Plug 'N Play Football

Simplifying Football for Youth Coaches

Do Award Stickers Have a Place in Youth Football?

The 2010 season was the first one I used an award sticker system. Prior to that I was worried that award stickers would promote too much of a “me first” attitude and that only the star players would earn a sticker creating a division in the team. Working with my coaching staff, we came up [...]

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Bringing Technology to Youth Football

Video taping your football team will change the way you coach in two significant ways: First, video taping obligates you to investing more of your time off the field.  Studying game film alone will require an additional two hours per game at minimum.  I’m not saying that it’s not worth it, but be forewarned – [...]

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Highlight Videos – Defense & Special Teams

Here is a highlight reel from a team I coached in 2010 – Rogers, MN 5th Grade Panthers. We ran a version of Jack Gregory’s 6-3 defense modified to fit our league rules of no blitzing linebackers.  We saw tremendous growth in skill as the season progressed and every member of the defense contributed.  We [...]

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