The past season I coached our 8th grade team and we went 10-0 and won our league championship. We were first in the league in scoring and first in our league in points allowed on defense.
Coaching youth football isn’t easy. There’s a lot of moving parts and there are a lot of areas that need to be practice in a short amount of time.
When you go to break down a future opponent there are a variety of different things that you can look at as you prepare your game plan. Regardless of your style of offense, there are a few basic things that stay consistent as you are evaluating future opponents.
Game Planning at all levels is a delicate balance. The Offensive Coordinator wants to be able to have answers to anything the defense is doing while still keeping the play count low enough for his players to master.
The goal of this article is to explore and discuss the relationship between the local High School and the local youth programs. What is exactly the role of the local Youth program in regards to the local High School program?
This article provides you with a breakdown of our Offensive Play Calling Strategy for Youth Football. In youth football many coaches just call plays based on what they think or hope will work.
Time vs retention is a subject, as youth coaches we are all interested in perfecting. Teams may only have two or three days a week, or if lucky five, to practice during preseason.
Whether you have a team full of great athletes or a team that struggles, if you utilize these tactics you will be able to move the football and score more points. Here’s how to score more points in youth football- regardless of your teams skill level.
There is so much more to coaching football than just the x’s and o’s. Football is the ultimate team sport.
The best coaches that I know are not only have great football minds, but they are elite motivators. There is so much more to coaching than just the x’s and o’s.
The first thing you need to do when you are building a program philosophy and team culture is to create a clear mission statement. When building your team’s / program’s culture it’s important that all coaches are models of that philosophy and culture.
We tell our athletes all the time that their body will only run as good as the food they put into it. For me coaching football goes well beyond the X’s and O’s- we are life coaches.
We talk a lot with our kids about “dominating the controllables”. Regardless of situation, there are 3 things we can ALWAYS control- our attitude, our effort, and our toughness.
We can not predict what will happen next in the youth sports world in the coming weeks and months due to the impact of Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus). There is much speculation as to how local leagues will be effected by the current pandemic.
There is no greater foundational resource to a successful High School Football program than a strong Youth Football connection. The alignment between the Youth and High School program are an essential key to success.