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… Read More

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Offensive Play Calling Strategy Part 3 Opening Drive

This is part 3 of my Offensive Play Calling Strategy Series for youth football offenses. In part three I will discuss my opening drive play calling strategy that I use in my offense with my youth football teams.  In Part Two, I wrote about scouting and attacking the defense’s weaknesses based on scouting report, like… Read More

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No Huddle Offense – Wrist Coach – Youth Football

I’ve been using wrist coaches with our youth football offenses for the last 5 or 6 years.  I personally like the Neumann youth wrist coach that has three windows.  This year we wanted to go to a no huddle offense and I developed a verbal call system using the wrist coach. Here’s an example: This… Read More

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Spin Offense Spin Back QB Footwork

I found a video on youtube of a single wing spinner series of footwork for the spinner back.  The footwork in the video is very similar to what we use for our QBs in the Spin.  We take a shorter first step toward the line.  We rep the plays on air at least 30 minutes… Read More

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Blocking Tips for Youth Football Offensive Lineman

My son is making the transition from QB to tight end this season, so he and I have been focused on blocking.  He was my best blocking back last year when we ran the Single Wing offense, so he’s a hitter.  The offensive line and especially the tight end position blocking assignments are new to… Read More

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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

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Spin FB Gut Cut Back Play

One of the base Spin plays to keep the defense honest is the Spin FB Gut Cut Back.  After running the Spin Sweep, Reverse and Counters, the defense is likely to shift wide and open up the middle.  This is when I like to run the Spin FB Gut.  Spin Offense – Fullback Gut Cut… Read More

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Proper Way to Catch the Football – Video

This is an excellent video by Former NFL Player Del Rodgers showing high school football players how to properly catch the ball.   Now I know why I dropped so many passes coming out of the backfield in high school football.   I will be teaching all my pee wee football running backs to cradle the ball!

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Does your Starting QB play defense too?

Several youth football coaches I spoke with recently do not allow their starting quarterback to play defense more than just a few plays a game, if that.  I do not allow my QB to play defense but maybe a few plays in a game now and then.  I also do not allow live hitting on… Read More

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Which Offense for Youth Football?

There are so many football offenses these days to choose from, Spin, Double Wing, Single Wing, I-Formation, Power I, Straight T, Wishbone, Pro Set, and more, but which one works best in youth football?  In our Colorado Pee Wee Tackle football league, there is not one definitive offensive leader.  I have seen everyone run all… Read More

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