Football Training Equipment: 11 Items Every Coach Needs to Have

Football Training Equipment
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In every sport, especially team contact sports such as football, the coach is like the troops’ General (read: team). He or she needs to have a firm grasp of the game from an offensive and defensive perspective.

They also need to be able to read the game and change tactics on the fly. Furthermore, they should be able to connect with every player to bring out the best in them. As you can imagine, this takes work, dedication, and the ability to make good use of the available accessories.

With that in mind, here are some of the most important football training equipment that every coach needs to have:

1. Whistle

Hipat Whistle, 2 Packs Plastic Sports Whistles with Lanyard, Loud Crisp Sound Whistle Ideal for Coaches, Referees, and Officials (Color)
  • PACKAGE--- 2PCS plastic whistles with lanyards. These whistles are great for referees, coaches, training, teachers, survival, emergency, school, gym, etc.
  • LOUD CRISP SOUND--- The whistle sound is loud and clear. Easily up to 120dB.
  • FREE YOUR HANDS--- Each whistle comes with a black lanyard, you can hang easily around your neck, or on a wall mount, helps you free your hand.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY--- Made with thicken plastic, more durable than other plastic whistles.
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Apart from tracksuits and the actual football, there are very few things quite as basic and as essential to a coach as a whistle. This is the tool they use to communicate on the field and to get the players’ attention.

2. Nets

GoSports Football 7' x 4' Kicking Net - Sideline Practice for Punting or Place Kicks, Ultra-Portable Design with Weighted Sand Bags, Black
  • ULTIMATE TRAINING AID: Perfect practice net for football players of all abilities and coaches for practicing punts and placekicks
  • KICKING NET: 7 ft. x 4ft. training net with included sand bags to withstand even the strongest kicks
  • OPTIMIZE PRACTICE: Transform any backyard into a personal field kicking area or use as a sideline training tool to keep kickers loose before a big kick and ensure peak performance
  • FOLDABLE SETUP: Reinforced bow type frame with high density polyester net and bonus portable carry case - great for football players, coaches, kicking camps and more
  • Patent Pending

Nets are heaven-sent when training quarterbacks and kickers alike. As a coach, you can set up nets in different parts of the field and call out plays while directing your quarterbacks to hit specific nets from different distances. This helps them practice their accuracy and work on their footwork and their ability to play according to the plays you call.

The same principles apply to placekickers and punters. You can set up bigger or wider nets all over the field and have these players kick the balls to those nets.

3. Tackling and Blocking Dummies

Pro Down Collegiate Shield (Black, 16 x26-inch )
  • 16"W x 26"L x 6"H - 4 lbs
  • 2 reinforced handles

As a contact sport, football calls for a lot of shoving and bumping into each other during a game. The offensive and defensive lines of every team need to practice extensively if the team is to succeed. One of the most effective ways to do this is to use tackling and blocking dummies.

To begin with, you can hold soft pads against your chest for your players to engage. However, if you coach players from the high school level and above, you will need blocking sleds.

These are blocking dummies (often more than two) attached to a metallic contraption, allowing players to engage with much more force than they typically would when tackling a soft pad held to the coach’s chest. These dummies help you train your offensive linemen on their handwork and work on elusive moves with the defensive linemen.

4. Cones and Ladders

YISSVIC Agility Ladder and Cones 20 Feet 12 Adjustable Rungs Fitness Speed Training Equipment,1 Carry Bags, 10 Cones, 4 Stakes, Basketball, Soccer
  • Agility Ladder And Cones 20 Feet For Training: Ideal for beginners and professional athletes, this agility ladder is a must-have for improving speed, endurance, agility, coordination, quickness and overall athletic performance.
  • Exercise Equipments10 Cones and 4 Metal Pegs: This agility ladder comes with 12 solid rungs,10 premium sports cones and bouns 1 carry bags and 4 metal peg for different drills and techniques.
  • Easy Adjustable 12 Ladder Rungs Not Tangled : This speed and agility ladder is designed with high-quality plastic and straps.The 12 rungs are 100% adjustable to allow for different drills and exercises.Meanwhile,the exercise ladder have been assembled prior and gets tangled not easily.
  • Portable and Durable Workout Training Sets : This workout ladder was enough weight with solid plastic to avoid slide. All you have to do to use this training ladder is simply unravel the straps and adjust the rungs for your needs or just keep as it is.
  • 24 Months Product Support From YISSVIC : Every single one of YISSVIC products are covered by our support which means that you can contact us in case you are not entirely pleased with your order and we will provide you a best solution.

Football players need to be as agile as possible, and this often calls for drills that require them to use their feet and shift their body weight quickly. The best training equipment for coaches in this regard are cones and ladders. Every player, regardless of their position, can weave their way through cones to improve their agility.

They can also work with ladders (pieces of rope that have been connected to form squares) which will require them to tap their feet in every square as they move through the drill. This trains them to quickly shift their body weight, a skill that will come in handy during the game.

5. Wraps and Athletic Tape

Mooerca 12 Pack Self Adherent Cohesive Wrap Bandages 2 Inches X 5 Yards, First Aid Tape, Elastic Self Adhesive Tape, Athletic, Sports wrap Tape, Bandage Wrap for Sports, Wrist, Ankle (Rainbow)
  • Quantity - 12 rolls of self-adhesive sports bandages, 2 inches X 5 yards each roll, 12 different interesting colors; green, pink, red, purple, orange, blue, etc. Very suitable for children! Many color bandage rolls in a single package are just a good way to save money. Get rid of the same dark bandage, 12 bright colors, and choose the right color for your clothes.
  • High Precision Material - Bandage is made of high quality porous fabric and non-woven material. It is completely safe for skin because it can provide good ventilation. Durable elastic material allows the bandage to be applied quickly and easily to almost any body part. Fabrics are easy to tear by hand without scissors or scissors. Simply tear and wrap wrists, fingers, ankles, back, knees, feet and other body parts with your hands; also for pets.
  • Self-adhesive design - These elastic bandages are much better than non-sticky bandages because they are self-adhesive, so the tape is not easy to loosen and fall off. Stop worrying about needles! This is perfect for naughty children! Bandage wrapping does not require irritant adhesives or pins and does not adhere to other surfaces such as hair or skin. Reliable viscous packaging will not be loosened by sweat or water
  • Multifunctional bandage - Elastic bandage helps to protect bandage package, relieve swelling and promote healing. It is an ideal choice for tension and sprain. It can also be used for pet wound wrapping. Soft, breathable materials - porous, lightweight materials can breathe the injured area, which is conducive to healing and recovery.
  • Wide range of uses - Made of non-woven material, breathable, light, soft, less irritating to the skin suitable for Tattoo Grip Tape, body parts, such as ankles, wrists, fingers, etc., can provide swelling, dressing, sprains and general soreness, is very synthetic for people, children and pets.

These are designed to help players avoid injury when they are playing or training. Athletic tape is excellent for wrapping two or three fingers together, which provides each finger within the wrap with extra support, reducing their chances of getting injured should the player awkwardly catch a ball. Wraps, on the other hand, are ideal for larger body parts such as knees. They also provide these parts with extra support.

6. Dry Erase Boards

VIZ-PRO Magnetic Dry Erase Board, 36 X 24 Inches, Silver Aluminium Frame
  • Overall size: 36" x 24" ( frame included); Writing surface size: 34" x 22"
  • Smooth & durable magnetic writing surface, easily drywipe with all dry-erase markers
  • Silver finished aluminium frame, ABS corner with screw-fixing in corners
  • Easy installation with fixing kits, can be mounted vertically or horizontally
  • Include fixing kits, pentray

These present the coach with an excellent platform through which he or she can illustrate schemes and plays before, during, or even after games.

By drawing up these plays, the coach can more easily show players what they need to do, and which positions they need to play during games. Huge dry erase boards are perfect for locker rooms and can be used during training or halftime sessions. Smaller dry erase boards can be carried to the sidelines to be used during time-outs.

7. Playbook Wristbands

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WristCoaches Football Play Wristbands - Youth Quarterback Gear - Wristband Playbook - Softball Wristbands for Signs
  • WRISTBAND PLAYBOOK - Lead your team to victory with the WristCoaches quarterback wristband. Run the offense like a pro while you call deep balls, play-action passes, screens, or go for the RPO. Put defenses on skates as you skillfully execute big plays!
  • 3 PANEL COMPARTMENTS - Our QB wristbands have 3 panel compartments that make it easy to call plays and view position assignments during the game. Ideal for tackle and flag football. Practice like the professionals with this essential quarterback training equipment!
  • EASY OPEN, SECURE SHUT - This wrist playbook is easy to open when engaged in an up-tempo offense. The secure velcro closure ensures wristband stays shut during critical gameplay. Machine washable and dryer safe so you can remove those tough game-day stains!
  • FOR ADULTS AND AGES 13+ Durable structure is designed for extended use with a comfortable sweat absorbing cotton/spandex material blend and 3 play card slots. Our quarterback play wristband fits kids 7-12, but can work for boys or girls 13+ years of age with smaller wrists.
  • NOT JUST FOR FOOTBALL - Softball players and baseball catchers love our play wristband for signs and signaling pitches behind the plate! WristCoaches play call wristbands are also perfect for soccer, lacrosse, tennis and basketball as well as sports coaches.

The team’s middle linebacker and quarterback are responsible for calling plays in the huddle. However, it’s the coaches who come up with the plays.

To communicate their intentions from the sidelines, a coach can either use complicated hand signals, communicate with these players through an earpiece in their helmets (in the NFL), or call out a play using numbers.

The quarterback or middle linebacker will then look at his Playbook Wristband, which is a simple enough piece of equipment to wear and has names of plays corresponding to specific numbers on them. They will then relay whichever play the coach calls out based on what they have on their Playbook Wristband.

8. Cooling Tools

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[4 Pack] Cooling Towel (40"x12"), Ice Towel, Soft Breathable Chilly Towel, Microfiber Towel for Yoga, Sport, Running, Gym, Workout,Camping, Fitness, Workout & More Activities
  • INSTANT COOLING, REUSABLE - Hyper-evaporative breathable mesh material makes it easy to activate the chilling towel when you simply soak, wring out and snap it. The unique cooling system uses moisture from the towel to draw the sweat away from your skin to keep you cool. Everyone can use the cooling towel, even pets.
  • KEEP CHILLS - The towel stays chilled for up to 3 hours (depending on conditions). No chemicals are used in the making of the cooling towels. It's perfect for hot flashes, outdoor activities, indoor exercise, fever or headache therapy, heatstroke prevention, sunscreen protection, cooling while absorbing.
  • MULTIPURPOSE SPORTS TOWEL - It's perfect for sports fans into golf, swimming, football, workout, gym and fitness, also works for fever or headache therapy, heatstroke prevention, sunscreen protection, cooling while absorbing. Keep yourself cool during hot summer days, workout sessions, outdoor adventures or when someone has a migraine. If you are sweating a lot, rinse the 'salty water' out from time to time. Salt reduces evaporation/cooling rate.
  • CARRYING POUCH WITH CARABINER CLIP - With the waterproof plastic pouch, it¡¯s easy to carry the cool towel on a rock climb, golf trip, corssfit training, etc. The reusable pouch is friendly to earth and saves more space than a bottle. The storage pouch comes with carabiner clips of vibrant colors that match the towel, making it a great gift for all ages. The clip makes it convenient to attach the cooling towel to the belt of sports bag and traveling backpack.
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These will depend on the creativity of the coach. They can range from:

  • Water
  • Cold drinks
  • Cooling towels

The most advanced coaches who work in extremely hot places often have a cooling tent by the sidelines. This is where players can go when they are on time out to sit, use a cooling towel or have a cold drink while getting a bit of coaching before they head out onto the field.

9. Compresses

Sparthos Ice Packs for Injuries - Reusable Soft Gel Hot Cold Icepack - First Aid Pain Relief Wrap Bag Flexible Pack - Instant Icing Compress - Fits Knee, Shoulder, Elbow (Medium + Cover, Pack of 1)
  • ✅ SPEED UP YOUR RECOVERY - Cold therapy is the "I" component of RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Sparthos Ice Packs deliver essential cold to injured or damaged areas and reduces inflammation and swelling. Assist your body's ability to heal after injuries or surgeries.
  • ✅ FORGET ABOUT PAIN - Sparthos heat packs promote blood flow to soar or damaged areas of your body. Heal faster from sports injuries, sprains, back, neck and hip pain, post-surgical recovery and more. Relieve post-workout muscle strain after training, sports, running, tennis and more.
  • ✅ SPARTHOS KNOWS NO LIMITS! - Foolproof use in a variety of ways: freezed, microwaved, boiled. Use the gel pack directly on your skin or in the soft cloth sleeve. Sparthos packs contain more gel and outperform the competition retaining cold and heat longer.
  • ✅ YOU DESERVE THE BEST - Durable, leak proof and versatile - pack is made from double sealed nylon for strength and reliability. Special non-toxic gel is flexible even after days of freezing, ready to be tailored to your knees, hands, elbows or any other body parts for peak pain relief.
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Since this is a contact sport, players will get knocked around some during the duration of a game. To help them work through this pain, the coach needs to have a host of compresses available. These can include cold compresses, which help reduce inflammation and swelling, and hot compresses, which help with pulled muscles or soreness

These compresses come in the form of gel packs that you can simply place on your players or worn on the body using a band or wrap.

10. Parachutes

Springen Running Speed Training, 56 inch Speed Drills Resistance Parachute Running Sprint Chute Soccer Football Sport Speed Training
  • 56" diameter, it can provide 25-35 lbs of resistance.
  • Experiments show that the speed increases, the resistance provided by the resistance parachute increasing.
  • Through this exercise, can improve the ability of the user's acceleration, muscle endurance, and enhance the ability to adjust the direction of the high-speed running.
  • You can tie two or more resistance parachute to improve sport effect.
  • Fully functional unit includes parachute and belt with velcro closure,Easily folds down to fit in the carrying bag included.

To help your players develop running power and even speed, you need to train them using parachutes. These are resistance equipment that is attached to a harness that is on the player’s back.

As they pick up speed, this parachute fills up with air and creates resistance, requiring the player to work even harder with every step. Once these parachutes are taken off, players often feel lighter and are much faster on the field during the game.

11. Award Board

PaperDirect Black Leatherette Award Boards with Acetate Overlay, 9 x 11-½ Inches, Pack of 3
  • Leatherette Award Boards measure 9" high x 11.5" wide
  • Holds 8.5" high x 11" wide certificate, photo, or document with protective acetate overlay
  • Features four corner slots for easy display. Ready to stand on desk or hang on wall
  • 3 leatherette award boards per pack, same color
  • Effortlessly display 8.5" high x 11" wide keepsake diplomas, documents and certificates

This is a wonderful motivational tool that you can use during training. While every player will have their statistics taken down during big games, as the coach, you need to develop your own categories, stats that you would like to represent the spirit or embody what the team should be about.

These categories can range from anything such as unselfish play, quick thinking, creativity, and so on. Whenever a play does something outstanding, and in keeping with the values you want the team to embody, their name goes up on the Award Board as a motivator for them to keep going and for others to emulate him.

This list of football training equipment is by no means exhaustive, but it’s a good starting point for every coach looking to get the most out of their team.

Last update on 2021-09-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API