What does on time mean for Youth Football Games and Practices?

As a youth football coach with over 20 plus pee wee football tackle seasons one of my biggest frustrations is players and parents late, especially to games.  Don’t get me started on late to playoff games or Super Bowls.  A recent USA Football article, Always plan to be 15 minutes early’ is true for players and… Read More

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Are you blocking and tackling during youth football practice?

I am not sure why, but this season my brain keeps saying to me, “football is just blocking and tackling.”  Yes, I know this comes from Lombardi… Some people try to find things in this game that don’t exist but football is only two things ; blocking and tackling. – Vince Lombardi In past seasons, I’ve… Read More

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Are Video Games Hurting your Youth Football Team?

Louisville football coach Charlie Strong, blames a key loss to Pittsburgh on one of the most popular video games, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. He says in a NESN.com article, “…we let the video game take control of us.” Video games may not rot your brain but they can change the way you think,… 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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They’re Just not Hitters, Help!

Your youth football team is looking great the first few weeks of football, except those two or three players that are afraid to hit.  Well, you are not alone.  Just about every youth football team that I have coached over the last 15 years always has a few youth players that are afraid to hit… Read More

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Find your Quarterback and Center Fastest!

It seems like every youth football season when I start coaching a new set of pee wee football players one of the most difficult skills to perfect is the Quarterback and Center snap exchange.  If you drafted a new team at try outs, then you may have a few ideas who your Quarterback will be… Read More

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Youth Football Practice Plans eBook

The 2011 tackle youth football season is about to start in Keller.  We are two weeks away from our try out grass drills and just under a month before our first practice.  I am ready for some football. After looking through the visitor stats this week, I saw many people reading the article on First Day… Read More

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More Reps! No standing in line for youth players

Its football season again in Texas.  The heat is melting my brain under my Dallas Coyboys Cap, the cow pastures they call practice fields are hard as concrete and my tan is better than it was in Colorado.  Not that my tan has anything to do with youth football in Texas, but a lot of youth… Read More

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1st Day of Youth Football Practice Plan

Here’s my practice plan for my first day of youth football practice. Check out the updated article and free ebook of practice plans.. Due to league rules our first 6 practices are non-contact no pads practices.  Out players can wear their helmets to get used to the weight of the helmet and fit it properly… Read More

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10 Pre-Season Practice Mistakes – AFM Article

I just read a great article in American Football Monthly by Mike Kuchar, 10 mistakes You’re Bound to Make at Pre-Season Practices.  The article outlines St Thomas’ Coach Glenn Caruso’s top 10 practice mistakes. Don’t practice in a sterile environment – Purpose, Urgency & Movement Don’t underestimate the importance of tempo by creating competition –… Read More

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