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Tee Time Pee Wee Football Drill

I’ve got another youth football drill and it’s called Tee Time. The Tee Time drill is a goal line drill for both your defensive guys and your main running backs. I have to give a shout out to Coach Shawn Smith. A few years ago, I learned all about Tee Time from him and his staff when I was coaching with his Select teams; the Keller Raiders.

Tee Time is a great toughness drill. It is called Tee Time because you can set up the drill with 3 cones in a Tee Formation but Ive modified my set up a tad. This is a great drill to use on combination with the Fox Chase the Rabbit through the hole drill to get your back powering through the holes instead of stutter stepping, especially when you need tough yardage. You ball carriers will need to run low and hard to get the win. If they run high and do not drive into the defenders they will not get the win.

This is also a great drill for your defenders to learn how to tackle a power running back trying to get a first down or short yardage TD. Defenders must stay low and drive the ball carrier back. If they just hit the power back, the back will run over them for the win.

Tee Time Pee Wee Football DrillsTee Time Drill

Purpose: To develop good tackling techniques for your Defense in a competitive drill against your top Offensive running backs so they learn how to run tough and low at goal line protecting the football and falling forward to score.

Set Up: Two lines of Defenders on either side of one running back line. 4 cones in 5×5 yard square or rectangle 3×5 or 5×7 depending on size needed. Tacklers stand up and run around far cones to come back for goal line tackle. RB is on back with feet toward goal line. RB is trying to score at Goal line with tough run.

Coaching Points:

  • Determine size of Tee Time box based on speed and size of players.
  • This is a toughness drill and should be used a few times a season. Players will get boo boos.
  • Make sure tacklers have heads up but are low and driving back ball carrier. Tackles should be at belt buckle not at shoulder pads.
  • Make sure running backs are lowering shoulders and punish, driving through the tackle and Defenders.
  • RBs should fall forward and protect the football.
  • RBs must be quick and get off back.
  • Can also have tacklers on back if needed.

For more about the Tee Time drill, check out the drill video

I hope you enjoyed the Tee Time Drill.  Thanks again, to Coach Shawn for this drill.  Let me know if you have a favorite drill and maybe I will highlight it on my social media channels.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Fort Worth / DFW



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Greyhound Team Pursuit Defensive Youth Football Drill

Coaching Youth Football Playbooks, Tips and more pee football talkThis is a free youth football coaching video on the Greyhound Team Pursuit Drill; a pee wee football drill by Coach Parker. Great drill to condition your players and also teach them proper pursuit angles when chasing a running back down the sidelines.

Your young football players get tired of running wind sprints at the end of practice, plus they say not to end practice with sprints since pretty much everyone I know hates wind sprints.  No one wants to go home hating football practice.  To hide the fact I am running wind sprints we use the Greyhound Team Pursuit Defensive Drill to spice up our conditioning at then end of practice and teach a very important football concept; pursuit angles.

greyhound team pursuit defensive drill for pee wee football

Basically you set up a defense on the 20 yard line or so and have two runners or “rabbits” on each sideline that will act as the chase runners or “rabbits” running down the sideline for the pursuing defense.  A coach in the middle calls a cadence and snaps the ball to start the drill and will either throw the football left or right to one of the coaches standing by the sideline runners.  We want the defense to read the initial snap of the football and rush and then read the football flow to each side and then run the pursuit angle.  The defensive players do not tackle the “rabbit” but touch him as he runs down the sideline.  We are looking for defensive players to set up at the proper angles all the way down the sideline.

I hope you enjoy the drills.  Take a look at the video.

For a direct link follow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll6xROmDuGU

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  1. Power Wing Beast Offense for Youth Football
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Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / DFW TX


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