Angle Tackling Drill Youth Football Defense

This season I have been using this Angle Tackling drill for my youth football team at almost every practice, especially for Outside Linebackers, Defensive Ends, Corner Backs, Free Safeties and Inside Linebackers.  The drill is also great for tail backs to practice the sweep and cut back sweeps, and the RBs use of speed and… Read More

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Contain Pod Defensive Football Drill

I use the Contain Pod drill to teach our defensive ends not to crash.  This football drills simulates game situations. The Contain Pod Defensive Youth Football Drill is a great pee wee football drill to train your defensive ends and outside linebackers how to play contain responsibilities.  I also incorporate the inside linebackers and other… Read More

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Sprint Tackling Drill – Defense Youth Football

Today we used the Sprint Tackling Drill from AFCA’s Defensive Football Drills book.  This is a great open field tackling drill. The ball carrier is about 5 yards behind the bags and the tackler in red is 10 yards behind the middle bag.  The defender attacks the middle bag and then must get under control before… Read More

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Is Form Tackling Overrated?

I attended a Denver football clinic last year and the speaker, an ex college coach, brought up a very interesting point for youth football coaches.  How many times do you see a perfect form tackle in a high school, college or pro football games?  He proposed not very often, and you know what, I must… Read More

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Youth Football Tackling Drills

Here a are two youth football tackling drills we use with our pee wee football players to learn tackling fundamentals.  Tackling Fit & Form Drill Hug and Hold Drill On the first day of practice we teach proper tackling with the Fit & Form Drill.  This drill is part of our dynamic warm-ups.  Our two… Read More

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