Is the I Formation Good For Youth Football?

A recent question from one of our readers asked  if the I formation was a good formation to run at the youth football level.  We love the I formation, in fact one of our coaches started 11-0 last year with the exact offense show in the Power I playbook.  Below is the question as presented to us and our answer.

Is the I Formation Good for Youth Football?

I don’t know if this is what we should run but this is what the head coach wants?

The first question that comes to our mind is regarding the head coach.  How much experience and what are his qualifications for coaching youth football?  Has he been there for years and has a proven track record?  Having a proven track record is important since we have many coaches with many years of experience that do not know how to coach at all.  These type of people have no business being anywhere around kids, yet they continue to coach year after year.  Some of these guy continue to coach for a variety ทางเข้า ufabet of reasons, like being on the board of director, so first you need to look at the head coaches qualification.

If he has been around awhile, treats the kids right and has success I would be a little more trusting.  I would question anyone who is making a decision on the offense they are going to run without knowing your talent yet, unless this is grade school ball and you know all of the returning players and their ability.

If the head coach has little or no qualification, I would suggest coach elsewhere.  He will not listen to you and you’ll probably butt heads all year, so save yourself the BS and move on.  I have not had many parents help me with the direct coaching decisions due to this reason.  I have enough to do all year and do not have the time to be arguing with someone who is on a different page than our staff.

Jim has over 22 years of hands-on experience as a youth coach. The system he has used with great success for both youth football and youth basketball. His personal teams have won over 80% of their games.