General Information

Flag Football’s popularity continues to climb and is often the first football experience for most kids. Participation in Flag Football and other subsets of Non-Tackle Football (9 on 9 modified Flag, Flex Football, etc.) is growing at a faster rate than its tackle counterpart in many states. The rapid growth in participation has brought an increasing number of injuries, most of which are due to the biggest technique flaw in Non-Tackle Football which is the player’s inability to play under control. Tip of the Spear has created the very first program that focuses on specific skill demands in Flag Football that will also become their skill foundation as the progress to higher levels of the game.

Tip of the Spear has created the first ever synergistic skill development program that evolves and grows with the individual player. Tip of the Spear’s curriculum for contact in tackle football has helped change the game by teaching how to remove the helmet from contact through promoting better use of the hands and shoulders. If parents want their children to learn the game of football by starting in Flag Football they should have the same detailed instruction available to them to better equip their child for the skill demands of Flag Football. Tip of the Spear offers a complete developmental pathway from Flag Football to Tackle Football and all the way to the demands of professional football.

While tackling is eliminated from this format of the game, “pre-tackle” contact still exists and is the leading cause of head impacts and injuries each season. Learning to control your body in space is one of the most fundamental but overlooked skills in football. Common agility drills may focus on developing a generic athlete BUT they DO NOT focus on the sport specific movements found in football. Tip of the Spear is the ONLY program to break down football specific body movements into segments and teach them in a skill mastery progression, meaning you do not skip to drill 3 without mastering drill 1 first.

While there is no tackling in Flag Football, the techniques and mechanics of pulling a flag are deeply synonymous with tackling. Tip of the Spear breaks down angles and mechanics of pulling the flag through our T.A.P flag pulling progression. Players can learn step by step instruction combined with drills to achieve better consistency in pulling flags. For players who will eventually advance to tackle football, these fundamentals will translate and transfer to contact with the addition of Tip of the Spear’s contact techniques.

While tackling is eliminated from this format of the game, “pre-tackle” contact still exists and is the leading cause of head impacts and injuries each season. Learning to control your body in space is one of the most fundamental but overlooked skills in football. Common agility drills may focus on developing a generic athlete BUT they DO NOT focus on the sport specific movements found in football. Tip of the Spear is the ONLY program to break down football specific body movements into segments and teach them in a skill mastery progression, meaning you do not skip to drill 3 without mastering drill 1 first.

While there is no tackling in Flag Football, the techniques and mechanics of pulling a flag are deeply synonymous with tackling. Tip of the Spear breaks down angles and mechanics of pulling the flag through our T.A.P flag pulling progression. Players can learn step by step instruction combined with drills to achieve better consistency in pulling flags. For players who will eventually advance to tackle football, these fundamentals will translate and transfer to contact with the addition of Tip of the Spear’s contact techniques.

Clinic Information

Flag Football Coaches Clinic

  • Tip of the Spear offers Coaches Clinics to Flag Football and all Non-Tackle Football programs (9 on 9 modified Flag, Flex Football, etc.).

  • Clinics are conducted onsite at the team/organizations practice facility (or otherwise specified by organizer).

  • Tip of the Spear currently offers a 2 level progressive curriculum for coaches clincs.

  • Level 1 – Non Contact Flag

    • Techniques and supporting drills to optimize body control, movement and flag pulling in space.
  • Level 2 – Modified Contact (blocking is allowed)

    • All Level 1 curriculum and drills plus techniques and supporting drills to  optimally block and engage blocks using hands, not the head.

Curriculum

How long is a Coaches Clinic?
– 2.5 hours (final 30min is for Q&A)

What does the Clinic include?

Classroom presentation
Course Introduction

  • Instructor Introduction and Coaches Workbook handout
  • Clinic Overview

Practice Plan Optimization
Coaches learn strategies to maximize Tip of the Spear skill development for their players.

  • Shape, Sharpen, Polish (Skill Development Model)

“B.L.A.S.T. Principles of Contact” Video (Level 2 only)
Interactive Instruction
Hands-on demonstrations with Tip of the Spear Instructors and Coaches

  • Instruction of Techniques & Progressions
  • C.U.F.F. Skill Development Model (Drills)

“T.A.P.” Flag Pulling Progression
OL/DL Introduction (Level 2 only)

Clinic Review
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