Author Topic: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...  (Read 4110 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Coachwells

  • Copper
  • Posts: 96
  • Total likes: 1
  • Coaching: 8 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Head Coach
How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« on: August 06, 2014, 12:11:43 AM »
Here's something I have been tinkering with and wanted your opinion.

Monday was our first day in pads. Towards the end of practice, we decided to give a few reps with our Buck Wedge series with that "away" motion for the tailback. This season, I am lining the B Back up in position where he can catch the snap on all Buck Wedge series plays. This puts the quarterback in a position to catch the ball (when the B Back isn't catching the snap) and naturally flow with his momentum when he makes that half spin to mesh with the approaching motion back. That way his action is the same on every Buck Wedge series play regardless of the play call. Make sense?

The part I had a question about is with the Power series. I am thinking about lining my B Back up where he can catch the snap on all plays this season (Buck Wedge & Power Series) with only one exception... Tailback Power. When we run the Power play with the tailback, I'm thinking of shifting our backfield towards the play side just like it's originally written, but if we aren't running tailback power, the backfield alignment stays in our "Buck Wedge" alignment look where it's slightly shifted towards the backside.

My main goal this season is simplifying this offense down as much as I can. I have three kids who played last season out of eighteen total and none has ever ran anything like wedge or power. My main objective is to quickly get this installed, then work the rest of the season on fine tuning the finer points.

I think I remember reading in JJ's manual once where "Simplicity + Repetition = Confidence" That's going to be our motto this season and hopefully that equates to success.
Coaching whistle.... $5 bucks
Homemade blocking sled for bobbleheads.... $200 bucks
Running Power down a defenses throat and watching the opposing defensive coordinator have a meltdown.... PRICELESS

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

  • Platinum
  • Posts: 7497
  • Total likes: 864
  • Coaching: 12 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Spread Formation
  • Title: Retired
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2014, 12:55:29 AM »
JMHO

Away motion is a Cross Read!  Similar to defending the Double Wing!  Its all about what we see and adjusting to what hurts us!  Dont give a flip about your misdirection!  Are we disciplined?  Are we Effective? Adjustments to follow!

Ain't I as Dick?    ;)   
Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  :)

Offline coachgregory

  • Moderator
  • Gold
  • Posts: 3064
  • Total likes: 206
  • Coaching: 14 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Other
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2014, 01:17:19 PM »
Here's something I have been tinkering with and wanted your opinion.

Monday was our first day in pads. Towards the end of practice, we decided to give a few reps with our Buck Wedge series with that "away" motion for the tailback. This season, I am lining the B Back up in position where he can catch the snap on all Buck Wedge series plays. This puts the quarterback in a position to catch the ball (when the B Back isn't catching the snap) and naturally flow with his momentum when he makes that half spin to mesh with the approaching motion back. That way his action is the same on every Buck Wedge series play regardless of the play call. Make sense?

The part I had a question about is with the Power series. I am thinking about lining my B Back up where he can catch the snap on all plays this season (Buck Wedge & Power Series) with only one exception... Tailback Power. When we run the Power play with the tailback, I'm thinking of shifting our backfield towards the play side just like it's originally written, but if we aren't running tailback power, the backfield alignment stays in our "Buck Wedge" alignment look where it's slightly shifted towards the backside.

My main goal this season is simplifying this offense down as much as I can. I have three kids who played last season out of eighteen total and none has ever ran anything like wedge or power. My main objective is to quickly get this installed, then work the rest of the season on fine tuning the finer points.

I think I remember reading in JJ's manual once where "Simplicity + Repetition = Confidence" That's going to be our motto this season and hopefully that equates to success.

Freddy,

I am tinkering with lining up the BB and QB right behind each other so that I can do it all with out moving them around.  Seems to be working in group and team re[s so far but I will be able to tell you after tonight.

---------------------------E--T--G--C--G--T--E
----------------------------------------B---------W
----------------------------------------Q
-------------------------------------T

If the ball goes to the BB or QB they simply side step backside to snatch the ball.  Their backside foot is on the heel of the center.  I tell my QB if he is going to get the ball he go head and get his backside foot on the crack of the center.  TB lines up right behind the center.
BB - 2 yards
QB - 1 yard behind BB
TB - 1 yard behind QB

Jack
Exsisto Fortis, Exsisto Validus

Offline Dusty Ol Fart

  • Platinum
  • Posts: 7497
  • Total likes: 864
  • Coaching: 12 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Spread Formation
  • Title: Retired
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2014, 01:35:11 PM »
Well for Crap Sakes I misunderstood the whole post.

Was thinking defense for some crazy reason

Apologies  :-[
Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  :)

Offline coachgregory

  • Moderator
  • Gold
  • Posts: 3064
  • Total likes: 206
  • Coaching: 14 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Other
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2014, 04:37:44 PM »
Freddy,

I am tinkering with lining up the BB and QB right behind each other so that I can do it all with out moving them around.  Seems to be working in group and team re[s so far but I will be able to tell you after tonight.

---------------------------E--T--G--C--G--T--E
----------------------------------------B---------W
----------------------------------------Q
-------------------------------------T

If the ball goes to the BB or QB they simply side step backside to snatch the ball.  Their backside foot is on the heel of the center.  I tell my QB if he is going to get the ball he go head and get his backside foot on the crack of the center.  TB lines up right behind the center.
BB - 2 yards
QB - 1 yard behind BB
TB - 1 yard behind QB

Jack

I meant to say tomorrow night.

Jack
Exsisto Fortis, Exsisto Validus

Offline fhubert

  • Copper
  • Posts: 98
  • Total likes: 1
  • Coaching: 11 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Undecided
  • Title: Head Coach
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 10:14:09 PM »
Coachwells,

Can you elaborate on how exactly the away motion is executed? How you teach it?

Fred

Offline Coachwells

  • Copper
  • Posts: 96
  • Total likes: 1
  • Coaching: 8 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Double Wing
  • Title: Head Coach
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2014, 09:45:44 AM »
Coachwells,

Can you elaborate on how exactly the away motion is executed? How you teach it?

Fred

Sure.

The tailback begins his motion when the QB starts his cadence moving away from the QB parallel with the line of scrimmage. He keeps his motion going until he hears "HIT" indicating the snap of the ball (Our cadence is "GO...READY...HIT"). The tailback does a 180 degree turn back towards the QB and either executes a fake handoff or takes the ball from the QB. We have four plays we run with the little guys from this motion series and they are XX B Back Wedge, XX Wingback Reverse, XX Tailback Sweep and XX QB Bootleg. Every play looks exactly the same. None of the backfield action changes. They carry out the same exact mechanics on every single play. The only difference is in who is actually getting the ball.

Here are the plays ran last year with a 10U team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qFXQxURtM8
Coaching whistle.... $5 bucks
Homemade blocking sled for bobbleheads.... $200 bucks
Running Power down a defenses throat and watching the opposing defensive coordinator have a meltdown.... PRICELESS

Offline fhubert

  • Copper
  • Posts: 98
  • Total likes: 1
  • Coaching: 11 & Under
  • Defense: 6-3
  • Offense: Undecided
  • Title: Head Coach
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2014, 12:34:06 PM »
Thanks, coach!  And the video is gold.  Saves the questions about pivot/spin direction, etc.

Fred

Offline PSLCOACHROB

  • Administrator
  • Diamond
  • Posts: 12501
  • Total likes: 2433
  • Coaching: 14 & Under
  • Defense: 5-3
  • Offense: Multiple
  • Title: Retired
Re: How about this adjustment Jack? Your thoughts...
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2014, 09:28:32 PM »
Freddy,

I am tinkering with lining up the BB and QB right behind each other so that I can do it all with out moving them around.  Seems to be working in group and team re[s so far but I will be able to tell you after tonight.

---------------------------E--T--G--C--G--T--E
----------------------------------------B---------W
----------------------------------------Q
-------------------------------------T

If the ball goes to the BB or QB they simply side step backside to snatch the ball.  Their backside foot is on the heel of the center.  I tell my QB if he is going to get the ball he go head and get his backside foot on the crack of the center.  TB lines up right behind the center.
BB - 2 yards
QB - 1 yard behind BB
TB - 1 yard behind QB

Jack
Looks like the sw to me Jack.  ;) I like it and would love to know how it works out.