I am sure many of you have never scouted another youth football team in preparation for your game against them. I can't tell you how important scouting is to your season's success. After you scout your first opponent and find out the benefits, you will be hooked. I don't scout every team in my league but I usually scout the top 4 or 5 teams.
I recently bought Steve Belichick's Football Scouting Methods and it was an eye opener. I was scouting with my own system, but Belichick's book goes into great detail about the methods of college and professional coaches. The book was written in 1962 but the vast majority of information is relevant to youth football coaches.
I highly recommend the book.