Offense

We Can’t Run the Outside Sweep

So after your first tackle youth football scrimmages or games you realize you can’t run the outside sweep play.  That happens many times in youth football.  The team with speed can run the sweep and stop the sweep.  If your team is a slower team in your league then you probably aren’t going to be…

Coaching Offensive Line Youth Football | Blocking | Offense

Blocking Offensive Line Calls Youth Football – 7 to 12U

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…

Defense

Every Defense has a Weakness

I have been receiving many emails about youth football defenses.  And many of the emails ask about specific weaknesses of the 6-2 and 7 Diamond Defenses.  Like most things in life, one size does not fit all.  Every defense has a chink in its armour.  If the offense finds this weakness then you must adjust…

Coaching Youth Football Tips | coaching youth football | Youth Coaching

How to Motivate Youth Football Players – Gold Star Motivation

How to Motivate Youth Football Players using the Gold Star Motivation system is pretty easy. It costs about $200 per season for the helmet award motivational stickers. The benefits toward getting your youth football players to do some of the harder fundamentals is worth every penny. When we collect money for team t-shirts we usually…

Defense

Youth Football Defenses

In my three years as a 7-10 year old Pee Wee football coach, I have experimented with several defenses recommended as youth football defenses.  Last year as a 4th grade team, we used variations of three popular defenses for different situations.  Our base defense was a 6-2 defense with various blitzes, stunts and line adjustments from…

Book Reviews

Football Principles and Play – Books

I recently bought four out of print football books: 1) Radar Blocking by Leo Hand published in 1985 2) Football Principles and Play by David M Nelson published in 1962 3) Sports Illustrated Book of Football published in 1960 4) Defensive Football by Louis R. Oshins published in 1949 The latter book by Oshins is…

Offense | Blocking

Simple Youth Blocking Schemes, What to do? Studying to be 1 of best at Blocking!

I have been working on simple youth blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months.  We had a great youth football season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running our Speed pee wee football version of the new Spin offense, which is a spread version of the double…