Bulldogs Football




In youth American football, coaches typically focus on teaching fundamental skills, safety, teamwork, sportsmanship, and a basic understanding of the game. Here are some key aspects commonly taught in youth American football:

  1. Basic Skills: Coaches emphasize teaching basic skills such as throwing, catching, running with the ball, blocking, tackling, and kicking (if applicable to the age group).
  2. Safety: Safety is a top priority in youth American football. Coaches teach proper techniques for tackling and blocking to minimize the risk of injury. Additionally, players are educated on the importance of wearing appropriate protective gear, including helmets, shoulder pads, and mouthguards.
  3. Rules of the Game: Youth players are introduced to the rules of American football, including scoring, downs, penalties, and the roles of different positions on the field.
  4. Positional Play: While youth football often employs simplified positions, coaches may introduce basic positional concepts such as quarterback, running back, wide receiver, lineman, linebacker, cornerback, and safety. Players learn their roles and responsibilities within these positions.
  5. Teamwork and Cooperation: American football is a team sport, so learning to work together with teammates is essential. Coaches often organize drills and exercises that require players to communicate, collaborate, and support each other on the field.
  6. Tactics and Strategy: Coaches may introduce basic offensive and defensive strategies such as running plays, passing plays, formations, blitzes, and coverages. Understanding these concepts helps players make better decisions on the field.
  7. Physical Conditioning: Coaches may incorporate fitness training into practice sessions to help players improve their endurance, speed, agility, and strength. However, the emphasis is usually on development appropriate to the age and physical maturity of the players.
  8. Sportsmanship and Fair Play: Youth American football emphasizes the importance of fair play, respect for opponents, referees, and teammates, and maintaining a positive attitude regardless of the outcome of the game.
  9. Fun and Enjoyment: Like any youth sport, American football should be enjoyable for players. Coaches strive to create a positive and supportive environment where players can develop their skills, make friends, and have fun while learning the game.

Overall, the focus in youth American football is on skill development, safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fostering a love for the game among players.


Pre-season: July 29th

Pre-Season Games: August 17th & 18th.

Weight in - August 24th

First Game: August 25th


Some Games will be held on Labor day weekend!

Play-offs Begin: Oct 19th & 20th 

Super bowl: November 9th

Mighty Mite Bowl- Oct 27th @ ST RITA HIGHSCHOOL (77th & Western)

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