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A practical discussion about the Football Development Model. Doctors, scientists, parents, coaches and league presidents talk about a stronger future for our game and the kids who play it. Hosted by USA Football Director of Football Operations Coach Keith Grabowski.

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A practical discussion about the Football Development Model. Doctors, scientists, parents, coaches and league presidents talk about a stronger future for our game and the kids who play it. Hosted by USA Football Director of Football Operations Coach Keith Grabowski.

    Episode 14- Return to Youth Football with Jesse Ghiorzi, USA Football Brand Manager

    Episode 14- Return to Youth Football with Jesse Ghiorzi, USA Football Brand Manager

    As youth football families seek a responsible return to play, USA Football works with leaders across medicine, football and athlete development to pave that path for youth leagues. Here’s a look at the ways we have your back as you get back to youth football

    • 19 min
    Episode 13 - Making It Fun K - 12, Mike Kirschner, Head Coach Mount Vernon HS (IN)

    Episode 13 - Making It Fun K - 12, Mike Kirschner, Head Coach Mount Vernon HS (IN)

    Mount Vernon High School (Indiana) head coach Mike Kirschner sits down with Keith on this episode of the Football For All Podcast. Kirschner, who guided Ben Davis to a Class 6A state title in 2014, his second there, shares the secrets to his successful collaboration with the local youth and middle school programs. He discusses how he prepares youth players and parents in his youth programs t see the game is fun. He also discusses how he ensures that his youth coaches are prepared to coach the game an provide a positive experience.

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    • 17 min
    Episode 12 - Former NFL Quarterback Jake Plummer - Developing Youth QB's and football players

    Episode 12 - Former NFL Quarterback Jake Plummer - Developing Youth QB's and football players

    Today on the Football For All Podcast we welcome former Arizona State and NFL quarterback, Jake Plummer, onto the show. After playing in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Plummer transitioned to a role as the Co-Founder of Ready List Sports. Tune in and hear about Jake Plummer's thoughts on quarterback development, whether quarterback guru's are necessary, and how we need to give kids a chance to have fun while they develop as players.

    3:25 Do you need a quarterback guru
    9:42 Enjoying the game
    14:11 Having fun while still developing
    19:09 Giving players chances to grow

    Learn more: fdm.usafootball.com

    You can follow Jake Plummer on Twitter here: @snakestakes

    • 22 min
    Episode 11 - Zack Martin, O-Lineman, Dallas Cowboys - Advantages of Being a MultiSport Athlete

    Episode 11 - Zack Martin, O-Lineman, Dallas Cowboys - Advantages of Being a MultiSport Athlete

    Dallas Cowboys Offensive Guard Zack Martin joins Keith Grabowski to discuss how playing multiple sports better prepared him for football, especially in college at Notre Dame. Martin also discusses the two-point stance and how it is useful in training young athletes to better pay the game.

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    • 21 min
    Episode 10 - Houston Texans center Nick Martin, Fun and Fundamentals

    Episode 10 - Houston Texans center Nick Martin, Fun and Fundamentals

    On today’s episode of Football for All, Nick Martin, Center for the Houston Texans, speaks about how imperative the fundamentals of football are even at the NFL level. Hear about Nick’s journey through the game and how his youth league technical arsenal helped prepare him to earn a starting spot in the NFL.

    1:36 Nick’s football journey
    2:52 Football is meant to be fun
    5:00 Competition vs. Fun at the youth levels
    6:15 The importance of fundamentals ***
    8:28 Football development has changed into a transactional process*
    11:24 The Football Development Model’s implementation in today’s game
    12:52 The FDM’s responsibility towards the progression of football
    13:44 The changes in football that have made the game safer
    14:48 The game will never be “soft”
    15:08 Fundamentals and technique at the NFL level
    16:29 Recommendations for current players getting better during quarantine
    17:17 Fondest football memory

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    • 18 min
    Episode 9 - Females' Place in Football - Samantha Rapoport, NFL, Sr. Dir. of Diversity & Inclusion

    Episode 9 - Females' Place in Football - Samantha Rapoport, NFL, Sr. Dir. of Diversity & Inclusion

    On today’s episode of Football for All, we are joined by a key uprising component to the sport of football, the female football player. Sam Rappaport is the Senior Director of Diversity & Inclusion at the NFL. At a young age, Sam was involved in flag football and then progressed to the tackle level. Now being in the front office of the National Football League, she talks about the importance of young girls and women involved in the sport of football. The presence of women in the game from playing to getting hired on to coaching staffs is a hot topic in today’s society. Sam isa living role model for any girl who has the dream of playing football or reaching employment in any NFL front office. Listen to her opinions on how football can truly be a game enjoyed by all. 1:21 How Sam got involved with football
    2:50 How playing football drove her to work in professional football
    4:01 Women’s presence growing in the sport
    5:40 Flag football becoming a certified sport at the collegiate level
    7:38 Female participation in football
    9:22 NFL’s effort to expand female coaches in the league
    11:05 NFL’s responsibility to overcome the barrier between playing football to coaching
    13:44 The importance of diversity in a coaching staff
    15:07 Bridging the gap from flag football to tackle football for young girls
    17:22 How the FDM helps female athletes progress forward
    18:50 The rookie tackle model shaping youth leagues
    20:53 Advice for parents with daughters who are interested in playing football

    Learn more: fdm.usafootball.com

    • 22 min

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