2015 Season Archives:

Youth Football Practice Day Before Game 1

              That last youth football practice before game one is filled with a few last minute details that can help your youth football team or cost you dearly.  As we review my 2015 season PLEASE STEAL as many ideas as you can. The goal of this exercise is to help […]

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Week Three Youth Football Practice- How Championship Teams Are Built

This is how week 3 went for us. As we proceed through my 2015 season, week by week, game by game, PLEASE STEAL as many ideas as you can. The goal of this exercise is to help you become a more effective youth football coach. This is a lesson on how championship teams are built […]

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Week 2 Youth Football Practice

This is how week 2 went for us. As we proceed through my 2015 season, week by week, game by game, PLEASE BORROW as many ideas as you can. The goal of this exercise is to help you become a more effective youth football coach

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Week One Youth Football Practice End of Week One

Day 3 also included an e-mail asking for feedback and questions again about a couple of kids we weren’t quite sure about. Day 3 was about offense. Our position groups on Day 3 were just Line and Backs. On Day 1 of week 2 it would be broken down into Quarterbacks, Line, Running Backs and Receivers. Day 3 was 80% Individual time, teaching the absolute basics using progressions

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Youth Football Practice Week One

                To help youth football coaches understand how to consistently put together championship seasons, the 2015 SEASON blog posts give coaches details on how a season worth of those practices look like. Games are rarely won by a great adjustment on game days, they are won on the […]

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First Day of Youth Football Practice 2015

                What should your first youth football practice of the year look like? Should it be all about conditioning? Should you break down into positions? Should you start teaching fundamentals or plays? Or maybe you could go based on theory of what a High School or College coach […]

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My 2015 Youth Football Season The Pre- Season Meeting

Many failing youth football coaches just jump into the season without a lot of planning. The old adage that those who fail to plan, plan to fail is a true one. Going into a youth football season without a plan is like trying to build a house without any architectural drawings. Sure you can get started and look busy, but the house isn’t going to come together very well. Now this doesn’t mean you need to do weekly meetings starting in January. But you do need to get together face to face to plan our the roles and responsibilities, set priorities and standards and come to an agreement on what the teams mission, football philosophy, basic schemes and overall fundamental approach will be.

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My 2015 Season- Youth Football Coaches Vetting

One of the biggest problems with youth football coaching staffs is they don’t have an understanding of roles or set expectations prior to the season. I’m going to spell out what I did, so hopefully you can gain some insight or ideas on how you might approach your own season.

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2015 Youth Football Season- Summer Work

These speed sessions weren’t mandatory and were open to anyone, even if they weren’t on our team. We even had two girls in the program. I told the boys we didn’t want ANY of them to substitute this for playing baseball, that those team sports came first. We let them know these sessions were just there to help them get better as an athlete, it didn’t matter to us if they came or not and would NOT have anything to do with playing time etc.

To make the program more accessible, we went on Mondays and Wednesdays in the morning from 8-9. We went Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening from 6-7. So we were able to get some of the baseball kids too. We limited each player to just 2 sessions per week. Of our 95 players, we probably had 65 attend sessions with about 35-40 coming consistently. It started a week after school got out and wrapped up the week before we started practicing.

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My 2015 Season

                      I’ve gotten a lot of e-mails and phone calls thanks to not adding to the blog during the season. There is a reason for that, yes I did coach this year, no I didn’t stop blogging because I had a bad season. With having […]

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