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Diamond Formation Trig Running Plays

This free youth football coaching video reviews the Trig Diamond Formation Base Plays in the Power Wing Beast Youth Football Offense by Trig Offensive FormationCoach Parker. The Trig or Diamond formation is becoming more popular in pee wee football.

The Trig formation or Diamond formation is an inverted Wishbone formation with one Tailback and two Fullbacks. Basically you have two Offset I possibilities and shifts easily in and out of the Angl or Offset I formation also in the Power Wing Beast Offense.

I use the Trig formation for many Counter motion type plays that one might run with a split backfield and I also have quick hitting Dive plays and Power Sweeps with the Tailback.  This is also a great Double Pop Pass formation with a Screen outlet.  Check out the video and let me know what you think.

For a direct link to the video go here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m2oRsM_qYU

For more free youth football coaching videos by Coach Parker go to his YouTube Channel at http://youtube.com/c/stephenparker

Stay tuned as I develop more free coaching videos on the Power Wing Beast Offense from my pee wee youth football playbook.  Many of these plays are run by the top little league tackle teams across the Country in some of the best youth football associations.

You can purchase the Power Wing Beast Offense playbook here…..

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner,
Coach Parker
Keller, TX / DFW Texas



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Too Much and Too Little Time

If you’re like me, you are probably trying to install too many youth offensive plays or defensive stunts & blitzes before your first youth football game.  I always think I have more time, and time is your enemy.  Most youth tackle football coaches only have 2 practice days a week, maybe 3 if you are lucky, and a small percentage select / elite teams practice 4 days a week.  Wow, what would I do with 4 days a week, maybe a trap Kick Return special teams play.  See I like to keep adding information instead of keeping it simple stupid or KISS.  I just watched a video by Michigan State’s Linebacker’s Coach Mike Tressel, and he talks about “paralysis by analysis”.  Information Overload slows a player down.

Maybe you’ve already had your first game or scrimmage or two and thinking why are my players lining up in the wrong positions and not remembering their plays, we have practiced this skill or play over and over.  I am sure you have practice those plays and skills in practice, but can you perform that play or routine 5 times perfectly without corrections?   I’ve read research that says people need 10,000 hours of training to become an expert, 250,000 reps to perfect a skill or a 500 reps a play in practice before running the play in an actual game.  Whatever the hours needed to perfect a skill or a play, I am sure neither of us are approaching 500 reps before running our plays in a game situation. We do not have the time at the youth level.  So what is the solution?

If your players just aren’t getting it, pull back a little on all the information and focus on your core 4 to 8 offensive plays.  My rule of thumb on offense is player’s age = # plays I can successfully coach that season.  So if I am coaching 9 year olds then I might be able to coach 8 to 10 different plays on offense.  On defense don’t set up multiple defenses.  Maybe you should only stunt or blitz one or two players and not involve the whole team.  Let the other 9 players play normal and two blitzers carry out all the special stunts.

How do I know pulling back and keeping it KISS works?  Well in Spring we won our Divisions Super Bowl with only 6 plays for an 8 year old team.  Yes, that’s right, 6 plays and that really was only 3 plays right or left.  So if I can pull back and simplify to win, so can you.

Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

Coach Parker
Ft. Worth, TX / Keller

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Animated Youth Football Playbooks – PRNewswire/ —

Looks a little simple, but if you need a playbook this might be a good source.  You can do a lot of this from MS PowerPoint.  I still wish for a Madden type of playbook plugin.

EZPLAYZ Animated Youth Football Playbook for Youth Football CoachesATLANTA, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — According to football legend Lou Holtz, “In a successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention.” EZPLAYZ Coaches Todd Alkire and Chris Ragland take the football coachs words seriously. EZPLAYZ is a carefully thought-out eBook that will allow a coach to take his head out of the playbook and focus on teaching the fundamentals of youth football. See more about EZPLAYZ online at http://www.ezplayz.com.

via Coaches Share Plays to Win — ATLANTA, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —.

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Spin FB Gut Cut Back Play

One of the base Spin plays to keep the defense honest is the Spin FB Gut Cut Back.  After running the Spin Sweep, Reverse and Counters, the defense is likely to shift wide and open up the middle.  This is when I like to run the Spin FB Gut. 

Spin Offense – Fullback Gut Cut Back

Spin Offense Fullback Gut Cut Back

The key difference to this Spin play and the Spin Plays I have written about is the direct snap to the fullback.  We direct snap to the FB on any Spin fullback run play out of the shotgun. The QB and Wings run the reverse fake and the O-line blocks Wedge or Double teams at Gut depending on our blocking call. 

You can see this Spin play on video and other information on the Spin Offense at AFM’s Spin Channel, http://spin.americanfootballmonthly.com.   

Have a great season.  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

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