NFL Players Have It Easy « Phin Phanatic Post

I really liked this article about the NFL Labor dispute.  Its pretty fair to both sides owners and players.  I thought I would share…  What do you think? It’s really a no-brainer to say that the players of the NFL have it made but sometimes you really don’t know how good they have it until… Read More

Assisting to be a better Head Coach in Youth Football

You must learn how to serve first to be a great leader.  I’ve always heard that philosophy but I was not a true believer until this football season in Keller Tx just North of Ft Worth.  I moved to Keller this past summer and was too late for a Head Coaching spot.  The HC of… Read More

Blocking Calls for Offensive Line in Youth Football

I’ve been helping a couple of  Ft Worth area youth football teams this season with their offensive line coaching.  We’ve installed Rule Blocking and a few blocking calls so the boys can adjust at the line of scrimmage.  If you would like to research more about blocking Calls, read Radar Blocking.  For us at the 7-11… Read More

Competition is Good for our Youth

I’ve been getting a few emails lately about why certain players start or what is my stance on minimum play rules or we should not let our youth players play for Select / Draft teams because it limits their growth as a person.  To be honest, I am old school on the issue of competition. … Read More

Spin Offense Video – 5th Grade

I have been getting several requests lately for video of our Spin Offense.  We have been running the Spin Offense for two years, 4th and 5th grade youth football.  Here are a few clips.        The Spin offense has worked great for us.  We run the Spin and a variation of Coach Cisar’s… Read More

American Football Monthly Jan 2009

I received my January 2009 issue of AFM last week and it has one of the best articles on the sweep that I have read; The Fly Guy.  I am also intrigued by the advertisement for Gilman Gear’s King Crab Sled.   Has anyone used on of these?  Another coach and myself could not stop talking… Read More

Defense – Blitz and Stunt Blitzkrieg

Another youth football coach and I were emailing each other recently about the Spin offense and he asked me about what defense I use for my Pee Wee football team.  I told him that we run a 6-2 Wide Defense as our base defense, and we have 20 different blitzes, stunts and adjustments packages.  The coach could… Read More

Dead Ball Snap or West Virginia Snap

I read a few weeks ago on the Spin Channel about an end over end shotgun snap.  Brad Scott from the Spin Channel calls it the West Virginia snapping technique.  And, in Jan 2009 AFM issue Schutt Football is running an advertisement editorial called, The Little Things, and Bill Powers, Head Coach, Jupiter High School in Florida… Read More

When is a Win a Loss? – Coaching Youth Football

I read a story yesterday on about a girls high school basketball team winning a game 100-0.  Wow.  How does any coach allow this to happen?  I am talking about the winning coach.  And to top it off, the winning team is from a Christian High School.  There is hope for the school.  The… Read More

Football Videos – Youth Football & More

Over the last 4 weeks, I ordered some new football coaching videos and received a few DVDs to review on  I’ve been  busy watching football videos this week.  Its been a belated Christmas.  As many of you know, I am a big Spin offense guy.  Two years ago, I ordered the main DVDs from American Football… Read More