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How To Stop the Single Wing Offense in Youth Football

We have yet to be stopped very well, but there have been a team or two that slowed us down in a way most youth football coaches wouldn't think of. To answer this, all I can do is relate my direct ..
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Simple Alingment Trick For Your Offensive Line in Youth ..

There are a number of benefits to having your offensive linemen back off the ball as far as legally possible. To be legal, the tops of your linemens helmets have to be touching the midpoint of the ..
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Using Rules to Your Advantage in Youth Football

Youth Football Leagues most often use the high school rule book of their respective state and then add in a few “special rules” of their own. One rule most have is some type of age and ..
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Playing Up To Improve Your Youth Football Team

Playing “Up” to Improve Your Youth Football Team: Do you have a “bully” team in your youth football league or a year end playoff? Playing “Up” an age level or ..
(June 19, 2007)
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Why You Have to Film When You are Coaching Youth Football and ..

Game film is an invaluable tool when coaching youth football. This article will explain why and give your filmer some tips so the film that you do use, gives you the information you need to improve ..
(June 19, 2007)
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Age Differences When Coaching Youth Football

Coaching Considerations for Various Age Groups in Youth Football In previous posts, I have given numerous tips for working with younger aged youth football players. As mentioned in the book and in ..
(June 19, 2007)
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Crab Blocking - The Ultimate Equalizer in Youth Football

Crab Blocking is a must for offensive linemen in Youth Football. It is something we teach all of our offensive linemen to do and do very well, we take great pride in it. We use it to fill in the gaps .
(June 23, 2007)
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More Reasons Why Youth Football Teams Should Never Run the ..

More Stats for NOT Running the High School Offense in Youth Football: Here are a few stats for you youth football coaches feeling the pressure to run the local High School offense: Let’s say ..
(June 23, 2007)
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The Secrets to Running an Effective Sprint Out Pass in Youth ..

Tips on The Sprint Out Pass in Youth Football The sprint out pass or running pass is a very effective method of throwing the ball in youth football. Once you have established the sweep with your ..
(June 23, 2007)
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The Jet-Fly-Speed Sweep in Youth Football

The speed sweep football plays go by many names; jet sweep, fly sweep and speed sweep and can be effective for certain youth football teams. The speed sweep involves a wing, slot or flanker running ..
(July 01, 2007)
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The Trap Play - The Giant Killer of Youth Football Plays

The mistake many of us coaches make is we stop asking questions or doing research once we get a so called answer to a question. Most of us take the easy way out, especially if it validates our ..
(July 01, 2007)
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The Reverse - Not a Miracle Football Play For Most Youth ..

Miracle Football Plays- The Reverse is No Magic Bullet Most of us think of reverse plays as ones where the flow moves to the outside in one direction then a handoff occurs to a wing, slot or end ..
(July 01, 2007)
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Using Words And Psychology To Your Advantage In Youth Football

Comments like “they are huge look how big #99 is, look how fast #23 is, man #12 can throw it a mile", serve no useful purpose, unless you are looking for excuses for your team before the game ..
(July 01, 2007)
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The Sweeps - The Cheapest Football Plays in Youth Football

The Sweep the “Holy Grail” Of Youth Football Plays While the sweep is a legitimate football play at all levels, it is a play I personally detest in Youth Football. Too many youth football .
(July 01, 2007)
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Turning Around a Perrenial Loser in Youth Football

I often see High School football coaches that are taking over teams new to them, saying on these various football forums; “My handprint on the program won’t be felt for 5 years”. ..
(July 01, 2007)
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How to Stop the Pass in Youth Football, Not What You May Think

The reason my personal teams have more interceptions in the last 6 seasons than the opponents have completions has more to do with our defensive line play than it has to do with great secondary ..
(July 08, 2007)
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Youth Defenses That Make Little Sense in Youth Football

Our 2003 squad was the best of a very large group of players a true “Select” team. We had no weak players on this team and most of the kids had played for us for 3-5 years. That ..
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How to Get Kids to Come to Football Practice in Youth Football

Our offense and defense is not based on beating a team with overwhelming talent, it is based on scheme, teamwork and technique. We simply can’t get those all in sync unless we consistently get ..
(July 10, 2007)
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Has Recruiting Ruined Youth Football?

Recruiting Has Gone Mad in Youth Football The private coaches/team clinics I do all across the country for youth football teams are interesting to say the least. Many of the coaches share thought ..
(July 10, 2007)
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Defenders Shooting Your Gaps? How to Solve That Problem in ..

Some youth football coaches fear that by pulling their linemen, they will leave big gaps in their offensive line that can easily be filled by defenders and cause negative yardage football plays. On ..
(July 11, 2007)
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How to Get 400% More Reps Out of Your Youth Football Practice ..

Many of the teams I’ve studied rep just one football play every 2-3 minutes. After our first game, my teams can rep offensive football plays on air at a rate of 3 per minute, so compared to ..
(July 24, 2007)
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How to Choose the Right Team Mom in Youth Football

As a coach, I just don’t have the time or interest in doing any of the below duties and if I did, it would probably affect my coaching. Things a good team mom should be doing: Prints out all ..
(July 24, 2007)
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Zone Blocking For Youth Football Teams

There are many differences between youth football players and College, Pro and High School players. To say the difference is night and day would not do justice to how different they are. It would be ..
(July 24, 2007)
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Why Youth Football Players Quit and How to Avoid it

I was driving with my wife and family on Sunday discussing with my her some of the conversations I had with youth football coaches over the phone this week. In many ways she is much smarter than me ..
(July 24, 2007)
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Practice Does Not Make Perfect in Youth Football, More ..

While there are many great youth football coaches out there, I see some very poor ones as well. The poor ones do not hold the players accountable to a perfect standard in football practice on ..
(July 24, 2007)
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