Articles or Stories about football players, teams or tips that can help football teams or coaches.

15 03, 2018

Quiet Storm: Amari Cooper

2018-03-15T14:22:53+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

He was one of the most prolific receivers in the history of the Southeastern Conference. Finishing second in career receiving yards and first in career receiving touchdowns in league history, Amari Cooper was the aerial staple of the Alabama Crimson Tide offense from 2012-2014.

The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Cooper emerged as a pro-bowl level wide receiver in his first two seasons in the NFL. The success he’s enjoyed stems from his quiet confidence in his game and skillset.  

Read this to learn about how the Musketeer mindset Cooper possess has pushed him into becoming the athlete he is today:  


14 03, 2018

The Loyal Leader: Drew Brees

2018-03-14T16:43:24+00:00 Athlete, College, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Drew Brees started his career as the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft, selected by the San Diego Chargers. Three seasons later, the Chargers landed Philip Rivers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Two seasons and a rare shoulder tear later, Brees found himself looking for a starting job with not a lot of options on the table for a short quarterback coming off a major throwing shoulder injury.

He would eventually land with the New Orleans Saints, a team and city devastated by Hurricane Katrina less than a year earlier.

See how Brees’ traits as a Musketeer Athlete has kept him loyal and working hard for the team and city that gave him his second chance.


12 03, 2018

Matt Ryan: Matty Ice

2018-03-12T18:47:47+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Matt Ryan led one of the best offenses in NFL history in 2016– the best season of his career so far. He captured the league MVP and led his Atlanta Falcons team to the Super Bowl, after they missed the playoffs the year before.

In 2015, the year prior, Ryan had one of his least impressive seasons as a pro, and the Falcons offense cratered because of it.

Read this to find out how Ryan’s Ice athlete mindset helped him out work the competition in the offseason, essentially going from the worst year in his career in 2015 to an MVP campaign in 2016:


7 03, 2018

Peyton Manning: Eyes of an Eagle

2018-03-08T16:03:14+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

Peyton Manning is known for being perceptive and intelligent behind center. Whether he was taking snaps for the Indianapolis Colts or the Denver Broncos, Manning was always the most prepared player on the field.

This affinity for preparation and hard-work relates to Manning’s mindset as an Eagle athlete, a mindset that helped him go from number one overall pick in the 1996 NFL Draft to a sure-fire lock as a hall of famer and possibly the greatest quarterback of all time.

Read more about Manning’s mindset and how he used it to not only keep himself prepared, but also how it pushed his younger and less experienced teammates to better themselves in preparation and competition.


27 02, 2018

Blasting off: The G.R.O.A.T, Tom Brady

2018-03-13T15:47:36+00:00 Athlete, Football, General Interest, Professional|

When you think of clutch performances, there isn’t many that come to mind before the monstrous 25-point comeback the New England Patriots put together to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Led by the Greatest Rocket of All Time, Tom Brady– the Patriots were able to conquer what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. With Brdy leading the way with his trademark clutch drives and killer instincts, you could feel the tide rising as the game pushed past the third quarter.

Read more to learn about how the Rocket athlete mindset has molded Tom Brady into the legendary clutch performer we all have come to know, here:


14 02, 2018

Recruiting the Mental Game

2018-02-22T15:47:50+00:00 Athlete, Coaches, College, Football, High School|

National signing day was last week and there have already been plenty of think-pieces from the media and debate from fans as to which teams emerged atop of the 2018 recruiting cycle.

While yelling about measurables and star-rankings is fun for fans and easy for team PR departments to pump up, it’s important to realize that these measurements are not the end all, be all in recruit evaluation. […]

15 01, 2016

NFL Kickers Have a Special Type of Mental Toughness

2018-02-22T15:40:06+00:00 Athlete, Football, Professional|


by Dr. Robert Troutwine

My last blog talked about the mental toughness on display during the World Series. It was right after game two and I promised that more examples of mental toughness would be on display in game three. This prophecy became true as a World Series unfolded. The Kansas City Royals put on an exhibition of mental toughness that excited not only the hometown crowd but people across the country. The Mets also had many examples and their fan base has much to be proud of.

Now, it is a new year and the second round of NFL playoffs will be played tomorrow and Sunday. In the first round of playoffs with the wild-card teams, many of the games came down to the special teams. As we’ve heard 1000 times, the kicking game is one third of the picture. The players on […]

19 08, 2015

Northwestern High School Football

2018-02-22T15:37:08+00:00 Coaches, Football, High School|

Kyle Richardson Adds TAP Coaching System to Northwestern High School Football Program

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August, 2015 Rock Hill, SC  Football head coach Kyle Richardson talks about the using TAP360 System and how it has affected his coaching and his coaching staff.

TRP: How are you using the TAP?

Kyle Richardson: We tested our whole team, about 120 players, at the end of spring practice last May, so we had everybody on file, and we tested our whole coaching staff, too. We spent the summer looking at the results. I had a staff meeting and went through the system. We are full force in it.

TRP: How did the staff take to it?

Kyle Richardson: I’ll be honest with you, I thought they would have a little kick-back on it and not be as excited as I was to get started with it. We spent one […]