Make Adjustments To Your Youth Football Defense

By FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 29, 2021

If there is one thing that youth football coaches are better at than NFL coaches, it is running what works over and over again. An NFL coach will assume that the defense has adjusted and move on to another play. Sometimes even when that is not the case.

A youth football coach is going to wear that play that works out! After all, they have not had time to practice a lot of different plays. If a play call is working against your youth football defense, you can bet you are going to see it a ton until you prove you can stop it.

That brings us to our point today. A youth football coach should always have an adjustment to their defense if they need it. If the offense is hurting your defense in a specific area, then make an adjustment.

Most of the time, in youth football, that means getting at least one of your defenders in the gap where you are getting exploited. Today’s short and simple video gives you one example of how you can edit your defensive call and play drawing to force the offense out of their favorite call.

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