Youth Coaching

Expect More or Lose

I sometimes hear from parents, “Why do you push so hard, they are just kids?”  Yes, they are young adults, and life is full of challenges.  I believe that sports, not just football, teaches young adults about life through competition.   As a coach, mentor, and friend, it is my obligation to teach our players that…

Magazine Reviews

May issue AFM

I just received the May 2008 issue of American Football Monthly.  Now that I am married and pushing 50, its like getting the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue every month.  Well, maybe not.  🙂 Mike Kuchar’sarticle on Developing Deception with the Spread Option is also a very good article.  I run a Toss / Spin offense…

Book Reviews

Football Principles and Play – Books

I recently bought four out of print football books: 1) Radar Blocking by Leo Hand published in 1985 2) Football Principles and Play by David M Nelson published in 1962 3) Sports Illustrated Book of Football published in 1960 4) Defensive Football by Louis R. Oshins published in 1949 The latter book by Oshins is…

Offense | Blocking

Simple Youth Blocking Schemes, What to do? Studying to be 1 of best at Blocking!

I have been working on simple youth blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months.  We had a great youth football season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running our Speed pee wee football version of the new Spin offense, which is a spread version of the double…