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Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast

Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast

By Stephen Parker
Coaching Youth Football Tips, Talk, Drills, Plays and Playbooks by Coach Parker. Coach Parker has been coaching youth football for 25 plus seasons since 1994. This youth football podcast will help new and experienced youth football coaches learn more about coaching football. Lots of talk about SW, DW, Beast, Blocking, Tackling, Scouting, Parents, 62 Defense and more. Coach Parker's eBooks are Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook; 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook, Wildcat Multi Spread Offense and Selected Youth Football Plays. Visit CoachParker.org for more info.
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8U Youth Football Team Season Status Before First Game
8U Youth Football Season Status Before Our First Game 8U team 15 players mostly rookies with a top tier tailback, fullback, and lineman. We are down to 13 now. Two players quit. Our fourth-round pick quit because of rides and possibly another team issue as a promise, and then we had a rookie player that did quit he did not like hitting or really playing football that much. We had four weeks practice up until today and that is down from our normal six weeks of practice. So it's kind of been a rush into this first game.  I'm coaching with my longtime coaching partner, since 2010. I am just casually helping this season with the offensive line and some other things on Defense. We've got another coach that we've coached with in the past and a dad that we've turned into an assistant coach / helper. We have good group of coaches this Fall 2022 season. Some team absence issues we are facing early are that we've got our top players out for the second and third game and because I've started casually coaching, I'm out of the 3rd and 4th game.  Since these are early games, we should be fine to work around these issues.  Our strategy / goal this season is to be one of the top four teams to get into the playoff’s championship tournament since many of our players are rookies and we're going to have some key absences on a few early games. These player absences can help the less experienced players get much needed game time to improve.  Struggles & Weaknesses 1. shotgun snap 2. backfield timing 3. blocking rules 4. contain on defense 5. arm tackling 6. position alignments 7. special teams 8. Timidness and mean gene 9. overall defenses needs more time 10. huddling breaking the huddle timeliness to get to the line of scrimmage 11. learning plays in a new formation 12. too much talking during practice and a little bit of lack of focus is hurting us Strengths 1. got a great group of kids 2. blocking by our bigger veterans is pretty good 3. two top running backs 4. pretty good defense for the lack of practice we've had 5. overall, even though we're tempted we still are pretty good hitters Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.    You can also visit my new youth football site at  https://youthfootballcoachingtips.com/  Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/  http://twitter.com/coachparker_org  http://youtube.com/stephenparker  https://anchor.fm/coachparker  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!   Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.    Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
16:40
September 29, 2022
50 Common Coaching Mistakes Made by Youth Football Coaches
50 Common Coaching Mistakes Made by Youth Football Coaches to Avoid These are 50 coaching mistakes made by youth football coaches when coaching youth football. Coach Parker has made a few of these over his 30 years coaching youth football and wanted to share how to avoid these common coaching mistakes.    1. Daddy Ball especially at QB or TB 2. Promising Players certain positions on Team when recruiting players 3. Too much stretching and conditioning during practices 4. Not matching Roster to Offense and Defense Schemes 5. Forgetting about Special Teams 6. Not Blocking and Tackling at each practice 7. Not having an experienced O-Line Coach 8. QB / Center Exchange / Shotgun Snaps not working 9. Too many pass plays during games 10. Defense does not attack, sits back, and Reads 11. Players not put in correct positions 12. Not Adjusting to Opposing Schemes in Game and Before 13. No Scouting 14. Size of Playbook – too few or too many plays 15. Changes playbook every week 16. Not having the right plays installed for opposing team 17. Not knowing how to call plays 18. Playbook does not have sequence series of plays 19. OC / play caller not good at calling plays 20. No Spotters for play callers during games 21. Not happy with 4-yard plays / Impatient 22. Not willing to learn how to coach youth football / continue education / study 23. Too little or too much hitting / scrimmages 24. Yelling and screaming at players vs motivating players 25. Not Demonstrating fundamentals 26. Talking too much during practice 27. Not enough drill stations 28. Practice moving too slow 29. Not understanding and working with your league 30. Being too soft about what you want from players, staff, and parents 31. Poor Communicator 32. Too many coaches on staff that stand around talking and not coaching 33. Picking all your neighbor kids and not focusing on experienced talent 34. Flag coaches thinking Tackle will be so easy 35. Not having discipline at practice being too nice 36. Not choosing the right team mom that supports you 37. Not calling your team on the first day roster is out 38. Does not communicate updated practices schedules in timely manner 39. No written practice plans 40. On back pain medication and not communicating to parents you’re not drunk 41. Drinking and Smoking in front of players at practice field  42. Screaming at the Refs constantly setting poor example for your parents 43. Not having enough footballs to make practice run efficiently 44. Not having enough bags and equipment 45. Forgetting first aid kit 46. Forgetting Water for Game 47. Forgetting Cool Towels or Hand Warmers for Game 48. Running too many wind sprints at end of practice 49. Punishing players on the field after a game 50. Forgetting to thank your wife and family.   Don't forget extra mouthpieces too.    Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.    You can also visit my new youth football site at  https://youthfootballcoachingtips.com/  Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/  http://twitter.com/coachparker_org  http://youtube.com/stephenparker  https://anchor.fm/coachparker  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!   Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.    Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
25:20
August 30, 2022
Coaching vs Talent in Youth Football | Great Youth Players or Great Youth Coaches?
Coaching vs Talent in Youth Football | Great Youth Players or Great Youth Coaches? Coaching vs Talent debate in youth football coaching is an old debate. I feel like great Talent is a good to have on your team even if you are already a good youth football coach.  We spend extra time upfront evaluating and drafting our team and it pays off in the long run. How much does Coaching matter in youth football? How much does Talent matter in youth football? Recruiting / Evaluating / Drafting Youth Football Talent? What does a great Coach look like? Talent is King but also be a Great Coach for your Team! Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.   You can also visit my new youth football site at  https://youthfootballcoachingtips.com/ Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
34:50
August 26, 2022
Tips for Rookie First Time Youth Football Coaches / 10 Tips for Coaching Youth Football
Tips for Rookie First Time Youth Football Coaches / 1o Tips for Coaching Youth Football  View full article  https://youthfootballcoachingtips.com/9-coaching-youth-football-tips/ 1) Practice Plans for Youth Football 2) Proven Youth Football Playbooks / Schemes 3) Loyal Coaching Staff 4) Parent Communication and Management 5) Roster / Talent Development & Recognition 6) Find a Mentor / Student of the Game 7) Progression Teaching / Demonstration / Video 8) Film Games and Practices  9) Do not Forget Special Teams 10) Thank Your Wife Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.   You can also visit my new youth football site at  https://youthfootballcoachingtips.com/ Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
30:45
August 19, 2022
Breaking Down Game Film / Scouting Youth Football
This youth football coaching podcast / video on Football Game Film Breakdown / Football Scouting Breaking Down Game Video and preparing Scout Team Reports by Coach Parker is a clinic on how to Breakdown game film and prepare your team for the next opponent.  General Scouting / Breaking Down Game Film 1) Formations – Offense / Defense/ Special Teams 2) Top 5 Plays – Run & Pass 3) Tendencies & Patterns – left or right 4) Strengths 5) Weaknesses 6) Best & Worst Players 7) Unique Qualities  8) Why does this Team Win or Lose? 9) What are they really Good at? 10) Type of Team? - Power, Smashmouth, Misdirection, Passing 11) What do other Coaches say about them and how to beat them? Breakdown Film by  Offense Defense Special Teams Stop Them at What They Do Best! Head over to CoachParker.org and check out all the youth football playbooks by Coach Parker. Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/ Buy my Wildcat Multi Spread Offense Playbook  https://coachparker.org/the-multi-run-spread-offense-playbook-for-youth-football/ Buy my Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook for Youth Football http://playbook.coachparker.org Visit my Website at http://CoachParker.org If you are looking for football basics check out https://coachparker.org/coaching-youth-football-basics/ Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ Private FB Group about Youth Football https://www.facebook.com/groups/coachingyouthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org Buy my 62 Multi 8 Defensive youth football book at  http://book.coachparker.org Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.   He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado.  Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching videos from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me
30:12
August 05, 2022
Crazy Sports Parents - Team Moms / QB Dads Playtime - Toxic Parents Part 2
Crazy Sports Parents - Team Moms / QB Dads Playtime - Toxic Parents Part 2 Part 2 is focused on Issues with Team Parents and Parents of Quarterbacks around playtime / starting positions. See article on Choosing a Team Mom https://coachparker.org/2011/01/09/choosing-a-team-mom-in-youth-football/ See article on Choosing a Youth Football QB https://coachparker.org/2021/06/25/choosing-a-youth-football-quarterback/ from - Toxic Sports Parents Experiences 50 Crazy Parent Issues article from my blog - https://coachparker.org/2022/06/01/toxic-sports-parents/ I ran into a few toxic sports parents, this past Spring 2022 while helping out two youth football teams in a part time capacity. One team with vocal obnoxious parents got me thinking about past and present; Toxic Sports Parents Experiences, my 50 Crazy Parent Issues. Here is my list of 50 issues with sports parents that in my opinion got out of hand. I learned from these experiences and hope you can learn from this article and future articles or podcasts / videos as I talk about the issues and experiences over the next few weeks. I talk about two sports parents experiences today from my first season coaching youth football. Visit Coach Parker's youth football playbook store. Head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, plays, drills, playbooks and more. Ober 400 free youth football coaching tips. Check out the top best youth football plays. Thanks for stopping by to check out my podcast; Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk. I am focused on helping rookie and veteran coaches learn about coaching youth football for ages 5 to 12 years old. Much of this youth football coaching information will also work for players 12 to 14 years old through about 8th or 9th grade. Learn top coaching youth football strategies to become one of the best winning youth football coaches in your youth football league. Be #1! Learn How to be a better youth football coach Now! Contact Coach Parker anytime, I love to talk about coaching youth football!
22:40
June 06, 2022
Toxic Sports Parents Experiences 50 Crazy Parent Issues
Toxic Sports Parents Experiences 50 Crazy Parent Issues article from my blog - https://coachparker.org/2022/06/01/toxic-sports-parents/ I ran into a few toxic sports parents, this past Spring 2022 while helping out two youth football teams in a part time capacity. One team with vocal obnoxious parents got me thinking about past and present; Toxic Sports Parents Experiences, my 50 Crazy Parent Issues. Here is my list of 50 issues with sports parents that in my opinion got out of hand. I learned from these experiences and hope you can learn from this article and future articles or podcasts / videos as I talk about the issues and experiences over the next few weeks. I talk about two sports parents experiences today from my first season coaching youth football. Visit Coach Parker's youth football playbook store. Head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, plays, drills, playbooks and more. Ober 400 free youth football coaching tips. Check out the top best youth football plays. Thanks for stopping by to check out my podcast; Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk. I am focused on helping rookie and veteran coaches learn about coaching youth football for ages 5 to 12 years old. Much of this youth football coaching information will also work for players 12 to 14 years old through about 8th or 9th grade. Learn top coaching youth football strategies to become one of the best winning youth football coaches in your youth football league. Be #1! Learn How to be a better youth football coach Now! Contact Coach Parker anytime, I love to talk about coaching youth football!
39:51
June 02, 2022
Is Your Coaching Effort 110%?
Is Your Coaching Effort 110%? Why not? I think coaches need to decide their commitment levels. If they ask their players for 110% then they must also ask themselves for 110% Original Tweets -  “Football’s not played on a whiteboard” is one saying that gets under my skin. Complete cop-out. The offseason is for finding schematic answers to issues. And there’s nothing wrong with saying “we have a dude at __ so thats not an issue” - https://twitter.com/CoachGusSmith1 ==== Agree, or "I don't read books or do research, I already know enough football." That's not 110% effort from a Coach asking that of their players. https://twitter.com/coachparker_org/status/1516543246935248902?s=20&t=BU2JVYV-QBADbwB_o1XaLQ Visit Coach Parker's youth football playbook store. Head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, plays, drills, playbooks and more. Ober 400 free youth football coaching tips. Thanks for stopping by to check out my podcast; Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk. I am focused on helping rookie and veteran coaches learn about coaching youth football for ages 5 to 12 years old. Much of this youth football coaching information will also work for players 12 to 14 years old through about 8th or 9th grade. Learn top coaching youth football strategies to become one of the best winning youth football coaches in your youth football league. Be #1! Learn How to be a better youth football coach Now! Contact Coach Parker anytime, I love to talk about coaching youth football!
13:04
April 21, 2022
Offensive Line Practice - Fun Stuff!
Offensive Line Practice - Fun Stuff! In this podcast I talk about my time last night coaching a 7th grade offensive line squad. I had a great time with the big boys. We went through a Chalk Talk, Rule Blocking identification, Step Drills, Sumo Ring Quick Hands & Aggression Drill and Team Offense walk throughs. I absolutely love coaching offensive line and had to talk about it today. I hope you also learn to love coaching the o-line. You will be glad you spend more time with your offensive line. Reward them for their thankless job. FYI, they hate standing around watching you & the RBs perfect the backfield. LOL Offensive Line One Page Practice Plan -  00-10 min    Alignments, Gap Splits, Stance, 10-20 min    Steps and Get Offs 20-35 min    Blocking Rules 35-50 min    Blocking Techniques 50-90 min    Blocking Drill Time JAWS Blocking eBook  Blocking is the key to a consistent scoring offense in youth football. Too many youth football coaches try to find a fast tailback and win by running back talent alone. In the long run that skilled RB talent may move, get hurt, let you down, and or not be the fastest running back in your league. You might only end up with less talented RBs but a top tier offensive line. Like Defense, the Offensive Line wins football games and most importantly Championships. Do not forget to focus on Coaching Youth Football Lineman. O-Line Coach Bundle includes the OLine Drills eBook and One Pager This is the New Offensive Line Drills eBook 25 O-Line Youth Football Drills Plus OLM One Pager Plan by Coach Parker. A social media reader requested an Offensive Line Drill ebook to match up to my Offensive Lineman Practice Plan – The One Pager so I scrambled this week and got one put together. This should also compliment my JAWS Coaching Youth Football Lineman Oline Blocking eBook. You can get the O-Line Bundle which includes all three too. This O-Line bundle would be great for Offensive Line Coaches. Visit Coach Parker's youth football playbook store. Head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, plays, drills, playbooks and more. Ober 400 free youth football coaching tips. Thanks for stopping by to check out my podcast; Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk. I am focused on helping rookie and veteran coaches learn about coaching youth football for ages 5 to 12 years old. Much of this youth football coaching information will also work for players 12 to 14 years old through about 8th or 9th grade. Learn top coaching youth football strategies to become one of the best winning youth football coaches in your youth football league. Be #1! Learn How to be a better youth football coach Now! Contact Coach Parker anytime, I love to talk about coaching youth football!
19:52
April 19, 2022
Best Youth Football Plays The Top 10 List
These are the Best Youth Football Plays picked by Coach Parker. These 10 top youth football plays and concepts are an updated list from his original blog post almost 10 years ago; https://coachparker.org/2012/10/11/best-offensive-plays-in-youth-football/ In this updated best youth football plays version Coach Parker reviews the original play then talks about the play concept wit 3 other formations like the Off-Set I, T Formation, Beast Yale Single Wing, Wing-T, I Formation, Wing-T, Spread, Double Wing, Wishbone, and Power I. 11) Lead ISO Play 10) Power Dive 9) Crossbuck Counter 8) FB Dive Counter 7) Power Sweep 6) WB Counter 5) TE Pop Pass 4) Reverse Play 3) Motion Sweep / Jet or Orbit 2) Wedge Play 1) Power Off-Tackle These plays are unstoppable youth football plays and are proven over decades to work. They would make good youth football plays to put into any little league tackle football playbook. Many are easy youth football plays to learn because the are youth FB run plays. Many of these plays are in Coach Parker's new eBook Formation Selected Youth Football Plays series https://coachparker.org/selected-youth-football-plays-and-formations/ Head over to CoachParker.org and check out all the youth football playbooks by Coach Parker. Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/ Buy my Wildcat Multi Spread Offense Playbook  https://coachparker.org/the-multi-run-spread-offense-playbook-for-youth-football/ Buy my Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook for Youth Football http://playbook.coachparker.org Visit my Website at http://CoachParker.org If you are looking for football basics check out https://coachparker.org/coaching-youth-football-basics/ Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org Buy my 62 Multi 8 Defensive youth football book at  http://book.coachparker.org Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.   He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado.  Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching videos from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
21:15
March 17, 2022
T Formation Selected Youth Football Plays eBook Walk Thru - Tiger T Plays by Coach Parker
Coach Parker's new T Formation Selected Youth Football Plays eBook; The Tiger T, is 398 pages long with 15 T play series and over 200 T plays / diagrams.  This is a great T Offense resource for any football coach.  For $14.99 it is a great deal on a youth football coaching book on the T Offense. Look inside the eBook by watching this video. For more on the eBook check out this link https://coachparker.org/2022/02/18/youth-football-t-formation-plays/ Tiger  eBook Features 200 Plus T Plays Each Play vs Popular Youth FB Defense Each Play Diagram on Single Page Base Blocking Call for Each Play 15 Different T Series Intro to Beast T / Beast Toro Selected Top 8, 16 and 24 Plays Multiple Formation Tags and OL Calls 10 Beast & Wildcat Offense Plays Adobe pdf Format Printable T Formation Play Series Belly T – Inside Belly (FB hits a/b gaps) Split - T – Wide Splits / Option  (QB down LOS HB Dives) Veer T – Outside Veer (FB hits c/d gaps) Buck – Buck Sweep  (FB hits opposite a/b gaps of Sweep) Power T – Double Leads  Lead ISO – Lead with a Kick Out Double Dives – Quick Double Dives  Bear –T - Motion Fullback Away Series – Fullback Sweeps / Counters Sweep Option  DQ Counter Series – Counters / Reverses  / TE  Short T – Adjustable 3WB Blocking Back $niff-T – Adjustable Alpha Beat Blockers / Sniffer Play Action Passing - Series–P Drop Back Passing Series Beast T or Beast Toro Series For More Selected Youth Football Plays eBooks for download Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.   He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado.  Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching videos from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
29:53
February 21, 2022
Winning Teams vs Average Team - Why? What are the Differences? Review 7 8U Youth Football Teams
I just finished the Fall 2021 Season with a 4-4 and a 1st round Playoff loss with an 8U rec youth football team. This was a tough season. Since it was so tough, I went back and reviewed 7 other 8U youth football teams that I have coached.  One was a young youth football team with losses and others with Super Bowls and top 3 and 4 finishes.  I compared 25 characteristics and came to a few conclusions. Listen to the podcast and let me know what you think of my conclusions. Thanks Coach Parker You can find the video with the charts here.... This youth football podcast may tell you how you can win more youth football games in a difficult youth roster situation.  Keys to Winning vs Losing youth football teams Paper Draft Picks = Great players on the field Very Few Absences on Winning teams  RBs Have Speed – key outside speed – High FB IQ Experienced RBs - 2nd season as BCs 6+ great players – two-way starters, many keepers Older Players within age group O-line was great – focused coaching at OL Strong on Defense with top skilled players LBs, CBs, DEs, DTs maybe 1 or 2 weak players on Defense Few Weak Players or MPPs on team Focused Coaching by All For more info on coaching youth football tips, talk, plays and playbooks head over to CoachParker.org Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/ Happy Holidays!!!! Use Coupon Code hdays21 and save 21% at CoachParker.org thru 1/5/22 Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
29:13
December 16, 2021
Day 1 Installs of the 62 Wide Tackle Youth Football Defense
This video reviews the 62 Wide Tackle Youth Football Defense Day 1 Install Wide Tackle 6 Coach Parker's 62 Multi 8 Defense.  In this video Coach Parker reviews the 62 Wide Tackle Defense day 1 install.  1) Position Names 2) Where to Line up 3) Gaps He also reviews a Tackle Circuit. Here's another video on installing the 62 Defense https://youtu.be/P-3GwmJDSZc Here's the Seahawk Tackling video https://youtu.be/kLldjE6vvFs To buy the 62 Multi 8 Defense go here https://coachparker.org/buy-copy-62-multi-8-defense-book/ Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/    Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.       Join me on:   http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/   http://twitter.com/coachparker_org   http://youtube.com/stephenparker   https://anchor.fm/coachparker   Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!    Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.   Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
15:06
September 09, 2021
How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown Defense?
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://coachparker.org/2020/06/16/works-youth-football-offense-defense/ How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense? This is a great question about youth football offenses. I struggle with this offensive issue against new teams and many times for the first game of the season. Everyone hates the unknown! How does your team stack up against the league? Are we as good as our last season and last week’s scrimmage. This episode on How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown Defense? tries to answer that question. Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
08:47
August 27, 2021
Expert Defensive Game Planning Strategies For #1 Youth Football Defenses
This episode is also available as a blog post: : https://coachparker.org/2020/08/10/defensive-game-planning-youth-football/ Defensive Game Planning First in your defensive game planning, make sure your base run and pass defenses are sound and that everyone knows their position responsibilities and the back-ups are ready. Most youth football players love defense so preparing for defense is easier than offense. Make sure your Head Coach gives you the needed prep time. Sometime HC/OCs get focused on offense and defense is the step child. Defense wins Championships so practice Defense. Many smart coaches will only put top players on Defense and skimp on the offensive line. You choose your poison. If your opponent does not score you will probably win. If your offense is not up to par then make sure your Defense is ready to go. Make good choices on where to start your best players on Defense is a good defensive game planning strategy for youth football. For more - This episode is also available as a blog post: https://coachparker.org/2020/08/10/defensive-game-planning-youth-football/ Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
07:42
August 26, 2021
Offensive Play Calling Strategy in Youth Football Offenses by Coach Parker
Offensive Play Calling Strategy in Youth Football Offenses in the Keys To Fun, Success, & Winning Special Episode from the Training for New Youth Football Coaches Updated 2021 series by Coach Parker. Play Calling Strategies Play Series Set up Defense with 3 to 5 play series Shifts / Over Pursuits / Pass vs Run Defense Weakness Scout for Weaknesses Player / MPP / LB Does not Fill Formation / Scheme - 335 poor against power run Technique – DE no Contain too tight CB too Deep Defender reactions – use this to find weakness Call Plays to Open Gaps / Green / Bubbles 53 – C Gap wide open, 62WT – B gap Wide Open Power / Clock Management Fast team score quick – keep football away from their Off Maybe small defense easy to run over Sweep / Misdirection / Traps Small Offense vs Big Defense Maybe you have SPEED Script Plays first 2 series Run what Works Give it to your stud Give it to your STUD Original Blog Article on Youth Offensive Play Calling Strategy - https://coachparker.org/2011/06/22/youth-offensive-play-calling-strategy/ Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
19:39
August 17, 2021
Preparing for the First Youth Football Game of the Season
Welcome to Preparing for the First Youth Football Game of the Season special episode in the Keys To Fun, Success, & Winning Training for New Youth Football Coaches by Coach Parker. In this episode Coach Parker will review how he prepares for his first game of the youth football tackle season.   First Games are Tricky Nerves are higher than normal for EVERYONE – Stay Calm Relax – You’re not at work  Enjoy the Moment with Your Players Make Lists / Reminders Lower “Perfection” Expectations a Tad Consider it a Pre-Season Game Loss is not end of Season Be Prepared and Have Fun Learn from your first game mistakes – Practice those What did you do right? Build on that.., Use game as a Barometer of how you stack up in your League Did you video tape the first game? Review in Detail  Did you team / players meet your expectations Why or why not Winning is always a Nice Surprise Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
24:20
August 05, 2021
Choosing a Youth Football Offense and Defense Ep 7 Keys To Fun, Success, & Winning
Welcome to the Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast hosted by Coach Parker.  This is Episode 7, Choosing a Youth Football Offense and Defense, in the Keys To Fun, Success, & Winning Training for New Youth Football Coaches series. Tips to help you Make your Decision on Off / Def for youth football League Requirements – 6 / 7/ 8 / 11 man Tackle / Flag / Flex / 7on7 Age Group 5U – 12U Player Skill Levels / Recruiting / League Assign Talent Pool – Match Off & Def to your Roster What Off / Def can you Coach and Know well? Recreational or Travel Select League Current Team’s in League Off / Def ‘s Who is Successful and Why? What is not working and Why? Running vs Passing Defense Popular Offenses and Defenses Organized Proven / Tested Playbook Do not try to Reinvent the Wheel. Use what others have successfully done at youth football. Popular Youth Football Offenses  I Formation -- 16% Double Wing -- 14% Single Wing -- 12% Split Backs -- 10% Wing-T -- 10% Power I -- 10% Wishbone -- 8% Spread -- 6% Pistol -- 5% T Formation -- 5% Popular Youth Football Defenses 5-3 -- 25.25% 6-2 -- 19.54% 4-4 -- 17.06% Gap8  -- 9.25% 5-2 --  6.48% 4-3   -- 5.22% 5-4  -- 3.42% 6-4 --     2.8% 4-6 --   2.39% 70  --    2.0% Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
20:55
July 30, 2021
Free Top 6 Beast Plays in Beast Tight Yale Single Wing Formation
Welcome to the podcast episode on Free Top 6 Beast Plays in Beast Tight Yale Single Wing Formation from Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk podcast hosted by Coach Parker.  The Beast formation is a Yale Single Wing formation from the early days of football. I have been coaching and running the Beast formation plays since 1994, about 25+ youth football tackle seasons. It is simple, powerful and highly effective at the 5u to 12u pee wee football levels. These are great 8u football plays for any pee wee football team!   Many of these plays are from my Beast Base 8 Plays. Free Youth Football Plays in Beast Yale Single Wing   Beast Tank Power Play  Beast Wedge Play  Beast TE Pop Pass Play  Beast Sweep Play  Beast TE Counter Play  Beast Sneak / Grenade Play   Get your Free Beast Plays and Beast Formations  https://coachparker.org/2021/07/16/6-free-beast-formation-plays/  Watch this video on YouTube.... Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/     Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.         Join me on:    http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/  http://twitter.com/coachparker_org  http://youtube.com/stephenparker  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!      Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.     Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
21:41
July 19, 2021
Football Terminology & Glossary Episode 3
Welcome to Football Terminology & Glossary Episode 3 on Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast hosted by Coach Parker.  Angle Block – Block  by Offensive lineman on a Defender aligned inside or outside of him.  A Gap – Gap between Center and Offensive Guard B Gap – Gap between Offensive Guard and Offensive Tackle C Gap – Gap Between Offensive Tackle and Tight End D Gap – Gap Area outside TE or between TE and WB “The DOG” E Gap - Area outside a Wingback Backdoor Block – block by an OLM or RB made to backside of the play to cut off backside pursuit. POA – Point of Attack Sniffer / Blocking Back  - Fullback type blocking back in the Offensive backfield primarily  used for blocking. Will align just behind Offensive linemen tight to the line of scrimmage.  Great for trapping, power leads and kickout blocks.   Waggle – A type of bootleg roll-out sweep option pass play from the Wing-T Offense. The two guards may also pull.  Wham – Block by Wingback / RB on Interior Lineman Wingback – Running Back aligned just outside the Offensive Tight End off the line of scrimmage. Usually in a 1x1 or 2x2 yard alignment. Very common in SW, DW, and Wing-T type Offenses.   Second Level – Linebacker level about 3 to 5 yards off LOS behind down defensive linemen. Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
10:19
July 15, 2021
How to Market Your Youth Football League / Team
Welcome to the How to Market Your Youth Football League / Team episode of Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast. Today Coach Parker discusses how to market your youth sports league around you community.  Here is a pretty good list to get your marketing jum started. Team / League Website Team email Roster List League email List Facebook Page Facebook Posts FB Community For Sale Groups FB Paid Ads Twitter Posts Instagram Posts YouTube Videos Yard Signs Portable Street Signs Paid Flyers Business Cards School Email List School email Ad PTA email List PTA Flyer Ad  Boy Scouts Meeting Pres Local News Website Community News Website Local Cable TV / Radio Free Talk to School PE Coaches Volunteer School Field Days Talk to other Youth Coaches Baseball Coach / Partner with Flag Football Coach School Visits – FB Day Presentation Drive Neighborhoods hand out flyers Team Knock Doors in Pads N-hoods Hand out flyers at other sports games Hand out flyers at Parks Set up Table at Sporting Goods Store Post a Flyer on SG Store Bulleting Board  Ask Sports Store to hand out flyers Hand out Flyers Church Church Leagues Meet Get a Team Sponsor Help Team Players / Parents Help Car Wash Day big Signs  Community Parades Invitation to FB Tryouts HOA News / Website  / FB Page Lunch Hangouts Sports Team – Flyers Don’t be Shy Talk to anyone – Flyer T-shirt / Jersey Day at School Search Engine Optimization – Website Website Domain Name – Name / email Pinterest Photo Site  Post Action Photos on Website Name Pictures with keywords Google Search Keyword Research Free Football Clinic Pizza / Ice Cream Party Football Scout 7on7 & other Leagues Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
23:41
June 28, 2021
Choosing a Youth Football Quarterback
Welcome to the new episode, Choosing a Youth Football Quarterback on Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast. A Social Media Subscriber asked me a few weeks ago what do I look for in a youth football QB?  Good question and a tough one. We have 3 weeks of practice and scrimmages to choose. We are usually looking at 2 to 3 players for QB and get down to 2. We already know our QB Profile for our offensive scheme. We run more Single Wing Wildcat style offenses so not a huge issue for QB. Older teams we will run Spread and look for more of a traditional QB with our Wildcat back. May find a great QB once every few years…. You must DEVELOPMENT your youth football QBs! Mainly I look for a Smart, Ball Manager, that I Trust with the football.  More detail…. Smart  Trustworthy Football iQ  Good Ball manager  Confident   Competitive – they desire to win Tough & Resilient  Ok Arm  Ok to Good Speed  Good hands and feet Will they protect the football  Do they want to play QB? Choosing a Quarterback - Other Coaches Competitive Spirit Confident Smart / High FB IQ Good Judgement Love Football Do they want to play QB Motivator Great Athlete / Stud Leadership Common Sense Poise  Student of the Game Coachable Understands Off / Def Dedicated Trains in Off – Season Perfect Practice Mentality Great Work Ethic Thick Skinned Tough  Not Gun Shy / Courage Avoids Stupid Mistakes Can Manage Team on Field Easily Coached Good Communicator Authoritative Voice Handles the Snap Well Great Hands and Feet Great Personality Makes great decisions Team Captain Knows how to Win Enthusiastic about playing QB Calm and Collected Popular with Teammates Knows his off & Players Skills Optimistic Catalyst Makes everyone Better Mature for Age Good Observer Tall / Above Avg height Above Avg Size Hands Great Feet / Agility Works Hard Good Passer – Willing to Train Physically Mature Emotionally Mature  One of the Best Athletes on Field Desire to Win and be the Best Humble & Appreciate Teammates Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
22:48
June 24, 2021
Taking Over a Losing Youth Football Team
Welcome to the Taking Over a Losing Youth Football Team episode of Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast.  Thank you for tuning in today. Enjoy the coaching podcast. Turn Around Team  Organized Experienced Staff Must be Competitive –Play for Fun but Winning is Funner! Great Communication Proven Playbook on Def and Off – Not installing new System each week Teaching Players Fundamentals Player Motivation & Respect Practice Plans / Focus Oline too All Phases of Football Off/Def & Special Teams Poor Recruiting / Draft / Bad Luck with Talent Tough Experienced League vs Rookie Coach / Dad Coach Leadership / Direction / Motivation / Communication / Competitive Plan Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos. Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker. Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
21:21
June 17, 2021
The Beast Tank Play from Beast Formation / Offense
Welcome to the Podcast. This is the explanation of the Beast Tank Play from Coach Parker's Power Wing Beast Offense.  The Beast Tank Play is my Favorite Youth Football Play The Beast Tank Play Defines Beast Offense Run Successfully since 1994 Beast Yale Single Wing – Other Beast Podcast My PWBO – Tight, Wide, Jumbo Spread Beast Tank in Tight Beast BUC Simple & Highly effective How the Beast Tank Play Works from Beast Tight Formation in Beast Under Center or BUC. Down Blocks by OLM - Focus on Blocking KO & Trap Blocks by Blocking Backs Tough Wedge Like Run by Beast Back 123 Easy Peasy Key is blocking and Reads by Beast Back Holes 5/7/9 Feels Pressure Reads Hole Beast Tank Play Good Inside Runner not for Sweepers Inside Elbow Feels OLM Blocking Tank Good BUC for POP Out like Wedge BIG TE KEY Down Blocks to Bowl Over Defense - The Bowling Ball Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.       Join me on:   http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/   http://twitter.com/coachparker_org   http://youtube.com/stephenparker   https://anchor.fm/coachparker   Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!    Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.     Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
22:12
June 12, 2021
Keys to Fun, Success & Winning Part 5
Keys to Fun, Success & Winning Part 5  Coaching through Teaching, Demonstration & Progression Coaching Special Teams – Do not forget the 3rd phase of football More at CoachParker.org and more Podcasts or Youth Football Playbooks Coaching through Teaching, Demonstration & Progression Make sure you teach not just Coach blowing ur whistle & yelling we need to block. Respect your players, not boss them around. Be Disciplined not a Tyrant. Encourage Motivate, involve, include and create and atmosphere of FUN but Win too.  Reward more and often rather than punish too many Coaches want wind sprints. This is youth football and society is changing, its not old Bear Bryant anymore To teach you must become an expert, what football info did you learn last & when? Teaching is communication. People start learn after 3 to 5 sessions.  Repeat same thing multiple times and say it a little differently each time.  Be open to answering questions, sending out info and YouTube videos – Zoom I started writing my youth football playbooks to become an expert -> teaching Coaches demonstrate the skill.  You must know football and played to be great Demo on a bag, another coach or one of your big lineman. Show them they can Break skill down into steps or Progression teaching try not to overload them Prog. Blocking Example  - Stance, Steps, Hands, Engagement, Drive, & Finish Continued reps and training – require and expect everyone to get better Test and Evaluate in Scrimmages and Games – Continuous learning Youth Football Special Teams - Key to Winning More Games Kick Off –  Onside Kicks most popular Deep kicks allow for long returns dangerous unless practice Kick to a MPP or big lineman with no hands Find a soccer player on your team to try out for kicker Practice kicks 20 reps before practice 10 to 15 yard kicks to 2nd line near sideline Accuracy over Distance Kick Return –  Hands and Speed Hands team only Do not hide MPPS here – it will cost you Trap Kick Return Assign players to block bu numbers system Watch film and find out where opponent will kick; short deep right left etc Punt –  only within your 10 or 20.   Most dangerous play in youth football Too many variables – snap, kick, return coverage, open field tackles We tend to fake punt more Rugby Punt Quick Kicks on 3rd down so opponent doesn’t put stud RB back Punt Return –  no one touch the ball but your hands guy if drops in his hands Punt block If return best hands person and only if ball drops in his hands Unless they have good punter drop two back to field the ball and let them block for each other Lost a few games to this issue fumbling PR PAT Kicks / Field Goals – Great if have kicker / Soccer player Big OLM work too – straight leg kicks Fakes work great too holder best RB back Some leagues PAT Kicks worth 2 points – make it worth it Must be 60% positive percentage to make worthwhile.  Practice Practice Reps
27:07
June 04, 2021
Youth Football Terms and Vocabulary Podcast Part 2 Coaching Youth Football
Youth Football Terms and Vocabulary Podcast Part 2 Coaching Youth Football Find Part 1 Line of Scrimmage – 2 Imaginary horizontal parallel lines to the goal line running across the field at the spot of the football. One line is the forward tip of the football facing toward the defense and the other line runs through the back tip of the football toward the offense. The approximate 12 to 18 inch space between the two Off & Def LOS is the Neutral Zone. Safety – This is a 2 pointplay for the Defense. The offense will end a play in the end zone either by tackle or kneeling in the end zone or a penalty by the offense. Offense will then punt from the 20. In past sometimes an offense would do this play to be Safeinstead of giving the football to the Defense so close to the goal line. Defensive Safety or Free / Strong Safety – These are Defensive backfield players. They play deep at 15 yards. They are the last line of defenders for the Defense. They will SAVEthe Defense on deep plays. Usually there are one or two Safeties; Free Safety and Strong Safety. They are usually very fast and great open field tacklers with excellent pass coverage skills. Interception – When a Defender catches the Offensive forward pass. During the interception play, the Defense can advance the football trying to score. At end of interception play the Defense retains possession and becomes Offense. Backfield – During an Offensive play, these are the four Offensive players that can be aligned behind the line of scrimmage, thus in the back. These are usually the QB, TB, WB, and FB. Quarterback – In modern football the primary offensive backfield position to receive the snap from the Center. He is the leader of the Offense, play caller, ball manager / handler and primary passer. In the past, he was the closest to the football in the backfield to pitch or handoff and in the Single Wing Offense used as a sniffer or blocking back. Running Back – Usually 2 or 3 Offensive backfield positions that can carry the football, block or receive a pass in football. Mainly he is a primary ball carrier like the TB, FB or HB. Fullback – Main blocking back. Usually big and quick. Will be one of the 3 running backs in the backfield. Does not carry the football much except on power plays and short yardage. Sometimes will run screens too. In recent times the FB has turned into a blocking back / Sniffer. Usually aligned in front of HB, TB and closer to LOS, maybe even sniffing at it. Halfback – Usually one of the two main running backs, especially if not a power running Offense.  The HB would be switched with the FB for a speedier back. Usually the 2nd best speed runner in the backfield.  In a Power I or Wishbone example, the backfield would include the TB, FB and Halfback. Maybe aligned offset from the QB next to either FB or TB. Sometimes the TB and HB are synonymous .  Tailback – premier ball carrier / RB in the Offensive backfield. Usually the deepest RB. The TB is fast and very agile. Top RB on your football team. Usually aligned directly behind the QB. Could also be called a HB synonymous sometimes.   For more info on coaching youth football tips, talk, plays and playbooks head over to CoachParker.org Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Contact Coach Parker anytime.
17:10
May 25, 2021
Youth Football Vocabulary Ep1
This is Coach Parker's Youth Football Vocabulary Podcast Series Episode 1. In this Youth Football Vocabulary series, Coach Parker will review common and not so common football terms and give examples of how they are used within youth football coaching.  Audible – Calling a different play from initial play call at the Line of Scrimmage. You might hear the QB yell “Check, Check” to start the audible verbiage. Beast Offense – Yale Single Wing with one beast running back and 3 sniffers either right or left just behind the offensive linemen. Cadence – This is the Snap Count, Like Ready Set Go. And or the tone or rhythm or speed of the words within the snap count. Usually done to draw the defense off-sides. Chalk Talk – Usually a team meeting or Coaches meeting where plays are drawn on a black board with chalk or today most likely a white board with dry erase markers or your tablet PC.  Cloud – Defensive Secondary call for the Cornerback to cover the short underneath coverage  Zone usually in the flats. Flanker -  Offensive Running Back off the LOS lined up outside the Offensive End.   Sky – Defensive Secondary call where the free-safety and not the CB will cover an underneath flat passing coverage Zone. Skull Session – a team chalk talk meeting where O’s offense and X’s for Defense or drawn on a board or paper. The combined O and X together will look like a Skull.  Trap Play – when the offensive line allows a defensive player usually a D-lineman through and then he is blocked from the side by a pulling guard or maybe a fullback. Sometimes referred as a kick-out block too especially against a defensive end / contain player. Zone Defense – Usually refers to a Zone pass coverage vs man to man coverage. Each passing Zone defender will defend an area of the field.  For more info on coaching youth football tips, talk, plays and playbooks head over to CoachParker.org Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/ Coach Parker's Coaching Playbooks eBooks Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook Pirate 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook Wildcat Spread Offense Playbook Coach Parker’s Youth Football Drills eBook JAWS Coaching Youth Football O-line Blocking eBook Wolfpack 7on7 Plays 8 Man Beast Offense Plays  O-line One Pager Practice Plan Wishbone Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays Power I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
13:40
May 19, 2021
Keys to Fun, Success & Winning Part 4
Welcome to Keys to Fun, Success & Winning Part 4 in Training For New Youth Football Coaches on the Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast.  In today's podcast we will discuss: Parent Management & Communication – Coaching the Parents is Priority League Partnership & Communication – Understand your League Efficient and Effective Practice Plan and Execution at Practices – practice makes perfect and so does a perfect practice Coaching Blocking and Tackling  Emphasize your Lineman don’t forget them Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Episodes Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Other Parent Communication Podcasts and Blog Posts        Parent Communication Podcast         Parent Communication Blog Post Practice Plans       Practice Plans - Coaching Clinic - Video Blocking and Tackling      Blocking to be the Best #1 Blocking Team      Staying Low and Tackling For more free youth football coaching tips visit CoachParker.org. Play for Fun and Winning is Funner Coach Parker
22:36
May 14, 2021
Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Part 3
Welcome to the Coaching Youth Football Yips and Talk Podcast. This episode is Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Part 3 by Coach Parker in the New Coaches Training Series. For more free youth football coaching tips, talk, plays, drills, playbooks and more visit CoachParker.org. Topics we will cover in this podcast. Recruiting Players & Player Evaluations – Tough Skill Must be Good at It Player Retention – Do not drive off best Players Player Position Recognition – No Daddy Ball or Favoritism Part 1 Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Podcast Episode Part 2 Keys to Fun Success and Winning Podcast Episode More on Player Evaluations - Podcast  More on Parent Communication - Podcast If you are a new coach check out Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Basics Post.  Thanks for joining me today, contact me anytime. Coach Parker
31:40
May 12, 2021
How NOT to LOSE Coaching Youth Football
How NOT to LOSE Coaching Youth Football  #1 Reasons Why I think Youth Football Coaches Lose.   Coaching youth football is not as easy as it sounds or looks. It is like herding cats; pee wee players, their parents, your coaches, the league and fans. So many issues to deal with during a youth football season while coaching youth football teams. Many youth football coaches make it hard on themselves by doing a few things that can quickly sabotage a youth football tackle season. In this coaching youth football blog post, Coaching Youth Football to Lose – #1 Reasons Why – Stop it NOW!, we will look at a few ways coaches hurt themselves and their little league football teams. Read more at Link below..... https://coachparker.org/2017/06/20/coaching-youth-football-to-lose-and-why/ Contact me over at CoachParker.org  Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/  Coach Parker's Coaching Playbooks eBooks  Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook  Pirate 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook  Wildcat Spread Offense Playbook  Coach Parker’s Youth Football Drills eBook  JAWS Coaching Youth Football O-line Blocking eBook  Wolfpack 7on7 Plays  8 Man Beast Offense Plays   O-line One Pager  Practice Plan  Wishbone Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays  I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays  Power I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays   Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.       Join me on:  http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/  http://twitter.com/coachparker_org  http://youtube.com/stephenparker  https://anchor.fm/coachparker  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!   Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.    Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
12:42
May 10, 2021
Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Part 2
Welcome Coaches! This is Keys to Fun, Success and Winning Part 2 on Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast. How to have fun as a youth football coach? How to be successful as a youth football coach? How to become a winning youth football coach? These are questions answered in this Coach Parker's Coaching Youth Football Tips and Talk Podcast. Communications – Over Communicate is a must eMail, Social Media, In Person, Ones Leadership, Responsibility & Attendance – Be Early, Always there, Know Everything Ethical and Moral Leadership - (No Smoking, Drugs, Drinking) Learn Your League’s Leadership, Best Coaches & Teams – Find out Why / Learn Team Discipline – Parents, Coaches, Players, Fans etc - Accountability Choosing Coaches / Team Managers – Right People Make the Team & Dream Here is the link to the first podcast https://anchor.fm/coachparker/episodes/Keys-To-Fun--Success--Winning-Part-1-e10ahrm/a-a1pm7n Here is part 3 - Keys to Fun, Winning and Success For more info on coaching youth football tips, talk, plays and playbooks head over to CoachParker.org Check out all Coach Parker's digital youth football playbooks  https://coachparker.org/youth-football-playbooks-store/ Coach Parker's Coaching Playbooks eBooks Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook Pirate 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook Wildcat Spread Offense Playbook Coach Parker’s Youth Football Drills eBook JAWS Coaching Youth Football O-line Blocking eBook Wolfpack 7on7 Plays 8 Man Beast Offense Plays  O-line One Pager Practice Plan Wishbone Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays Power I Formation – Selected Youth Football Plays Check out all the free content at CoachParker.org with close to 400 youth football articles and and my YouTube channel with over 300 youth football coaching videos.     Join me on: http://www.facebook.com/youthfootball/ http://twitter.com/coachparker_org http://youtube.com/stephenparker https://anchor.fm/coachparker Play for Fun and Winning is Funner! Coach Parker is a youth football coach in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has been coaching pee wee tackle football for over 20 years in football little leagues in Texas and Colorado. Coach Parker has written many digital ebooks; youth football coaching playbooks on defense, offense, drills, 7 on 7, 8 Man football.  Stay tuned for more free youth football coaching podcasts from Coach Parker.  Contact Coach Parker anytime at https://coachparker.org/about-coach-parker/contact-me/
18:50
May 08, 2021
What is the Beast Formation?
What is the Beast Formation? It is the Yale Single Wing Formation from the 1920s developed most likely by Walter Camp. Tom Flores in his Coaching Football book diagrams the Yale Single Wing. I found the Beast Formation in 1994 while doing research on football formations in the Playmaker Football Software app on the Apple Mac. I was coaching my first pee wee team and wanted something easier to teach than the Power I which we were struggling with at the time as new youth football coaches. I eventually wrote a book about the Yale Single Wing in the Power Wing Beast Offense for Youth Football. The main Beast Formation (Beast Tight) has an unbalanced offensive line with 3 sniffer blocking backs aligned behind the 3 outside offensive lineman in the formation. The Blocking Backs / Sniffers stand right behind the OL with their hands on the OLMs hips to give them a nice push off at the snap. The main Running Back / Beast Back is aligned in a shotgun just behind the A gap or strong side OG. You can also align the RB under center. This Beast Formation variation is a power running short yardage formation although many long yardage gains occur routinely. This formation is very strong in the C, D, E gaps.  For more information on the Beast Offense head over to CoachParker.org for more info. 
13:53
May 06, 2021
Keys To Fun, Success & Winning Part 1
This is part 1 of the Keys to Fun Success and Winning in Youth Football in my Training for New Youth Football Coaches series by Coach Parker.  In this first part we will discuss:  1. Organization & Planning – have a plan or plan to fail 2. Do you have 12-20 Hours a Week to commit to Coaching Youth Football? 3. Set Goals For Yourself, Staff and Team - Achieve your GOALS & Teams 4. Expect More from Everyone but mostly YOURSELF - High Expectations 5. Do you know Football? Youth Football? Did You Play in Middle, HS College? This Helps 6. Learn Youth Football Quirks, It is not High School Football – Always Learn about Youth Football 7. Management Skills – managing a group of 60+ (Small Business CEO) Are you a Good Manager? 8. Communications – Over Communicate is a must eMail, Social Media, In Person, Ones - Maybe most Important!!! Tune into for part 2 Keys to Fun, Success and Winning.  As always head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, talk, plays, drills and more.
13:30
May 05, 2021
Spread Offense Plays 2×2 Max Swing Elite Youth Football Pass
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://coachparker.org/2021/02/14/spread-offense-plays-texas-pass/ Visit CoachParker.org for more coaching youth football tips, talk, drills, plays and more.
03:24
April 22, 2021
Parent Communication Issues; Part 3 Misc
After semi retiring from coaching youth football this past season, I started thinking about all the great teams that I have coached and some of the Parent Communication Issues that I have encountered.  Here is the third part of my parent communication issues in youth football but could be used for any youth sports coach.  Parent Communication Issues - Part 3; Miscellaneous Parent Coach Conflicts / Issues. For more info visit CoachParker.org
19:12
February 06, 2020
Parent Communication Issues - Part 2; Parent & Player Demands
Here is the second part of my parent communication issues in youth football but could be used for any youth sports coach.  Parent Communication Issues - Part 2; Parent & Player Demands For more info on Parent Communication head over to  https://coachparker.org/2016/03/22/parent-communication-youth-football-coaching-clinic/ Visit CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips, talk, plays, drills and more. 
19:22
January 14, 2020
Parent Communication Issues
After semi retiring from coaching youth football this past season, I started thinking about all the great teams that I have coached and some of the Parent Communication Issues that I have encountered.  Here is the first part of my parent communication issues in youth football but could be used for any youth sports coach.   For more info on Parent Communication head over to  https://coachparker.org/2016/03/22/parent-communication-youth-football-coaching-clinic/ Copyright 2020 - Stephen C Parker Visit CoachParker.org for more free coaching tips and talk
19:35
January 07, 2020
Becoming a Coach's Favorite
How do players become a Coach's favorite beyond DaddyBall and Prima Donna favorites.  Coaches love players with desire to play the sport, hard working, sport IQ, respect and are coachable.   Listen to Coach Parker of CoachParker.org explain how favorites are made in youth football but really crosses over into youth sports.   Visit my Website at CoachParker.org for more free youth football coaching tips.
21:56
November 29, 2018
Youth Football Player Evaluations and Try Outs in Pee Wee Football
This coaching youth football podcast is on Youth Football Player Evaluations and Try Outs in Pee Wee Football. This was a requested video on how to evaluate pee wee football players 7 to 12 years old. In the youth football coaching podcast, I try to outline possible try out and eval scenarios to help you choose the best and top pee wee football players for your teams. Let me know what you think of the Podcast. Enjoy the video / podcast. Thanks, Coach Parker Visit my Website at CoachParker.org
21:50
August 14, 2018
Choosing a Team Mom in Youth Football / Sports
This is a podcast / video on Choosing a Team Mom in Youth Football or Sports by Coach Parker. This is based off an article written back in 2011 on CoachParker.org. https://coachparker.org/2011/01/09/choosing-a-team-mom-in-youth-football/ Choosing the right team mom is a very important decision for the head coach. Making the right choice takes a ton or pressure off the coach.
19:26
July 24, 2018
Team Discipline in Youth Sports
This coaching youth football / sports podcast is on Team Discipline. This was a requested podcast / video. In this pee wee coaching podcast, I try to outline possible discipline issues, punishments and how to solve these issues.  Hopefully this podcast will help you manage player discipline on your youth football team or other pee wee sports team.   You can find the video of this podcast that has notes over at my YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/daraMybL7Eo Visit CoachParker.org for more info.
30:60
July 12, 2018
Favoritism in Youth Football / Sports
In this first episode of Coaching Youth Football Tips & Talk, Coach Parker discusses Favoritism in Youth Football / Sports. Head over to CoachParker.org for more free youth football tips and talk.
36:45
June 14, 2018