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Youth Football Playbook Sale

Now is a great time to buy any of my youth football playbooks on sale over at CoachParker.org playbook store.  I have reduced pricing on all my books and bundles for this Christmas week and the off-season. Plus I have added surprise upsells during checkout so you can save even more. 

The Beast Offense On Sale Now

Beast Offense by Coach Parker PWBO

The Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook is Coach Parker’s multiple formation offensive system based on the Single Wing Beast, Double Wing, and Power I formations.  Coach Parker developed this proven and successful offensive system over the last 10 years in very competitive Colorado and Texas pee wee tackle football little leagues for ages 5 to 12 years old.  

Digital Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook   $19.99 / $29.99   Buy Now
Print Power Wing  Beast Offense Playbook     $29.99 / $39.99   Buy Now
Digital and Print PWBO Playbook Bundle        $39.99 / $49.99  Buy Now

The 62×8 Pirate Defense on Sale Now

Pirate 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense Playbook

The 62 Multi 8 Defense is a proven youth football defense based on the popular and time tested Wide Tackle 62 Defense.  The 62×8 defense has multiple defenses to address multiple offenses and plays.  This is the 62 Defense on steroids but still simple enough for youth football players. 

Digital 62×8 Defense for Youth FB Playbook     $19.99 / $29.99   Buy Now
Print 62×8 Defense for Youth FB   Playbook      $29.99 / $39.99   Buy Now
Digital and Print 62×8 Playbook Bundle             $39.99 / $49.99  Buy Now

New Beast T-Shirts on Sale 

Beware of Beast T-Shirt for sale

I also have Beast t-shirts for sale right now and Beast Football caps are on the way for 2019. You can pick up a Beast t-shirt for around $15 right now at the t-shirt store.  The tshirts are high quality cotton t-shirts from Gildan. I wear them all the time and they seem to last for me.  Get your Beast t-shirt today.

I hope everyone is have a wonderful holiday season.  If you have any questions about the Power Wing Beast Offense or the 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense please contact me anytime. 

Thanks,
Coach Parker
DFW / Keller / Fort Worth, Texas

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Favoritism in Youth Football / Sports Podcast

In this first episode of Coaching Youth Football Tips & Talk, Coach Parker discusses Favoritism in Youth Football / Sports.

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Other Posts on Favoritism

  1. https://coachparker.org/2009/08/25/favoritism-in-youth-sports/
  2. https://coachparker.org/2008/05/23/the-head-coachs-son-favoritism/
  3. https://coachparker.org/2008/05/08/minimum-play-players-favoritism-parents/
  4. https://coachparker.org/2014/09/17/how-to-become-the-coachs-favorite/
  5. https://coachparker.org/2012/06/17/coaching-your-own-child-in-youth-sports/
  6. https://coachparker.org/2011/08/16/so-your-child-is-not-a-starter-oh-no/
  7. https://coachparker.org/2017/06/20/coaching-youth-football-to-lose-and-why/

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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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Tackle Wheel Yoga Ball Tackling Circuit – Youth Football Drill

Tackle Ring DrillWhen the tackle wheels / tackle rings came out I knew I had to have one.  But they were about double / triple what I wanted to pay for one, especially since I am just a youth football coach.  My wife is already on me for buying just about everything else, although equipment under $100 is much easier to explain vs $200 to $300.

So when a friend of mine offered to make me two tackle rings I was stoked.  I really can’t thank Coach Steve Mason enough.  Coach Steve researched how to make the tackle wheels and decided to make 4.  He says he was able to get the parts at reasonable prices off Amazon but the real issue was with sewing and assembly.  When I listened to him talk about the project, I thought it would be easier to buy one.  But you guys might be more crafty like Coach Steve with your sewing skills than I am.  Coach Steve says he will post an instruction video soon and when he does I will link it up.

If you can’t afford the Tackle Rings / Wheels, I found that Yoga / Exercise balls work almost as good.  You can get the yoga balls on Amazon for around $15.  I also added a medicine ball to the mix and you can also get them over on Amazon.

When I was helping Coach Steve with his team earlier this year.  He was doing the tackle wheel drill with the four tackle wheels.  I liked the concept.  It must have worked because his Mustang Panther team beat 2 Southlake teams to win their Super Bowl last Fall.  His team were great tacklers.  He says

Overall, the wheels (last season) turned my:
Great tacklers -> Super Stars
Good tacklers -> Great
Lesser tacklers -> Contributors

Since we were struggling all season this Spring tackling a few weeks ago, I instituted the Tackle Wheel Yoga Ball Tackling Circuit to increase tackling reps and teach proper tackling fundamentals.  Since I am trying to get at least 50 tackling reps each practice per player I did not want to use a live hitting drill for safety / injury reasons.  This drills comes close to live simulation.  Coach Steve calls it batting practice for tacklers.  I must agree.  Our defense and tackling have greatly improved over the last several weeks.

Tackle Ring Tackle Drill Youth Football

Here’s how the drill breaks down.

Purpose: To develop good tackling techniques; break down, stay low, wrap up and drive / roll in a non-hitting session. We will usually do a live angle tackle drill right after this drill.

Set Up: 5 Tackling Lines; 2 Wheels & 3 Yoga Balls Coaches / Helper Dads / Players roll balls wheels as described above. Try to keep lines less than 3 players, to get as many reps for each player. Do at least 3 to 5 sets in a very fast pace.

Coaching Points:

  1. Keep fast pace so everyone is winded
  2. Focus on Breaking Down, staying Low and most importantly wrapping up during the tackle
  3. Make sure players hit bags like its 100% live
  4. They should carry / drive bag 3 steps and roll 2 (wheels)
  5. Players must wrap up with two hands and not let go during the tackle roll
  6. Make sure players are staying aggressive even though this is against bags.

If you dont want to read the drill info here is the video.

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Here is the drill live at one of our practices.

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Next season, I will not wait to implement this drill mid season.  We are starting out with this drill and this will be our main tackling drill.  The drill builds great muscle memory and is also a good conditioning drill if you keep the lines short and go at a fast pace.  I did add the medicine ball in the practice video which I will keep in the drill.

I hope you enjoy the Tackle Wheel Yoga Ball Tackling Circuit youth football tackle drill.  It is working for our team and others and you should consider adding it to your practices.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

~ Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas / Keller

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