Youth Football defense

3-2-6 Edge Pressure Vs Spread

Posted on April 5th, 2021

Regardless of if it is a zone read, an RPO or passing game read, sometimes the defense needs to dictate the decision....

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Make Adjustments To Your Youth Football Defense

Posted on March 29th, 2021

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 s...

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3 Youth Football Offenses That Do Not Help Your Players

Posted on March 14th, 2021

Three examples of offenses we think are bad for youth football and also things that might help you if you face them....

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The “Beast” Offense Is Bad For Youth Football

Posted on February 13th, 2021

We do not think the youth football "Beast' offense adds any value to our game. We think it is damaging to our game and even more s...

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Get Your Youth Coaches On A Program Account

Posted on October 12th, 2020

A FirstDown PlayBook Program account allows your youth football coaches to teach within your system as the players grow up in your...

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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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Get Your Defense Going The Right Way!

Posted on September 26th, 2020

If you are getting hurt to one side or the other, always have a "Rip" or "Liz" call that your linebackers can make to slant that w...

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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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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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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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