Youth Football Needs Blocking Rules Too
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 20, 2020

More on this later, but FirstDown PlayBook is excited to announce that your Youth FootBall Chalk Talk is back for a second season in 2020!

FirstDown PlayBook founder and former NFL coach Charlie Coiner will take a youth football play or defense and dissect it each Wednesday night at 9:00 ET. If you want to register you can tap on the logo to do so but be sure to check back later for more details! Now let’s get to your blog for the day…

Every now and then we will glance at youth football organizations and their websites. We find it amazing when they sometimes get up in front of you on a video and draw up offensive football plays with no defense in the drawing.

You just cannot do that. Put yourself in the position of the young player in a three point stance thinking…”Coach really didn’t talk much about where the defense would be.” We understand that protections might be a gap scheme one way or another, but not run blocking.

If you expect to have time to teach young football players what you should be teaching them (How to safely block and tackle) you need to come into it prepared. FirstDown PlayBook helps you with that.

We draw all of your offensive plays up vs six defenses. We fit all of your defenses up against multiple formations. And as always, there are coaching points and player assignments with every play and defense.

Overkill? Maybe, unless you are that young player in his or her stance and the ball is about to be snapped…

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