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If we can control the clock and limit turnovers, we will be extremely competitive.

Since both of these aspects are more controllable by you than your opponent, you should be extremely competitive.  Look forward to reading about your process.

óDave
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Yes we plan on being multi-dimensional with the offense.  Just have to be smart about it and manage the game.  We will not have a lot of depth and will have several kids going both ways.  Historically, Cypress Creek has not had a lot of success.  If we can control the clock and limit turnovers, we will be extremely competitive.



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I think participating in a sport has usefulness beyond straight physical conditioning.  I didn't play football my Jr. year of HS (long story, still pissed about it, LOL), and felt like it took me a few games into the basketball season to get my legs under me.  I was missing, for lack of a better word, that game toughness/conditioning that you only get when you're competing for real.  I worked out and played a lot of hoops that fall, but still felt like I wasn't as prepared as I was coming out of football the other two years.  And frankly, it's not like football conditioning was relevant, I was in better shape the year I didn't play.  It was a mental thing.

Nothing gets you ready for competition like competition...

There is a lot to be said for competing as often as possible.
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Your Game Results / Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Last post by spidermac on Today at 10:29:14 AM »
So I was looking at your web site, and see you coached in PYFL...when? I coached there for a couple of spring seasons too...
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I was missing, for lack of a better word, that game toughness/conditioning that you only get when you're competing for real.  It was a mental thing.

Nothing gets you ready for competition like competition...

Funny you should mention this!  Last night my son finally said he may now play lacrosse because he thinks competing against varsity level players in lacrosse (because he will likely get some varsity playing time as a freshmen) will help him with his nerves and confidence for football.  He is not afraid to play or hit, but rather, he puts so much pressure on himself to try to be a "great" player, that he gets extremely nervous before football games.  Since he has not desire to play lacrosse in college, he is hoping playing will help him learn how to just go out and have fun playing.  Not sure if that makes sense to you, but it made sense to me when he said it last night.
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Zone Blocking / Re: Inside/Outside Zone Blocking rules
« Last post by ZACH on Today at 10:07:04 AM »
Through BMJ, and michaels posts, Pendrys method is where we landed for our "zone" runs.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxHdATiq7es5TmtQb1BCZC0yOEE/view?usp=drivesdk
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I think participating in a sport has usefulness beyond straight physical conditioning.  I didn't play football my Jr. year of HS (long story, still pissed about it, LOL), and felt like it took me a few games into the basketball season to get my legs under me.  I was missing, for lack of a better word, that game toughness/conditioning that you only get when you're competing for real.  I worked out and played a lot of hoops that fall, but still felt like I wasn't as prepared as I was coming out of football the other two years.  And frankly, it's not like football conditioning was relevant, I was in better shape the year I didn't play.  It was a mental thing.

Nothing gets you ready for competition like competition...
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Zone Blocking / Re: Inside/Outside Zone Blocking rules
« Last post by Coach Correa on Yesterday at 07:31:53 PM »
We don't worry about covered/uncovered. Just count. Your guy is on (or near the LOS) block him, if he is off (LB level) double the nearest DL - Make the combo call "Us to LB" with the person you are doubling with. We want to be nasty and aggressive with double teams, we wont even talk about "coming off" of the double (at least not until we are getting very good at the vertical push double) We can use an insert back or other ways to deal with backers (formations, motions) and we also run Power with IZ opposite rules and pull backside guard up to PS LB.
Good stuff that's the old Joe Bugel Redskins way of thinking when it comes to zone i like it.
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Zone Blocking / Re: Inside/Outside Zone Blocking rules
« Last post by coacharnold on Yesterday at 07:29:13 PM »
This looks ok.

My thoughts are that you're really teaching 2 sets of rules for one play: count system and then covered/uncovered.  It can be a bit more complicated than you might think, especially to young kids.  The kids have to identify who their man is in the count... then forget about their man in the count so they can block the near jersey number or block the closest jersey number of something not in their gap.

Count systems, IMO, tend to lead to kids chasing LBs or turning their heads away from their gaps, allowing stunts and run throughs to screw things up badly.  They work ok, but I'm not a fan of them for zone.

Personally, I'd just simplify it to track blocking, which is what zone really turns into.  I've got another post on the board explaining how I teach that.  IMO, it's just simpler for kids to pick up on and go.

One very important coaching point: focus on "eye discipline."  The OL need to always keep eyes in their play side gap on zone to pick up stunts.  That and the gap discipline and tracks of zone are where the "area" concept really shines through nd becomes sound.  When you let the kids turn their heads to "block the nearest number," your zone ceases to be gap sound because LBs will just run off their hip like a cutter to the basket in basketball.
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Spread Style Football / Re: Wrist coach help
« Last post by Dusty Ol Fart on Yesterday at 05:11:51 PM »
Ours were easy and only one kid had a wrist coach.

3 colors  White Green Red.  Kind of like a Chinese Menu.   Color-Play Number.  Didn't have to worry about 11 kids staring at their wrists.   
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