Youth Coaching

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 –…

Youth Coaching

Practice Days and Length

We have a debate going on amongst my coaches and parents about what days to practice and the length of practice.  I grew up playing football in Texas, so I am definitely an old school football coach with regards to discipline and respect but embrace many of the new proven training techniques.  Our midget football…

Football Drills

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…