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Why High School Coaches Should Care Deeply About Youth Football

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.

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So You Want CHANGE in Your Youth Program or Team

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. […]

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Developing a Smaller and Less Athletic Youth Football Team- Part 3- Week 1

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 […]

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Building Up Weak Youth Football Teams- My 2013 Blueprint- Post 1

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 […]

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Late Season Recruiting Event for Youth Football

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 […]

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Select and Non-Select Youth Football is Two Different Games

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 […]

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Defending Youth Football- What You Can Do

As many of you know the game of youth football is being assaulted from many sides. Many youth football programs numbers are suffering as the feeding frenzy instigated by a very small but very vocal group of detractors has gotten into the willful ear of their willing accomplices in media and even to a few […]

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Defending The Game of Youth Football Part II

It looks like there is a full scale assault on youth football  by the misinformed. The attacks on youth football continue from many sides and include well publisized assaults from the political ranks in Illinois and New York amongst others.  While youth football like any activity has risk, the risks seem to be misunderstood and […]

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In Defense of Youth Football

In Defense of Youth Football Somebody Has To Many of you that are coaching youth football have been inundated by attacks on the game and you don’t know what to think or how to respond to it. The first part of this five part article will share some findings that many don’t know about, they […]

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Where to Go From Here in Youth Football? Doing a Year End Team Audit

Coaching Youth Football, the Team Audit   Many youth football coaches squander their off-season time in areas that in the end won’t do their teams a whole lot of good. Often times coaches will put their time into an area they personally like and not where the team needs the most help. If you really […]

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