Whether his position is news co-anchor, running back or strong safety, Bill Hemmer excels in the spotlight and values gained through football contribute to his success.
The co-anchor of "America's Newsroom" on the FOX News Channel (Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. ET) grew up on Cincinnati's west side. One of five children, his parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year.
Coach Tom Bass brings more than 30 years of coaching experience to USA Football. Along with answering youth coaching questions, he also receives emails from young players. You can email the coach at NFLAskTheCoach@aol.com.
Gaines sent the following question:
I'm a punter in the ninth grade. I'm having trouble dropping the ball right. My coach says I could be a good punter if I only work on my drops. Do you have any suggestions?
As youth players prepare for the 2010 football season, the offseason work they put in will pay enormous dividends come fall. Part one of this series emphasized setting goals to improve their game. Now USA Football is passing along important nutrition information to go along with this hard work in achieving these goals.
Improving physical performance and skills through workouts and practice can only go so far. Eating right is another thing youngsters must ensure they do to complement their workouts.