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7on7
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:41:41 PM »
So, today we went to UCF for a 7on7 tournament. There was 32 teams including many 7on7 specialists. We hadn't thrown a ball since our Spring game, we added a couple of new players who didn't know a route from a root. Our best WR was at a camp in South Florida, & probably will be getting an offer. I really wasn't expecting us to do very well, considering all these factors.

Our first game was against a decent Volusia county team, They started on Offense & got 2 first downs until we made a fourth down stop. I was calling the offense & directing the QB's. 3 plays TD & the 2 pter. On their next series first play we get an INT, but our starting Safety pops his meniscus. He will be out at least 4 weeks. The only other Safety we had was our starting QB. We go right down field again scoring in 5 plays miss the deuce. Stop them cold, I put in the true Frosh QB. He wa terrible, 3 & out. Another INT Frosh back in, a little better we get stopped on downs at the 2. We win 14-0.

Game 2, a team from near Tampa, we light it up 28-6

Game 3 a team from South Florida with some dewds. Back & forth we win 22-6.

Game 4 a team from the Tampa area. Both teams are undefeated. Defense plays great, QB is sunburned & tired. Frosh looks horrible. 6-6 tie.

Pool play is over now it's single elimination. We draw a South Florida team loaded. Starting QB looks ragged 2 3 & outs, while they score twice 12-0. I go to the Frosh & literaly am talking in his ear. He throws 2 td's & a 2 pter we win 14-12.

Game 6 we roll, 28-6 everything is clicking.

Game 7 the semi's we draw a 7on7 specialist who has won this the last 2 years. They have cats all over the field. They score get 1, we score miss the try. They score, we go 3 & out. INT back in it. I call a wicked pump & go TD. but we miss the 2. Final 14-12.

Over all I was really pleased the boys played hard & competed on every play.

Joe
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Re: 7on7
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 10:24:58 AM »
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Re: 7on7
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 03:07:00 PM »
Coach you should be happy! From what I see the boys run great patterns , catch the ball well and your QB looks really nice back there. For not being together since spring, looked great !!

As always great job coach!!

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 03:47:33 PM »
Bill

Thanks, the QB thing is my main issue. It's totally about a lack of experience, we spent all Spring on our RPO's. The 2 seniors can run like deer, but making reads & throwing on time are an issue. I know from experience it takes me a good 6-7 months to get them to think right in the passing game. We just aren't there yet. The Frosh is a big kid, nice arm, but a Frosh. He lacks upper body strength, & is very slow for us. The Seniors are 4.5 players, they fly.

Receiver wise our best Dewd wasn't there. After 3 years of coaching he & I can really steal plays in 7on7. The small white slot is a 2 year player & it showed. He was outstanding making plays. The black small slot is brand new, literally we were teaching him the routes on the drive there. He is a player, he was the best player on the team we played in the Spring & just transferred in to us. The funny thing is he lives in our district, so he should have been with us all along.

The other outside guy showed his speed & had a really nice day. I double moved him all day.

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 04:24:04 PM »
Joe I have a question,
 
     Running the offence that we run I dont even enter any of the million 7on 7 tournaments they have down here all spring. We are coaching 9u and some of the tournaments I've seen it's almost like watching paint dry. But with your kids and spread offense I can see it being helpful (somewhat). All the young coaches swear by it. What are your thoughts?   I think it's great for the receivers, with their route running and confidence. With the QBs ? That's why I'm asking ?

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 05:45:53 PM »
Bill

Coach Dabo Sweeny had a great quote, “At the end of the day, (football) is a contact sport. You are not going to last very long if you are making all your evaluation based on seven-on-seven tape or combine and all of that stuff. You better see who can play between the lines.”.

We run Spread Option, & while our QB's make all kinds of throws; what they do in pads really matters. 7on7 is purely a tool, we do 1 or 2 a year to see our boys compete.

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2018, 05:54:15 PM »
Coach I feel the same way. But I wanted to see how you looked at it. I'm a dinosaur I'm told. But with that being said your boys looked well coached. Good luck this year !!

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2018, 12:27:47 AM »
Bill

Thanks, the QB thing is my main issue. It's totally about a lack of experience, we spent all Spring on our RPO's. The 2 seniors can run like deer, but making reads & throwing on time are an issue. I know from experience it takes me a good 6-7 months to get them to think right in the passing game. We just aren't there yet. The Frosh is a big kid, nice arm, but a Frosh. He lacks upper body strength, & is very slow for us. The Seniors are 4.5 players, they fly.

Receiver wise our best Dewd wasn't there. After 3 years of coaching he & I can really steal plays in 7on7. The small white slot is a 2 year player & it showed. He was outstanding making plays. The black small slot is brand new, literally we were teaching him the routes on the drive there. He is a player, he was the best player on the team we played in the Spring & just transferred in to us. The funny thing is he lives in our district, so he should have been with us all along.

The other outside guy showed his speed & had a really nice day. I double moved him all day.

Joe
Hey Joe, is that new kid a senior?

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2018, 09:03:32 AM »
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They both are.

An aside the team that beat us won the whole thing!

Joe
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Re: 7on7
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2018, 08:38:27 PM »
Coach-

Sorry to resurrect an old post.  Sevens is big here in Texas, especially in the powerhouse school districts.  I spend a lot of time coaching it in the offseason.  Just curious if it plays a formal role in your strategy for player/team development (both offense and defense).

Thanks.

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Re: 7on7
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2018, 10:15:03 PM »
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Definetely, while it isn't the be all & end all 7on7 has its place. We try to run what we will run during the season & not just pure 7on7 things. Most teams defensively will run 2 man, so we run a ton of Mesh & Switch. That is also what we do during the season.

The big development is getting the QB to read the defense & throw on time.

Here is a great 7on7 story. A few years ago we went to one & the HC of the opponent was complaining about the clock. So he starts screaming that the count will be as fast for us. Our QB is laughing & goes up to him, " Coach if the ball isn't out my hand by 2 I have to answer to him" & points to me. The coach had to laugh, then came to me after & said how do you get him to throw it so quick.

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