Program Development Archives:
Some people are suggesting it would be safer for kids to wait to play football until they enter the ninth grade. While the naysayers have a number of reasons for coming to this conclusion, these points are easily refuted when you look at the equation logically and review actual data. I recently was part of a […]
We have to change with the times and times are changing. Think about what you can do to help your program survive and thrive in the coming years. There are LOTS of youth programs that are busting at the seams right now because they have taken steps to adapt in todays climate of change.
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.
One of the very best ways to improve your youth football coaching skills is to attend a coaches clinic. If you’ve never gone to one, how do you get the most out of it? There are lots of answers.
High School football coaches had better pay attention to the youth teams that feed into their High Schools. Low numbers are the death blow to High School teams and the youth coach has the power to make his players experience a great one or poor one.
Change Agents In Youth Football Programs Some youth football coaches reading this post suffered through a difficult season last year and are looking to implement change. Many look to the Parent Organization as the reason their season was so poor. Just like anything else in life, there are well run Organizations and poorly run ones. […]
As promised I’m going to try and help coaches who inherit athletically challenged and small youth football teams by sharing my story from coaching my 3-4 grade team in 2013. Hopefully you can use some of the ideas to apply to coaching your youth football team, should you end up in the same situation. This will be […]
As promised I’m going to try and help coaches who inherit athletically challenged and small youth football teams by sharing my story from coaching my 3-4 grade team in 2013. Hopefully you can use some of the ideas to apply to your team, should you end up in the same situation. This will be told […]
Many youth football teams struggle with numbers. When you are low on numbers it can be tough to compete and holding players and parents accountable when they have you over a barrel can be difficult to manage. Other programs struggle to find reasonably priced methods to recruit players. .The most effective and most cost efficient […]
Often times I hear from youth football coaches that X or Y can be done with “all” youth football teams. When you do your due diligence, though often times you see those guys are playing with a stacked deck. In “select” youth football teams either selectively recruit players, have tryouts and demote the unworthy to other […]