Coaching Youth Football... Simplified

If you're a youth football coach looking for simple solutions to help your kids improve their skills and execute at game-time, you've come to the right place! Football Tutorials is packed with more than 600 football drills, plays and articles for coaching youth football. All designed to help you save time, eliminate stress, and win more ball games!

Ball Wrestling

Purpose To warm players up while also improving their ability to protect the ball while running down field. Set Up Have the players pair off with teammates of similar speed and size.

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3 on 3 Passing

Purpose To give DBs and WRs a chance to work on passing and defending against zone coverage. Set Up Have an offensive team (2 WRs, 1 QB) and a defensive team (2

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X Drill for Football Agility

X Drill

Purpose To work on agility, balance and improve a runner’s ability to recover after a stumble. Drill Setup Setup 4 flat agility bags, pool noodles, gym bags or other soft objects into

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Jump Cut Drill

Purpose To work on jump cut footwork, balance, acceleration and deceleration. Drill Setup You will need at least 4 cones, but ideally 6-7. Place one cone to begin from and another 5

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Match Hips Drill

Purpose To teach defensive players how to sink their hips and react to a WR. Drill Setup Have players pair off with players of similar speed and size, and have the defensive

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Gamewinner

Purpose To get players used to getting set quickly and getting off the FG in a hurry-up situation. Drill Setup Have you’re entire offense out on the field, and one ball. How it

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Side to Side

Purpose To get players loose and comfortable catching the ball on the move. Drill Setup Have the players separate and form two lines about 5 yards apart, facing each other at the

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Ring Drills

Purpose To work on agility and flexibility while getting the players loose. Drill Setup You’ll need 3-4 hula hoops. You can set them all up separately, or have a two hoop circuit. How

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Shed Block Drill

Purpose To work on defeating blocks, pursuit, and tackling. Drill Setup You’ll need a coach with a blocking shield, and a tackling dummy. The defensive players should form a line about 5-7

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40 Yard Buildups

Purpose To get players loose while working on acceleration and running technique. Set Up Have the players line up and spread out on the goal line. Execution On the coach’s signal, the players

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Sudden Change

Purpose To improve a quarterback’s footwork and ability to locate his target and make an accurate throw under pressure. Set Up Line up two hula hoops 3-5 yards behind you, one yard

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Stops & Starts

Purpose To work on straight line speed, acceleration and deceleration Set Up Line up 5 cones in a straight line, 5 yards apart. Line up at 1st cone. Execution Start off by sprinting

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