Offensive Linemen Practice Plan – The One Pager

Today I’ve got a great video post about coaching youth football offensive linemen. I’ve been working on the O-line practice plan video idea for a while. A friend of mine needed a some ideas about how to coach linemen so I put together a detailed practice plan for him based on what I have been… Read More

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Youth Football Blocking Schemes & Calls

For the last several seasons I have been playing around with many different youth football blocking rules, schemes and calls to advanced our youth football offensive line blocking.  We are still not perfect and I would always love to get our blocks to the second line of the defense more, but we are succeeding at… Read More

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Are you blocking and tackling during youth football practice?

I am not sure why, but this season my brain keeps saying to me, “football is just blocking and tackling.”  Yes, I know this comes from Lombardi… Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things ; blocking and tackling. – Vince Lombardi In past seasons, I’ve… Read More

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Why Bear Bryant might not have liked Pop Warners new concussion rules – CSMonitor.com

I know that I have tried to limit hitting drills within our practices. I tell our players to save it up for the games. In recent years, the National Football League has taken a strong stand against head-on-head hits in games, significantly ramping up punishments for offenders. Pop Warner has similar rules on the books.… Read More

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Hands are your Weapons in Youth Football Blocking

Many youth football offensive line coaches are still teaching shoulder blocks to their pee wee football players.  After watching a COOL clinic DVD on blocking by an NFL line coach several years ago, I was sold on using hands and leverage in youth football blocking, especially focusing on punch blocking with thumbs up and then… Read More

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