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Offline 32wedge

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 07:18:12 AM »
I was 36.

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I was 36 also. (Although I did play 2 years of 8 man football in the military)

That gives me hope that I can be a great coach by the time I get as old as you Dave!  8)

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2019, 07:23:15 AM »
I do and don't have any intentions of running anything else.  I run it because of the flexibility of personnel and how forgiving it is when I mess up.  We can move in tight, eat clock and grind out first downs if we need to or we can score quick with some wicked motion and ball faking action and we can even spread out and use trick plays where we throw the ball forward down the field.

My offense is a mixed bag of single wing ideals.  It's probably closest to Doc Ward's system but has borrowed from Keith Piper, Rick Darlington and state championship high school coach Scott Smith in Tennessee that I coached under for a season.

I coach football because I love football and the kids.  When I am mandated to run a different offense is when I go home and let someone else have it.

Now if you have a defense that stops all offenses with small, slow players who are scared of contact, then I am all ears! ;)
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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2019, 08:07:09 AM »
I tried to convince the younger level coaches to look into it. I really think its the next best thing, that and DW have a chance to be triumphant again in my area.

The hodgepodge of wishbone,  power i, and T are gone in the philly area. Now its some form of spread/gun/pistol ...smh.
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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2019, 08:21:41 AM »
The killer Bee!

I tried that last year.  I am not blaming the KB or any defensive scheme for our issues last year but it's not a magic bullet.  If you want a great defense, you have to have a few football players who want to make tackles.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2019, 08:27:20 AM »
I tried that last year.  I am not blaming the KB or any defensive scheme for our issues last year but it's not a magic bullet.  If you want a great defense, you have to have a few football players who want to make tackles.

Making tackles is pretty important lol
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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2019, 08:44:25 AM »
I tried that last year.  I am not blaming the KB or any defensive scheme for our issues last year but it's not a magic bullet.  If you want a great defense, you have to have a few football players who want to make tackles.
I would say tackling is by far the most important part of defense  :P

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2019, 08:58:30 AM »
Making tackles is pretty important lol

You got that right.

Last years defense was awful even with the KB, not because of it. 

The school was threatening to cancel the season because we only had 12 players dressed for our first scrimmage.  The team we scrimmaged was a start up program and we killed them and used that to recruit 10 more new players the week before our first game.  We won the first game 42-36 with no defense, 2 on side recoveries, a kickoff return TD and a Td pass with 11 seconds to go. 

The defense got better but it was a miserable experience overall.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2019, 09:00:34 AM »
To reach the age of 36?  Trust me, it really wasn't all that hard.

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Wow. I am surprised I made it past 30.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #23 on: July 11, 2019, 10:48:32 AM »
Wow. I am surprised I made it past 30.
Oh, I didn't say I wasn't surprised. ;)  I'm just saying that all I had to do was just show up.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2019, 10:51:37 AM »
That gives me hope that I can be a great coach by the time I get as old as you Dave!

The fallacy is that the number of wins, or championships, or whatever, is the criteria by which great coaching is measured.  It really isn't.  Every coach has the ability to be a great coach.  Great coaching (IMO) is measured by how much you truly care about your players (and they, about you).  That is what defines great coaching.  God has already given each of us the ability to care.  How much you care is on you.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2019, 11:31:39 AM »
The killer Bee!

You beat me to the punch... was going to say this also :-)

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2019, 11:58:35 AM »

That gives me hope that I can be a great coach by the time I get as old as you Dave!  8)

That was simply intended as a poke at your age (in good fun), but that obviously got lost in translation.

The fallacy is that the number of wins, or championships, or whatever, is the criteria by which great coaching is measured.  It really isn't.  Every coach has the ability to be a great coach.  Great coaching (IMO) is measured by how much you truly care about your players (and they, about you).  That is what defines great coaching.  God has already given each of us the ability to care.  How much you care is on you.

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I completely agree with you and I am a great coach.   

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2019, 03:30:12 PM »
That was simply intended as a poke at your age (in good fun), but that obviously got lost in translation.

--No, I get it and that's all good.

I completely agree with you and I am a great coach.

--See?  It's really pretty simple.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 08:53:13 PM »
I will be running SW with my 8-man HS team this year.

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Re: Single Wing
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2019, 10:44:50 PM »
I really want to be a good youth football coach.. Its so many offenses out here I have been studying, but the single wing and the Fat formation is really pulling at me.. I just want to have as many players at the point of attack and the misdirection functioning..