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FOOTBALL FOR ALL™️ PODCAST

 

Exploring the ins and outs of the Football Development Model and what it means for everyone in youth football - parents, coaches and leagues.

 

WHY LISTEN

 

It's the Football Development Model in podcast form. It's got everything you need to know about the model and what it means for everyone in youth football - no matter your role. Host Keith Grabowski interviews those from the medical and science field as well as the football field. 

 

Listen to learn what parents like about it, what coaches gain from it and how leagues implement it to create a stronger future for our game and the kids who play it.

 

 

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The first six episodes lay the groundwork - they cover the what, the why and how this model builds better athletes, coaches and leagues. Ready to get started? Here's the kickoff.  

 

Click on each episode to listen now.

 

 

WHAT IS IT?

EPISODE 1

 

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It's a mouthful, that's for sure. Find out what this new model means for you as a parent, coach or league.

 

Guest: 

  • Michael Krueger, Director of Coaching at USA Football

 

WHY DO WE NEED IT?

Episode 2

 

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Once you understand the basics, dive into the background on why this is the perfect time for a new model of youth football.

 

Guest:

  • Dr. Stephen Norris, Adjunct Prof. of Applied Physiology at Mount Royal University and University of Calgary


 

GAME TYPES

episode 3

 

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Senior contact, limited contact or non-contact - it's all football. Listen to the differences and benefits of each game type.

 

Guest:

  • Scott Heitland, Head Coach at Dallas Center-Grimes High School, Iowa


BUILDING A BETTER ATHLETE

episode 4

 

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Just like the sun is at the center of our solar system, this model is focused on the athlete. Learn how it makes better athletes, not just better football players.

 

Guest:

  • Dr. Paul Roetert, Director of Education and Strategic Engagement at NCAA Sport Science Institute

 

 

BUILDING A BETTER COACH

Episode 5

 

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Coaches will have to learn a few new tricks with this model. Let's discuss why it's more than worth the effort.

 

 

Guests:

  • Rashad Elby, Sr. Coordinator, Education & Training at USA Football

 

 

BUILDING A BETTER LEAGUE

episode 6

 

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Leagues have seen a lot of change over the years. This change will make the good leagues stronger and breath life into those stuck in limbo. 

 

 

Guest:

  • Bruce Scifres, Executive Director at Indianapolis CYO, Indiana

NEW EPISODES ON MONDAYS

Every week we’ll dive into different topics that cover the model in real life. Join us for conversations with experts from USA Football, the medical world and sidelines across the country. Find out how it’s working to help make America’s favorite sport better, safer and more fun.


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