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Offline Ronin

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Starting Script
« on: August 18, 2017, 03:12:00 PM »
Does anybody that uses Joe's system use a script for the first few plays of a game?  Start with Play "A".  If defense does X, second play is "B", otherwise second play is "C", etc...

On a side note:  I initially thought I'd use IZ to set up Jet.  During our first scrimmage, turns out our Jet is so effective that the defense bites so hard on the motion that we have a huge hole up the middle.  I guess I will run Jet to set up the IZ, LOL...

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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 03:23:33 PM »
For scripting for our Jamboree, I am going to have a list of plays I want to run at least once. As far as the jet to set up zone, that is going to be money and I definitely plan on running it UTC. If I run it from gun, It will be the QB running the ball most likely.

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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 03:43:51 PM »
We always had a script and for some games we had one word specials.

The script was usually about 5 plays that we ran no matter what. Third play should be appropriate for 3rd and medium or more just in case. Our purpose with those plays was usually to see what they were doing with the coverage and with the overhang player(s) versus a couple different looks.

Specials were just one word calls that we rehearsed. If we were playing Joe's team (Lake Mary Rams) we would just yell "Ram 1" and the kids all knew that meant Trey 28 Stretch, or whatever.
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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 10:18:13 AM »
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The idea of scripting plays goes back to my days coaching in Brooklyn. We started every game with the same play for many years. We found it gave us a great advantage because our players were well ready for that play. When we became a Spread team we morphed the idea into a 4 play script. As Matt described we simply called it our opponents nick name 1 to 4. then anytime in the game we could run the play by simply calling name number.

When I script the 4 plays it is based on 2 things. First a scouting report, thinking what we will see. Second, what is it we do well. At the small private school we had a season where we scored on that 4 script in 8 out of 10 games. It is an easy way to have your team prepared to maximize their potential.

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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 11:13:31 AM »
Given that we will have a script to start the game, what would the best two or three plays be for determining the defense?

In other words, what is the best way to see if the def is running Zone or Man or Man-Press?

Right now, I am thinking to run motion on first play obviously... to see if they are man or zone...
If they are man, on play two, run a pass route or a dummy pass route to see if they are man-press...

Play three, run one of our homerun plays out of whatever formation is best based on what I have seen from first two plays... etc...

Being new to this offense, what would maybe be the best first play?

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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 11:17:26 AM »
I always started last year with 22 Power or 24 Zone based on how their DL aligned.

Next play was usually slant/bubble.
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Re: Starting Script
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 12:10:12 PM »
Given that we will have a script to start the game, what would the best two or three plays be for determining the defense?
If you have no idea what the defense will be, then run what you do best. Most Times at the Youth level you don't need to motion to figure out the coverage.

In other words, what is the best way to see if the def is running Zone or Man or Man-Press?Press man will always be self evident. If they are pressing #1 & there is no bail, most likely they are press man.  Off Man or Zone you can normally see by how & where they play off of #2.

Right now, I am thinking to run motion on first play obviously... to see if they are man or zone...
If they are man, on play two, run a pass route or a dummy pass route to see if they are man-press...IMHO you are over thinking it.

Play three, run one of our homerun plays out of whatever formation is best based on what I have seen from first two plays... etc...Here again, it has to be more about your team than theirs. When I script I want us to be very comfortable what we are doing.

Being new to this offense, what would maybe be the best first play?Typically early on I like to start with Zone or Power. As the season progresses I may start with a fast screen or Naked. Sometimes Jet is also a safe way to start & you can see the motion.

R

Early on I don't like to start with anything other than simple. Until I see the players under fire, I won't motion or do anything where I could lose yards. As my team develops self confidence, then I can start more complex. Early in the season I like to develop not only confidence in my team but my QB as well. I want to script him an easy throw with a high chance of it being complete.

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