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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 07:40:56 PM »
it's mostly a factor of student/teacher ratio.  If you look at DP with 38 players and one assistant the ratio is 2 to 38 or 1 to 19.  A ratio of 1 to 14 is doable.  As that ratio rises serious problems set in.  DP's 19 means his players get 36% less individual time than a ratio of 14.  On the plus side, the more your players know (four years of playing) student/teach ratios can rise dramatically provided trouble makers are eliminated.

I found, coaching alone, using more games everyone all played at once worked better than trying to coach two in a drill while 16 watched.   
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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »
When I was the JV OC at CHS, we had two coaches (the header and myself) and 58 players.  That's a ratio of 29:1.  We lead the league in scoring, but you're painting with a chainsaw instead of a brush.

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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 09:02:17 PM »
I coached little dudes with one assistant.

He took the D-Line (none of whom played any other position) and I took everything else.

My QB ran the backfield drills while I coached the O-Line.

We had six plays (or three, each run to each side).  I got a QB Tee and set up cones for each play to get to in a certain amount of time (maybe 2.5 seconds early on and 2.2 seconds later in the season).  If the runner made it, they went to the next play.  If he didn't, they all did five push-ups.  If they fumbled and fell on it, they all did ten push-ups.  If they fumbled and tried to pick it up, they all did twenty push-ups.  They'd be right near me, and every once in a while when I looked over they'd all be doing push-ups.  They got a ridiculous number of reps.  And they got really, really good.  We were a B team, and there were no playoffs at our level, and the QB ended up starting for the A team in the first playoff game, even though they'd cut him before the season.  They won the game, and then they benched him for the semi and got shut out.  And we were like 8-2 or something.  So not too bad.
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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2018, 09:53:54 AM »
An update- So I have 5 dads that want to help coach. 2 are former running backs. 1 is an actual real life line coach. Two other are just willing dads who want to get out of the house. All this happened in the last 2 days. I thought for surer i was in for a long solo season. I am grateful to say the least.
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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2018, 12:55:43 PM »
1 is an actual real life line coach.

What is a "real life" line coach?

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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2018, 07:02:11 PM »
What is a "real life" line coach?

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A person who knows the concepts and can teach the concepts to lineman and loves doing it. 
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Re: Can you coach a Team with just one coach?
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2018, 07:15:11 PM »
A person who knows the concepts and can teach the concepts to lineman and loves doing it.

So the other 4 don't know the concepts/can't teach the concepts?

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