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4th and Long

A football team in a 4th and long position is poised to make something out of nothing. To attempt a play in a 4th and long position is a long shot…a slim chance. Sometimes a team will go for it when there’s no other choice – time is running out and this is their last chance to score.

Sometimes coaches will go for it on a 4th and long early in the game because they either see a big opportunity right now or they think they’ll have sufficient time to recover if it doesn’t go well. No matter what, it’s usually a very risky proposition to go for it on a fourth down.

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Don’t Let the Competition Get the Best of You

(This is a guest article by Stan Popovich) Many athletes sometimes get anxious when they play against a tough opponent. Here is a list of techniques to help manage the stress of playing against tough competition. 1. Learn as much as you can about your opponent. Remember, there is always something to learn about your…

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From the Seat of the Scorekeeper

(This is a guest article by Cheryl Robinson) Shoot, pass it, red zone, see the ball, defense, you have to line your bananas up. After a decade of sports management, aka scorekeeper, I’ve heard practically every phrase in sports terminology used to motivate a team or individual, inspire them to do their best and win….

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