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Offline Michael ODonnell

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Re: is the "10" for you
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 10:28:50 AM »
Zach,

I appreciate your response. The part that made the most impression on me was the following,

"Im being short bc its really not that hard.

More wide receivers less "10" more tight ends more "10"

This isnt one size fits all"


As you are well aware, coaches should not add anything to their program that they have not researched extensively. Because the 10-1 appears to be simple in concept and not an overly difficult install (doesn't everything appear to be simple when you want to install it?), one begins to wonder if there is something that is "hidden" in the system that would enable one to be more effective in utilizing the package.

In addition, you have consistently remarked that in talking with Coach Ford and viewing Coach Moore's video, that they have stated the defense is based on simplicity and a "go get em" attitude. Being that simple can cause tremendous uncertainty in those unfamiliar with the defense.

Two excellent statements you made that were, "More wide receivers less '10' more tight ends more '10'" and "This isnt one size fits all" . . . Without a doubt, the most effective coaches need to adjust what they are doing to best meet the challenges their teams will face. The most effective defenses are able to make those adjustments without causing undue confusion in the players. A coach needs to understand the strengths and weaknesses of his defense and, if it is not the best scheme to use vs the offensive set, then their defense needs to get into something that should be more effective. I believe that is what you do with your defensive package.

I truly do appreciate all the help. What I will need to do is to try the "10" to see if it will help us. Seeing it in action and getting accustomed to making the appropriate adjustments will be extremely important. Thanks, again.
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Simple is good . . . simpler is better.

Offline ZACH

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Re: is the "10" for you
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2014, 12:31:30 PM »
The intrecacys of the 10 are and will always be basic and effective.

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Re: is the "10" for you
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2014, 02:14:31 PM »
8 year old first year players shifting from a 5-4 to a 10-1 in about 1 second based on a shout from the coach on the sideline. 

http://www.hudl.com/team/117647/highlights/70223817

I need to reach up on Coach Zach's stuff but ours was crazy simple which is why we ran it.  That and our 5-4 (so simple it was stupid) were really effective at this age group with a team full of first year kids. We had a ton of time to drill fundamentals at our defensive practices since we didn't have to spend bunches of time on scheme which really didn't change much week to week.