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Everyday Drills – Youth Football Drills

Today we’ve got another post on youth football drills. We’re going to talk about what I call my Everyday Drills (EDs) or drills that I always do weekly. These pee wee football drills keep sticking to my practice plans each season for my youth football teams aged 6 to 12 years old. I do many football drills to address specific weaknesses or for fun to lighten up practice, but these EDs are my go to drills that on a weekly basis are pretty much in every practice.

Everyday Drills for Youth Football

  • Pop Pass Pod
  • Snaps Pod – QBs & Centers
  • Agility Course Warm Ups or Dynamics
  • 2 Line Fundamentals
    • Quick Hands
    • Block Engage
    • Seahawk Roll Tackles
    • Stance / Snap Get Off
    • Grab Cloth Finger Grabs
  • Angle Tackle Drill
  • Contain Pod
  • O-Line Alignments, Steps and Rules
  • Blocking Box
  • Running Back Hand Offs
  • Running Back Plays / Holes
  • Big Oklahoma / Half Line
  • Game Simulation Walk Thrus

My Everyday Drills start with a warm-up drill which I like called the Passing Pod. We do this before practice so the QBs can warm up their arms and the Centers can get snap reps. Everyone runs routes and gets warmed up. Many coaches will use this as their main warm up drill vs agility course or dynamic warm ups. I also like the Snaps Pods drill where you have 3 or 4 centers snapping to 3 or 4 QBs or Running Backs and the QBs switch Center after each snap. We try to get in at least 10 to 25 reps here before practice.  You can combine these two drills if you have enough QBs and Centers.  Each Pass Pod could have 2 QBs and 2 routes to throw, which would give your four QBs and Centers tp rotate around.

Everyday Drills Video

I am also big on the Agility Course for warm-ups, especially for linemen. We do about a 50 yard course with ladders, shuffles, bags, tires, rings, cones, bear crawls etc to get everyone warmed up and ready to go. It is also great conditioning for players. But the biggest positive is quicker feet with our linemen.


youth football agility course


One of the main stays in my warm ups since 2006 is two line fundamentals. I usually put guys with a partner every season. We line up in two lines facing each other so we can take roll quickly and also talk about our practice goals, plans and any other team info like game times, jersey changes, grades, etc. Once we are done talking we will do quick Stance, snap count get off, hands drills, Seahawk tackling roll tackles, blocking form fits, Grab Clothe finger grabs and maybe a simple angle tackle drill to finish it up and get a quick water.  Great way to do Dynamic Warm ups too.


two line football fundamental drills


Since the Defensive Ends are so critical in our 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense scheme we do a Contain Pod drill weekly if not everyday. We discuss position responsibilities, gap and track requirements in great detail with tackle wheels & Yoga Balls or live players. This is basically a half line drill with DTs, DEs, iLbs, and DBs.

With the Offensive Line everyday we will go through an Alignment Gap Split Pod, Steps Stance Get Off Pod, Rules & Engagement Pod, and a live hitting drill like the Blockling Box which I will name a Knight of the Hootchikawdawa (fun name for King of the Hill). Or will we will go through a full Blocking Pod or Board Type Drill.

The Running Backs will break off and do hand offs ball protection drills like the RB Gauntlet Drill. They will also work on play, hole, and track recognition. They will do a ton of walk thrus for timing. We may also have them do a cut drill, stiff arm and or ladder drill to make sure they understand not to cut back inside so much.

We also like to end with a Half Line Scrimmage or a Big Oklahoma Drill. We can get everyone involved and run through all the fundamentals we have been teaching in a live environment.

On the last practice before the game, we like to run a Game Simulation Drill which simulates a real game with all three phases of football; offense, defense, special teams including the coin toss and naming the Captains.

I know each practice I try to get in one tackling and blocking drill.  Also make sure to have some special team drills for your special team period, like the Pursuit Drill and the Bowling for Onside Kicks drill.  If you are returning punts, make sure your players are catching 25 to 50 punts a week.

What do you think of my Everyday Drills for Youth Football?  What drills do you use every practice?  I would love to hear from you.

Please leave a comment below or Contact Me.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth TX / DFW Metro

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Fox Chase Rabbit to Hole Drill – Pee Wee Football Drill

I’ve got another pee wee football drill that I thought we would get into today and this drill is the Fox Chase Rabbit to Hole Drill for running backs. This is a great drill to teach youth football running backs to hit the hole without stutter stepping and hit the hole quickly and not try to read the hole for very long otherwise they’re going to get tackled from behind.

In the drill, you set up a tackler to tackle the running back from behind running the football through a gauntlet drill, half line or full scrimmage.

fox chase rabbit youth football drill

Purpose:
To teach running backs to hit the hole hard and quick and not stutter step before hitting the hole.

Set Up:
Set up your favorite running back gauntlet drill or use one similar to below. Or you can use half line or full line in a scrimmage situation. Have a chase man (Fox) ready by a coach about 5 to 7 yards behind the ball carrier. Ball carrier or the Rabbit will run to hole and coach will release the Chaser or Fox to tag or tackle the Ball Carrier from behind. You can also have a second Fox chase the Rabbit ball carrier to the Ladder / Sidelines as an extra to the drill.

Coaching Points:

• Make sure to describe to your RBs how the drill works.
• Run the drill as a walk through tag before going live.
• Fox tackler should be smaller than ball carrier
• Fox should not tackle low but basically grab waist of ball carrier.
• Ball carrier should not slow down or stutter step at hole.
• We like ball carriers to cut once through the hole
• Adjust depth and speed of Fox with coach timing the release

For more about the pee wee football drill watch the video below.

Fox Chase Rabbit to Hole Running Back Drill

I hope you enjoyed the Fox Chase Rabbit to Hole Running Back pee wee football drill.  Do you use a drill similar for your running backs.  I would love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below.

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 / Ft. Worth / DFW Metro

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Game Simulation Walk Thru Drill

Spice up your boring walk thrus with the Game Simulation Walk Thru Drill and keep your youth football players engaged.  Everyone does walk thrus on the practice before the game. I was doing them the same old way up until 2007 when I decided to spice it up a bit.  Why not make the walk thrus just like game day with coin toss, special teams, penalties, sideline action, and scoring?  The kids loved it.  They were more interested in running walk thrus if there was a purpose.

I call this drill, Game Simulation Walk Thru Drill.  We basically simulate game day even setting up on the home or visitor sideline.  We chose our Captains which makes it easy for the actual game day because they stay the same.  We do a coin toss and either kick off or run a kick return and then go to either offense or defense for play simulations.  Missed assignments or alignments are penalties and perfect plays equal yardage and points.

Check out the video below for more on one my my favorite youth football drills; the Game Simulation Walk Thru Drill.

youth football drills - game simulation walk thrus

This drill is great for younger 5, 6, 7 and 8 year old teams to get used to game day, especially early in the season.  It also is great for coaches to work out the kinks.  Weve found wrist coach errors and blocking call issues along with hand signal problems running the Game Simulation Drill.

For a direct link follow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkvB89yCHGI

For more pee wee football drills for players 6 to 13 years old, please visit my page on youth football drills.

Stay tuned as I develop more free youth football coaching videos for drills, offense and defense.  You can check out my YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/c/stephenparker

Please let me know what you think about this pee wee football drill and like, comment, share and or subscribe to this youth football coaching post / video. I appreciate your continued support as I bring more free content to the little league tackle football coaching community.

If you liked this video blog post, check out my two youth football coaching books.

  1. Power Wing Beast Offense for Youth Football
  2. 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / DFW TX


 

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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

For more pee wee football drills for players 6 to 13 years old, please visit my page on youth football drills.

Stay tuned as I develop more free youth football coaching videos for drills, offense and defense.  You can check out my YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/c/stephenparker

Please let me know what you think about this youth football drill and like, comment, share and or subscribe to this pee wee football coaching post / video. I appreciate your continued support as I bring more free content to the little league tackle football coaching community.

If you liked this video post, check out my two coaching books.

  1. Power Wing Beast Offense for Youth Football
  2. 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / DFW TX


 

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