Like most years, this year flew by. We had a fun year with a group of 5th/6th grade players. Like you probably, there are number of things we would like to improve on going into 2014.
As we start our second year with Coaches-Clinic.com, we also want to improve on the product we provide youth football coaches. Please contact Coach Rob if you have suggestions or would like to host an online youth football coaches clinic.
Does your league sponsor or put on a camp in the summer? If so, look at NetCamps.com to help with the hard stuff... online registration, payments and record keeping. We are working with NetCamps.com to better enable coaches to do what coaches should do... coach youth football!
They will create a free camp website so you can advertise and communicate with camp participants. They make hosting a camp or clinic simple. If you have questions or would like more information, click here and contact Coach Rob.
What would make your post game video watching, grading, developing of coaching points and preparation for the next week easier... the answer the past few years has and still is hudl.com. What's different this year? They created packages for youth and club football teams that cost much less than the high school / college / professional prices.
If you have not used Hudl, once you see it, you will want to start using it. We have a free online clinic scheduled for June 1 where the Hudl team will highlight it's many features. For more information on Hudl, sign up for the free youth football coaching clinic.
If you are already aware and want to sign up today, use "CoachRob" as a discount code to get 10% off. One of the packages is only $99/year, so with the discount you would pay about $90.
In my years of coaching youth football I've seen and coached a number of defenses. There are a number of questions you can ask yourself to see which defense is right for you. They range from: What type of players do you have? What types of offense will you face this year? Which defense allows me to play more minimum play kids? Which youth defense will set the players up for the next level of football? There are many more.
Below we have already had a number of youth football coaching clinics live online that are available as recorded clinics:
We also have the following online live clinics coming up:
We are still looking for Coaches to host clinics on:
4 - 3 Youth Defenses
5 - 3 Youth Defenses
6 - 2 Youth Defenses
Any other variation youth football coaches use
If you or you know a coach who could host an online clinic, please have them contact Coach Rob.
Most grade schools are wrapping up or just starting spring break. What does that mean for football coaches? Time to get ready for a new year!!
I know we have already had our head coaches meeting... reviewed new rules for the season, talked to what players are coming back and yes, time to refresh our coaches with clinics. Every year we do surveys of our parents. What do they normally like... most are tied to winning and playing time. Some parents do see that coaches do not coach age appropriately. As a coach, we can address all of these. How? Evaluate players and understand what system will position your team to win, use football fundamentals and play players who participate and work hard.
Coaches-Clinic.com's goal is to provide offensive, defensive and special team systems to position your team for success. Over the last three months we have covered a number of offensive and defensive systems for youth football. In April, we have the following clinics lined up:
April 7 - Overview of Youth Option Offense
April 9 - Youth Passing Game
April 11 - Split 4-4 Inverted Cover 2 for Youth
April 13 - Multiple Single Wing
April 14 - 10:1 True Pressure Based Defense
April 16 - The Less is More Approach to Defense
April 21 - 6-3 Defense Part 3 (Back 5)
April 23 - 100% Check with Me Play Calling
April 27 - Special Teams (Long Snapping, Punting, EP/FG)
We would like to hear from you with suggestions on clinics, presenters, time and dates of clinics. If you can take a few minutes to provide feedback, please take this survey for us... link to Survey
March will be our third month and we want to thank everyone for their support. We have coaches from 33 states and 2 countries (Canada and Poland) signed up for our online football coaching clinics. A big piece of our success are the 13 coaches who have signed up to present their youth offensive and defensive systems. They have completed 6 clinics and have another 20 scheduled. If your interested in presenting a youth focused football clinic, please contact Coach Rob.
We have 8 clinics lined up in March with possibility of a adding a few more. Below are our March clinics:
Mar 10 - 63 Defense (Part 1): Basics
Mar 12 - COXBOX Power Pistol
Mar 17 - 63 Defense (Part 2): Front Six
Mar 19 - 521 Swarm Defense
Mar 24 - 63 Defense (Part 3): Back 5
Mar 26 - The Beast Package
During the month of February we published a press release, talking to the launch of Coaches-Clinic.com. We also announced partnering with CoachBook, a social networking site for coaches. We are excited about how far we've come, but know we still have a way to go. If you have suggestions or would like to present a clinic, please contact us.
Coaches-Clinic.com is pleased to announce a partnership with CoachBook. CoachBook is a social networking site that allows sport coaches to connect with thousands of other coaches around the world. Coaches can post their resumes, search for jobs, post and view articles and videos, listen to live broadcasts, join sport-specific groups, post and search for upcoming events, and enhance their overall career skills. Get connected today!