship by meeting with the opposing coach and officials.

  • Verify that your players have their mouth guards and all the other proper safety equipment.

  • Get the pre-game warm-up underway with a series of light drills covering all the skills and some stretches.

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