Youth Football Offenses | Offense | Youth Coaching

How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense?

How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense? This is a great question about youth football offenses. I struggle with this offensive issue against new teams and many times for the first game of the season. Everyone hates the unknown! How does your team stack up against…

Football Drills | Blocking | Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football

Texas Swing; Sweep, Blocking Tackling Youth Football Drill

I’ve been playing and coaching football for a very long time now. Plus I read a ton of football coaching books so I am not easily surprised by a new drill.  I was pleasantly surprised Monday night when one of my assistant coaches, Garvin Fouts, set up the Swing Drill.  He and his former team,…

Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football | Blocking | youth football blocking

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…

Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football | Blocking | Offense

Portable Blocking Sled – Gilman King Crab Sled

We introduced the Gilman King Crab Sled at our 7-9 year old practice this week and the response was great.  The kids loved the new piece of equipment to use and the challenge to push it around the field.  I let another coach use the King Crab Sled at our Tuesday practice and he thought…

Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football | Blocking | Offense

Zone Blocking Youth Football Presentation – Great Info

I just found this great presentation on Outisde Zone Blocking youth football teams that I wanted to share before I forgot. You can download the pdf the Mahonz Outside Zone Blocking Youth Football presentation here and or more Zone blocking info over at DumCoach. This was at Gregory Double Wing back in 2009 but link…

Offense

Offensive Line Clinic – Mushroom Society

I feel pretty lucky stumbling on the Mushroom Society’s website run by a group of professional Coaches of Offensive Linemen, COOL.  They host an annual offensive line clinic in Cincinnati.  The 2009 clinic is May 15 &16.  What’s really cool about http://www.thecoolclinic.com is that you can order the Clinic DVDs from 1996 to 2008.  The list of…

Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football | Blocking | Football Drills | Offense

Youth Football Best Oline Blocks Blocking Drills Videos – 3

This is a great video from Tennessee’s Coach Fulmer describing and demonstrating several blocks used by the offensive line.  I especially like the down block and the reverse block or crab block.  We use the crab block quite a bit in our youth football blocking scheme to fill holes, especially in the A Gaps.  Enjoy…