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Youth Football Complimentary Plays

Posted on October 25th, 2020

You can use the FirstDown PlayBook youth football tags to find complimentary plays that will confuse your opponent not your player...

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Don’t Try To Do Too Much

Posted on October 10th, 2020

A position coach must remember that if you try to teach too much, you run the risk of having your players return for the next prac...

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Keep Youth Football Practice Practical

Posted on October 4th, 2020

Keep your youth football practices practical. Practice what will be needed in a team period or more importantly in the game that w...

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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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Defend The Formation, Not The Field

Posted on September 4th, 2020

Stop! Do not do this! It's bad. Make youth football offenses go sideline to sideline. Do not let them run the ball downhill on you...

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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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Empower Your Assistant Coaches

Posted on August 23rd, 2020

If you do not give your assistants a specific assignment they are going to be standing around watching you. Neither of you will ge...

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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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What Does a Good Practice Look Like?

Posted on August 17th, 2020

This one simple thing can set the tempo for your entire practice and the mindset of everyone on the field. Your practice should be...

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