Complete Guide to Special Teams by Frank Beamer

Another great addition to your youth football coaching library is Frank Beamers Complete Guide to Special Teams (American Football Coaches Ass).  This is a great book on special teams.  My copy is worn, highlighted and notes in different colors along the page edges. I spend a good amount of time on Special Teams in practice, because… Read More

Complete Guide to Installing 44 Split Defense by Joe Roman

One of the many defensive books in my youth football coaching library is Complete Guide to Installing the 44 Split Defense (Art & Science of Coaching)  I am not big on the 44 defense but this book has some very good general defensive coaching information, coverage explanations, communication, linebacker play and a pretty good chapter on the… Read More

Wilkinson’s Football Winning Defense Book

I recently ordered about 10 defensive football books from Amazon.com, and one of my favorite football books of all time is becoming Football Winning Defense, 1994 Sports Illustrated published book by Bud Wilkinson,  a member of Football’s Hall of Fame.  Coach Wilkinson coached the University of Oklahoma to 47 straight wins, an all time record. The… Read More

Scouting in Youth Football

I am sure many of you have never scouted another youth football team in preparation for your game against them.  I can’t tell you how important scouting is to your season’s success.  After you scout your first opponent and find out the benefits, you will be hooked.  I don’t scout every team in my league… Read More

Youth Football Defenses

This season I am stepping into a Defensive Coordinator role again.  I missed defense last season and I am happy to be back.  I played linebacker most of my football career so Defense feels like home.  Since the two Keller youth football teams that I will be coaching this fall are under 14 years old,… Read More