The Coaches Chair Blog Posts

  • Shield Punt Formation
    on Sep 9, 2015
    I have always been a traditionalist when it came to punt team. Basically my thought was always to protect the ball and punter by using a closed punt formation with your big guys up front on the line with tight splits, two wings, and personal protecto...
  • Football Game Film
    on Oct 16, 2014
    If your not filming your games yet, please consider doing so! Reviewing game film and getting your players to watch game film will make your football team a lot better. Its one thing to talk about on field mistakes and its another thing to actually g...
  • Youth Football Spring Training Preparation
    on Feb 18, 2014
    Spring is right around the corner and after a long winter I'm starting to think about the upcoming 2014 football season, our depth chart, as well as potential newcomers that will join our football team. As well, I'm currently evaluating our football...
  • Football Coaches Evaluation
    on Jul 23, 2013
    As football coaches we can get pretty wrapped up in our systems spending endless hours trying to tweek and improve our offence or defence in order play more efficient football. As football stategies, systems or philosohies are a personal choice made...
  • Youth Football Spring Training Preparation
    on Apr 5, 2013
    After the winter break from football,and with spring football just around the corner, nows the time to begin reviewing our drills and practice plans for the upcoming spring camps that soon will be upon us. Lets face it we're only human and we need to...
  • Fullback vs. H-back
    on Feb 21, 2013
    Is the fullback position in football being slowly pushed out in favour of the hybrid H-back? My generation of football always featured a power I formation that featured a powerful crushing fullback blocking for a speedy athletic tailback. Until recen...
  • The Pistol Offence and Youth Football
    on Feb 1, 2013
    One of the things that you will probably see over the course of the next couple seasons is the evolvement of the Pistol Offence at the youth football level. With the success that the San Francisco Forty Niner’s have had running the ball with this o...
  • Simple Defensive Line Key versus Zone Blocking Scheme
    on Nov 8, 2012
    When coaching up your defensive line a lot of youth football coaches will give their defensive line either a man or gap assignment. In man the defensive linemen reads the offensive linemen based on his first step whether it be left or right or a dro...
  • The 4-3 Defence An Athletes Defence
    on Jul 31, 2012
    The 4-3 football defence seems to be a popular choice these days among many players and football coaches. But there are issues with it and for the most part a youth football coach should avoid it. First of all it’s a pro-style defence, that being,...
  • The Key Blocking and Tackling Element
    on Jul 17, 2012
    Blocking and tackling skills are the key components to any great football players no matter what level or age. Players with great tackling and blocking skills play the game with ease and confidence and are fun to watch. But what is the main correlat...
  • Body Mechanics and Youth Football
    on Apr 24, 2012
    Football fundamentals such as blocking and tackling are key elements towards effective football play. Specific drills that emphasize fundamentals should be a big part of your practice plan and done daily in order to develope your youth football playe...
  • Football Strategies:Defending the Wishbone Offence
    on Apr 2, 2012
    For the longest time I thought the wishbone offence was basically a power game that featured a trio of big power backs that would go head to head with your defence with the goal of over powering you at the point of attack grinding out hard yards wear...
  • Football Success through Practice Preparation
    on Mar 7, 2012
    Football success is directly associated through practice preparation. The more you know about your opponent and the abilty to communicate that effectively to your football team equals success. Having your team recognize and adjust to players and fo...
  • Youth Football: Keep it Simple!
    on Feb 20, 2012
    Keep it simple coach! Being a coach is a year round job. It becomes a big part of your life and an important part as well that is very satisfying and enjoyable. But, it takes a lot of hard work and commitment on your part. There are many dedicated yo...
  • Football Multiple Defence
    on Dec 19, 2011
    In order to have an effective and efficient defence it must have the ability to change, bend or flex into a multiple look. That is your defence has to be able to adapt to whats presented to it. As a defensive co-ordinator its important that your defe...
  • Football Practice Tips:You play like you Practice !
    on Sep 13, 2011
    Its true, really, don't ever think otherwise. Your team will be as good as they practice.If they practice hard at a high tempo with a good practice plan in place with limited down time. They will be efficient on the field during the game. If they don...
  • Youth Football Playbook Tips
    on Aug 12, 2011
    Football is just around the corner and its that time of year that a lot of coaches pour through endless playbooks and systems in order to find that perfect offence or defence. Endless hours on the internet has just made it more confusing. Well if you...
  • Adjust your Football Practice plan
    on Jul 20, 2011
    As a football position coach a carefully tuned football practice plan is important to have in place. An effective football practice plan keeps you organized, covers all of the elements of football fundamentals, skills and conditioning as well as moti...
  • Youth Football Dynamic Warm-up
    on Jul 13, 2011
    Football is a game that is continuously evolving. New ideas, strategies, and systems continually evolve as our game improves each and every season. Practice time seems to be getting tighter and tighter and coaches are always tweaking their practice p...
  • Chest Plate Tackling in Youth Football
    on Jun 22, 2011
    Tackling in football is one of the main components of the game. Proper tackling or form tackling in youth football is a core fundamental that must be practiced each and every practice at the youth football level. A team with good football tackling fu...
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