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Observations from AYF Championships
« on: December 09, 2016, 04:17:11 PM »
On Wednesday, I met PSL Rob & Coach Correa at the AYF's. Here is the biggest observations I took from watching several teams play.

1)  The Offensive & Defensive line play for the most part was horrible. Bad stances no get off, it was poor fundamentals & poor coaching. There was no push by either side most of the day.

2) The level of coaching truly was disappointing. There was a lot of Block somebody calls & little adjustments. We heard one coach carrying on about not covering an onside kick for almost a half. Teams were able to do the same things over & over. Teams never changed any alignments, & were blindly stupid to what the other team was doing.

3) Teams often relied on one player to make plays. There were no fakes, the QB play was sad, even when I watch several who could really spin it.

Joe
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 06:08:25 PM »
On Wednesday, I met PSL Rob & Coach Correa at the AYF's. Here is the biggest observations I took from watching several teams play.

1)  The Offensive & Defensive line play for the most part was horrible. Bad stances no get off, it was poor fundamentals & poor coaching. There was no push by either side most of the day.

2) The level of coaching truly was disappointing. There was a lot of Block somebody calls & little adjustments. We heard one coach carrying on about not covering an onside kick for almost a half. Teams were able to do the same things over & over. Teams never changed any alignments, & were blindly stupid to what the other team was doing.

3) Teams often relied on one player to make plays. There were no fakes, the QB play was sad, even when I watch several who could really spin it.

Joe


Lmao. Joe, did you copy & paste my rant from the Pop Warner thread?
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 06:18:58 PM »
Lmao. Joe, did you copy & paste my rant from the Pop Warner thread?


Jake

I didn't see it I will look now.

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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2016, 06:22:25 PM »
Jake

Mine was first by over an hour!

You copying me lol.

Same thoughts though.

Joe
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2016, 06:32:26 PM »
Jake

Mine was first by over an hour!

You copying me lol.

Same thoughts though.

Joe


Lol. I think you & I both have a great deal of respect for anyone that reaches that level. We just hold those coaches to a higher standard.
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2016, 06:51:07 PM »
Jake

The funny thing is I dragged Rob & Tito to the first game because I knew the coach. He usually has a team at the Nationals, & I do respect him. I was really surprised at the lack of line play. I will say his QB did carry his fake.

The biggest issue was no one played defense. That game ended 49-36.

Joe
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 06:57:17 PM »
On Wednesday, I met PSL Rob & Coach Correa at the AYF's. Here is the biggest observations I took from watching several teams play.

1)  The Offensive & Defensive line play for the most part was horrible. Bad stances no get off, it was poor fundamentals & poor coaching. There was no push by either side most of the day.

2) The level of coaching truly was disappointing. There was a lot of Block somebody calls & little adjustments. We heard one coach carrying on about not covering an onside kick for almost a half. Teams were able to do the same things over & over. Teams never changed any alignments, & were blindly stupid to what the other team was doing.

3) Teams often relied on one player to make plays. There were no fakes, the QB play was sad, even when I watch several who could really spin it.

Joe

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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 07:05:36 PM »
Jake

The funny thing is I dragged Rob & Tito to the first game because I knew the coach. He usually has a team at the Nationals, & I do respect him. I was really surprised at the lack of line play. I will say his QB did carry his fake.

The biggest issue was no one played defense. That game ended 49-36.

Joe


Don't get me started on how vanilla these defenses are. smh
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2016, 07:10:08 PM »
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As Joe Galat reminded me it was 3 years since I was last visiting the Nationals. In no way I am trying to tear down anyone who is there, rather I was just surprised at the way some of these teams played. I did see the beast of a team from Chandler walk in, I didn't see them play, although Tito said they were very good.

That being said, I was sorely disappointed with the line play, & listening to the coaches on the sideline didn't inspire me.

Joe
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 07:12:30 PM »
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As Joe Galat reminded me it was 3 years since I was last visiting the Nationals. In no way I am trying to tear down anyone who is there, rather I was just surprised at the way some of these teams played. I did see the beast of a team from Chandler walk in, I didn't see them play, although Tito said they were very good.

That being said, I was sorely disappointed with the line play, & listening to the coaches on the sideline didn't inspire me.

Joe

Joe, I was not suggesting you were tearing down teams. I just made a comment.
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 07:19:38 PM »
007

I get what you are saying & I do see where it could come off as too negative. I was just trying to clear that up.

Joe
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 07:21:43 PM »
007

I get what you are saying & I do see where it could come off as too negative. I was just trying to clear that up.

Joe

You are not implying negativity if its true, now what somebody infers is a different, but screw them, that.
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2016, 07:41:50 PM »
Joe,

I think you & I are from the same school that making a statement of fact, is not necessarily a personal assault. But most people are so unwilling to accept any criticism whatsoever, that they take "the fakes sucked" as some personal attack.

You & I got in a talent/coaching debate like 5 years ago. & you told me " stop whining about the talent you don't have, and go get more talent."  so I did.

 another time you mentioned my backs looked really deep. A criticism of an undefeated rehional champion team. Look at my backs now, they're much closer. You were 100% correct.


Point is, don't stop calling it how you see it. Some of us are dying for honest critisism, & will put that info to use.
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2016, 07:58:26 PM »
Here we are before you told me our backs were too deep.
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Re: Observations from AYF Championships
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2016, 07:59:55 PM »
Here we are after.
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