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Recruiting One on One in Youth Football

Most youth football programs have to hustle to get players and need some help when it comes to recruiting players one on one in youth football. What do you say? How do you approach it?

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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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Why Everyone Needs a “Mayor” on Your Youth Football Coaching Staff

Some youth football coaches love dealing with parents. They enjoy the personal relationships that can develop with some parents and are skilled at communicating with parents and problem solving the issues parents bring to their attention. There are others of us that just don’t have the time or patience to deal with the minutia or sort through the politics these conversations often times deal with.

We all have dealt with parents who are uninformed, unreasonable or there only to manipulate the situation to better serve their own selfish interests. We also have all dealt with very nice, well-meaning and reasonable people that want to make sure all the kids have a positive experience. The question is, do you have the time, energy and patience to handle all of that?

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Roster Number Issues for Struggling Youth Football Teams

Many struggling youth football programs have a tough time with roster sizes. Last week I got a call from the President of a youth football program that was agonizing over this very issue. The program him and his buddies were trying to turn around had done a flyer handout at the local school. In the […]

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Year End Trophies for Youth Football

So do we hand out trophies no matter what? Both sides have points that make sense, there isn’t a tin foil hat needed for any of those trying to make a case in this one.

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Stopping Youth Football Programs from Ruining High School Football Programs

Youth Football Guys RUINING Your High School Program? The lifeblood of any High School football team is numbers. Over time, if a High School football team doesn’t have numbers, they won’t be able to compete, no matter how great the coaching is. So where do those players come from? Over 96% of High School football […]

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High School Coaches Connecting With Your Youth Programs

Yes, anyone that has coached High School football long enough has said that at one time or another. When you struggle to connect with the youth teams that feed into your program, you are at the mercy of the youth coaches. How so? If the kids they are coaching don’t have a good experience or […]

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High School Football Coaches- How to Put on a Youth Football Coaching Clinic

How to Put on a Successful Youth Football Coaches Clinic So now you’ve decided to put on a youth football coaches clinic, now what? How do you make it so they get something out of it? What should you teach? How should you teach it? How do you get them to come back? #1) Be […]

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Waiting to Play Football Until High School

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 […]

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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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