Why Kids Need Football: Resilience

I used to think resilience was all about toughness, but I have come to realize, it is much more than that. Resilience is a key component of lifelong success, it is undeniable.

Making Your Off-Season Count | Post-Season Evaluations

Now that the season is over for the majority of us it’s time we take a look and reflect on the past season. This is a very important process for coaches.

Creating a Leverage Advantage By Using a Compressed Split

At any level of football one of the most dangerous things to defend is speed on the edge of the field. As a result, defenses will work hard to keep outside leverage and keep everything inside of them.

Youth Football Mom Disagrees With NY Tackle Ban Bill

Here’s Rachel’s testimony on why kids should play youth tackle football in New York. While initially fearful of tackle football, her fears were dispelled when watching youth football practices.

Tailback Long Trap off of Jet Sweep

This is a great play that works off of Jet Sweep. The rules on this play is that the guard is trapping the first defender outside of the B-gap.

Elements of Running a Simple 2 Minute Drill

Running an effective two-minute drill is one of the toughest things to do in football. The ability to teach players how to move down the field using a limited amount of time will stress any coaching staff.

Over the Shoulder Drill for Wide Receivers

As an up-tempo spread based team, we are always looking to get our receivers as many catches as possible. Because we have short practices we often miss out on individual time where receivers can get the base catches that allow them to develop the skill necessary to make big time catches in games.

Simple Run Pass Option for Youth Football | Push Screen RPO

The Push Screen RPO is easy to install and it’s a concept that can be executed on the youth football level. This run pass option gives the QB an easy pre-snap read.

Defending the Inside Zone Running Play

The Inside Zone is one of the top offensive schemes in football. This play is so dominant because it can be run from so many different formations and personnel groups.

Play Call to Practice Time Ratio

The limiting factor on all football teams is time. Every team has a limited amount of practice time and a limited amount of practice reps.

Cross Fire Blitz out of the 3-4 Defense

The Crossfire Blitz out of the 3-4 under defense is a great way to take away the strength of the offense’s formation. This is a run blitzes that is designed to create blocking confusion for the offensive line.

Single Wing Jet Sweep

The Jet Sweep Play out of the Single Wing Formation is great because you only have to block 2-3 defenders to gain big time yardage.

Running Inside Zone with a Tight End

Tight Ends present all sorts of issues for defensive coaches. One of the main issues that they bring up is that the defense now has to defend an extra run gap.

Tornado Blitz | 4-2-5 Defense

This tornado blitz is executed out of the 4-2-5 defense. This blitz takes away the field and forces the offense to the boundary.

Simple Rules for the Pin and Pull Play

The Pin and Pull is one of the plays that is sweeping the country as a run game staple. There are multiple advantages of running the Pin and Pull and using it as your main tool to get to the outside in the run game.

QB Lead Play | Double TE Pistol Formation

The QB Lead Play is an great play that will allow you to utilize you athletic QB. This play utilizes a double team and a kick-out block at the point of attack.