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Offline Big Mac

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Jamboree
« on: July 11, 2017, 10:53:32 AM »
Park and Rec Director wants all of the Teams to go to the Jefferson (Ga.) Jamboree  on August 19, less than 3 weeks in pads at that point (there will be several Coaches from here there). My first thought was to just not go, I don't want people to have an early chance to film us. I can set up a scrimmage to get work against a non league opponent. However, most of my parents want to go and see how the boys do. So I have agreed, Do I keep it very vanilla, or do I go to the extreme and show more than I even plan on running, such as I plan on running counter not Option until late in the season when I can get confident in running it correctly, do I try option just so they have to worry about defending it???

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 11:24:56 AM »
Park and Rec Director wants all of the Teams to go to the Jefferson (Ga.) Jamboree  on August 19, less than 3 weeks in pads at that point (there will be several Coaches from here there). My first thought was to just not go, I don't want people to have an early chance to film us. I can set up a scrimmage to get work against a non league opponent. However, most of my parents want to go and see how the boys do. So I have agreed, Do I keep it very vanilla, or do I go to the extreme and show more than I even plan on running, such as I plan on running counter not Option until late in the season when I can get confident in running it correctly, do I try option just so they have to worry about defending it???
I say run what you run. So you get to see it live against a real opponent.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 12:05:04 PM »
I say run what you run. So you get to see it live against a real opponent.

I agree.  Think of it as an opportunity to practice your base stuff against a live opponent. 

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2017, 12:16:42 PM »
If you have your schedule by then and you're going against an opposing team that you'll be playing early in the season then I wouldn't run my meat and potatoes at them. Just show a little.. I had it happen where the HC of a team I helped install thier offense threw everything they had at a team that they were playing the next week. They did well in the Jamboree but not in the game because they totally had them scouted. The league I coached in last season had film on everyone so it didn't matter there. They had a company film all the games.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2017, 12:20:04 PM »
If you have your schedule by then and you're going against an opposing team that you'll be playing early in the season then I wouldn't run my meat and potatoes at them. Just show a little.. I had it happen where the HC of a team I helped install thier offense threw everything they had at a team that they were playing the next week. They did well in the Jamboree but not in the game because they totally had them scouted. The league I coached in last season had film on everyone so it didn't matter there. They had a company film all the games.
I agree. If you play any of the teams in the first game, run just the basic stuff but still run what you run. If you don't see any of those guys again, go balls to the wall and do what you do.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2017, 12:25:21 PM »
I'd bet money that every team on my schedule will be there recording our every move for all 3 "games". Each game will be 20 minutes of offense, 20 minutes of defense, running clock.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2017, 12:28:47 PM »
Put in a couple of wishbone or spread plays or something just for the jamboree.

Make it work for you rather than against you.
“If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2017, 01:26:58 PM »
Put in a couple of wishbone or spread plays or something just for the jamboree.

Make it work for you rather than against you.
He should do it all with mega splits. Really throw them off.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2017, 01:37:10 PM »
Mega Splits scare the hell outta me.

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 01:50:09 PM »
Mega Splits scare the hell outta me.
How do your kids feel about them?

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 01:53:43 PM »
Most of my 10 year olds don't know what a Mega split is. Last year they were foot to foot with no split what so ever.
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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2017, 02:03:57 PM »
Most of my 10 year olds don't know what a Mega split is. Last year they were foot to foot with no split what so ever. When I told them at our "party" (we aren't allowed to be practicing yet) that I wanted 6 inches between their feet they looked at me like I was talking German.
How do your kids do with one on one blocking drills?

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2017, 02:06:39 PM »
I'd bet money that every team on my schedule will be there recording our every move for all 3 "games". Each game will be 20 minutes of offense, 20 minutes of defense, running clock.

Will they be participating?....or just scouting?

Either way....do it. A 3 game jamboree is like 6 extra practice sessions.

If they are there to scout...so what....you have more practice time in than they do. If they are there to participate....have someone film them.
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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2017, 02:22:12 PM »
There is no point in going if you are not going to be doing what you do. Why waste time doing anything else?

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Re: Jamboree
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2017, 02:27:13 PM »
Ok, interesting twist, was just informed by my director that in the past they haven't allowed filming.