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What Winners Do- From a Youth Football Coaching Perspective

The very successful youth football coaches I’ve known over the past 20 plus years almost to a man have this philosophy win games. On the flip side, think about the guys you know who coach youth football and seem to be on the opposite side of the coin on every one of these approaches. How do they do every year? If I’m looking to win most of my games, retain most of my players and make sure the kids have a positive experience, I’m copying the successful guys and doing the opposite of the guys who are consistently failing.

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At What Cost- Playing FAST in Youth Football

I see a lot of youth coaches asking their players to use techniques that often times make a youth player play slow. Speed and quickness are the keys in youth football at every position on the field. Sure you can out muscle weaker teams and overcome marginal teams with pure athleticism, but what happens when you […]

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Scrimmaging in Youth Football, the Double Edged Sword

I had to share with you some real world lessons I relearned this week when it comes to scrimmaging other teams in youth football. While scrimmaging other teams IS important so the kids can get a feel for what it’s like to make contact with a player from another team, scrimmaging is a trade off […]

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New Additions- Offensive Line DVD, Defensive DVD, Book

Offensive Line DVD, Defensive DVD, Book In an effort to help the coaches using our DVDs to be more effective coaches, we’ve added text addendums chocked full of diagrams, pictures and detailed explanations of how and why we do what we do. This also has allowed us to add some of the new things we […]

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What Are You Working on Right Now to Make Your Youth Football Team Better?

What Are You Working on Right Now to Make Your Youth Football Team Better? Have you taken the time to look back on last years season to see where you need to make improvements? You know how the saying goes about doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you […]

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Beware the “NFL” Youth Football Coach

Beware the NFL Youth Football Coach In youth football your assistant coaches and be a godsend or a pebble in your shoe. One assistant coach I remember once brought me a stack of Linebacker drills he had culled from a very well known NFL coach. He had obviously put some time and effort into getting […]

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How to Screw Up Your Youth Football Team- Assume

Assuming In Youth Football Too many youth football coaches assume their players understand the game and even a lot of football technique terminology. For some coaches, they must think their kids are either much older than they are or are somehow students of the game who have poured over lots of old coaching manuals and […]

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Leadership Tips When Coaching Youth Football

One of the things that is interesting about coaching youth football is to study those that have consistent success and compare them to those who don’t. Hopefully by sharing that information with coaches, they can try to replicate what the successful coaches do and avoid what the unsuccessful coaches do. One of the less quantifiable […]

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Marrying Offenses In Youth Football-Good Idea or Not?

Many first or second year youth football coaches make a big mistake with their teams by trying to marry offenses together that are like oil and water. These well meaning guys see something on television or get excited about what someone says on a football forum post and all of a sudden they have fallen […]

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Borrowing Tricks from Coaches in Other Sports to Improve Your Youth Football Team

Coaching is coaching, the great ones learn from others no matter the sport. A youth football coach can learn from a great basketball, wrestling or even martial arts coaches when it comes to organizing, motivating and communicating effectively with kids. My own kids take martial arts lessons with a local program headed by a very […]

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