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Focus on the Important Elements of Youth Football

Fundamentals, proper techniques, top priority

To say youth football organizations across the nation would practically be self-sufficient if they received a quarter for every inquiry as to why a certain offense or defense is being utilized really isn't such a 'tongue-in-cheek' observation. Parents, new coaches, fans and even long-time organization members often focus on style rather than substance. Millions of children participate in youth football leagues every year, and what they learn in these leagues will serve as their football foundation going forward.


Whether your child's team is running the Flexbone or the Spread offense may seem to be the priority discussion in the stands, but the real youth football focus for coaches is to teach sound fundamentals. Once learned, proper tackling, blocking, passing, receiving, and ball carrying techniques are transferable to any type of offense or defense.

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