Youth Football Skills & Drills: A New Coachs Guide by Tom BassOne of the NFLs leading coaches helps you improve your players techniques and your teams performance
Building on the phenomenal success of the Baffled Parents series, this comprehensive resource helps you expand your teaching skills and improve your players performance and enjoyment. Its equally indispensable for parents thrust into coaching, former players taking on their first coaching assignments, and veteran coaches.
This great guide features:
Tackling and catching drills for the entire team
Group and team drills for offensive, defensive, and special team situations
A unique system of paired drills and instruction for wide receivers and defensive backs; linemen and tight ends; and running backs and linebackers
Photographs and diagrams that simplify the coaching process
Youth Football Drills - Wide receivers/pass catching
9 Defensive Drills Youth Football Teams NEED to Run
Most importantly, you want to make sure you allow the kids to have fun. Teach them how to become sound football players… but remember that it is still a game and should be fun for the kids. Practice should be divided into segments. You can begin with a warm-up, then individual skills, then group work, then special teams, an offensive period, a defensive period, and finally cool-down and conditioning. Much of football is seeing and reacting as the play develops. This drill will help players learn to read and react. They should be spaced out so that they have plenty of room to move.
I am often asked what drills I recommend for youth coaches. The more drills you do, the fewer games you win. Most football drills waste precious practice time and thereby make the team less successful. A drill is a repetitive, narrowly-defined, and closely-supervised activity. The purpose of drills is to inculcate into players habits which they resist. Drills perfect a given, very specific technique and are only appropriate for crucial techniques that almost all kids refuse to execute correctly unless drilled to do so.
As the head coach of a youth football team , it is important to develop a balanced defense that excels at the fundamentals. This will allow you to teach the most important individual skills that are required for each group. Listed below are 9 defensive drills you should run your youth team through.
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Youth Football Drills by Position
Purpose To give QBs and WRs a chance to focus exclusively on developing timing and chemistry, without defense. Continue Reading. Purpose To improve ball security and work on keeping center of gravity low and the shoulders squared. Set Up Lay down agility bags or pool noodles, yards apart. Purpose To teach and reinforce correct tackling fundamentals, good footwork, and a nose for the football. Purpose To work on footwork, agility and develop ballhawking instincts. Set Up The defensive backs will form a line 5 yards in front of the coach, who will have a football in