Player Types by Position- 62 Multi 8 Defense

This video covers player types by position in the 62 Multi 8 Defense for Youth Football.  I review each position and what I look for in a youth football player to play that position. For all my free youth football coaching videos check out http://www.youtube.com/c/StephenParker The nKob – Nose Guard Weight / Size – Stocky… Read More

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Youth Football Defense 62 Multi 8 Formations

In this video on my youth football defense, The 62 Multi 8 defense, I review the simple 15 different formation shifts.  Yes, it seems like a lot, but most of the time,only 4 people are shifting.  I’ve been running this youth football defensive system for about 10 years.  I have been very successful with this… Read More

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62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense

Welcome to my first video on my 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense.  I’ve been developing this defense since 2008 or so.  This Spring 2016 this defense has had 8 straight shut outs with a 11U team.  I an very proud of this team and the defense they have played all season. Now we need… Read More

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Heads Up Tackling fundamentals – Youth Football Tackling

I just got an email from USA Football with a link to this video about youth football tackling.  This is a really nice youth football tackle fundamental video. Enjoy, Coach Parker Keller, TX / Fort Worth / DFW Texas .

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Thoughts on Choosing Youth Football Defensive Players

I wrote an article a few weeks ago about choosing offensive lineman and thought I would address choosing youth football defensive players in this article.  I define youth football by players in 2nd to 6th grade, so 6 to 13 years old give or take a year.  Tackle football really changes from 6th to 8th… Read More

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Youth Football Coaching Summary Fall 2011

Its been a couple of weeks since winning the Fall 2011 KYA Sophomore Super Bowl and our end of season team party.  I’ve had some time to reflect on the Fall season and some of the things I learned this youth football season.  The number one thing I learned this season is make sure you… Read More

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Tackling Gauntlet Youth Football Drills

I rewatched a linebacker video with Coach Paterno and his linebacker’s coach Coach Sandusky.  Coach Sandusky goes over several tackling drills but one I really like is the tackling gauntlet.  It teaches the tackler to wrap up and continue to drive his feet through the ball carrier.  So many times, youth players stop driving their… Read More

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Tackling Types – Defense Coaching Youth Football

I am reading Coach George Allen’s Handbook of Winning Football.  Coach George Allen was one of the winningest NFL coaches on the Rams and Redskins in the 60′ and 70’s.  I watched his teams many times give my home team Dallas Cowboys fits on Thanksgiving. I was surprised this morning reading Coach Allen’s defensive line chapter and… Read More

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Angle Tackling Drill Youth Football Defense

This season I have been using this Angle Tackling drill for my youth football team at almost every practice, especially for Outside Linebackers, Defensive Ends, Corner Backs, Free Safeties and Inside Linebackers.  The drill is also great for tail backs to practice the sweep and cut back sweeps, and the RBs use of speed and… Read More

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