Defense

3 Things To Teach Youth Football Linebackers

Posted on May 23rd, 2022

When you are coaching youth football linebackers it can be easy to skip vital parts of playing the position. This is a huge mistak...

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3 Reasons To Use Jam Technique On Receivers

Posted on May 10th, 2022

Once your defensive backs use the jam technique and it disrupts a release or two, you will see the receiver frustration start sett...

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Unbalanced Formations Made Easy

Posted on May 9th, 2022

Unbalanced formations can be tricky. They are tricky because they return you to the roots of the game of football. ...

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Peel Pressure Let’s You “Cheat”

Posted on May 7th, 2022

There are details with a peel pressure that must be coached well or you will have the offense's best player with the ball running ...

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Youth Football Man Coverage Tips

Posted on April 30th, 2022

You can break youth football man coverage down into counting to 1-2-3. That is after you teach your team about what makes a player...

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Bring Pressure To The Protection Back

Posted on April 28th, 2022

Once you figure out which way the center is turning this pressure to the protection back is easier to arrive at than you might thi...

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Youth Football Green Dog?

Posted on April 10th, 2022

Youth football green dogs are not common. Most coaches do not want to overload their young players but this might be a case for on...

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Flag Pulling Drills The Patriots Way

Posted on April 9th, 2022

If you ask us pulling a flag just might be harder than making a physical tackle on a ball carrier...

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Solve Linebacker Conflict Of Assignment

Posted on April 4th, 2022

Conflict of assignment is exactly what it says it is. It is when a defensive player has two responsibilities that work against eac...

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FDPB Quarters Coverage vs Quarter Quarter Half

Posted on March 26th, 2022

Was that quarter quarter half or Tampa 2? Maybe it was pure quarters coverage? If any sane person walked in they would know we are...

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Youth Football Unbalanced Formations

Posted on March 15th, 2022

FirstDown PlayBook is not real sure that youth football unbalanced formations should even be allowed. Here is our case for and aga...

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5-2 Cover 2 Youth Football Defense

Posted on March 11th, 2022

The FirstDown PlayBook youth football 5-2 Cover 2 defense bridges the gap between a high school football and a youth football defe...

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