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Solving Numbers and Recruiting Problems in Youth Football

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.

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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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How to Get the Most Out of Attending a Football Coaching Clinic

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.

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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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