Copyright 1999, 2000, 2001 John T. Reed

I am trying to find good youth coaches and to give others something to shoot for. Here are some records I have received. If there are pertinent circumstances that need to be known about the team in question inorder to accurately understand its success, like having a bigger pool of players from which to draw than opponents, please tell me what they are.

Date: 8/25/08

Paul Chitwood coaches POP Warner Football in Fontana California. This is his 40th year of coaching the same youth group Jr. Pee Wee division 9-11 years of age. To date he has an incredible record of 325 wins 70 loses and 15 ties. His teams have made an appearance in over 50% of the Championship games in Conference. Three of his assistant coaches have been coaching with him 25 years plus. Consistency and his motto “Treat every child like he was your own” have paved the way for some great Teams over the years.
Cary Chitwood
ESIS Assembly Manager Chino
4411 Schaefer Avenue,
Chino, California 91710
Office: 909-517-2545
Cell: 951-275-4262

Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 17:51:53 -0500
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I coach the Una Bears in Nashville Tennessee. 9 to 10 years old. We use several offensive formations including wishbone, I, pro set and wing T, on defense we run a 6-2 base, 6-2 wide, and a 9-2.

13-0 record
5,124 yards
673 passsing yards
63 touchdowns
442 points
no punts

no passing yards allowed
12 points allowed all year
no first downs given up in the regular season
4 first downs given up in playoffs
91 sacks
12 shutouts

Here are some regular-season stats I got recently from Barry Nudelman, head coach of the San Ramon Bears junior midgets (10-12-year olds). They went 13-0 in 1999. (They do not use any of my teachings.)

Below is a response from another visitor who did follow some of my advice and who beat Nudelman in some categories.



I do not believe these stats are untoppable. Rather this is just the first set I have received. I hope and expect to hear from other teams who did better in at least some categories. Here's one I received.

I can top some of the offensive stats for the San Ramon Bears. My 8-10 year old team ran the direct snap double-wing from the book by Tierney & Gray and accomplished the following:

12-0 record
4,032 total yards (336 per game)
3,916 yards rushing on 487 attempts
116 yards passing 5 out of 9, 3 TD's, 1 conversion, 1 10 yard first down. We didn't pass much but it was effective.
58 Touchdowns
428 total points
Scored 30 points in the first quarter of the Super Bowl.

Leading rusher had 1,030 yards. He was the tailback. 10 TD 15 PAT
Left wing 900 yards, 10 TD, 14 PAT
Right wing 885 yards, 18 TD, 4 PAT
Back up right wing 256 yards, 4 TD, 1 PAT
Blocking back 729 yards and 13 TD, 5 PAT

We had 7 different players score in the same game.
We have a 12 play minimum play rule.

The opposing coach can remove 6 players of his choice when we had a 25 point lead.

My 1998 defense rivals that of the Bears with 26 points allowed in 11 games. We also had 8 shut-outs including
the Super Bowl. We ran the 6-2.

In 1999 we ran the 10-1 and were very successful although we gave up 124 points. Only 12 points were scored
on the first string. We had so much time in the 25 point rule that teams did score on the 2nd string.

We had no sacks since we rarely passed. And we did punt twice.

Looking forward to your baseball book.

Jim Chambers

I saw six youth football games over the 12/4-5/99 weekend. I was especially impressed by the Junior Varsity Manteca Chargers. (they looked to be about 11) Their coach is Buck Rohles. The junior varsity team appeared to be about a head shorter than their opponents, whose butts they kicked badly. [Rohles confirmed that they were 20 pounds lighter on average than the team they beat.] Their execution was crisp and their plays were very well conceived for youth football. They also always did on-sides kicks and seemed to be in a gap-8 defense at times.


John T. Reed