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These Youth Football Playbooks give you the ability to lead your youth football team to win after win through a series of three eBooks: T Formation, Pistol Offense, and Shotgun Jet/Fly Offense books. Each eBook contains over 70 fully diagrammed, full color plays and a full series based offense. This is not simple a collection of plays; it is a full guide of strategies. Each guide not only contains how to run the play; it gives additional runs and plays that compliment the main strategy. There are simply blocking strategies that you can easily teach your players. As a bonus, the T Formation eBook contains 8 Wildcat Formation Plays you can teach your team. This set of eBooks will help you coach your youth football team on a level they understand.

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The History of Methamphetamine

I've been clean for almost three years. When I look back on my life as an addict, it's like someone else's life. I missed out on so much meeting girls in high school, playing football. But I got my GED, and now I have a good job in construction. If I could tell kids anything, it's that you have no control over how drugs will affect you. It's an evil cycle, and the only way to stop the cycle is never to start it.

Didnt Think Drinking Was Such a Big Deal

My name is Derek, and along with my buddies on the football team, I drink beer on the weekends. We party a lot, but we figured, Hey, at least we're not doing drugs. What we didn't realize was that alcohol is a drug that can be just as dangerous as marijuana or other illegal drugs. Sure, we'd heard that alcohol was a gateway drug that could lead to other kinds of drug use, but we thought that was just something the teachers say to scare you.

Before doping was a sin

To make a similar point, Ivan Waddington refers to the frank discussion of Leslie Knighton's 'pep pill' episode in a book called Forward, Arsenal written by Bernard Joy in 1952. Joy presents the story in a straightforward factual way, without judgement or any suggestion that Knighton had been cheating he 'saw nothing reprehensible in Arsenal's use of stimulants' (Waddington 2000 99). What makes this more interesting is that Joy's own career was marked by a commitment to amateurism, having football to the highest level without turning professional. He was the last amateur to play for England, in 1936. Although drugs were common in the more professional sports such as cycling, and later

Refining the amphetamine test

The English Football Association worked closely with the Chelsea College laboratory to establish precise, secure mechanisms to prevent any form of tampering. A random test was undertaken at every match, decided by ballot though the referee was also given scope to select any player for a drugs test. The system for collecting the sample and ensuring safe delivery to the laboratory was detailed and aimed towards infallibility and anonymity. The testing was done within six hours and observed by an independent witness. Such was the success of the procedures that the official tournament report stated

The ethics and practice of doping in different sports

Most of the other sports where doping emerged were professional. In America, it seems to have been fairly popular in professional football and baseball. One of the features of American sport that made doping more of a public issue was the fact that high school and colleges are much more important and competitive arenas. In European football, by contrast, drugs were sporadically used, but no evidence exists that such a practice disseminated downwards to school or even university level.

A critique of elite sport

So doping cannot simply be seen as a transgression of sportsmanship when that could include 'borderline' legal strategies. Nor can doping be simply connected to professionalism. The desire to boost performance can be seen throughout the twentieth century. The other external pressure was national prestige, but it was more club level success than national prestige that inspired football managers to give drugs to their players. And it was individual success that motivated cyclists and many track and field athletes.

Starving Hysterical Naked

Allen Ginsberg was eighteen, a newly matriculated student at Columbia University, when he met the semilegendary Jack Kerouac. They still talked about Kerouac at Columbia, mainly as an example of wasted potential. It was a curious story, sort of a reverse Frank Merriwhether. Kerouac had arrived at Columbia on a surge of athletic fame, a brilliant and powerful running back who had torn up the eastern prep gridirons for Horace Mann, the progressive New York prep school that had plucked him out of Lowell's French Canadian tenements. He had all the earmarks of the kind of smart ethnic kid who was starting to penetrate the Wasp preserves of the Ivy League. But then, in the first game of his freshman season at Columbia, he broke his leg, and (in retrospect) something else seemed to snap as well. A month into his sophomore year, Kerouac quit football and Columbia, and took a job pumping gas in upstate Connecticut. He intended to be Thomas Wolfe, the novelist, not Frank Merriwhether, schoolboy...

Spotlight On North America And Hawaii

In any case, in 1976, the mushrooms were named Psilocybe stuntzii Guzman & Ott (slang name blue veil or stuntzees, (see Figures 54 and 71). Today, the species can be found growing on bark and on lawns in parks, on golf courses, football fields and gardens in numbers so large that it is considered the second most important species in terms of usage, after Psilocybe semilanceata. In addition, Panaeolus subbalteatus is another regionally important mushroom species (slang name red cap), even though its users believe it to be slightly more poisonous than the Psilocybe species. Still, the mushroom is used quite frequently, because it begins to fruit during the spring. The Psilocybe species, on the other hand, do not appear until fall and continue to grow into early winter, when temperatures consistently drop below freezing, which inhibits further fruiting of the species. Under favorable conditions, only Psilocybe stuntzii can fruit year-round, even though this

Doping in European sport

This was the first case in which the media began to take the role as moral arbitrators, with some journalists making as much of a story from it as possible. A medical problem had become a public issue, the newspapers could sniff a scandal, and the pressure was on the authorities to respond as quickly as possible. While the sports federations and doctors deliberated over the case, the media saw a story and ran with it. There was a more accusatory tone to the media's interest than had been the case, for instance, with the gland therapy episodes in English football in 1939. A new discourse of doping-as-scandal was in its infancy in Europe. Outside the Olympics and power sports such as weightlifting and bodybuilding, the issue of doping surfaced in football. A set of tests on Italian footballers in 1961 showed 36 per cent had taken amphetamines before games (CoE 1964). A year later it was reported in the British press that the lower league football club, Cheltenham Town, had been given...

The beginnings of antidoping policy and science

A number of Italian scientists were taking an interest in the issue. A first meeting was held during the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, the International Conference on Psychoergopharmacology, though available records do not reveal how much impact this meeting had. In 1961, the FMSI began working with the Italian Football Federation and a first survey of players found that 17 per cent 'were using amine substances during matches' (Venerando 1964 48). This was followed by two round-table meetings in Florence in 1962 arranged by the FMSI. Not only was Professor Venerando actively involved but also Professors Foa, Mitolo and La Cava, all experts in sports medicine, who would eventually work with the IOC's Medical Commission. Other notable Italian scientists made their contribution The FMSI also worked to draw up an anti-doping Convention for football, and conducted a survey of all the sports federations represented by the Italian National Olympic Committee. This showed that cycling and football...

Pep pills and monkey glands doping in interwar Britain

It reveals the potential for medical experts to persuade coaches and managers about the value of drugs without providing them with full information about what the drugs are and what effect they would have. The temptation of the extra edge is obvious and Knighton was left with some regrets at what might have been. Like Jack Powell's experience in Germany, the doctor told the Arsenal manager that 'those pills would have taken us to Wembley' (1948 77). There was little sense in his mind that this was a form of cheating. It has been claimed that Knighton's confession in 1948 and the discussion of this event in 'matter-of-fact' terms by the amateur international footballer Bernard Joy in 1952 shows that even as late as the early 1950s doping was not seen as 'cheating', 'improper' or 'reprehensible' (Waddington 2000 99). And yet, Knighton's unwillingness to publicise his ventures at the time do suggest a much more complex situation in which risks were taken by...

From high school to pro sports in America

Sport was largely in the hands of the universities and high schools and the coaches, who are rather like football soccer managers but even less secure, were usually employed on a one year contract. A successful team, and they were re-employed - an unsuccessful team and they joined the dole jobless benefits queue, if they had the equivalent of one, and since most of their competitors were virtually in the same position as their employees, and were expendable, they didn't hesitate to introduce drug abuse into sport in the USA. The situation in America was becoming a matter of public concern by the late 1950s. So much so that the most important medical organisation in the country began to take the matter seriously. The AMA brought amphetamine use in sport to the attention of the world's press, commissioned further research, and focused on the potentially harmful effects of using such stimulants for sport. In doing so, they significantly altered the nature and scope of the debate, and set...

A critique of antidoping

The second critique about anti-doping is that it was a 'moral panic' that exaggerated the consequences of drug use in terms of both health effects and fair play. It is curious that the shift in social attitudes to amphetamines happened so quickly. In the 1940s and 1950s they were a panacea for all manner of ailments, by the 1960s they were a social tragedy. Yet, the extent of usage and the lack of clear evidence suggest the health problems associated with the drug were not all that serious. Even the cases of fatalities and serious accidents could have been explained by a range of factors including exhaustion, dehydration, overheating, lack of medical supervision, and the demands of the sport. Instead, it was drugs alone that were blamed. The testing of cycling and football that occurred in Italy and Belgium around this time showed fairly high levels of usage without any serious illnesses or deaths. The lack of medical cases of drug-related problems among American athletes between the...

Marijuana is Not As It Seems

But I tell them they're stupid if they use grass. I should know my brother Ben used to use it all the time. He started when he was about 13, and I could tell right away that it was affecting his brain. Before he started smoking weed he was a good student, but afterwards he had trouble remembering things. He was also a good athlete at one time he played on the football, basketball, and baseball teams in middle school. After Ben began to smoke weed, he lost his focus and interest and he couldn't make any of the teams in high school.

Knowledge

We all like to think we know a lot about something. Some of us know a lot about aeroplanes, some of us know a lot about football, and some of us know what the strongest beer is to get us drunk. But what's the point of all this knowledge, and actually while we're here, what exactly is it Is it physical, and if so, where does it exist That's where I'd like to start this discussion. If, for example, all I know about is drinking in the pub, football, and picking up girls in nightclubs, is that all I am On the surface other humans in society would say yes. They just judge from appearances. They may say He is very shallow, but is that my fault, given that I was conditioned from the moment I was born My father worked in a manual job, went to the pub, went to the football, read the tabloid newspapers, and didn't do anything else. What will he teach me To appreciate mozart, or to understand the universe as we know it Somehow I don't think so Only because my father didn't learn about those...

End Of Me

On the surface these are two very different people, wouldn't you say So which one do you prefer If like me, you come from a family that discusses politics, arts etc. then you will probably prefer number two. Only because he has more in common with me. I may find him to be a complete bore, but at least I can discuss things I am interested in with him. On the other hand, if you like beer, football, tabloids and girls you would find him very, very boring, and so would gravitate towards number one. As individuals, we swallow up knowledge from the start. We learn about people and places, food and drink, and walking and reading and history and football and cricket and beaches and seas and mountains and fashion and shopping and how to do this job and how to do that job. The list goes on and on.

Nationalism

In peace time this is expressed through sport, namely teams or teams of individuals that compete head to head to be the best in the world. (e.g. the football world cup or the olympics). This replaces war as the method to achieve superiority over other countries. It may not cause bloodshed on the field of battle, but it can in the stands, where people are prepared to fight one another, just because one is wearing a green shirt and the other is wearing a white one Have you ever heard football supporters screams, cheers, yells, and the abuse they give the other team They are like a pack of wolves out for the kill, they have lost their individuality and are now collectively one nation. Proud to be superior.

Passion

A moment ago I asked you what you were passionate about. After the last experience we visualised together, can you honestly tell me that what you feel for rugby, football or your job compared with that So what do you do with your new found passion Do you, like me, decide to write a book to help others understand what it is to be passionate about life, or do you sell up everything and decide to become a monk Or do you carry on doing what you've been doing, working in your same job, doing the same things you used to do. Going to the same pubs, the same restaurants, the same football games

Thought

The world is full of thought, which is silent, but if one acts on a thought, that thought becomes a reality. You can think of declaring war, raping a girl, murdering that old man, kissing that girl, telling someone you like them, telling someone you hate them. You can think of quitting your job, leaving your husband, having one more child, or having sex with a prostitute. You can think of stabbing that man, fighting the football fan, telling your parents you love them, robbing the bank, or killing your friend and stealing his money.

Violence

We all read reports in the newspaper of violence. We see it on television, we see it in films, in computer games. We see it at football matches, in the pub, on the street, and we may even have experienced it in our own homes. Violence is pervasive. It transcends religion, ethnicity, language and culture. It finds it's way into all of society. It does not care if you have little education or have a PhD in astrophysics. The intelligentsia may try to suppress it, but given the right stimulus, it is there, ready to rear its ugly head against any who dare to challenge it. The answer, will, of course, be different if you are a man or a woman, won't it After all, how many women do you see fighting on the streets, or attacking people because they support a rival football team In fact, how many women end up in court or prison for violence related offences Of course, given the right stimulus, state of mind, and social environment, women are just as capable as men at being violent, but it does...

Epilogue

If we want sport, we cannot have it both ways. We cannot have great moments of physical transcendence, of pushing forward the boundaries of human perfection, of idealising the athletic body, and have clean, pure, upright competitors. Sport is destructive when it demands that athletes lose all sense of perspective in their pursuit of glory. But in life, in art, in music, in science, in philosophy, it is always those who lose their sense of perspective that make a lasting impact on the world. Jimi Hendrix died young but left amazing, inspiring music. Albert Einstein was unconventional and eccentric, but a genius. Zinedane Zidane made football into an art form but had moments of madness. Why do we expect athletes to conform and be brilliant at the same time

Opiate Addiction

Addiction to prescription opiate pain relievers is a serious and growing problem in many countries, including the United States. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that more than 2.5 million people either abused or became addicted to prescription opiate pain relievers in the year 2000. This is up from about 600,000 in 1990 (Figure 3.5). This survey also showed that approximately 30 million people in the United States have abused prescription opiate pain relievers at some point in their lives. Public awareness of the problem has increased thanks to the confessions or exposures of celebrities who have had problems with addiction to pain relievers. Such celebrities include conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh musicians Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, and James Brown television personalities Ozzy, Jack, and Kelly Osbourne (The Osbournes) and Matthew Perry (Friends) movie stars Winona Ryder, Elizabeth Taylor, and Chris Farley and even...

Enforcement

High Times That explains iL Finlator I had my own otchestra with the unlikely name of Finlators Footwarmers. I played dance bands in college. Then for ten years I was a radio announcer in Raleigh, North Carolina- was a flop. After that I taught and coached football at my high school I started with the government in the Depression years, in the post office in Raleigh. From there to eight different departments, as inves

Part II

Perhaps the greatest untold story in this history is that it was British scientists who established testing procedures for both amphetamines and steroids. In 1965 it was Professor Arnold Beckett who led the first testing at major events during the Tour of Britain cycle race. This was followed up by testing at the football World Cup in England in 1966. From there the test was implemented by the IOC at the 1968 Winter and Summer Games. Since the head of the doping commission set up by Brundage in 1962 was Arthur Porritt, who was also Chairman of the British Association of Sports Medicine (BASM), the feeding of British research to the IOC was easy and effective. Beckett, John Williams, and later Arthur Gold, were prominent figures in the CoE initiatives and in the IOC's Medical Commission that was established in 1967. The test for steroids was invented by Professor Raymond Brooks in 1974. This was first trialled at the Commonwealth Games that year, presented at a major international...