The combo block is one of the best blocks in football. It’s a block that I feel is underutilized on the youth football level.
Pass protection is always a very difficult thing to teach on the youth football level. In order to be a good pass protection team you need to commit practice time to it.
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.
Pre-Practice is a great time for the Offensive Line to work through some of their basic movement patterns that will increase their ability to complete their assignments. There are a variety of different ways you can approach pre-practice.
In football there are two main types of blocking schemes. These two are Zone Schemes and Gap Schemes.
One thing that offensive lines struggle with at all levels is how to adapt the blocking schemes for the upcoming opponent. One way to decrease these questions is to use less blocking schemes so that the offensive line is comfortable against different looks.
One of the major things that all defenses struggle to do well is line up correctly to a formation. Most coaches spend hours of practice time every week working with their team on how to correctly align to each formation.
The Set and Punch Drill is a great tool to get offensive linemen efficient practice on their pass protection. The drill is designed to work on the footwork, punch and finish of the pass sets.
The Counter Play is one of the most universal schemes in football. The Counter blocking scheme allows the offense to use gap blocking and misdirection to create a vertical seam in the defense.
The A Gap Power Blocking Scheme is one of the most used run schemes in football. It allows the offense to get a double team at the point of attack while also bringing a Guard from the backside to lead up on the playside blocker.
Last month we had our first international youth football camp in Vienna, Austria. We focused on the very basic techniques and broke the kids up by position.
One recurring themes throughout the game of football is limiting the amount of concepts. By limiting the amount of concepts players have to learn coaches can spend more time on the techniques and skills that are needed to execute them.
Pulling offensive linemen in youth football is always a difficult task. Many times players are on the offensive line because they are not able to move well.
The Outside Zone blocking scheme is one of the most universal schemes in football. Behind the Inside Zone it is the second most popular scheme at the professional and college level.
Offensive Line- Cross Blocking in Youth Football Cross blocking in youth football is a very underrated blocking tactic. Cross blocking (“X”) will give your offensive linemen better blocking angles.