Why Bear Bryant might not have liked Pop Warners new concussion rules – CSMonitor.com

I know that I have tried to limit hitting drills within our practices. I tell our players to save it up for the games. In recent years, the National Football League has taken a strong stand against head-on-head hits in games, significantly ramping up punishments for offenders. Pop Warner has similar rules on the books.… Read More

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Boys of Fall Moments ~ “Coaches” Video – Youth Football Coaches

Coach BK sent this video link to me today, and I wanted to share with you too.  Thanks Coach!  I hope everyone enjoys this video as much as I did watching these great players and coaches talk not X’s and O’s but about Coaching’s personal relationships and how coaches assist the maturation of many young… Read More

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Youth Football Coaching Summary Fall 2011

Its been a couple of weeks since winning the Fall 2011 KYA Sophomore Super Bowl and our end of season team party.  I’ve had some time to reflect on the Fall season and some of the things I learned this youth football season.  The number one thing I learned this season is make sure you… Read More

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Game 3 and Standings Fall Youth Football 2011

I am the Asst Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for Falcons, a KYA Sophomore (9U) Tackle Football team.  We are off to one of the best seasons I’ve had coaching youth football at 3-0. We have most of our backfield from our Spring Super Bowl team and made some outstanding additions to our team in… Read More

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Pre Game Speech List

I decided to keep it Simple Stupid, KISS, this Saturday and I must say it worked.  We won our KYA Sophomore Division season opener against a good team 32-0.  Falcons Attack. This is what I told the team in our pre game meeting…. Have Fun Hit Hard Block Tackle Create Turnovers Score Play for Fun… Read More

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Too Much and Too Little Time

If you’re like me, you are probably trying to install too many youth offensive plays or defensive stunts & blitzes before your first youth football game.  I always think I have more time, and time is your enemy.  Most youth tackle football coaches only have 2 practice days a week, maybe 3 if you are… 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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Why do you coach youth football? Poll

I was talking to another sports parent the other day about why we are so involved in youth sports, and it prompted me to think more about why I am coaching youth football.  Why do you coach youth football?  I would love to know. Please vote below.  Thanks. Thanks for voting, Coach Parker

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