Quick Youth Football Coaching Tip

Football is a Game of Legs

I’ve been reading USC’s Coach John McKay’s book, Football Coaching.  He says that he believes that football is a game of legs and the primary excercise should be running.  I tend to agreee.  If you have strong legs and a strong base then football is easier for that player.  This off-season my youngest son is …

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Block to the Pile

I like John Gruden’s coaching point to offensive lineman. I tell my guys the same thing. Offensive lineman should block to the tackling pile and block / peel tacklers from piling on the your running back. Don’t watch the defense pile on your teammate. Help your brother out. Have Fun and Winning is Funner. Sent …

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Helmet Safety article NYT

NORMAN, Okla. — Moments after her son finished practicing with his fifth-grade tackle football team, Beth Sparks examined his scuffed and battered helmet for what she admitted was the first time. She looked at the polycarbonate shell and felt the foam inside before noticing a small emblem on the back that read, “MEETS NOCSAE STANDARD.”See …

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Defensive Goals – youth football

So my 2010 defensive goals for my youth football team are: 1. Score on Defense2. Limit offensive plays over 12 yards3. Create turnovers4. Control field position5. Stop opponent on Short Yardage6. Excellent field communications7. No more than 7 points allowed a game8. Hands are weapons use them Play for Fun and Winning is Funner. Sent …

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