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Teach your kids how to catch, block, and tackle like the pros with these football drills and practice tips.

A Parent's Guide to Coaching American Youth Football

By Laurie Dove, HowStuffWorks 09/11/2019, 8:00pm CDT

Coaching is far more than one play, in one game, in one season. It's a commitment that can elevate the game, and your players, for a lifetime.

Taking on the Block

By CoachTube, Patrick Willis 07/29/2019, 3:15pm CDT

Former San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis reveals the proper technique to use when taking on a block.

Blitzing

By CoachTube, Patrick Willis 07/29/2019, 3:00pm CDT

6-time All-Pro Linebacker Patrick Willis shows you how to perform a blitz.

Defensive Tackle Stance

By CoachTube, Tommie Harris 07/29/2019, 2:45pm CDT

Chicago Bears Defensive Tackle Tommie Harris shows how to practice your stance on the line.

The Fastest Ways to Run the Football

By Youth Football Online 05/31/2019, 12:00pm CDT

With the older kids, Rocket Sweep is a great play to build you offense around. Plays like Trap and Belly hit very quickly and complement the Rocket Sweep very nicely.

Exercises for a Youth Football Workout

By Bobby R. Goldsmith, LiveStrong 05/29/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Place two agility ladders on the ground side-by-side, have the players line up at one end and then run through them, making sure each foot-fall lands within the boxes created by the ladders. 

Running Back Screen Pass Play

By Youth Football Online 05/23/2019, 12:00pm CDT

The QB will have some pressure in his face so it’s important to practice this play with pressure during the practice week.

Crossfire Blitz Out of the 3–4 Under Defense

By Youth Football Online 05/15/2019, 12:00pm CDT

It’s important that all defensive linemen dip and rip, then anchor their gap. They cannot allow themselves to get washed. 

Five Tips for Summer Football Conditioning

By At Home Fitness 05/14/2019, 12:00pm CDT

The summer is the time to really add bulk to your physique, but make sure you don’t compromise flexibility. Always stretch out well during each workout.

Wall Tag Off of Inside Zone With a Tight-End

By Youth Football Online 05/08/2019, 12:00pm CDT

Adding a Tight End while running the Wall Tag from Inside Zone is a great way to add window dressing and offer different fronts to the defense while still keeping things very simple for your players.

Parents & Athletes

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