Youth Coaching

Fundraiser – Win Dallas Cowboys Season Tickets

This fall I will be coaching with Keller Youth Association’s Select Football (Keller Hurricanes), and we will be playing in the Metroplex Select Youth Football’s league. The Metroplex Select Youth Foundation(501c3) was founded by former Dallas Cowboy and Superbowl XXX MVP Larry Brown.  Larry has teamed up with the Cowboys for a Super Fundraiser of…

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…

Offense

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…

Defense

6-2 Defense for Youth Football

After being focused on offense the last two seasons and reading Football Principals and Play by David Nelson, I assigned myself the Defensive Coordinator role this season, so I would focus my efforts on Defense for my tackle pee wee football team.  Coach Nelson is right, if your opponent doesn’t score, you can’t lose.  And…

Offense

Spin Offense – Sweep – Coaching Youth Football

My 4th grade youth football team ran a variation of the Spin Offense last year.  The Spin Offense was highlighted in American Football Monthly in 2007, and I bought the videos from AFM after reading the article.  (You can find the link to AFM in the right menu column.) The offense is explosive.  We averaged 40 points…

Youth Coaching

Minimum Play Players, Favoritism, & Parents

I planned to write about defense today, but I received an email last night which begs me to address minimum play players, favoritism and parents in today’s blog post.  My coaches and I rank our players each week and use these rankings to determine who will start and what positions they will play.  I develop a depth…