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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #135 on: September 09, 2014, 08:51:52 PM »
Very common problem. Center in this offense is a tough job. The first thing that most kids mess up is making their stance too wide. They want a good stable base to snap harder, but when their feet get too far outside their shoulders it makes it harder for them to step. Get on his butt about keeping his feet together.

Stretch was never a big hit for me last year. I skipped putting it in this year and use G a lot more instead. The thing I didn't like about stretch is the footwork is very different than anything else we do. Everything else blends together and Stretch is kind of an oddball scheme. Just my 2 cents.
How is your talent level this year now that the AAU team folded up? Did it increase or stay about the same?

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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2014, 08:18:04 AM »
How is your talent level this year now that the AAU team folded up? Did it increase or stay about the same?

At the oldest age group (used to be Midgets, now they're called Unlimited) it was a huge boon for us. It was a stroke of luck that our whole Conference went Unlimited in the same year the local unlimited org folded. Worked out really well. We picked up a few more players at some of the other levels, but none on the team I coach. Their numbers were so low and the kids over there had such a bad experience last year that I don't think it will be a big swing. But, it should help numbers wise in the future.
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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2014, 03:48:47 PM »
1 v 1 teach the club...they like it



What is the club ? Similar to a rip tech on D using your hand as a club ?
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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2014, 04:04:35 PM »
What is the club ? Similar to a rip tech on D using your hand as a club ?

Yea kinda ... alex gibbs talks about it a lot in his developments youtube stuff
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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2014, 04:50:58 PM »
Yea kinda ... alex gibbs talks about it a lot in his developments youtube stuff

K. I will look it up.  Thank you.

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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #140 on: September 11, 2014, 08:14:25 AM »
Inside Zone and Pass Set Drills Aztecas UDLAP Off…: http://youtu.be/Lz5oattk_e4

The clap helps keep hands tight... did this yeaterday with an olderteam... caught on quick and seemed to help a lot...might be something worth while
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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #141 on: September 11, 2014, 08:55:24 AM »
At the oldest age group (used to be Midgets, now they're called Unlimited) it was a huge boon for us. It was a stroke of luck that our whole Conference went Unlimited in the same year the local unlimited org folded. Worked out really well. We picked up a few more players at some of the other levels, but none on the team I coach. Their numbers were so low and the kids over there had such a bad experience last year that I don't think it will be a big swing. But, it should help numbers wise in the future.
With the exception of their 8U team everyone of their teams were the conference whipping boys. When you played them you knew it was going to be more of an organized practice than an actual game. They seemed to do better at 14U but all other levels it was a one sided beat down. Glad to hear some of the kids found a place to play.

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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #142 on: October 10, 2014, 02:55:27 PM »
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Re: zone blocking in youth... diary of install for 10/11s
« Reply #143 on: October 10, 2014, 05:21:21 PM »
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We have continued to make progress its non specific ways.  Our splits got smaller rather then wider. We focused more on the initial pop at the line then the drive. We are now all in 3 point stances with a rythmic count (thanks Michael).  We are a game planned blocking scheme team. Sometimes we check climb toward or away the play. Sometimes we are a simple man on man count team.

Our drills have become more streamlined

- de la salle style sled work (20 minutes)
- board steps with defender (1st n 2nd level blocks...with different angles both sides) (10minutes)
- run period on weds (20 min)
- pass period thurs (20min)
... simulate pass run rush with and with out blitzing and stunting

Thats it
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