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Offline nwmocb

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Pistol Zone Read
« on: December 16, 2013, 10:47:39 AM »
I want to run zone read out of pistol with my 9 year old team next season and we run the navy formation.  Basically split end wing/wing split end from right to left.  I want to arc motion the wing back to get into pitch relationship with the qb off of it.  Is the only way to control the back side end is to have a tight end?  In regular shotgun zone read you have the back attacking him and qb reading front side end.  How do you hold that de from crashing down?

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Re: Pistol Zone Read
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 12:00:04 PM »
I want to run zone read out of pistol with my 9 year old team next season and we run the navy formation.  Basically split end wing/wing split end from right to left.  I want to arc motion the wing back to get into pitch relationship with the qb off of it.  Is the only way to control the back side end is to have a tight end?  In regular shotgun zone read you have the back attacking him and qb reading front side end.  How do you hold that de from crashing down?

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What keeps the DE from crashing down is the Option Action whether the DE has Force or Contain....if he crashes he isn't doing his job.

This sounds like Flexbone. We ran it with 7th graders after following the advise of Jrtitian, Jem, Rich Kelly and Morris on this Forum. We ran it under center.

They all told me....dont read but call it per YOUR reads off the defense. Call the give or the keep off of what you are seeing. That worked. You have to assume that a youth defense that is well coached...ESPECIALLY 9 year olds....are going to do their jobs like good little soldiers so you as the play caller can more easily....predict. Or you have to assume that the youth defense that is poorly coached will willy nilly chase....either way you call the plays for the QB.
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Re: Pistol Zone Read
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 12:41:18 PM »
Agree with Mike on this, unless you have a ton of time to teach the reads you are asking for trouble...

We ran Midline Zone Read with 7th graders last spring out of pistol, sometimes in Ace formation, sometimes with H next to the QB. We blocked it zone opposite, so the back side DE was blocked or cut (depending upon how good he was), and the play side 5 tech or OLB would be left free to be wrong  ;D. H would get into pitch relationship with the QB when we were in a two back set, out of Ace we did not have anyone get into pitch relationship.

Anyway, making the read on the 5 tech or the OLB was the hardest thing to teach to the QB, the pitch read was much easier. You read the defense, and call the give or the pull based on what they are showing you.
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Re: Pistol Zone Read
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 11:13:01 PM »
I have to agree with both coaches. We ran read this season with 9th graders and we had to rep the hell out of it. Plus teams are getting better at defending it. (Trying to blow up the mesh) Many would suggest Mid-Line because it's the easiest read for the QB. The key is mesh point and drilling the QB on give/pull.
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Re: Pistol Zone Read
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 06:19:53 PM »
Boot. Boot out of the pistol might be the best play out of the formation/offense. That right there will hold a de. Very simple to run. Even better off of counter action from the pistol. Draw it up and you'll see

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Re: Pistol Zone Read
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 07:16:21 PM »
Boot. Boot out of the pistol might be the best play out of the formation/offense. That right there will hold a de. Very simple to run. Even better off of counter action from the pistol. Draw it up and you'll see
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