Youth Football Scrimmage Highlights

pee wee football at KYA in KellerOur KYA youth football game today is rained out, so I thought I would write a post about our first scrimmage on 8/25/18. We had a pretty good first outing on Offense and Defense. I would grade us a B+. Rookies need some work but good surprises from many new experienced players to our system.  Since we jumped up an age Division with many older players, we drafted a whole new team for the Fall trying to increase our age and experience levels of the team.  We did draft one or two returners from our last two Rams’ seasons that moved up into the older age Division but were still younger than most in the older Division. Other than losing our top lineman pick to a broken leg before the first practice (seriously bad luck), I think our draft strategy was pretty sound.  We looked good in our first scrimmage outing.  Below are some of our pee wee football 9 and 10 year old scrimmage highlights.  Enjoy.

Youth Football Offense Highlights

Coach Whit is the Offensive Coordinator this season. He is running Beast Tight, Beast Worm, Angl, Pie and his Dragon formation which is very similar to the Beast Jumbo formation.  Many of these formations and plays are in the Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook.  We are looking into more of the Speed formation as the season progresses.  We have a good experienced core of running backs that should be able to run these formations with success.  We just need more time and reps to gel and get our timing down.  We may have one of the best Offensive lines that we have coached in a long time.  I am coaching the OLM so I am very excited to be a part of this great group of linemen.

Youth Football Defense Highlights

I am the Defensive Coordinator this season. We are running my Pirate 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense. We have a great group of aggressive Defenders this season. I was very happy with the first scrimmage. We ran the 62 Wide Tackle Defense along with the 62 Tight Tackle and the 62 Double Wide Defense. We had good success with the Double Wide scheme against this team.  I am looking forward to a fun season coaching Defense.

How is your pee wee football season going so far?  Are you running any of my offense or defense schemes?  I would love to hear from you.

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Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth TX / North Texas


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Offensive Linemen Practice Plan – The One Pager

Offensive Lineman StanceToday I’ve got a great video post about coaching youth football offensive linemen. I’ve been working on the O-line practice plan video idea for a while. A friend of mine needed a some ideas about how to coach linemen so I put together a detailed practice plan for him based on what I have been doing the last 10 years coaching o-linemen. I call it the One Pager. It’s a 90 minute offensive linemen practice plan that can be used for the week to budget your practice time for you big men. So many youth pee wee football coaches only focus on the running backs, which is a huge mistake. Blocking is key to winning big games. This OLM practice plan gives you and your coaches a great outline to prepare your offensive linemen for your next game and season.

I developed the OLM One Pager from the 40 pages of blocking information out of my Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook for Youth Football and condensed the key points into a handy one page document. This is down from 3 pages in my last attempt at a quick look plan. Why one page? Another coaching friend of mine says he doesn’t read more than one page of anything, so this the One Pager 90 Minute OLM Practice Plan. This one sheet gives you pretty much everything you need to do with your OLM during the week based on my blocking philosophies from my PWBO book. You can buy the OLM Practice Plan One Pager for $1.99. If you do not have my book you should still be able to use the One Pager and it you have questions, you can contact me anytime.

O-line 90 Minute Practice Plan – The One Pager

 


O-line 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

What does your offensive line practice time look like?  Would love to hear your ideas and comments.

OLM Practice Plan 90 min – The One Pager – $1.99
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O-line Practice Plan

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Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth TX / DFW Metro

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Everyday Drills – Youth Football Drills

Today we’ve got another post on youth football drills. We’re going to talk about what I call my Everyday Drills (EDs) or drills that I always do weekly. These pee wee football drills keep sticking to my practice plans each season for my youth football teams aged 6 to 12 years old. I do many football drills to address specific weaknesses or for fun to lighten up practice, but these EDs are my go to drills that on a weekly basis are pretty much in every practice.

Everyday Drills for Youth Football

  • Pop Pass Pod
  • Snaps Pod – QBs & Centers
  • Agility Course Warm Ups or Dynamics
  • 2 Line Fundamentals
    • Quick Hands
    • Block Engage
    • Seahawk Roll Tackles
    • Stance / Snap Get Off
    • Grab Cloth Finger Grabs
  • Angle Tackle Drill
  • Contain Pod
  • O-Line Alignments, Steps and Rules
  • Blocking Box
  • Running Back Hand Offs
  • Running Back Plays / Holes
  • Big Oklahoma / Half Line
  • Game Simulation Walk Thrus

My Everyday Drills start with a warm-up drill which I like called the Passing Pod. We do this before practice so the QBs can warm up their arms and the Centers can get snap reps. Everyone runs routes and gets warmed up. Many coaches will use this as their main warm up drill vs agility course or dynamic warm ups. I also like the Snaps Pods drill where you have 3 or 4 centers snapping to 3 or 4 QBs or Running Backs and the QBs switch Center after each snap. We try to get in at least 10 to 25 reps here before practice.  You can combine these two drills if you have enough QBs and Centers.  Each Pass Pod could have 2 QBs and 2 routes to throw, which would give your four QBs and Centers tp rotate around.

Everyday Drills Video

I am also big on the Agility Course for warm-ups, especially for linemen. We do about a 50 yard course with ladders, shuffles, bags, tires, rings, cones, bear crawls etc to get everyone warmed up and ready to go. It is also great conditioning for players. But the biggest positive is quicker feet with our linemen.


youth football agility course


One of the main stays in my warm ups since 2006 is two line fundamentals. I usually put guys with a partner every season. We line up in two lines facing each other so we can take roll quickly and also talk about our practice goals, plans and any other team info like game times, jersey changes, grades, etc. Once we are done talking we will do quick Stance, snap count get off, hands drills, Seahawk tackling roll tackles, blocking form fits, Grab Clothe finger grabs and maybe a simple angle tackle drill to finish it up and get a quick water.  Great way to do Dynamic Warm ups too.


two line football fundamental drills


Since the Defensive Ends are so critical in our 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense scheme we do a Contain Pod drill weekly if not everyday. We discuss position responsibilities, gap and track requirements in great detail with tackle wheels & Yoga Balls or live players. This is basically a half line drill with DTs, DEs, iLbs, and DBs.

With the Offensive Line everyday we will go through an Alignment Gap Split Pod, Steps Stance Get Off Pod, Rules & Engagement Pod, and a live hitting drill like the Blockling Box which I will name a Knight of the Hootchikawdawa (fun name for King of the Hill). Or will we will go through a full Blocking Pod or Board Type Drill.

The Running Backs will break off and do hand offs ball protection drills like the RB Gauntlet Drill. They will also work on play, hole, and track recognition. They will do a ton of walk thrus for timing. We may also have them do a cut drill, stiff arm and or ladder drill to make sure they understand not to cut back inside so much.

We also like to end with a Half Line Scrimmage or a Big Oklahoma Drill. We can get everyone involved and run through all the fundamentals we have been teaching in a live environment.

On the last practice before the game, we like to run a Game Simulation Drill which simulates a real game with all three phases of football; offense, defense, special teams including the coin toss and naming the Captains.

I know each practice I try to get in one tackling and blocking drill.  Also make sure to have some special team drills for your special team period, like the Pursuit Drill and the Bowling for Onside Kicks drill.  If you are returning punts, make sure your players are catching 25 to 50 punts a week.

What do you think of my Everyday Drills for Youth Football?  What drills do you use every practice?  I would love to hear from you.

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Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth TX / DFW Metro

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Bowling for Onside Kicks Drill – Fun Youth Football Drills

Today I’ve got a youth football drill video on Bowling for Onside Kicks drill. It’s a fun youth football drill to help teach your players how to receive and catch onside kicks.

I’m reviewing this drill today because a coach asked me the other day about kick returns. This drill is the first area we teach to our kick return team, since we want to see who has good hands to put on the front line. Not everyone can receive an onside kick.

Special Teams Pee Wee Football Drill - Bowling for Kicks

Check out the Special Teams drill in more detail by watching the youth football drill YouTube video.

I hope you enjoyed the Bowling for Kicks pee wee football drill. Do you use a drill similar for your Special Teams Kick Return team. I would love to hear from you. Let me know if you have a favorite drill and maybe I will highlight it on my social media channels. Leave a comment below or Contact Me.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, Texas / Ft. Worth / DFW Metro

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