Youth Coaching

Coaching Youth Parents

I am not trying to be funny with the title of this post.  In today’s environment, a youth coach must pay as much attention to the players’ parents as much he does to the players on the field.  Unlike my parents 30 years ago, today’s parents are much more involved in their children’s lives.  And…

Youth Coaching

Favoritism in Youth Sports

Since my last favoritism post is the most read and the post I get the most email about,  I thought I would try and answer some of the emails in this post.  I agree that there is favoritism at all levels of youth sports.  I also think that each coach has a different set of…

Youth Coaching

2008 Summary

Our football season ended one game too early.  We lost in the semi final playoffs to our rival, Highlands Ranch Mustangs, which eventually won our league’s Super Bowl, the Carnation Bowl.  Overall we had a great season, #1 offense and #3 defense in our Division, and Conference Champs with a 7-1 regular season record.  We also…

Youth Coaching

Colorado Youth Football Coaching Clinic

I just got back from the Colorado Youth Football Coaching Clinic hosted by our league.  I was very impressed with the clinic.  We spent two hours outside learning position drills and 2 hours of classroom.  Here are a few tidbits I picked at the youth football coaches clinic: Defensive Line When you call slant, line…

Youth Coaching

Player / Parent Policy Letter

At our football team’s parent meeting before the season, I hand out a Player / Parent Policy that defines our expectaions of the player and parent during the season.  Here is a rough copy of what I hand out at my meeting.  Hopefully this will give you some ideas for your Parent Policy Letter… July 27,…

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…