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Offline Popcoach11

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Inside zone
« on: August 29, 2017, 10:45:30 AM »
We've always majored in gap schemes. Would like to learn and possibly introduce IZ to our guys this year.

Help teach this dumb caveman the basics or point me in a direction of material that's easy to comprehend.

Appreciate it folks.

Offline belebuch

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Re: Inside zone
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 10:50:00 AM »

Offline belebuch

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Re: Inside zone
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 10:52:21 AM »
When we gave zone a try we ran a covered uncovered version. Going to the right if youre not covered you look to help your buddy to your right, if you cant you climb to 2nd level and find work. Same thing going left, look to help buddy to your left if uncovered
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 10:54:09 AM by belebuch »

Offline coacharnold

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Re: Inside zone
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 11:16:42 AM »
http://www.dumcoach.com/zone-blocking/the-simplest-zone-scheme-on-earth/

We major in gap schemes, too.  This is how we teach the zone so we get carry over.  We teach it as a track thing.

At its root, zone is basically blocking your playside gap.  The technique and footwork is a little different (you'll base out a DL on inside zone and reach him on outside zone) but that's really the basic idea.  Fire step playside and block whatever shows.

If you have a defender head up or backside of you, you can "help block" by punching vertically to his near number and working up through him to the LB, but you need to keep your playside arm free and eyes in the playside gap for threats, then meet them when they show in your gap.

How much zone do you plan to use?  I can help you with some basic drills.  Our zone is stupid simple and sound, but the technique and coaching points take reps.  IMO, people either make zone way more complicated than it needs to be or they go halfway with it and don't stress the importance of eye and gap discipline, which allows run-through lanes for LBs and gets messed up by stunts.  This is a simple thing that takes care of both without making the kids think too much.

It's probably the single most versatile scheme in all of football when you start doing different things to mess with that BSDE--kick him out, read him for zone read, read him for inverted zone read, pitch off him, base him out and read BSLB, base him out and insert a lead blocker onto BSLB for an Iso, etc.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 12:28:12 PM by coacharnold »

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Re: Inside zone
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 12:22:09 PM »
http://www.dumcoach.com/offense-197/power-point/

Check out how MHcoach runs zone
So friggin easy scheme wise you'll laugh and think there has to be more. I have never coached zone (we did use a scheme that was probably a precursor of zone and it was crazy successful) but from the conversations I have had Coach Arnold points out the most important thing which is eye and gap discipline.