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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 09:00:06 PM »
Anyway, the Power I works great for Youth if you can coach it.

Positives:

4 players in position to carry the ball.

Blocking concepts are easy to teach

Ball skills are easy to master

Deception built into the offense

Negatives:

Compressed set makes it difficult to get the ball outside easily

Need good Gap blocking linemen

Difficult to threaten the field vertically


Overall as a Youth Offense the positive out weigh the negatives. It still comes down to the ability to coach the offense &
 put the players in the right spots. We ran a version from 8-22 when I was in Brooklyn, we had great success with the Offense. It is tough hard nosed football that can allow you to make up for the lack of skill by being tough & sound.

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One more positive when it comes to the little dudes. Really nice formation to throw out of every now and then. Great max protection while throwing to the 3 hardest positions for the young Defense's to cover...the TE's and a WB / RB out of the backfield.
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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2017, 09:01:54 PM »
I believe you're thinking about the o-line splits and he's talking about the backfield. 

Either way it's an inside-out offense and requires some splits by the linemen or else running inside can become difficult.  Wider splits means the ball carrier has further to go to get the edge.

Good point. We we first started experimenting with really wide splits we quickly graduated to I Principles. Worked well.
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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2017, 09:23:41 PM »
Compressed Sets vs Compressed Splits

Assuming the defense has force & contain then with all 3 backs in the backfield & 2 TE's the no way to leverage those defenders. Kicking  them out becomes easier. Power I goes off tackle it's very simple.

Compressed Splits make the distance to the edge shorter easier for the ball to get there. Pro I for example now has blockers in position to gain an angle, the compressed splits make it easier to get there.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2017, 09:26:14 PM »
The greatest PAP ever invented was & is belly pass. It started from 32 personnel in a full house T most offenses have some variation of Belly Pass. That back coming out is very difficult to defend.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2017, 09:29:45 PM »
Compressed Sets vs Compressed Splits

Assuming the defense has force & contain then with all 3 backs in the backfield & 2 TE's the no way to leverage those defenders. Kicking  them out becomes easier. Power I goes off tackle it's very simple.


Coach, do you think motioning on of the backs to wing would help with getting leverage on those defenders?

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2017, 09:52:29 PM »
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In my PP we have toss sweep from the Wing. Honestly, when we had a Speed Back, we would go X over with a wing. Now we had the Wing for the edge & a Crack by the X over.

The great thing from the I was we could use that formation & run other plays too.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2017, 11:07:57 PM »
I think he has compressed sets & compressed splits confused.
No, I thought the same of both compressed sets & splits.  If you split backs wide as flankers, the defense would go out there with them, and usually be waiting for you if you ran wide -- that the only way they wouldn't is if you had a good run-pass option to the edge to make them have to choose between coverage & stopping the run.

However, in many cases I've seen in youth football, the CBs stay wide whether there's a WR out there or not -- often because the CB is scared to tackle.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2017, 12:59:52 AM »
For all who say the I Formation is "Boring" 

I have never had more fun with Kids When using the I-Multiple

WHAT? 

I
Offset I
Power I
I Single Back Set

Multiple Formation! Same Plays- G Lead (Guard ISO!) Single Back, and Trap Plays!  Most of all, Play Action!   Boring is only in the eye of the Beholder!  Just sayin!   ::)

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  :)

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2017, 08:49:06 AM »
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Many years I swore I would only coach the I. Being multiple it gave us so many options.

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32 personnel makes it difficult to get outside vs a good team. The angles just aren't there, much better for off tackle. This is just basic common sense. A good team is coached to contain the edge. Here again we are talking good football vs bad football.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2017, 08:51:10 AM »
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Many years I swore I would only coach the I. Being multiple it gave us so many options.

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32 personnel makes it difficult to get outside vs a good team. The angles just aren't there, much better for off tackle. This is just basic common sense. A good team is coached to contain the edge. Here again we are talking good football vs bad football.

Joe
Getting off tackle is the killer, not getting outside. Just my opinion of course.
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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2017, 09:02:45 AM »
For all who say the I Formation is "Boring"
I think the reason they say so is twofold:

They see it the most.  (I've coached in I offenses more than any other.)
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The way most youth teams play it is boring!

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2017, 09:06:28 AM »
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In my PP I say our best play was our off tackle play. Clearly our best play & the one we ran the most.

Against a good team you use the fact that they are taught to contain against them. The angles for a kick out are there, the trick is to have the back hit the hole. We always worked hard to have the back hit the hole with his shoulders square to the LOS. Now he can cut either way once he is through the hole.

When you look at most offenses there best plays are designed for off tackle.

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2017, 02:40:54 PM »
coaches...I'm still hoping someone will have a powe I playbook that they can share. I did purchase the Brookland I on coaches clinic, but while good info, is more of a T I..
Does anyone have a true power I

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Re: Power I formation
« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2017, 03:04:19 PM »
coaches...I'm still hoping someone will have a powe I playbook that they can share. I did purchase the Brookland I on coaches clinic, but while good info, is more of a T I..
Does anyone have a true power I


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