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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2016, 04:29:20 PM »
Now I have to wonder...as much as we all complain about parents...I wonder if there are groups of parents out there getting together and talking chit about all of us on Dumcoach.  8) :D

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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2016, 10:17:20 PM »
There are differences in "actual practice time" across youth football. Does the amount of practice time effect the differences in the game itself?
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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #92 on: September 16, 2016, 08:01:46 AM »
To answer the op, its repetition. The more times they are asked to do something, the better they will get at doing whatever is asked. If you ask them to block to the whistle, and demand and accept nothing less, they will learn to do it. That starts with your drills. Repetition /drilling is teaching. And with that comes comfort/confidence in what they are doing. The less questions they have, the better/ more aggressive they will be You can see kids who are confused on film. As a coach you have to admit what you see on film and take responsibility for it. Their confusion is your failure.
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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2016, 09:17:16 AM »
To answer the op, its repetition. The more times they are asked to do something, the better they will get at doing whatever is asked. If you ask them to block to the whistle, and demand and accept nothing less, they will learn to do it. (1) That starts with your drills. Repetition /drilling is teaching. And with that comes comfort/confidence in what they are doing. The less questions they have, the better/ more aggressive they will be You can see kids who are confused on film. As a coach you have to admit what you see on film and take responsibility for it. Their confusion is your failure. (2)

1 - I took a step forward last night out of frustration and made a solid gold ass of myself to the Offensive coaches and the team by demanding the O Linemen do three Up Downs every time they weren't in contact with a defender at the whistle during our seemingly interminable scrimmage sessions. Know what the result was? At the whistle towards the end of practice three O linemen were standing over three Defenders who were sprawled on the ground. It took a lot of "additional instruction" and broke up the "flow" of old men calling plays, but the desired effect was finally achieved.

2 - Yep! If they didn't do their job, then you didn't teach it to them. Figure out how to teach them.
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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2016, 08:34:54 PM »
If they didn't do their job, then you didn't teach it to them. Figure out how to teach them.

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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #95 on: September 19, 2016, 05:43:42 PM »


2 - Yep! If they didn't do their job, then you didn't teach it to them. Figure out how to teach them.
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The absolute essence of responsible pro active coaching right here.  First of all, when you look at it this way, you don't get mad at the player, you ask, 'how can i get this kid to do it'. 

secondly, once you are thinking that way, you are working on a solution instead of trying to blame someone.

I am unfortunately watching an awful lot of coach behavior this year that is self serving, childish, insecure, and most importantly, totally unproductive.  The only good thing I can say is, I hope it helps me to never ever make those mistakes.  But as for the kids on the team, there's no real redemption.
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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #96 on: September 19, 2016, 06:13:42 PM »
I am unfortunately watching an awful lot of coach behavior this year that is self serving, childish, insecure, and most importantly, totally unproductive.

Welcome to the wonderful world of coaching.  BTW, it isn't fear of concussions that are killing the sport. It's these buffoons.

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Re: How to teach blocking to the whistle?
« Reply #97 on: September 19, 2016, 08:29:28 PM »
Welcome to the wonderful world of coaching.  BTW, it isn't fear of concussions that are killing the sport. It's these buffoons.
But the buffoons have always been there.  My friend Gene tells of when he was a child in Detroit and someone tried to organize a football team for the kids, and that person didn't know what he was doing, Gene agreed with an onlooking adult's assessment that this coach would just get the kids hurt.  And that's just the way it started out until the kids wisely disappeared!  Must've been about 1950.