Youth Coaching

Using Video in Youth Football Coaching

Dan and Tank Chalk Talk Update This year I finally took our game, highlight,  scout, scrimmage, practice videos to the web to use it real time as a coaching tool.  For the last several years, we sent clips around via DVDs or loaded a clip here and there on Flickr or YouTube.  But this year,…

Youth Coaching

110% Divided by (x)Sports

I know playing multiple  sports during a single sports season is not going to be a popular topic, but I’ve had a few families including my own try to accomplish this impossible task.  Team sports is all about the giving 110% to the team, not just yourself as an individual.  There are many individual sports…

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Youth Football Blocking Tips – 10 for Youth Football Offensive Lineman

The Youth Football Blocking Tips 10 for Youth Football Offensive Lineman is an older youth football coaching blof post when I first starting writing Coaching Youth Football Tips, Talk, Plays and Playbook blog at CoachParker.org. (Updates 8/27/2020) I cannot stress the importance of coaching youth football offensive lineman to block. Too many youth football coaches…

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Fitting Youth Football Shoulder Pads

My son Bear needs a new set of shoulder pads, so I have been looking at all the shoulder pad possibilities.  I found the Football Shoulder Pads site run by Williams Sports Group LLC.  They have been selling Pads to the Florida Gators for years and recently patented some air flow technology.  I really like the Williams…

Offense

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…

Youth Coaching

Colorado Youth Football Coaching Clinic

I just got back from the Colorado Youth Football Coaching Clinic hosted by our league.  I was very impressed with the clinic.  We spent two hours outside learning position drills and 2 hours of classroom.  Here are a few tidbits I picked at the youth football coaches clinic: Defensive Line When you call slant, line…

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Player / Parent Policy Letter

At our football team’s parent meeting before the season, I hand out a Player / Parent Policy that defines our expectaions of the player and parent during the season.  Here is a rough copy of what I hand out at my meeting.  Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your Parent Policy Letter… July 27,…