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Tackle Progression Model promotes fundamentals and player safety | USA Football

I’ve been taking the USA Football’s certification class.  Youth Football Coaches can join for $25 and take the certification class.  I came across this article/video today on tackling.  This is very well produced.  I will be using this tackling progression technique this week in practice, especially with my rookie youth players. USA Football, the sport’s…

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Tackling Types – Defense Coaching Youth Football

I am reading Coach George Allen’s Handbook of Winning Football.  Coach George Allen was one of the winningest NFL coaches on the Rams and Redskins in the 60′ and 70’s.  I watched his teams many times give my home team Dallas Cowboys fits on Thanksgiving. I was surprised this morning reading Coach Allen’s defensive line chapter and…

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Contain Pod Defensive Football Drill

I use the Contain Pod drill to teach our defensive ends not to crash.  This football drills simulates game situations. The Contain Pod Defensive Youth Football Drill is a great pee wee football drill to train your defensive ends and outside linebackers how to play contain responsibilities.  I also incorporate the inside linebackers and other…

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Sprint Tackling Drill – Defense Youth Football

Today we used the Sprint Tackling Drill from AFCA’s Defensive Football Drills book.  This is a great open field tackling drill. The ball carrier is about 5 yards behind the bags and the tackler in red is 10 yards behind the middle bag.  The defender attacks the middle bag and then must get under control before…

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Defense – Blitz and Stunt Blitzkrieg

Another youth football coach and I were emailing each other recently about the Spin offense and he asked me about what defense I use for my Pee Wee football team.  I told him that we run a 6-2 Wide Defense as our base defense, and we have 20 different blitzes, stunts and adjustments packages.  The coach could…

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Every Defense has a Weakness

I have been receiving many emails about youth football defenses.  And many of the emails ask about specific weaknesses of the 6-2 and 7 Diamond Defenses.  Like most things in life, one size does not fit all.  Every defense has a chink in its armour.  If the offense finds this weakness then you must adjust…

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Blitzes for my 6-2 Wide Defense

I  just read an email on blitzing. I like to blitz, especially if I am the underdog and the other team has a ton of talent.  Blitzing will allow you to even the playing field.  But, if you live by the sword you can die by the sword.  If your offensive opponent guesses right while your…