The keys to great execution in youth football are not what many youth football coaches think they are In my opinion the keys to great execution is: Limiting the size of your playbook to a few integrated play series.
Attention to detail in the Offensive Line, with simple set blocking rules. Offensive and Defensive Scheme is appropriate for the age and experience group of players as well as the practice time allowed. Limiting time wasting things that provide little football benefit like agilities and lots of cals. Focus on perfect fundamentals. Extreme attention paid to priortizing practices. Massive amounts of “fit and freeze” reps rather than all out scrimmaging.
Here are a few short video clips of some of my teams in action, this will give you an idea of the type of execution that is possible in youth football if the above are paid close attention to. Please note the Google Video is not the same quality as what you get on the DVD, the DVDs are much better quality. The 2006 shots were filmed and edited by a local TV cameraman.
These clips are of my 2006 Team age 8-10. What you see are some shots of our first 4 League Games. This team went 11-1, losing the Title Game in Overtime to the Superbowl Champions. We averaged about 40 points per game and scored 3 TDs in the first quarter of 9 games. We had 13 different players score TDs during the season. This is a rural “non-select” team.
Note the execution of the spinner football plays, considered by most to be the most deceptive series in football. In many of these plays you see the defenders running past or even away from the ballcarriers, something you just don’t see in other youth football offenses. bet365
Other video footbage of several of my teams show varying levels of competence, but all in all pretty fair executuon. The second clip teams went a combined 34-0. The 2003 team was age 8-10, a “Select” team from Inner-City Omaha , they were very big and fast, the first couple of clips are of them. We went 11-0 and were State Champions. We averaged 41 ppg and scored on every possession of every game we played.The 2004 team is an all rookie team, of 8-10 year olds with all 8 year olds starting in the backfield. We had just one player above 100 lbs and finished 11-0 playing a “B” schedule. We averaged about 30 ppg. The 2005 team is an age 8-10 team, rural, non-select and second year group. We finished 12-0 and not only won our league but beat the best “Select” teams in the State to claim a State Title. We averaged right at 40 ppg.