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.
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.
Getting your best player the ball on the outside of the field is one of the timeless universal principles at all levels of football. There are a million ways to go about getting him the ball there, but all offensive and defensive game plans feature some level of attention to controlling the access to the […]
On the youth football level motion is very underrated and under utilized. Motion creates alignment conflict for the defense.
Introduction When it comes with understanding the zone blocking scheme in football-our base run play is known as inside zone and will be installed on day one of practice. Our scheme is rooted in the research done by Alex Gibbs, Joe Bugel, and Russ Grimm.
Defense’s for the longest time have always set the front to the Tight End and with a four-man front that sent our 3 technique to the Tight End. Some coordinators swapped weak and strong defenders and even rotate secondary based on strength.
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.
Since coaching defense, I have had the opportunity to coach many different schemes including the 3-4, 3-3, 4-4, 4-2-5, and I have come to conclusion that was brought up by Kirby Smith you are either an ODD or OVER. Do not get caught up in the name and work on your structure of your defense.
Defensive football has become more of a challenge over time and this is seen on every level of football from youth to the pros. The challenge of a defensive coordinator is how do you get your players to play fast, play aggressive, and play against every offense that you could possibly see with keeping your […]
The QB Counter Play is a great way to utilize your athletic Quarterback in the run game. When defenses are forced to defend the QB in the run game it will create a lot of stress and misalignment.
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.
Adding tags to your core running plays will allow you to multiple, while keeping things simple for your kids. Tags will allow you to keep running your base plays when teams adjust and commit to stopping them.
One of the most difficult things to defend from a defensive standpoint is a mobile Quarterback. When you have a mobile QB it forces the defense to have to defend the QB as a throwing and also a running threat.
When you are playing a disruptive Wide Defensive Tackle it can be extremely frustrating for you as a coach and for your players. I consider a Wide DT a Defensive Tackle that lines up in the C-gap or in a 7 technique.