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

Youth Football Defensive Player Analysis

By Coach Parker 07/17/2018, 12:00pm CDT

The defensive backs can be a bit tricky.  Many times the two cornerbacks will be weak since you have stud outside linbackers/defenseive ends playing contain. The cornerbacks are just out there for a backup contain man hoping to scare the running back to the inside. 

How to Make Your Youth Football Practice Competitive

By Youth Football Online 07/16/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Competition is a great way to increase the energy of a practice. It is a great tool to inject some passion and get players to increase their effort level, but it must be used wisely.

Running the Ladder Drill for Running Backs

By Coach Parker 07/13/2018, 12:00pm CDT

I’d heard an NFL running back talk about run the ladder; getting down the sidelines for a touchdown, so I came up with this drill to teach my backs to break to the sidelines and score.

Linebacker Progression Drills

By Youth Football Online 07/11/2018, 12:00pm CDT

It’s important that your linebacker coaches really focus on stance, pursuit angle, shock and shed and a solid form tackle.

Attack the Entire Line of Scrimmage With the Runway Formation

By Youth Football Online 06/20/2018, 12:00pm CDT

These two plays are a dangerous combination because they can force the defense to respect the full width of the field. 

Four Things All Championship Defenses Do Well

By Youth Football Online 05/31/2018, 12:00pm CDT

If your defense tackles well, you will eliminate those big plays and frustrate the offense.

How Defensive Tackles Can Read Guards' Hips

By Youth Football Online 05/10/2018, 12:00pm CDT

By narrowing down the possible events it makes teaching and drilling the defensive linemen easier. The defensive linemen know the possible scenarios that they will be reacting to on every play.

How to Tackle with Proper Technique

By Youth Football Online 04/26/2018, 12:00pm CDT

When we play defense we will fly to the football with enthusiasm and effort. We will communicate and talk it up with each other. If we make a big play, we'll get pumped about it!

The Line of Scrimmage War

By Kamal Walker, CoachUp Nation 04/24/2018, 12:00pm CDT

Coaches that focus on offensive line blocking and pressure on the defensive front equip their teams with the basic foundations of winning every game.

4-4 Defense Blitz Packages

By Youth Football Online 03/29/2018, 12:00pm CDT

When you call a blitz, the defenders must blitz hard! Half-hearted blitzes will lead to you giving up big plays. You can live by the blitz, but you can also die by the blitz.

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