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Offline dfwcanes

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DC schools Passing Square
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:43:09 AM »
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when using the passing square for evaluations.
I came up with a few questions.....Does the QB throw to the bases or just hit any receiver?  Do you tell him which runner to throw to? does the QB face the same direction all the time or spin and throw?
thanks...

"We then set up a passing square which is like a baseball diamond.  Our QB coach picks the best throwers to stand on the "pitcher's mound" (center of the square) and pass to our receiving coach's candidates (four receivers running the "bases").  The receivers will run clockwise and then counter clockwise.  We usually have 3-4 passing squares going at once.  We score who can catch, who can't, who can throw, and who can't."

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Re: DC schools Passing Square
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 02:27:55 PM »
I had a similar question years ago and I just improvised, rightly or wrongly. We had two QBs per square back to back. One was throwing to guys running from home to 1st and the other throwing to guys running from 2nd to 3rd. We also had 4 helpers, one each on 1st and 3rd and two more in the middle, and 1-2 scorekeepers. The rotation went like this:
For one QB:
  • Receivers line up at home base
  • Helper in middle hands ball to QB
  • On signal, one WR would run their "route" to the next base and the QB would throw
  • After the catch (or drop), the WR would hand the ball to the helper at the target base and then continue running the bases until he got to the back of the WR line
  • The helper would throw the ball back to the helper in the middle who hands ball to QB
  • Continue
  • After each receiver has 10 balls thrown to him, reverse direction and repeat so each receiver attempts to catch 20 passes

For two QBs:
  • Split receivers between home and 2nd
  • On signal, one WR at home and one at 2nd would run their "route" to the next base and the QB would throw
  • After the catch (or drop), the WR would hand the ball to the helper at the target base (1st or 3rd) and then continue running the bases until he got to the back of the next WR line
  • The helper would throw the ball back to the helper in the middle who hands ball to QB
  • Continue
  • After each receiver has 10 balls thrown to him, reverse direction and repeat so each receiver attempts to catch 20 passes

The scoring we did was I believe the same as outlined by Clark. Each receiver had 20 attempts and each catch was worth 1 point, so his score would be x out of 20. For the QBs, each pass was judged whether it was "catchable" and not necessarily caught. Meaning, if it bounced off of a receivers hands, the QB would still get credit for a completed pass.

Hope this helps
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