Category Archives: Youth Football

Being an effective youth football coach is more than just knowing the X’s and O’s of the game. The best youth football coaches take the opportunity to make a real positive influence on their players. In this section, you’ll find tips on team management, sportsmanship, dealing with parents, keeping yourself motivated and more.

Working on Pass Rush Fundamentals

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When you’re coaching youth football defensive linemen, you want to spend a good deal of time working on improving pass rushing. Today we’re going to talk about a couple of pass rush fundamentals. Getting on the Edge of the Blocker One of the primary purposes of pass rush is to get on the edge of…

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Youth Football Drill Basics: Planning and Implementation

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As a youth football coach, one of your most important responsibilities is  choosing and implementing various drills. This blog post is going to discuss the best way to plan and execute football drills for all positions. Youth Football Drill Planning Checklist First, determine the specific skill you’re trying to perfect. The question you should ask…

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Youth Football Offensive Drills: Focusing on Stances

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When you’re coaching youth football, you need to spend time conditioning both your offensive and defensive players. Keeping this in mind, today we’re going to talk about offensive line techniques and fundamentals pertinent to the split-back veer offense. In coaching the offensive line, you have to start with a foundation and work your way up.…

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Fun Football Drills – King of the Ring & Hot Potato Drill

Are you looking for fun football drills to liven up practices? You’ve come to the right place! Try these two drills below and let me know how they work for you and your teams.

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Youth Football Drills – Modified Sumo Drill

We call this drill the Modified Sumo drill due to the similarity with sumo wrestling of trying to get the opposition out of the ring. It swrks great for coaching fundamentals because it allows us to give immediate one on one feedback on technique.

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