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Coach Parker’s Youth Football Drills eBook $9.99

Youth Football DrillsI just finished my Youth Football Drills eBook. It has 40 of my favorite and most used youth football drills. The ebook is 54 color pages long in a PDF format which is very easy to print on your home printer. Many of the drills are from my YouTube video drill series. The eBook drill page will have the direct link to the video.  This eBook has been my most requested book to write to date. I hope you enjoy the eBook.

You can purchase Youth Football Drills ebook now for $9.99.  Use coupon code drills3 and save $3.  Good on the first 50 orders then the coupon will expire.

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I have used many of these drills since 1994, that’s over 25+ youth football tackle seasons. Over this period, I’ve had to narrow the football drills that work best within my system for the 4 to 8 hours we have for practice time for the week. I am sure these drills will work for your little league football team ages 5 to 14.

In the football drills eBook there are:

  • Everyday Drills
  • Blocking Drills
  • Tackling Drills
  • Running Back Drills
  • Special Teams Drills
  • Team Drills
  • Defensive Drills
  • Offensive Drills

Here is the Table of Contents for the youth football drills eBook

  1. Introduction – 6
  2. Everyday Drills – 7
  3. Kick to Sideline Triangle
  4. Pop Pass Drill – 8
  5. Snap Pod – 9
  6. Agility Course – 10
  7. 2 Lines – 11
  8. Angle Tackle – 13
  9. Contain Pod – 14
  10. OL Steps – 15
  11. Knight of the Hootchie…17
  12. Backs Round Robin – 18
  13. RB Holes & Lanes – 19
  14. Team Big Oklahoma -20
  15. Game Simulation -21
  16. Blocking Pod – 22
  17. Bowling for Onside Kicks – 23
  18. Downfield Chase Block -24
  19. Fox Chase Rabbit -25
  20. Window Drill – 26
  21. Running the Ladder -27
  22. Beast Rushing Pod – 28
  23. Bingo Break – 30
  24. 4 Bag Shuffle – 31
  25. Rabbit Pursuit – 32
  26. Name Game – 33
  27. Open Field Tackling Combo – 34
  28. Running Back Gauntlet -35
  29. Tackle Wheel Tackling Circuit -36
  30. Squash Tackle Ball – 37
  31. Tackle Football Baseball 38
  32. Tee Time- 39
  33. Texas Swing -40
  34. Classic Oklahoma Drill – 41
  35. Kick to Sideline Box – 42
  36. Tackle Padd Drill – 43
  37. Mirror Blocking – 44
  38. DB Macho Man Drill – 45
  39. Frog Zulu Swim Rip – 46
  40. Helmet to Helmet Tackle – 47
  41. The Wedge Dance 48
  42. Crazy 8 Drill – 49
  43. Defensive End Mesh Point – 50
  44. Shuffle Quickness L Drill – 51
  45. Symbols / Icons – 52
  46. Resources – 53

You can purchase Youth Football Drills ebook now for $9.99.  Use coupon code drills3 and save $3.  Good on the first 50 orders then the coupon will expire. Buy Now Bundle

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the contact page.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

Thanks,
Coach Parker
DFW / Fort Worth / Keller Texas

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Staying low while tackling in pee wee football

lw8_89_tackleA friend of mine called me last night.  He said his 12U team is not tackling low.  They are tackling pretty good but some are having trouble breaking down and staying low to make tackles.  We talked about not all tackles will be low since they might be open field pursuit tackles when a player just needs to save a big yardage gain.  He explained that his team is tackling good he just needs some more practice staying low to work on a few players fundamentals and keep everyone fundamentally sound.

I told him we use our tackling bags and with a red tape line around them representing a players belt and have our players break down and tackle below the red line on the tackling bag.  We also do the close quarters SeaHawk angle tackling drill where players are just arms length apart already broken down and one step into a near thigh low shoulder roll tackle. Lastly we do a two line drill where we are close quarters again and one player jumps up and the tackler wraps and holds up the jumped player to make sure we have wrapped up and we also do a grab cloth drill from two lines.  One players turns and acts like a running back and the tackler grabs his jersey “Cloth” and the runner takes off.  This helps us make sure we know we can grab cloth and help will come soon.  Heck grab anything to save the tackle.

I have written an article on form tackling before, you can find it here, Is From Tackling Overrated.  Each and every season, I teach proper mechanics of form tackling, especially the Seakawk Tackling System, but I am big on making tackles not worried about what they look like.  That does not mean I do not like the fundamentals, I just know in most game situations a “true” form tackle is not always able to be applied because the ball carrier has other intentions.  We also teach the Seahawk Pec tackle for open field tackling situations.  Sometimes a high tackle is required or last ditch must move on a “jitter bug” running back.  But I will agree with my friend, staying low, both in tackling and blocking to gain leverage is a basic football fundamental and must be taught and perfected by every player to be successful.

Here are some more drills to stay low….

King Size Sheet Low Board

Coach Casey has a few more videos I like on blocking but this old sheet drill to stay low is perfect for all.  Just use an old king sized sheet as a low pole board drill.

 

Basketball Break Down

I’ve used a similar drill to this drill but used a basketball with youth football players versus a yoga ball with these bigger players.  You can also use a smaller tennis ball and scoop with two hands and then have them tackle a dummy bag.

 

SeaHawk Tackling and Drills

I love the Seahawk Tackling system.  This is very similar to what I was taught in high school.  Plus, I played Rugby a season.  I am very big on the shoulder roll tackles.

 

Low Pad Hits @ 1:23

I have never used this drill but I will this week.  I really like this to get across some muscle memory about hitting low.

 

Staying Low using a Tackle Wheel @:20 @:35

A friend of mine made me two tackle wheels and they are great.  This open tackle drill at 20 and 35 seconds are awesome drills to get your players tackling low.

 

I hope these drills and suggestions help you coach your team to get low during tackling and blocking.  Let me know if you have a few drills that you use to help your team stay low.

Remember to Play For fun and Winning is Funner!

Thanks
Coach Parker
Keller, TX / Fort Worth, Texas
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