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Youth Coaches Category

Have A Teaching Progression

Posted on September 28th, 2020

After you have your list of what must be taught now you want to start developing the teaching progression for getting these skills...

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What Are The Core Fundamentals of Your Position?

Posted on September 20th, 2020

Each coach should sit down before the season begins and write down a list of fundamentals and techniques for their particular posi...

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Why Are You Stretching That Ten Year Old?

Posted on September 13th, 2020

Let's be honest, there are two reasons youth football coaches stretch or condition their team before practice and both are bad rea...

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Teach & Work Your Players. Don’t Lecture Them.

Posted on September 7th, 2020

If you want to lose the attention of a young football player in the year 2020 just have them stand in a line for more than thirty ...

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You, Belichick & Saban

Posted on September 2nd, 2020

Belichick and Saban are just like you. Neither one of them think they have enough time to get their team prepared each week. ...

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These 3 Things Can Make Your Team Play Slow

Posted on August 29th, 2020

Effort is important. We will be coaching it as long as we wear a whistle. However, here are three other reasons why your team may ...

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Get Your Backups Mental Reps During Practice

Posted on August 22nd, 2020

There is a lot of teaching that can go on behind the practice rep. Allowing your backups to see the play before it is run can be a...

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Bear Vs “Bad Bear” Defense

Posted on August 11th, 2020

Using visual aids to help your message "sink in" is a good idea at all levels of football, including with your youth or flag footb...

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Your Youth Football Practice Plan (Part Two)

Posted on August 5th, 2020

It is frustrating for a young kid or a parent to arrive at practice and spend the first twenty minutes watching the coaches get or...

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Your Youth Football Practice Plan (Part One)

Posted on August 4th, 2020

Coaches who go to the field without a practice plan will consistently find that they never get to the last two or three things tha...

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Coaching A Youth FootBall Team Is Hard

Posted on August 1st, 2020

Coaching a youth football team is hard and you are going to need some help. FirstDown PlayBook is the best assistant coach you wil...

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If You “OutCoach” Anyone… It’s Likely Yourself

Posted on July 29th, 2020

Hard to out scheme anyone at the youth football level but you can out coach them. You can out fundamental, out technique, out rep ...

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