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Offline coachnick

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what to show during scrimmages?
« on: June 17, 2015, 11:43:31 AM »
does anyone care to talk about how they approach scrimmages and what to "show?"  do you just treat it like a game and run your plays based on what the defense is giving you?  or do you just keep it basic and then on game day unleash certain things based on film study?  general thoughts on your approach???

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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 12:25:06 PM »
We won't show everything we have and we won't do things to try and "win" the scrimmage. Every play in our base offense is available. So we have some standard adjustments that good teams would figure we had anyway. We will show those. Other adjustments that are less obvious we keep in our back pocket. It also depends on who you are playing. If we play them early then we reel it in some. Later in the year and they will have film on us anyway. The point of a scrimmage imo is to get a good(different?)look for your schemes. If you don't show anything then it is just a waste of time imo.

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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 12:26:57 PM »
I also wanted to point out it also depends on your scouting rules. I know most hs teams exchange a week or two of film. If it is open season like in my league what we show matters less. Any good team we will have every game of theirs on tape as they will of us so who cares what we show.

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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 01:17:32 PM »
We go in with a 6 pack. 6 plays from 1 formation... 3 plays from 2 ect.  Either stuff we wanna see the boys run for depth chart or physicality purposes.

We make a script 1-6 then Odds and evens...then evens and odds.

I don't think about the opponents...you're there for your kids and use of a scrimmage as a "in the shit" Learning tool
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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 05:04:00 PM »
I am gonna run what I run regardless.  I always just run what we have installed in our scrimmage game.  I don't care if other teams see us or not.  I adjust the offense based on pre and post snap reads anyway.
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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 05:39:57 PM »
does anyone care to talk about how they approach scrimmages and what to "show?"  do you just treat it like a game and run your plays based on what the defense is giving you?  or do you just keep it basic and then on game day unleash certain things based on film study?  general thoughts on your approach???


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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 12:28:34 AM »
We stay in our base formation but try and run all series and each play once if we get a couple dates lined up we get a good look and who can do what we also we mix and match our backfields to get write mix of 3 backs and who will be qb.
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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 01:05:33 PM »
We are lucky in that our area has multiple leagues.  There are a couple pre-season scrimmages with several teams from various leagues in attendance.  They try to schedule us against teams that we will not face in our league play.  So I don't hold anything back.  Although, I am not there to "Win".  I am there to get some live reps in for the kids and to see what works best.

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Re: what to show during scrimmages?
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2015, 07:41:43 AM »
I was thinking of playing a lot of guys....running power, counter, wedge and trap....break out power sweep on game day????