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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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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 4, 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 8, 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 6, 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 5, 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 6, 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 7, 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.
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June 14, 2018
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June 13, 2018