Blogging Fusion Blog Directory the #1 blog directory and oldest directory online.

Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

Home Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

Rated: 3.02 / 5 | 1,527 listing views Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone Blogging Fusion Blog Directory

United-States

 

General Audience

  • steve parker
  • May 09, 2008 09:10:17 AM
SHARE THIS PAGE ON:

A Little About Us

Features articles and links about coaching American youth football; offense, defense, special teams, and more about pee wee football.

Listing Details

Listing Statistics

Add ReviewMe Button

Review Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone at Blogging Fusion Blog Directory

Add SEO Score Button

My Blogging Fusion Score

Google Adsense™ Share Program

Alexa Web Ranking: 1,713,336

Alexa Ranking - Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

Example Ad for Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

This what your Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone Blog Ad will look like to visitors! Of course you will want to use keywords and ad targeting to get the most out of your ad campaign! So purchase an ad space today before there all gone!

https://www.bloggingfusion.com

.

notice: Total Ad Spaces Available: (2) ad spaces remaining of (2)

Advertise Here?

  • Blog specific ad placement
  • Customize the title link
  • Place a detailed description
  • It appears here within the content
  • Approved within 24 hours!
  • 100% Satisfaction
  • Or 3 months absolutely free;
  • No questions asked!

Subscribe to Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone

Expert Defensive Game Planning Strategies For #1 Youth Football Defenses

I received an email from a youth football coach about how I do my Defensive Game Planning For Youth Football Defenses especially for the first pee wee football game of the season. I wrote him a long winded email email and I thought this might make a good youth football blog post over at...

I received an email from a youth football coach about how I do my Defensive Game Planning For Youth Football Defenses especially for the first pee wee football game of the season. I wrote him a long winded email email and I thought this might make a good youth football blog post over at CoachParker.org so here we go. This will wind up being a good defensive coordinator checklist.

How should I prepare for that first game in terms of scouting?

Coach Chris
defensive game planning

Here are a few past blog posts on Game Prep and scouting that I have written to help with this defensive game planning question. Of course most of this will be focused on how one would run my 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense.

Defensive Game Planning

First in your defensive game planning, make sure your base run and pass defenses are sound and that everyone knows their position responsibilities and the back-ups are ready. Most youth football players love defense so preparing for defense is easier than offense. Make sure your Head Coach gives you the needed prep time. Sometime HC/OCs get focused on offense and defense is the step child.

Defense wins Championships so practice Defense. Many smart coaches will only put top players on Defense and skimp on the offensive line. You choose your poison. If your opponent does not score you will probably win. If your offense is not up to par then make sure your Defense is ready to go. Make good choices on where to start your best players on Defense is a good defensive game planning strategy for youth football.

Choosing the right players to start on defensive is very important but also making sure everyone knows how to play their position including with adjustments and substitutions, make sure your defensive players know how to TACKLE. And they are very good at tackling not arm tackling but laying the wood. Spend a ton of time on tackling. Remember football at base is Blocking and Tackling. Maybe your number #1 defensive game planning is making sure your defensive youth football players know how to tackle. I like the Seahawk tackle technique myself. It works great for our defenses.

youth football tackle

Position Specific defensive game planning strategies are…..

Make sure your defensive ends “contain men” do not crash. They need to be quick to their mesh point 2 to 3 yards behind the deepest back to put max amount of pressure in the backfield. The DEs do not chase down, they should wait for the counter or reverse. Key factor in the first game.

DTs must also not pinch hard down before penetration but pinch down once in the backfield. LBs must stuff the hole if power and flow if sweep. Make sure they stuff if power. Watch second step to the hole striaght is power out is sweep.

CBs must pick up hidden TEs and FS must find the other receivers. A gappers must stuff center and not allow wedge plays or QB sneaks. Make sure everyone knows the base defense responsibilities. Watch the counter and reverse. Perfect practice almost always equals a win.

Do not lose the first game to a pass or a misdirection play or an off tackle play that you cannot stop. You can always adjust. I have watched rookie coaches not adjust to a power lead play to the C gap and let us run 100+ yards through that hole. Be flexible in the first game.

Also make sure you Defense knows to watch the football just in case they will try to use a tricky snap count. You do not need any stupid off-sides penalties. Make sure to review common defensive penalties when developing your defensive game planning strategies.

First Game – Defensive Game Planning

First games are always tough. I hate them. You never really know how your team will play. It is even worse when you have a new team and they are not used to playing together yet. Be flexible and be ready to adjust.

Before the first game, try to get in 2 to 4 scrimmages. This will help you find the right players for each position and help you find your defense’s weaknesses. Film these scrimmages.

If you can try to find a team that has scrimmaged your first game opponent so you can talk to the other coaches about how they did against that team. This is a great opportunity to trade film if they filmed that scrimmage with your first game opponent.

  1. Look for old scout film on that team. Or Offensive coordinator name to determine what his base offense potentially could look like.
  2. Ask around the league with other coaches that may know about the team and coaching staff. What do they run and who is their stud?
  3. Ask your parents, sometimes a player or parent knows the team or someone on the team. Shoot they may have played for the coach.
  4. Find out where they practice or where they scrimmage and go scout them. I will scout a scrimmage but others have scouted my practices. Free country.
  5. Ask other coaches that have scrimmaged them how they looked and what to look for.
  6. You want to stop their best RB so find out who he is if you can and the number.
  7. You want to stop their 5 best plays. Do they pass or run base.
  8. Be ready for a run based offense or a pass offense, I usually run a 5-3 or 5-2 monster if passing more at 12U and go back to a 62 if they are mostly run and or can’t complete a pass. Any team under 10U I will start in a 62WT or 70 defense.
  9. During the actual game, stat the game for formation, play, yardage and ball carrier in detail 1st half so in 2nd half you can adjust.
  10. Most teams will run a base offense the first game to work out issues, be prepared for the o-tackle play, Sweep, TE pass, Wedge and a counter. Most teams will run an I variation or at 12U a spread, maybe a pistol. this will at least give you a base.

I hope you enjoyed part 1 of the youth football defensive game planning strategies. This should help any defensive coordinator preparation for the first game of the season.


Stay tuned for Part 2 Scouting – Defensive Game Planning, how to scout and prepare for an unknown opponent for the first game.

There seem to be hundred of game plan templates on the internet, but I was wondering what yours in particular looks like. Do you have multiple laminated sheets you run off of? What kind of information are you putting down, and in what way are you organizing it so it is readily available to be relayed to the players quickly?

Coach Chris

Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


1 Play Multiple Formations | Popular Youth Football Offensive Formations

The other day I decided to draw up 1 Play in Multiple Formations to do a little mental gymnastics with well known Youth Football Offensive Formations and diagrams to see how far I could go. And this is the 25+ plays from one play in 25+ popular football offensive formations. I have always been...

youth-football-offensive-formations

The other day I decided to draw up 1 Play in Multiple Formations to do a little mental gymnastics with well known Youth Football Offensive Formations and diagrams to see how far I could go. And this is the 25+ plays from one play in 25+ popular football offensive formations.

I have always been a multiple formation coach both on offense and defense. All three of my playbooks have multiple formation concepts; Power Wing Beast Offense, Wildcat Multi Spread Offense and the 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense. In my opinion you need more than just one formation to get to the top consistently. Just as an FYI, the 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense digital PDF eBook is on sale for $13.39 through July 2020.

The one play I chose for the mental challenge was the off-tackle play. This is my favorite play and I love it from not only the Beast Offense but just about every other youth football offensive formation too. Below is an example out of the Off-Set I formation.

off-tackle-play-youth-football

What is so funny to me is that I think the Single Wing formation (below) and the Off-Set I formation are cousins. The big difference is the QB under center, so almost all plays could be the same. I like this since if my Center cannot snap a consistent shotgun snap then I can move to the Off-Set I. Yes, I know I lose the extra blocker but I would rather not turn the ball over with bad snaps every other offensive series.

single wing offensive formation youth football off-tackle play

I drew up the plays with blocking just at the hole so you may see some of the plays with little or no backside blocking. I tried to keep the blocking by the running backs consistent, like the FB always has the DE / contain man. I also drew the plays up in an overloaded set for most of the plays against a shifted 5-3 defense. Many youth football defenses will not shift to the overloaded youth football offensive formations so that gets even better.

Overall my conclusion is that with minor tweaks you should be able to run multiple youth football offensive formations and if your RBs are experienced enough and smart enough, you could multiple your playbook by at least 3 or 4. Plus you do not need to add every play to the other package(s). Just some ideas and thoughts for you guys to think about.

Youth Football Offensive Formations Video

You can see all 28 youth football offensive formations diagrammed in this video. If you would like a pdf of the slides, please contact me via my contact page and request OnePlayMultiFormationsPDF. I use MS PowerPoint to draw plays.

I personally like how easy the various single wing formations can run the same play. I know many of the UBSW coaches are die hards about their beloved formation but look at this variety you have available below. We use a ton of the Beast, ND Wing and the Triple Wing below in the PWBO. I have also used the short punt which is a tightened up Double Wing in my opinion. Take a look at the video and you can start seeing all the similarities of the youth football offensive formations.

single wing formations one play

Youth Football Offensive Formations in the video include:

  • I Formation
  • Off-Set I
  • Split
  • Wing T
  • Stack I / Maryland I
  • T – Formation
  • Power I
  • Wishbone
  • Diamond
  • Pistol
  • Double Wing
  • Single Wing
  • Beast / Yale Single Wing
  • ND Box Wing
  • Short Punt
  • Beast Wide Worm
  • Triple Wing
  • SMU Spread
  • TCU Spread
  • Ace
  • Modern Spread
  • Power Spread
  • Max Pro Spread
  • Pro I Formation
  • Pro Off-Set I
  • Pistol Spread

I hope you enjoyed the video and the blog post on 1 Play Multiple Formations – Youth Football Offensive Formations. I really enjoyed putting this article together. I am interested in looking closer at the Wing T Offense and the Power Spread. What piqued your interest? Do you run multiple formations? Can you see yourself experimenting with multiple formations now? If so, leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you.


Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


Beast Formation | 20 Popular Power Wing Beast Formations or Not So Much

I finally got around to making a Beast Formation post about 20 formations. Some of these were popular enough for the Power Wing Beast Formations and some Beast Formations were not so popular and did not make the cut for the final published PWBO youth football playbook. I’ve run just about every variation of...

Beast Formation Diagrams pdf

I finally got around to making a Beast Formation post about 20 formations. Some of these were popular enough for the Power Wing Beast Formations and some Beast Formations were not so popular and did not make the cut for the final published PWBO youth football playbook. I’ve run just about every variation of the Beast Offensive Formations you can think of over the last 25 youth football seasons. Some of them my teams have run very well and others looked great on paper but could not get them to work as pretty as they looked on the field as when I drew them up in MS Power Point.

If you prefer not to read the post then hit my YouTube video below on the Beast Formations. At my Youtube channel you can find over 100 Beast Offense videos and 200 other youth football coaching videos. That’s 300 free coaching youth football tip videos for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy. Please subscribe to the channel if you can. Thanks! And don’t forget there are almost 400 free youth football articles on this website; CoachParker.org. If you would like organized content then take a look at my youth football playbooks for sale over at my youth football playbook store.

Beast Formation Video

Here are some of the Beast Formations I have run in games and tested in practices and scrimmages. Green check means I run a ton of the Beast formation plays in games, Orange not so much, and Red fell off my radar and might test in practice every now and then. You can find Beast Offense game highlights and coaching tips at my Beast Offense YouTube Playlist.

Beast Formation Diagrams

Beast Formation 1 - BUC, Base, Tight, Worm, Chow Chow

The main Beast Formations in this group are the BUC, Beast, and Worm. These formations usually account for about 50% of my offensive plays; Tank, Wedge, Sweep, Counters, TE Pop Passes and Quick Out Passes. If you are running a non Beast Offense as your main offense, it is very easy to add Beast to your offense as a short yardage power package. I highly recommend Beast Tank Power, Sweep, Wedge, Texas Counter and the TE Pop pass as a 5 play package for any offense at any age.

Beast Formation Drawings

beast formation drawing 2

This group of formation drawing diagrams includes some more popular Beast alignments; Jumbo, Pie, Cake, and Trig. In recent seasons, the Pie / Cake formations have been my main power running formations. We won a 12U Super Bowl running Cake formation and the Beast Back calling the hole at the LOS. Incredible victory over a stacked select team that tried to run over our rec league. I use Jumbo a ton as the main Beast pass formation. Dragon is also good for misdirection plays and passing too. Trig Even is a good quick hitting FB blast formation and also good for play action passing and screens to the TB.

Beast Formations Diagram Sheets

beast formation diagram sheets

The Lone Ranger formation is one of my favorites and a very good pass formation. A 12U Select team coached by an ex Dallas Cowboy shredded my defense about 10 years ago running that formation. I use a ton in 7on7 play. The Bunch formations have evolved into my Squad Gang formations I am developing now. These are turning out to be powerful pass formations. The Wall and Stack formations are ok when they work. I think if I were more of a Trap play coach, these would be very good but I have not rep’ed them as I should most likely.

Power Point Slide Formation Diagrams

beast formation power point slides Stack, LZ Monkey

The Monkey and Tee formation were from my original Yale Single Wing Offense I ran back in 1994 and 1995 called the Loud Rowdy Monkey for Left, Right, Middle. Jags was a similar formation I played with in 2009. They are ok for me, I like the other PWBO formations above from the my current PWBP book better; BUC, Beast, Worm, Jumbo, Cake / Fat, Pie and Trig.

If you would like a Free pdf file of the Beast / Yale Single Wing / PWBO / ND SW Formations above please contact me from my contact form with Send Coach Parker’s Beast Formations PDF in the subject with your email info so I can email you the file. Thanks, Coach Parker.


Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense?

How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense? This is a great question about youth football offenses. I struggle with this offensive issue against new teams and many times for the first game of the season. Everyone hates the unknown! How does your team stack up...

youth football offense huddle
Youth Football Offense Huddle

How do you know what works on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense? This is a great question about youth football offenses. I struggle with this offensive issue against new teams and many times for the first game of the season. Everyone hates the unknown! How does your team stack up against the league? Are we as good as our last season and last week’s scrimmage.

The original question emailed to me is below.

Good afternoon, I had a question, on top of having the right roster to run certain plays or formations, how do you know what would work if you don’t know the defense that is normally ran? I was just hired as a HC for middle school football, and doing more research I want to take it by storm and bring the total package. thank you for any assistance.

Coach JG

Plan and Prepare Your Youth Football Offense

I do not think you can over plan and prepare for the season. Make sure you know your league and team in your division if at all possible. Ask all the coaches around you about the league and age division and try to research them as much as possible. Take folks out to lunch and dig around if at all possible.

Meet with Coaches, ex Coaches, Local Coaches, Boosters and Admins

When I move to a new league I do a ton of research before I make the move. I want to know the situation if at all possible so I make sure I can be successful. I always take league VP or President out to lunch and try to find out about what I just got myself into. There will be someone that knows a good deal about your situation, you just need to dig deep. Try parents, boosters, starting QB etc. They can give you tips to do some more research.

Pick the Right Offense for Your Team

I just wrote a pretty good article on choosing the right offense. What is the Best Offense for Youth Football. So take a look at that and match your talent to your offense.

Make sure your playbook has the 15 to 20 basic plays to attack all areas of the defense.

  1. Wedge
  2. QB Draw / Sneak
  3. QB Boot / Waggle
  4. FB Blast
  5. Midline / Tackle Trap Play
  6. ISO Dive Plays all Holes
  7. Power Dive 2+ Blockers
  8. Power Sweep
  9. Toss / Pitch Sweep
  10. BuckSweep
  11. Counter WB / Crossbuck
  12. Reverse WB / WR
  13. Flood Pass
  14. TE Quick Pass
  15. Screen FB / WB / WR
  16. Crossing Pattern Seam / Out
youth football offense
Youth Football Offense – Wedge Play

Scouting is the Key to Winning

I cannot emphasize enough what scouting has done to my coaching abilities. Scouting is key to winning the tough games. Here’s a video clinic on Scouting. I did not scout opponents for many years, until I heard Coach Belichick talk about scouting and then found out his dad wrote the book on Scouting which I quickly bought off Amazon and read in a few days. Amazing and highly recommend.

If your youth football league provides scout film or shares tape among teams / schools, definitely find out how to acquire film on your opponents. If there is not film then ask a parent, coach or player to scout a game and take notes on plays, top players, formations etc. Set them up with a spread sheet or forms that you will want to gather the information.

Top 10 Youth Football Defenses

Well the top 10 defenses in youth football are in my blog post, Time Tested Youth Football Defensive Formations; The 10 Most Used. I will always prepare for a 6-2, 5-3 5-2 or 4-4 defense.

The 4-4 is basically a 62 with the DEs backed up to OLBs. You can think maybe you will see a 5-2 and that’s easy because that’s a 53 with a weaker middle and a stronger pass defense. These four defenses along with Gap8 goal line defenses should account for about 80% of the defenses a coach will see most of the time. Prepare for those defenses, find the bubble weaknesses and attack with your best plays.

Blocking will Win Tough Games

Too many coaches will focus on their skill running backs and leave the offensive line to stand and watch the skills practice for two hours and or hand the OLM over to a rookie coach that has never coached youth football offense or even football.

Make sure to focus top offensive planning, preparation and experienced coaching time to perfect your team’s blocking. And pretty please have more than one blocking call. Blocking is so much more than, “hey kid just block that guy.”

Block, get better at blocking, then get even better and block some more and then Perfect blocking and then perfect blocking more. Many head coaches of youth football offense will coach the offensive line, it is that important!

Scrimmages and Pre-Season Games

I like to have 2 or 3 pre-season scrimmage games before the season starts to work out any kinks in my youth football offense and defense. I try to choose what I think will be an easy scrimmage for my first scrimmage. In the second scrimmage if we did well I will get a more difficult team or team closely match to us after talking to other coaches about their scrimmages. In the last scrimmage I want a top team to find out where we really rank in the division or league.

Perfect Your Base Plays to Run Against Any Team and Defense

So during practices and scrimmages I will perfect my base plays that I want to run against any defense. I know the youth defense will be an even or odd front and I want my 6 to 8 base plays to be able to destroy each of these fronts weak areas. Over the years I expect a 5-3 defense most of the time, and maybe a 62 defense.

I good book that talks about how to attack top defenses is Directory of Football Defenses by Tallman,

Script the First 15 Plays on Youth Football Offense

For the first game of the season or against an opponent I have not scouted, I like to script out the first 15 or 20 plays, I want to run with my youth football offense. I try to stick to this script but I may jump around if needed.

During the this game, I have an assistant coach, player or dad write down how the play worked and who made the tackle, how many yards etc. I do this so I can review at after each possession and or definitely at half time.

If Everything Fails It is Probably Blocking or they are really Good

If the defense is killing everything you try to run and it happens some games, then you’re going against a really good stacked talented team or you are telegraphing your plays or I usually find that my blocking is weak and I am not prepared . Either way do not blame your players for a loss. Regroup and be ready to meet them in the playoffs with some good game film now.

You may need to adjust your blocking calls or move some folks around, especially look at your Guards. A weak Center and weak Guards are killer on youth football offense. All three of these players cannot be weak. If I have been trying to run Spread with two WRs then I may need to move in a TE or both to help out. And sometimes, you may need to have two backs to help block on pass plays.

Be Confident, It’s just a Game

You can do it, just have confidence and plan / prepare. Expect to win some games and do not set expectations sky high with your parents and team. Your staff may have high expectations, but promise low and achieve high to the public. Good luck!


What do you do on a Youth Football Offense against an unknown #1 Defense? Do you do some of the things I do? What do you do different? I would love to hear what you do.

Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


How Many Plays in a Playbook for Youth Football? 6, 12, 24, 36?

How many plays in a playbook for youth football? This is a youth football coaching questions I am asked many time every pee wee football season. How many plays should I run for my 9U youth football team? I heard six plays, your site says base 8 plays a friend of mine runs 24....

how many plays in a playbook for youth football

How many plays in a playbook for youth football? This is a youth football coaching questions I am asked many time every pee wee football season. How many plays should I run for my 9U youth football team? I heard six plays, your site says base 8 plays a friend of mine runs 24. What is the real number?

There is no one answer to this question, How Many Plays in a Playbook for Youth Football, because each team is different. I’ve had a 9U team run 36 plays and I’ve had a similar 9U team only be able to effectively run about 12 plays. Both teams were fairly experienced youth football teams but the running backs for one team could not remember the plays. Some players progress mentally and or physically at different rates, so you can only run the number of plays your current team can effectively run. That might be 6 or 36.

I have also seen over my many years coaching youth football, some youth football coaches cannot coach more than about 12 plays. So it is not just the players, but some pee wee football coaches are not ready to install more sophisticated play calling offensive systems. It does not matter how many plays in a playbook, they are running their base 12 to 15.

The coach might not have the confidence or the knowledge to try to install a more advanced playbook for their little league team. And really, if they are competitive running the 12 plays, then why make it more complicated than it needs to be. Is how many plays in a playbook going to make or break a pee wee football season? Probably not. KISS.

how many plays in a youth football playbook - huddle
Coach Parker calling a play with 9U KYA Rams

An older coach in our league that I coached with one season, only ran 12 plays. He was very successful running those 12 plays at the younger age groups. When his team moved to higher age groups they would struggle a bit, but were still very competitive. I became bored with his offense but I did learn some things about keeping it simple, especially since I like to push the envelope, yes I like to push even if I run the thought to be simple Beast. It’s not so simple!!!

So Coach Parker, How Many Plays in a Playbook for Youth Football?

I have a personal library of over 500 youth football plays that I can pull from each season. My two main playbooks the Power Wing Beast Offense and the Wildcat Multi Spread Offense for youth football have about 150 plays that I depend on each season. I will refer to these pee wee football playbooks for my base plays to develop my current teams overall offensive formation package and play call sheet for that season.

Because my two playbooks above are multi formation playbooks, I can match talent to an offensive formation. The current players will determine my offensive package for that season. Since the Beast Offense is so simple to learn and I have had zero issues installing for any team, I will usually install at least Beat Tank and Beast Wedge for any of my teams.

Normally for experienced teams, I will settle on 24 to 36 plays, which for Right and Left will be 48 to 72 in total. On average for for each game, I will use about 12 to 20 plays against an opponent. Shoot I’ve only run 6 Beast plays a few games and never pulled out any other plays.

Yak in Cake formation
Big Hole from the Cake / Fat Formation

How many plays in a playbook for 9u or 10U?

Let’s discuss what I would do for a 9U or 10U recreational little league team that is semi experienced. I will speed this up and add more formations as experience level increases, talent level is at the Select level and for older players with better mental capacities and or experience with football offenses and plays Practice time and reps are always a factor too. If you only have 2 days of practice a week then you will be limited on Offense complexity.

I will start out with the Beast Base 8 plays to install and expand the plays as I feel the youth football players on the team understand the plays and can execute the plays. I will start with the Beast Base 8 Plays and specifically the Beast Tank, Beast Wedge, Worm Stretch Sweep and Jumbo Sweep. I like to push them to learn as much as they can with the Beast and most likely introduce either my Pie or Fat / Cake formation depending upon how the shotgun snapping is progressing.

Beast Texas Counter Play – 9U

If I am unable to add Pie or Fat I will pull back to just the Beast offensive package. The offensive install process will be over two to 4 weeks as we can learn new plays. Play installs will also occur throughout the season.

Below is one half of an actual play call sheet for a recreational 9U team I coached a few years ago. The play call table below has 36 plays to the left that we could run by mid season. The other half of the play call sheet is not shown and is for mirror plays on the right side plays.

On that 9U rec team all of the running backs in the backfield had at least 1 or 2 seasons running the football; 2 from my previous season’s offense and half on another team’s offense. One of the backs had above average football IQ. Three out of four of the RBs were honor roll students. Let’s just say the 4 top skill players were above average pee wee football players. We did not have great speed but average speed. We could not throw the football very well either. XP, IQ, Speed and Passing ability will limit how many plays in a playbook.

9U Play Call Sheet – Left

#Play Call 1
101Fat Left 21 Even Wedge
102Fat Left 23 Power BB3
103Fat Left 25 Power BB5
104Fat Left 27 Power BB7
105Fat Left 29 Power Strch Swp GOLD
106Fat Left 13 Power Lead BB3
107Fat Left 15 Power Lead BB5
108Fat Left 17 Power Lead BB7
109Fat Left 19 Power Lead Strch Swp GOLD
110Fat Left 16 Lead Counter GOLD
111Fat Left 16 Power Lead Counter GOLD
112Fat Left 24 Quick Cntr Tuff BB4
113Fat Left 26 Quick Cntr Tuff GOLD
114Fat Left 1@ Cntr Power Sweep  GOLD
115Fat Left 38 Cntr Power Lead Sweep GOLD
116Fat Left 44 Cntr JAW
117Fat Left Even Swing Pass GOOP
118Fat Lt Evn Dbl Pop Pass GOOP
119Fat Left Evn 80 Pop Pass GOOP
120Fat Lt Even 30 Seam Pass GOOP
121BUC Lt Tank JAW
122BUC Lt Even Wedge
123BUC Lt Even Tricky Jaw
124BUC Lt Popeye GOOP
125BUC Lt Grenade Jaw
126Beast Lt Tank  JAW
127Beast Lft Even Texan Counter BB6
128Beast Lt Swp SoLong – JAW
129Beast Left Even Fake Mouse Wedge 
130Beast Left Cyclops Pass Goop
131WormL StrSwp So Long JAW 
132Worm LT Corky Counter Even JAW
133Worm Lt So Long Sweep GOLD 
134Worm Lt Even WB Quick Pass GOOP
135Jumbo Left 27 Strch Sweep Jaw
136Jumbo Lt All Hitches Sweep Optn Pass GOOP
actual play call sheet for rec 9u team

Many of the Fat plays above are very similar. The Fat formation plays are just going down the offensive line by hole numbers. The Fat Plays are also similar by just adding Lead call or no lead call play. So a majority of the FAT plays above are almost the same. So how many plays in a playbook would you recommend Coach Parker? I would go with 12 to 24 base plays that are simple to learn for your youth football team. If they can learn more then push to 36 if they are struggling pull back to 12 or 15.

Your teams ability to learn the plays and your confidence to coach them will be the two big factors on how many plays in a playbook your team runs that season.

Beast Jumbo Trips Sweep – 9U

How many plays are in a playbook for your youth football team? How many plays on average do you run a season? Let me know what you run below.

Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


Top 5 Elite Youth Football Wing T Plays that Win Games Now!

These are my Top elite 5 Youth Football Wing T Plays for youth football that win games now. You might have your favorite Wing T Plays but these are my best pee wee football Wing-T plays. I have seen these Wing T plays run against me or by me in little league youth football...

Best 5 Wing T Plays

These are my Top elite 5 Youth Football Wing T Plays for youth football that win games now. You might have your favorite Wing T Plays but these are my best pee wee football Wing-T plays. I have seen these Wing T plays run against me or by me in little league youth football games and or scrimmages.

I run many wing type formations, but I have never run the Wing T formation more than a few times in a game and or scrimmages. I do like the Wing-T offense concepts since I think they are very similar to the Double Wing which I prefer. It is funny that in practice, if my motion back from the DW is tired I will line up in a Wing T set for him to run the play. You can easily adjust my Speed double wing variation playbook plays from the Power Wing Beast Offense Playbook to run the Wing T and I am sure vice versa.

Wing T Formation 5 best offense youth football

The Wing T Offense was developed by Coach David Nelson at Delaware. The Offense’s origins are from the Single Wing, T Formation and Double Wing. Many of the plays look very similar allowing for a play series to set up certain plays. The Wing-T Offense gets its name from the Wingback just outside the TE similar to the Single Wing. The Wing-T Offense uses misdirection, power and fakes to achieve success. The Wing T- Offense followers argue the formation is more versatile than the pure Singe Wing since it combines three proven offenses into one.

#1 Youth Football Wing T Plays – Toss Sweep

The Wing T Toss Sweep is all about hitting the flank or edge. The Wingback can help with the edge blocking on the contain man. We have run this a few times in the traditional Wing T and many times from a Split Wing. The play is very effective against defenses with weak CBs and DEs. I like to run this play widening out the Wingback for a crack motion block down on the contain main or a WR. It is wicked good.

Wing T Sweep Play Youth Football Diagram

The Toss Sweep is the base play in the Wing-T offense making it #1 in the top youth football Wing T plays.

Wing-T Toss Sweep Play – Scrimmage Video

#2 Youth Football Wing T Plays – WB Counter / Reverse

I love Wingback Counter plays and Reverse plays in youth football. Misdirection kills over aggressive pee wee football defenses. Plus aren’t they just fun to watch. We have run the Wb Counter play from the Wing T, Double Wing, I Wing and Split Wing. Same play different formation with the same concepts and it is a killer play and usually for a big gainer.

Wing T Wingback Counter Play for youth football

I included the Reverse play as part of the Counter play since it essentially the same play. If the DE is crashing then you can run the Reverse vs the Counter play. If you have a shifty wingback with some speed or substitute your top running back for the WB on this play, you might just score a touchdown. That is how the good the play is in youth football games.

Wing T WB Reverse

These misdirection plays help define the Wing T Offense making them #2 in the top youth football Wing T plays.

#3 Youth Football Wing T Plays – Boot Pass

We have actually practiced this play from the Wing T formation and the Off-Set I formation and it is a great youth football play action pass play. I love the play, since it sets up the QB Boot Pass Option. If you were crazy you could also release the backside TE deep. I have not since our youth QBs can never make that throw but maybe it will occupy the FS. You can also pull the backside guard to help block for the booting QB. Lovely pass play to call in a youth football game.

Wing T Boot Pass for Youth Football

The Waggle or Boot Pass is the base pass play in the Wing-T offense making it #3 in the top youth football Wing T plays.

Wing-T Boot Pass – Scrimmage Video

#4 Youth Football Wing T Plays – Trap

The Wing T Off-tackle trap play is similar to the Crossbuck Counter that many teams run from the Split backfield. We’ve run the Crossbuck, but I have never run this play from the Wing T formation.

One of our 12u competitors did a few years ago and it was very tough to defend. They had a great pulling lineman that was quick and made this trap block to perfection. Plus their running backs carried out great fakes. And we all know that one good fake is worth two great blocks.

Wing T Trap Play for Youth Football

The Trap is one of the the base plays in the Wing-T offense making it #4 in the top youth football Wing T plays.

#5 Youth Football Wing T Plays – FB Wedge

I am very fond of Wedge plays in youth football since many pee wee football teams will hide weaker players in the A Gaps especially at the beginning of each half. The Wing T FB Wedge play is very similar to the DW wedge play. And it works too! The Wing T like the Double Wing formations allows team to give the LBs and DBs a ton of eye candy then hit them up the middle with the wedge play.

Wing T Wedge Play for Pee Wee Football

The Wing-T Offense is a great edge running offense with misdirection and the ability to hit hard up the middle of the LOS. The Offense was developed from the T Formation, Single Wing and the Double Wing formations. So you have almost the best of all worlds. Like I said earlier, I have never been a die hard Wing-T coach, but have used many of its concepts with our Split back formation. The Wing-T Plays work and are very effective at the youth football level.

What are you favorite youth football Wing T Plays? Leave n comment below or on social media.


There are a couple of good Wing T Offense books over on Amazon that are very good. These are part of my personal coaching library. I used these in my research too.

Here are a few good Wing-T Offense articles that helped me too….

What is your favorite book on youth football Wing T plays or Wing-T Offense Formation?


Wing T Formation with Wide Wing

If you run any of these Wing T youth football plays please let me know. Did I choose your favorite youth football wing t plays and what works for your team. If not let me know what you run below.

Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

PS: Stay Safe!!


Link to Category: Football Blogs

Or if you prefer use one of our linkware images? Click here

Social Bookmarks


Available Upgrade

If you are the owner of Coach Parker's Youth Football Zone, or someone who enjoys this blog why not upgrade it to a Featured Listing or Permanent Listing?


We provide Greater link exposure in search engines