Welcome to coaching! I've coached youth football for 2 years now. First, I would highly suggest that you make a point to be their coach but someone they can confide in as well. Players at that age are very moldable shall we say. They adhere to any... Continue reading »
My best suggestion is to check two places: Pop Warner (their website can direct you to the nearest organization) or your local park district. If either one of those don't guide to you to the right spot always check with the high school football coach... Continue reading »
Two places to check: www.popwarner.com Select "Find a League", then your state. You can contact the local Pop Warner regional office to find a team near you. If they don't have one I would suggest calling your local high school. Most high school co... Continue reading »
First try www.popwarner.com . They are nationally known youth football organization that has hundreds of leagues across the US. Just click find a league, find your state, it will show you the regional locations to contact. If there isn't a Pop War... Continue reading »
First log into their site www.popwarner.org and find out which local division is near you. Pop Warner nationally breaks down into many different regional areas. They will be able to give you the local where you will be able to find a mor direct tow... Continue reading »
usafootball.com is a great start.
This will be my second year as the only female football coach for our area and I love it! I'm not hard with them (last year 11-13 yr, this year I move up with them to 12-14!!) but I let them know if they want respect... Continue reading »
Speed Guru...great answer!
This will be my second year coaching youth football. Take into account I'm a woman and also the Mother of one of the players. At the start of any season coaches should make parents aware of their attitude towards the team ... Continue reading »
If he hasn't played a team sport I would recommend flag football. It teaches your basics and also prepares him for the quick play action of football. If there isn't a flag program near you and you have a tackle program I would highly recommend having... Continue reading »
The most effective fundraising idea our organization has done is World's Finest Chocolates! It's fast to order, inexpensive and anything ready to use/eat right away is always a great fundraiser! You can also call your local restaurants (locally ours ... Continue reading »
I'm sorry as well to hear of your poor experience with your league. I've run into a few 'questionable' coaches in our Pop Warner league as well. I won't address the switching of leagues because your first responder was correct, probably too late afte... Continue reading »
Can't say I know the name but I know the drill. A running back and /or Wide Receiver should be the sideline runner. 2 Defense players (pick your poison) should start at the line of scrimmage. Whistle is blown; offensive takes off. It is the Defense... Continue reading »
I agree with Mary. Our league is Pop Warner and they offer a great program for kids.
Start with finding out what your local town participates in. Pop Warner website is a great way to find out or visit your local recreation center. Right now sign up... Continue reading »
As you may have guessed keeping the mind of 5-6 yr olds can be challenging. You're best to start off with simple warm up stretching, use this as a gage of where their minds are and who shows a bit of leadership. I coach 10-13 yr olds and anything wh... Continue reading »
Hi Ken. I pulled up a really good link this morning. Has some basic drills and I believe the website has a play book as well. It's worth a try. I glanced over the drills and they are very easily broken down, a few that I already incorporate with my... Continue reading »