| Football Coaching
Train your coaches
The single most important action a youth sports organization can
take to enhance its program is to train its volunteer coaches.
your organization to train their coaches.
A Parent Orientation Program and
Background Checks are also available.
Heat and Safety
Remember you practice at the hottest time of year, at the hottest
time of day and often in the hottest parts of the country. Check
out good information on preventing
heat illness.Find out about heat
exhaustion and heat
stroke and the preventative
measure you can take.
John T. Reed
This is a very good website specifically targeting youth football
coaches. It has information on
offensive and defensive schemes, common
mistakes of youth coaches, what equipment you
should use and good insight on coaching each
age differently. Youth coaches love his books.
Winning Youth Football
Coach Dave Cisar teaches a time tested “Scoring Explosion” single wing offense. Check out his coaching tips and blog. Two articles all coaches should read are the best plays in youth football and the first week of practice. His book and CD provide practice plans, offensive and defensive philosophies and general coaching tips that have been proven to be successful at the youth level.
This website has compiled over 300 articles about youth football
ranging from offense and defense to league administration. It
also provides a message board for coaches to exchange ideas and
For New Coach
Sometimes coaches forget that a young player may know very little
about the game of football. Coaches of very young player need
to start with the basic terms. Don't assume your young players know all the rules of football. These links should help you think in simple terms
to explain football to your young players.
8 Man Football
This website offers unique 8 man football resources, including information on the differences between 8 and 11 man football. They also have several drills available for download that are unique to 8 man football such as smashing 8 man, 8 man's drop option, the freeze option, the ram option, and the lead option. Also included on the website are numerous 8 man football coaching resources.
This is an all in one stop shop for youth coaches. Get information
on schemes, playbooks, cheerleading, popular links and
and it even has an online football store where you can
get equipment as well as books and tapes.
This site has an extensive collection of links. Offensive, defensive, and special
teams plays and schemes are easy to find and use. Also offers strength and conditioning
This site provides playbooks for coaches who may need a little
help in developing their offensive or defensive philosophies.
One thing to guard against, choosing plays too advanced for the
kids you are working with. Stay with the basics and you will be
Check out the what football
hand signals (Word document download) and
our page of sports official links.
Eteamz - Football
This website has information on tips and drills, a chalk talk
room for coaches to compare notes and several links to other sites
that would be good for any coach to check out.
A site that can help you explain how to follow
offensive linemen by watching the guards or a
defense by watching the safeties.
NFL Equipment Works
This is now an ad heavy site but it can answer some question you might have.
From the drop down Table of Contents check pages like Lots
more information. It has links to other topics including the inside workings
rankings and explanations to common terms.
Anderson's O-Line Quick Tips
This site has useful drills and
tips. Check out pass
D-Line play and
the extensive links
The NFL has created an interactive website for kids with information on the pro football teams, games and
contests. Updated 7/30/07
Dave Campbell's football site has very detailed information about
high school, college, and NFL football that all fans could appreciate.
See a list of football books & videos in our library.
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