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Postby houstonherdfan » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:50 pm

I have coached flag football for the last 2 years. I have a good core of my team coming back next year (5 players). However, I have lost my QB. I have one boy coming back that has a very acurate arm but only can throw about 15-20 yards. When you look at the patterns rum by recievers that gets you 5-8 yards down the field. My question is does anyone know of any excersices(sp) he can do to build up arm strength without damage. The boy is 9 and will be 10 in Feb.
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.
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Postby Manja » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:57 pm

Have him fish. The whole thing with throwing the line is very similar to throwing a football. Other than that, I would think just have him practice throwing.
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Postby Chopper » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:37 pm

You should probably talk to a pediatrician or perhaps a physical therapist with a strong youth background before starting any conditioning with kids that young.
That said, I think there are a couple things you can do now. First, is push-ups. Great exercise that he can do any where, any time and will help the entire upper body. Second, don't lose sight of the fact that passing distance is much more than arm strength. Strengthening (and properly using) legs, hips, back and shoulder will contribute as much as building biceps.
Good luck.
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:50 am

Well this is a weird "keeper" question :-D

I'd say have him do light training, nothing too much (you don't want kids to develop too much muscle when they're this young I don't think) and just practive throwing the ball. Eventually his arm strength will build up. Once he's a bit older then weight training becomes more important (usuallty you want to hit puberty first).

Good luck with the team. Maybe you have a future LaDanian Tomlinson in there. Or by the impression I get of the QB, maybe another Chad Pennington ;-D
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Postby kevinoc81 » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:45 am

How about trying

The cream?

or

The clear?
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Postby Manja » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:52 am

Good luck with the team. Maybe you have a future LaDanian Tomlinson in there. Or by the impression I get of the QB, maybe another Chad Pennington thumbs.gif


Or Ryan Leaf. :-°
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Postby houstonherdfan » Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:39 am

Chopper wrote:You should probably talk to a pediatrician or perhaps a physical therapist with a strong youth background before starting any conditioning with kids that young.
That said, I think there are a couple things you can do now. First, is push-ups. Great exercise that he can do any where, any time and will help the entire upper body. Second, don't lose sight of the fact that passing distance is much more than arm strength. Strengthening (and properly using) legs, hips, back and shoulder will contribute as much as building biceps.
Good luck.


His doctor has already said that some weight training would be ok as long as the weights were not heavy said to go with less weight and more repitions but could not help me with the types of excersize to specifically help. He has good form as I have been working with him for 3 years and worked with his mechanics from information gotten from books and the net.

What I'm trying to find is the type of training that can be done to work on the upper body (arms and chest) that would be ok for a 10 year old to do without injury and how to properly do them
You could think of government workers like teenagers. You pay them an allowance, but do you get any work out them? They eat the food, put their feet on the furniture and complain loudly whenever they are unhappy.
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Postby Guttpuppy » Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:49 am

Isn't flag football for like MTV Rock-n-Jock?Might as well play soccer.Kids around here knock the snot out of each other in their PeeWee leagues.

Sorry,just seems kind of odd to me.
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