Kick Return Blocking – Special Teams

Our youth football kick return blocking is not that great.  We did better this year by assigning players to block but we can do better.  We missed many blocks and one that hurt us in our final play off game last season.  After reading Coaching Offensive Linemen by Dave Christensen and James Peterson, I learned… Read More

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Rule Blocking Vocabulary for Youth Football Offenses

Many youth football coaches have heard GOD, GOO, MOMA, and GOL, but what do they mean?  They refer to blocking rules.  Here are a few rule blocking terms that you should include in your offensive blocking vocabulary. GAP – refers to space between the linemen.   GAP rule is block GAP toward the ball or playside for Center.  On… Read More

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Dominating Offensive Line Play for Youth Football – DVD Review

Winning Youth Football’s Dominating Offensive Line Play for Youth Football DVD is packed with useful pee wee offensive line football information for the youth football coach. I am in the middle of redeveloping my offensive line schemes and calls and this was a refreshing “hands-on” knowledge transfer from a very successful youth football coach, Dave… Read More

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What’s Radar Blocking?

“What’s Radar Blocking you ask?”  It’s one of the best books on offensive line blocking that I have read and many people agree.  In 1986, the author, Leo Hand, published Attacking Football Defenses with RADAR BLOCKING.  Radar Blocking combines Rule blocking with Line Call blocking, which allows each lineman the flexibility to adjust his blocking assignments… Read More

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Learning Offensive Holes, Gaps & Position Names

One of the first things I teach my young football players is the offensive holes, gaps, position names and formations.  Once we establish our base offensive vocabulary, then it is much easier to learn running and blocking assignments.  To do this I developed a t-shirt system very similar to the using a numbered fire hose, but… Read More

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Blocking Schemes, What to do?

I have been working on blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months.  We had a great season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running a version of the new Spin offense, but our pass blocking and interior line blocking was terrible.  After reading Reed’s site and searching… Read More

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