I am Steve Parker and I have been coaching youth sports for the last 6 years and youth tackle football for the past two consecutive seasons and one season in 1994 where I was a co-recipient of Plano Sports Authority Football Coaching Staff of the Year award. I am currently on my leagues Coaches Committee, near Denver Colorado.
I grew up in Texas living and breathing football. I was born outside of Ft Worth so I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. I started playing organized football in 3rd grade for the YMCA Dad’s club in Spring Branch, just northwest of downtown Houston, Texas. I played football every year until I graduated High School in 1982. In HS, my offensive coordinator and linebackers coach was Coach Ron Schroeder, one of the top HS school football coaches in Texas Football History. I learned a lot from Coach Schroeder about offense, discipline and how to play defense. I also want to thank Coach Schroeder for moving me from an OG to a FB on offense. 🙂 A few other coaches that I want to also thank are; Coach Lakin, Coach O’Neal and most of all and the reason that I am a coach today, Coach John Lewis, my Pee Wee football coach. I hope my players remember me, like I remember you.
Since my oldest boy, Berndt or Bear, started playing tackle football two years ago, I have been struggling to find resources on the web for youth football coaches. I must say it has been tough. There are about 10 good sites, but you must hunt them down and luck into them from your Google searches. What I am hoping from this blog and eventual expansion into a complete website is a single resource that youth coaches may visit to find most of thier information.
Here are a few of my favorite sites:
If you have any cool football sites that you visit regularly for football, send them along. Help me build the best youth football zone on the web.