Youth Coaching

Expect More or Lose

I sometimes hear from parents, “Why do you push so hard, they are just kids?”  Yes, they are young adults, and life is full of challenges.  I believe that sports, not just football, teaches young adults about life through competition.   As a coach, mentor, and friend, it is my obligation to teach our players that…

Magazine Reviews

May issue AFM

I just received the May 2008 issue of American Football Monthly.  Now that I am married and pushing 50, its like getting the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue every month.  Well, maybe not.  🙂 Mike Kuchar’sarticle on Developing Deception with the Spread Option is also a very good article.  I run a Toss / Spin offense…

Youth Coaching | coaching youth football

Top Youth Football Websites – Welcome to Coach Parker’s Youth Football Zone

Welcome to the Youth Football Zone with links to other Youth Football Websites and coaching youth football articles, plays, drills, playbooks and more for offense, defense, special teams and practices. This blog post was from May 2008 while I was coaching youth football in the Denver area for the Arvada Pirates with AYFA. I am…

Offense | Blocking

Simple Youth Blocking Schemes, What to do? Studying to be 1 of best at Blocking!

I have been working on simple youth blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months.  We had a great youth football season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running our Speed pee wee football version of the new Spin offense, which is a spread version of the double…