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 The Double Team Block in Pee Wee Football 
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The Double Team Block in Pee Wee Football
by: Jim Oddo

One of the more common questions asked from rookie and veteran coaches is if I like to "waste" a player on a double team block, and if so, who, and when, is a good time to double team a defender.

I am a immense proponent of double-teaming to the area you are running your play at. The explanation of the area is the place where you need the running back to go. I like simplicity, so instead of holes, we call out the last name of the lineman. He become the "hole" or the are we are running to. I have discovered this to be a wonderful psychological edge for the blockers since they realize all players know they need to block in order for the play to be successful. The pee wee offense of the Single Wing is an outstanding double teaming system.

We utilize our scouting study to notify the squad on where we think the defense will be and make certain we acquire a double team block where needed. The lesser the ages of the kids the less worried I am about blocking linebackers and reaching the secondary. I need to make certain we deliver a good double team directly at the point of attack.

We repeat numberless hours, especially during stations, making certain that the blockers and the blocking backs recognize whom they are supposed to be blocking on every snap. It probably looks like we are re-running the similar play repeatedly when I am making sure we realize where and who to block, versus assorted defensive fronts.

My experience shows me that the single area many pee wee football teachers bomb, is explaining to their blockers who to block. Remember these are children and when they are confused, they will waver. If players is thinking and not reacting, that is a sure sign your team is in trouble.

I also believe that it does not matter how fantastic your blocking scheme is, the greater amount of blockers you send to an hole, the more likely your play will be successful.

Please revisit the double team blocking section on the website for the right way to instruct double team blocking. I realize it sounds weird but there is a correct method and an incorrect method of teaching the participants how to accomplish double team blocks.

It does not matter if I am installing the Double Wing, Wing T, Single Wing or Run and Shoot system as I have a complete double team blocking package which has been great in all schemes.

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Jim Oddo has been coaching youth football, ages 4-14, for over 23 years. In addition to coaching tips, there is a wealth of information regarding youth football playbooks. Find over 400 FREE tips and great articles on every aspect of youth football at: .
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