youth football formations

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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Youth Football Splits & Levels Matter Too

Posted on March 7th, 2021

Making sure your offensive line understands splits and levels is a big time edge if you are coaching a youth football team....

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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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FirstDown PlayBook Youth Football Buck Sweep

Posted on January 16th, 2021

Let's take a look at one of our most popular youth football formations, the Wing T. The Buck Sweep is a staple play from this prov...

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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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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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Bear Vs “Bad Bear” Defense

Posted on August 11th, 2020

Using visual aids to help your message "sink in" is a good idea at all levels of football, including with your youth or flag footb...

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12 Youth FootBall Formations. Choose Wisely!

Posted on August 10th, 2020

As important as familiarity is about what you are running, it is still important to run a youth football offense that your players...

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Your Youth Football Practice Plan (Part Two)

Posted on August 5th, 2020

It is frustrating for a young kid or a parent to arrive at practice and spend the first twenty minutes watching the coaches get or...

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Your Youth Football Practice Plan (Part One)

Posted on August 4th, 2020

Coaches who go to the field without a practice plan will consistently find that they never get to the last two or three things tha...

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