Football Coaching Clinic – Part 5

This is the fifth post of a multi part Youth Football Coaching Clinic presentation that I developed for KYA Football in Keller, TX. In this post I will be discussing what do youth football players want from you and football.  Find Part 1,   Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. Below is a great quote… Read More

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Pull Blocking Pod Youth Football Drill Station

After watching a few offensive DVDs the over the summer and coaching pulling drills over the years, I tweaked my pull blocking drills into my Pull Blocking Pod Youth Football Drill Station.  I also added blocks for the Split End, Tail Back and the Full Back so we can get everyone involved in the blocking… Read More

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Ice Cream Sandwiches and Motivating Youth Football Players

Who doesn’t like an ice cream sandwich? Exactly, and most  kids love them so ice cream sandwiches are perfect for motivating your youth football players to practice harder and player smarter during pee wee football games.  Plus, ice cream sandwiches always increase the fun factor, and hey at the end of the day, everyone wants… Read More

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Boys of Fall Moments ~ “Coaches” Video – Youth Football Coaches

Coach BK sent this video link to me today, and I wanted to share with you too.  Thanks Coach!  I hope everyone enjoys this video as much as I did watching these great players and coaches talk not X’s and O’s but about Coaching’s personal relationships and how coaches assist the maturation of many young… 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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Youth Football Stance Story

A few years ago I attended a youth coaching retreat and heard one of the high school coaches talk about getting into a proper 3 point stance for a lineman.  He said something like you bend down into a two point stance like your taking a dump in the woods.  He was right you do… Read More

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What’s in your Youth Football Coach’s Bag?

What’s in your youth football coach’s bag?  Hopefully a mouthpiece or two. I carry two bags to my youth football practices; my backpack and a team equipment  bag.  In my backpack I keep a few necessary items close at hand like mouthpieces and paper & pens that I use to make notes when needed.  I… Read More

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Thoughts on Choosing Youth Football Assistant Coaches

As we approach the 2011 Fall youth football tackle season, I thought I would share my thoughts on choosing assistant coaches.  First let me say, choosing and in most cases accepting volunteer help is like hiring temporary Holiday workers that want off every Weekend and is seldom a perfect match. Especially, since the volunteer talent… Read More

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Why do you coach youth football? Poll

I was talking to another sports parent the other day about why we are so involved in youth sports, and it prompted me to think more about why I am coaching youth football.  Why do you coach youth football?  I would love to know. Please vote below.  Thanks. Thanks for voting, Coach Parker

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Drafting Youth Football Players

So your youth football draft is approaching or maybe its over like mine is for Spring football.  I wanted to highlight a few things that I learned from my last youth football draft.  The main point I learned in this year’s recreational football draft is that actual tackle football experience should trump size and any… Read More

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