June 8, 2016
WYC 082 – Youth Football – Greg Robinson talks offseason skill development & iYouthFootball
Greg Robinson has spent 6 years developing a non-contact system to train athletes ages 3 to 11 to catch, throw, and kick footballs. In 2015 he helped launch iYouthFootball to do just that. iYouthFootball is a system that can be brought to any town and can be taught by anyone regardless of their level of football experience. In this episode we discuss this system as well as other secrets to teaching kids skills.
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- Complete training curriculums for coaches, orgs, and parents to teach fb skills on the field to kids ages 3-11.
- Great chance to improve skills for a position you don’t get to play on with your team (i.e. a big/tall kid who wants to play quarterback but because of his size always gets put on the line)
- They offer complete training packages and territory ownership to coaches, parents, and/or organizations
- Website: iyouthfootball.com
- Set the expectations up front. With the parents and the kids – This is what we are going to be learning, and these are the expectations of how you need to act so that we can achieve these goals.
- Age-appropriate – Make sure you are making your drills age appropriate – this includes the size of the ball you are using.
- The ultimate satisfaction as a coach is seeing the lightbulb go off when teaching a kid how to improve a skill
Best borrowed/stolen idea
- Greg’s high school football coach is in the Pennsylvania hall of fame – and he was a disciplinarian, who kept things simple and would only run a few plays but they would practice them over and over again until they perfected them. The details are important. RUN LESS PLAYS!