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The NFL Draft and Youth Football

As youth coaches, we shouldn’t squelch those dreams, but in all reality, less than 1/10 of 1% of High School football players end up going on to play in the NFL. At the youth level, far less than half of our players will end up making it to play football in High School through their senior year. So for the youth level the odds of making it to the NFL are even less, at more like 1/30 of 1% , or one in 3,000 players.

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Youth Football Coaching Lessons Learned From the Super Bowl

The rub had Seattle’s Richard Sherman #25 drive the Patriots #39 Brandon Browner while Seattle’s #13 Chris Mathews came underneath on the short slant. Was it a classic slant/arrow concept? Not sure Sherman was pressed up and there was immediate contact. My thought it was a rub/pick all the way but Sherman just didn’t get enough movement on Browner to make Malcom Brown have to run over the hump. Brown recognized the concept early and made a great play on the ball. He was able to pursue to the ball on a straight line path, thanks to Browner jamming Sherman at the line and not giving up any ground. That is great fundamental play and excellent pattern reading and reaction by both Browner and Brown. Hats off to them and their coaching staff, they were well prepared.

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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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Sean Payton Coaching Youth Football

Sean Payton did a great service to the game by coaching Youth Football this year. Up close and personal, a heartwarming story.

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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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Another Youth Football Loss that COULD Have Been Avoided

BE PROACTIVE As a youth football coach, the first thing that we need to do is to do no harm. The second thing is to coach up our players so they don’t beat themselves. I heard a story this week about a heartbreaking loss that could have easily been avoided with some good proactive coaching. […]

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Youth Football Coaching Awards

The Winning Youth Fooball- Youth Football Coaching Awards Thank you again for investing your free time into coaching youth football. In many ways it is a thankless job, we want to thank you, acknowledge you, and reward you for all you go. Every year we recognize a group of coaches who have excelled on and […]

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Becoming an Elite Program in Youth Football

Becoming an Elite Team Youth football coaches can learn a lot from teams and programs that dominate other sports. This years State Basketball Tournament in Nebraska offered a few prime lessons for me and I’m not even a basketball fan. Omaha Central won the state championship in the states largest class for the 7th time […]

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New Additions- Offensive Line DVD, Defensive DVD, Book

Offensive Line DVD, Defensive DVD, Book In an effort to help the coaches using our DVDs to be more effective coaches, we’ve added text addendums chocked full of diagrams, pictures and detailed explanations of how and why we do what we do. This also has allowed us to add some of the new things we […]

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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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