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Offline William Harrell

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Playlist to Start With
« on: March 29, 2014, 11:56:03 AM »
Clark,

With your version of the SW, what would be the starting Playlist that you would have together by the 1st game of the season? Also, what formations?
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Re: Playlist to Start With
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 02:54:26 PM »
Clark,

With your version of the SW, what would be the starting Playlist that you would have together by the 1st game of the season? Also, what formations?
I would say TB off-tackle-FB dive/seem buck- WB counter-BB trap- flood pass right-Throw back pass to the LE.  Maybe full spin or half spin play. not both!  Im not a HS school coach but I would say that is a good amount to have in. Perfectly ran with a few adjustments.

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Re: Playlist to Start With
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 05:08:45 PM »
Sorry for the delayed reply but I was updating another manual.  I also updated the first dozen pages of this manual.  You might want to check those pages.  I always look for "simpler".

The plays you select are player skill and time dependent.  You're not intended to run them all.  The key player is the Blocking Back (QB in my diagrams).  If you have a very small player here (and you can do that), all he does is "kick out".  That's easy to do.  But, if that's all he can do then the only plays you can run are QB Kick outs.  Sending a little guy down field to block a LBer is not going to have a happy ending.  You can still maybe run one such play but, instead of him run blocking, he runs an "Out" route.   Of course, you have to actually throw the "Out" to him to draw coverage.

There are two plays you'd want to put in that don't use "Over Here/Over There" blocking and they are "Wedge" and the "Jet Sweep" to the WB.

The "Jet Sweep" play has a complimentary "spinner" to the FB that should work well with it.

Using "Over Here/Over There", the runner heads at the block on the DE for plays outside the TE.  Although we know the play (WB blocks DE, off tackle.  Back blocks DE, Sweep), the DE sees a blocker coming at him and the same runner behind coming at him.  I makes it pretty easy to get by him with either play.  There is also a reverse to the WB as the counter so these are "must" have plays. 

Once  you have these plays in outside the TE's and wedge on inside the TE, you should be picking plays as follows:

1) Can the QB (BB) make his block?
2) Is there uncovered area?
3) Does everyone have a play?

If you scout an opponent, most are clueless about UBSW.  They will defend you the same way they defend everyone.  Since most youth offenses are two TE, in just ten minutes of scouting you can figure out how they'll cover you and go home.  Now draw up their defensive formation versus your offensive formation and look where you can create big (It's always to create big holes versus small ones.).  Add a play or two to your offense that week in practice based on what you see.  But, when you do this, look to see who is blocking LB's.   Just because you have a good angle on a LB on paper doesn't mean your LT can waddle out there and never miss his stud moving target.  So you're looking at hole size and blocking match ups both.

Then you want to make sure everybody has a play.  You make the defense cover everybody that way and you make the parents happy.  Some of your players may only have one play but, if you pick the best play in the manual for their abilities, you've maximized their threat.  Some plays in he manual won't work for some.  If a kid cant catch the same pass 3 out of 4 times against NO DEFENSE, he can't catch and don't try that pass.  Either find another or give him a hand off. But try and find that one play he can do.

Likewise, don't come up with too many plays to the same player.  You're telling the defense who they have to stop.  Spread the ball among the two backs and the WB and let QB run wedge and catch a pass.   When TB, FB, and WB all have three plays (one of WB's plays may be a pass) you have a pretty balanced attack. 

Ask if you have questions.
 
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Re: Playlist to Start With
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 10:07:45 PM »
Sorry for the delayed reply but I was updating another manual.  I also updated the first dozen pages of this manual.  You might want to check those pages.  I always look for "simpler".

The plays you select are player skill and time dependent.  You're not intended to run them all.  The key player is the Blocking Back (QB in my diagrams).  If you have a very small player here (and you can do that), all he does is "kick out".  That's easy to do.  But, if that's all he can do then the only plays you can run are QB Kick outs.  Sending a little guy down field to block a LBer is not going to have a happy ending.  You can still maybe run one such play but, instead of him run blocking, he runs an "Out" route.   Of course, you have to actually throw the "Out" to him to draw coverage.

There are two plays you'd want to put in that don't use "Over Here/Over There" blocking and they are "Wedge" and the "Jet Sweep" to the WB.

The "Jet Sweep" play has a complimentary "spinner" to the FB that should work well with it.

Using "Over Here/Over There", the runner heads at the block on the DE for plays outside the TE.  Although we know the play (WB blocks DE, off tackle.  Back blocks DE, Sweep), the DE sees a blocker coming at him and the same runner behind coming at him.  I makes it pretty easy to get by him with either play.  There is also a reverse to the WB as the counter so these are "must" have plays. 

Once  you have these plays in outside the TE's and wedge on inside the TE, you should be picking plays as follows:

1) Can the QB (BB) make his block?
2) Is there uncovered area?
3) Does everyone have a play?

If you scout an opponent, most are clueless about UBSW.  They will defend you the same way they defend everyone.  Since most youth offenses are two TE, in just ten minutes of scouting you can figure out how they'll cover you and go home.  Now draw up their defensive formation versus your offensive formation and look where you can create big (It's always to create big holes versus small ones.).  Add a play or two to your offense that week in practice based on what you see.  But, when you do this, look to see who is blocking LB's.   Just because you have a good angle on a LB on paper doesn't mean your LT can waddle out there and never miss his stud moving target.  So you're looking at hole size and blocking match ups both.

Then you want to make sure everybody has a play.  You make the defense cover everybody that way and you make the parents happy.  Some of your players may only have one play but, if you pick the best play in the manual for their abilities, you've maximized their threat.  Some plays in he manual won't work for some.  If a kid cant catch the same pass 3 out of 4 times against NO DEFENSE, he can't catch and don't try that pass.  Either find another or give him a hand off. But try and find that one play he can do.

Likewise, don't come up with too many plays to the same player.  You're telling the defense who they have to stop.  Spread the ball among the two backs and the WB and let QB run wedge and catch a pass.   When TB, FB, and WB all have three plays (one of WB's plays may be a pass) you have a pretty balanced attack. 

Ask if you have questions.


Thanks, coach. Will be running the Single Wing when I become a HC again; always like picking different coaches' brains that are inside and outside the SW community.
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Re: Playlist to Start With
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 01:33:32 PM »

Thanks, coach. Will be running the Single Wing when I become a HC again; always like picking different coaches' brains that are inside and outside the SW community.

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