Among the Thugs by Bill Buford

By Bill Buford

They've got names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. they prefer lager (in large quantities), the Queen, soccer golf equipment (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the remainder of the identified universe, and England's football thugs show it in ways in which diversity from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize whole towns. Now invoice Buford, editor of the distinguished magazine Granta, enters this exchange society and files either its savageries and its sinister attract with the social mind's eye of a George Orwell and the uncooked own engagement of a Hunter Thompson.

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An enthusiastic voice also motivates players and tells them you enjoy being their coach. A word of caution, however: Avoid dominating the setting with a booming voice that detracts attention from players’ performances. Sometimes what you say, even if stated loudly and clearly, won’t sink in the first time. This may be particularly true when young players hear words they don’t understand. To avoid boring repetition and still get your message across, you can say the same thing in a slightly different way.

If you have a concern about how a game is being officiated, address the referees respectfully. Do so immediately if at any time you feel that the officiating jeopardizes the safety of your players. 7/376560/pulled/r2 or encroaching, (h) holding, (i) illegal motion, (j) first down, (k) pass interference, (l) incomplete pass, penalty refused, or missed kick, (m) failure to wear required equipment, and (n) roughing the kicker or holder. 34 Football No-Nos It’s inevitable that your players will violate minor rules during practices and games; even pros go offside now and then.

The flanker is referred to as the slot when lined up on the same side as the split end. 26 Coaching Youth Football Quarterback Lined up directly behind the center to receive the snap, the quarterback is the field general of the offense. The quarterback calls the plays in the huddle, barks out the snap count at the line of scrimmage, and then, after taking the snap from the center, hands the ball off, runs with it, or passes it. For this position, you want a good communicator and good athlete who can handle many responsibilities.

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