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I'm currently in my sophomore year of highschool and I run year round at my school(cross country, indoor and outdoor track). However, I've always wanted to play football but I always did some other sport. I'm looking for a sport to commit to and pursue into college. I'm 5ft 9in, and 143 pounds. I lift, but its more endurance based so my arms are not by any stretch of the imagination big. I've played football with friends before and above average for someone who's never played but I don't have anything close to spectacular talent. I Know the basics about football positions and what their jobs are. Is there a chance for me to go from a runner like me to a successful football player? If it's possible what position would a current runner be best at? I'm not afraid of hard work, and pain is nothing new to me. I understand that it will be hard and very overwhelming at first, but its something I'm willing to go through.

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Hello Nick,

As it would be tough for me to recommend a position without seeing you "work", there is a chance for people to be successful at things they have never done, including football. In this situation, the best advice I could offer, is for you to tryout for the team. Coaches are real good at finding the best position for players. Not only for that player, but also the best position in which, that player can help the team.

I hope I was able to at least help you a little bit. Again, without me being there to put you through drills and such, it would be hard for me to recommend a position.

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I can answer most football questions. Per position, skill, training, technique and conditioning. I can answer questions about football on every level from youth to professional. Offense, Defense, Special Teams. Game film break down.

Experience

I have been involved in football as a player and/or a coach for over 39 years. I started playing football at the age of 5. A high school standout, a good college career and a stint overseas in the WFL and the NFL Europe. I started coaching youth sports in the off season while playing overseas. This marks my 20th year as a youth coach. I also was a player coach my final playing season overseas. I also worked as a scout, recruiter, asst, OC and head coach on the Overseas pro and Semi pro levels. Recently I worked with a upstart development league as a Asst GM and League Talent Scout. My niche in the coaching forum is a disciplinarian, a motivator and a teacher. This past season, of training my youth, I have 17 of my 22 kids that signed with D-1 schools. Next year, I already have 15 of my next group already committed to D-1 schools. I have served on the Youth Football Committee of San Antonio for 6 years. Recently being appointed as an executive board member.

Organizations
North American Junior Independent Football Federation 100 Men of America Texas Youth Coaching Assoc. American Coaching Assoc.

Publications
Hubpages, SA Sports Light,

Education/Credentials
High School Graduate College Graduate - Cal St poly College - Palo Alto Univ. - Kinesiology

Awards and Honors
First Team Offense - High School New Comer of the Year - College Standout Rookie Award - WFL Coach of the year- 1994, 97, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2013 (Some youth Sports, some Semi pro)

Past/Present Clients
NAJIFF, FBU, Youth Sports of South Texas, NSFL, DSFL,WFL, XFL

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