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Top Youth Football Plays – Top 10 Plays in Pee Wee Football

The Top Youth Football Plays video series came out of my 2012 article on the Best Offensive Plays in Youth Football.  Over the next several months I will be doing a YouTube video on one of the pee wee football plays from the 2012 article on best plays and updating it a bit.  I will then also within a week, produce another video about the best youth football defense to stop the top youth football play.  So, follow me over the next few months reviewing some of the top youth football plays and best pee wee football defenses in youth football.

Below are some of the top plays in youth football in my opinion.  And of course I am probably biased based on my location and my football background.  I would love to hear about your favorite play in the comment section below.  Enjoy the videos of some of the best plays in pee wee football.


#8 Spin Mo 45 FB Direct Dive

Here is #8 on my top 10 youth football plays list from my blog article over on CoachParker.org. This is the Spin Motion 45 Direct Dive Play. This is one of the top youth football plays to run simple misdirection. I love this play. This is another simple and very effective misdirection play from a Spread type formation for youth football teams. One of the best offensive plays for pee wee football teams looking for an easy counter play from a Spread formation.

 

#9 Split Crossbuck Counter

Here is #9 on my top 10 pee wee football plays list from my blog article over on CoachParker.org. This is the Split Wing 36 Crossbuck Counter Play. This is one of the best youth football plays to run for misdirection. I love this play. You can run the Crossbuck out of the Split, .I Wing, Wishbone, Pistol or Diamond Trig formation. Simple and very effective misdirection play for youth football teams. One of my top offensive plays for pee wee football teams looking for an easy counter play.

 

#10 Power I 23 Power Lead

Here is #10 on my top 10 youth football plays list from my blog article over on CoachParker.org. This is the Power I 23 Power Lead Play. This is one of the best youth football plays to run for short yardage. I love this play. The Pie formation is my variation of the Power I and is in my Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook that is available for purchase.

Stay tuned as I continue this top youth football plays video series over the next several months.  Please comment on the videos and article and I will try to address your comments in the nest videos or articles.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact me using the contact page.

Remember to play for fun and winning is funner!
Coach Parker
Keller, TX / Ft. Worth, Texas / DFW

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Top Youth Football Defenses; Best Defenses vs Top Pee Wee Football Plays

The top youth football defenses video series is a comment on the 2012 article I wrote on  the Best Offensive Plays in Youth Football.  Over the next month or two I will be reviewing the top youth football plays from the article in a video series and then also reviewing the best defenses to stop those plays.  I am hoping to do one play each week and the defense to stop it.  I will be posting some summaries of the Defensive videos here.

#9 Defending the Crossbuck Counter

In this best youth football defense video, I review how to stop the #9 top youth football play from the article; the Split Wing 36 Crossbuck Counter.  I chose the 62 Wide Tackle as a good base defense to stop this play with a few adjustments into a stack blitz, C gap blitz from the 62 Tight Tackle shift and two other defenses one could choose; the 63 Hybrid and 70 Defense.  I also talk  about the iLBs taking a jab read step for teams with heavy misdirection teams.  Watch the video on defending the Crossbuck for more info.

top pee wee defenses

If you would like more on my 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook please go here.

#10 Defending the Pie 23 / 25 Power Lead Dive

One of my favorite and best youth football defenses is the 70 Defense.  I chose the 70 defense to defend the #10 play in the best youth football play; the Power I 23 /24 Power Lead Dive play.  I also highlight a few other defenses which one could use to defend this top youth football play like the 63 Hybrid, 65 Defense, and Gap 8 Defense.  You can review some of these in this video on my 62 Formations in my 62 Multi 8 Youth football defense playbook.

top youth football defenses

If you would like more on my 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook please go here.

Stay tuned for more top youth football defenses to stop some of the the best pee wee football plays.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or contact me using the contact page.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

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Coach Parker
Ft. Worth, Texas / Keller, TX, DFW

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Beast Tank Rushing Pod Youth Football Drill

Beast Offense Drill

Today we’re going to do a youth football drill. This drill was sent in by one of the coaches that purchased my Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook. I also used to coach his oldest son. This past Fall season, his Grapevine Colleyville team started running the PWBO offense and won their leagues Super Bowl over Southlake / Carrol which is a big football powerhouse in our area.

His team ran the Power Wing Beast Offense really well. I watched his Super Bowl and had tears in my eyes from his team was running the Power Wing Beast Offense so well. I was so proud.

I want to thank Coach Steve Mason with Grapevine Colleyville Mustang Panthers for sending this drill into me. If you guys have a drill that you are using with my system please send it over to me. I’ll highlight it on my YouTube channel and blog. Again, thanks to Coach Steve Mason.

He said he developed this drill to help his backs new to the Beast Offense how to run the Beast Tank Power Play. I’ve run something similar in the past but since he developed this Power Point Slide I thought I would share this with you.

Pee Wee Football Drill for Offense

Beast Tank Rushing Pod Drill

This purpose of this drill is to teach Beast ball carriers to attack the tank hole and run tight to the offensive line players; Run tight down the line against the blockers pads hitting the tank hole at full speed.

Set Up: Rings are set up to display the O-line. Agility bags are layed down for the back to hug down the line. Volunteer coaches will hold some blocking pads to hit the runner as he gets through the hole and then there’s some coaches that are going to roll tackle wheels at about four or five yards to simulate a linebacker and cornerback kind of blitzing. There’s going to be a cone set up about 10 10 yards away which he’ll cut outside. Usually run with your running backs and Center. You want your Center to get a ton of reps.

For more watch the video…..

Thanks again to Coach Steve Mason for putting that drill together and submitting it to me ready made.  That really helps out.  If you are running the Power Wing Beast Offense then you should check this drill out.

I hope you guys enjoyed the drill.

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

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Youth Football Players Talent vs Coaching in Youth Football

Touchdown Talent vs CoachingThis is the age old argument; Talent vs Coaching.  I just read USA Football’s article In high school football, does good coaching trump talent?  by Stephen Spiewak which got me thinking about talented players in pee wee youth football ages 6 to 12.  How much does talented skills players mean to a youth football team?  Well, a ton.  I think youth football is very similar to basketball where you can have one or two stud players out of 12 on the basketball team and be a force in you’re league.  I think in youth football if you have 5 to 6 studs or on your youth football team then any coach can look pretty good especially if they have the fastest experienced running back in the age group.

I agree that coaching is very important to have a winning program.  And that is what good coaches can do for any organization from pros to youth sports.  Good coaches can almost on average guarantee winning seasons, positive experiences for the players and that the athlete will learn the sport’s fundamentals.  But, at the end of the day you still need talent to win consistently in the Playoffs and Championships.  I know here in Texas, High School coaches get fired for not winning playoff games even with above average winning percentages.

So I agree with the article that Coaching is very important but I recently read You still need the hosses to win.  Great coaching alone will not win games consistently in youth football / sports because at these young age levels one or two really fast experienced running backs can devastate an age group with even just a little coaching.

If you ask me if I want my son to play for the team that has great coaches but have not won a Super Bowl lately but still have winning seasons or for the team that has won the last 4 Super Bowls because they have they have the one man-child running back that is dominating the league sweeping Left and Right all day long and an average coaching staff, I would put my son on the great coaching staff team.

So yes, I love great coaching.  But can great coaching in youth football over come talent in youth football.  Yes and no.  Good coaching can keep teams very competitive and in the hunt, but a dominating tier 1 tailback in youth football is very hard to stop especially with an above average team around that running back.  And that team with the stud running back, will usually win the big game.

Even though I know I am a good coach, I always try to recruit the top players in my age division.  I never try to leave winning up to lady luck.  And that is great coaching; being able to find and recruit the best talent for your team.  So I am greedy and want both.  LOL

What do you think?  Can great coaching overcome talent in youth football?

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

~ Coach Parker

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