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Winning Youth Football Coach of the Year Awards

2011 Coach of the Year Dan Schlager- Jupiter Mustangs, Jupiter Florida Midgets- age 12-14 Treasure Coast Pop Warner League Champions Southeast Pop Warner Region Champions Pop Warner National Champions   2011 Worst to First Coach of the Year Cleveland Spruill- Redskins, Woodridge, Virginia Age 11-12 League Champions Dale City Youth Football From 0-8 to League […]

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Interview WIth Pop Warner National Champion and WInning Youth Football’s Coach of the Year Dan Schlager

Interview With Dan Schlager, Winning Youth Football’s Coach of the Year and 2011 Pop Warner Midget National Championship Winner Dan Schlager from Jupiter, Florida was named by Winning Youth Football to be our 2011 Youth Football Coach of the Year award winner. Dan’s Pop Warner Midget team finished 16-0, winning a Treasure Coast League Championship, […]

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Rapid Pace No-Huddle for Youth Football

Offensive Pace as a Weapon in Youth Football In today’s topsy-turvey world of college football, we see teams like Oregon and Oklahoma State running plays at breakneck speed to effectively wear down a defense, but can it work in youth football? With less practice time and less mature players is the risk reward equation leaning […]

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Congrats to Jupiter Mustangs, Pop Warner Midget National Champions

A heart felt congratulations are in order for the 2011 Pop Warner Midget National Champions, the Jupiter Mustangs from Jupiter, Florida. Good friend and Winning Youth Football system user Dan Schlager head coached this team. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Dan for the last 6 years and have cliniced their coaches a number of […]

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Observations from the Pop Warner and AYF National Championships

Pop Warner and AYF National Championships                     For the last 3 years I’ve attended the Pop Warner and AYF National Championships in Orlando, Florida to see some of the best youth football teams on the country compete for National Championships. It’s fun and informative to watch […]

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2011 Pop Warner and AYF National Championships

Pop Warner and AYF have over 1,400,000 kids playing and are getting ready to play their National Championships in Orlando on December      3-10. Hundreds of teams from all over the country are playing playoff games this weekend to qualify to get to the promised land of Florida and a chance to win a National Title. […]

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Creatively Managing the Minimum Play Issue in Youth Football

Playing time management is important in youth sports but in championship level games it may even be the deciding factor. In the Pop Warner and AYF National Championships, some teams got pretty darn creative in meeting those standards. In over 80% of youth football leagues there are minimum play rules. These are not guidelines, but […]

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The Tale of David Versus Goliath in Youth Football

Many youth football coaches feel they can predict who is going to win a game by watching the players in warm ups. During the Pop Warner and AYF National Championships there were quite a few coaches and parents that were partaking in this very activity. I kept my ears open, it was really interesting to […]

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Attention to Detail and the Pop Warner Football National Championships

Attention to Detail When Coaching Youth Football One of the things I love doing at the Pop Warner and AYF National Championship Tournament is finding out who the best coached teams are and then to spend time watching them practice. If you’ve been to the Pop Warner National Championship game the last couple of years, […]

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How Does the Freeze Play Work Against Older and Better Competition?

One of the things the surprised me quite a bit was the success of the hard count or “freeze play” at both the Pop Warner and AYF National tournaments. The “no play” has been a staple of our offense for the last 15 seasons. We are a no-huddle team and we always use the same […]

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