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Offline Yankee Charlie

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Play Selection
« on: August 08, 2011, 05:14:48 PM »
If you could give 1 Play to each eligible back in this offense, what would it be?
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Re: Play Selection
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2011, 07:38:36 PM »
If you could give 1 Play to each eligible back in this offense, what would it be?

TB=Power
BB=Wedge
WB=WB Counter (trapping the EMLOS)
FB=Seam buck

If coaching youth, add Beast too...and my favorite, "Meat",
---E-G-C-G-I-O----E
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Re: Play Selection
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2011, 11:28:20 PM »
TB=Power
BB=Wedge
WB=WB Counter (trapping the EMLOS)
FB=Seam buck

If coaching youth, add Beast too...and my favorite, "Meat",
---E-G-C-G-I-O----E
-----------------------B-F-W
---------T

What the......

What do you run out of THAT?!?
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Re: Play Selection
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 01:08:03 PM »
If you could give 1 Play to each eligible back in this offense, what would it be?



.....SE....LT.LG.C.PG.RT.PT.....TE
.............................BB......................WB
..................Q.....F

QB - 16/18
FB - 25
BB - Wedge
WB - 43 Reverse
I would also have a PA Pass to the right (off of 16 look)

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Re: Play Selection
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 09:19:09 PM »
What the......

What do you run out of THAT?!?

Still run it.

First...shift into it...QUICKLY...we basically would block down/on and tell the TB to find the hole. There's always a hole.

We also would run a reach scheme, all reach right, and we run sweep.

We also ran sweep pass out of it.

Loved it. Kicked @$$ with it at MS level.

Mark Bliss at Conway Springs ran this really well...don't know if he still runs it.

I stole it from a guy who coached at a MS in a rural part of Kansas, I assume he got it from Bliss at Conway Springs...

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Re: Play Selection
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 09:38:21 PM »


.....SE....LT.LG.C.PG.RT.PT.....TE
.............................BB......................WB
..................Q.....F

QB - 16/18
FB - 25
BB - Wedge
WB - 43 Reverse
I would also have a PA Pass to the right (off of 16 look)

Wish you guys would use descriptive terms... ;)

So...your QB runs power and sweep strong...

What is the FB play ... "25"? He's heading weak outside? What is his blocking? What is backfield action?

WB "reverse", you're running to QG_QE hole and trapping the EMLOS?

What is "16 look"?


For GACoachYCarr...

BTW, a running sweep pass is a great play. The traditional SWers teach it as an "option" type play. The TB has option of passing or running based on defensive reaction. We teach it as a "keep away" type of play (the game you played as a kid). We run the BB to the flat, WB runs a banana (12-15 yds at HS), and the QE drags behind LBers to hole area where SE is located. The WB running banana route should be taught to split difference between the FS and CB. Spacing is critical--don't run a mindless route! Don't allow the FS to jump your route. The BB must get to flats, but allow himself proper spacing from the $ (or Sam at youth level). Its all about spacing on field. Teach the kids "give yourself an opportunity to make a play". The QE must drag and find open spot and settle. The TB reads the CB, if he drops, he can run or pass to BB (if uncovered...and he should be as he spaces himself away from $), if CB comes up, he passes to WB. The QE is always an option, but not one we rely on. TB must show run with ball at his right hip for first three steps, he is gaining depth, then drops two more for additional depth raising football, and then attacks LOS, as he throws he should be coming forward and squaring shoulders to LOS. We drill this ALOT. We place a "decision cone" at spot where the TB must make his decision to pass or run. I.e., downfield "option".

Oh, and for passing (I'm no expert!), the great Ken Keuffel had the golden rule of "never throw a short pass long" (don't overthrow a short pass) and "never throw a long pass short" (never underthrow a long pass). So, on the banana, always err on overthrowing towards sideline. For flats, err on an underthrow. For any SWers, drill this into your kids on pass plays.

For a cash money play, run the BB throwback after you have run a boatload of sweep, power, or sweep pass (option). Also, have a coach assigned to watch backside and he's telling you when the defense is giving up the backside flats. Have the BB run to weak flats and have the TB throwback to the BB. TB pulls up after third step (he's gained depth!!). Takes some kahones to call it the first time, but, its alot of fun when you see the BB in the end zone. Backbreaker play.

Ohh...one other item, don't be afraid of running sweep on short side of the field. Keuffel loved running power and sweep from an "X Over" formation. Loved it.

----G--C--G--I--O----Y------X
----------------B
--------T------F

Also, adjust where your backs are aligned. If running power or sweep strong, no problem in moving them strong slightly. We do it at HS level. Can still run a WB counter weak to settle down the naysaying "oh they'll figure us out" coaches on staff or know it all last with the chalk types...lol. Have real world experience with this, it works.


--X--G--C--G--I--O----Y------
----------------B-----------W
----------T------F

Just sharing...
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