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Your Game Results / Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Last post by CoachParker on Yesterday at 08:58:01 PM »
We had an almost perfect draft on Saturday but lost two of our past veteran players to other teams as we upgraded our squad to compete against the top team in the league.  We were able to pick 5 of our top 10 ranked players and 8 of our top 22, so not too bad.  We only picked up 1 player off the no pick list but we had second to last pick and that's what happens.  We had a family Meet and Greet tonight and we have a smart team.  We played the Name Game and almost every player learned the teammates names on the first game.  Best I've had in a long time.  We raced a few times and found we have much better speed than last season at running back.  This should be a good season.  But we will see once pads are on in practice and if the rookies wake up quick enough to play better than average in the first games.  Good group of parents too.  And that is the biggest factor to team success. 

Still looks like it will be raining all week in Keller TX so I hope we get lucky on Wed and Thursday night for practices.  Otherwise we may do two long practices on Saturday and Sunday when its clear.  We will see. 

Stay tuned and lets see if I am as excited about the picks next week after the first week of practice. 

~ Parker
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Double Wing Football / Re: Double Wing at 5-6 years old
« Last post by ZACH on Yesterday at 01:52:49 PM »
Correct me if im wrong, doesnt Gregory have a package for those dw'ers who cant pull? Lion/rhino? Or something like that?
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They have a sale right now so itís 12 or 13.00.
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Double Wing Football / Re: Double Wing at 5-6 years old
« Last post by HornetPride on Yesterday at 09:10:17 AM »
This will be my 12th year running the Double Wing , but first year coacing 5-6's . So needless to say, I'm a lil nervous. In our league at this age you must run a six-man front on defense, I figure at first I will not be able to pull any lineman at this age and pitches are pretty much out of the picture. I do believe I can teach rip and Liz motion from the get-go and run sweeps and counters and QB counters off of that as well as the wedge.

How would some of you experienced five and six year old coaches block a six-man front with no pulling lineman? I'm thinking TE x DE,  WB x Olb, fb kick out first person ie cb or lb. Any opinions are welcome

Coach Iíve been in a league with a 6 man front as well and Iíve always pulled the OGs and had 3 inch
Splits but those are my only changes to running the DW with the younger kids at the youth level. My team was a perennial power house and itís a real advantage to always know your going to go against the same defense every week.
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General Discussion / Getting Paid
« Last post by CoachDP on February 17, 2018, 06:27:39 PM »
One of our players, a rising Sophomore, received A/B honors during the 1st Quarter.  In the 2nd Quarter, one of his grades slipped to a C.  When I asked him about the grade, he took responsibility for it and we discussed the situation.  I called his dad and we discussed it, as well.  His dad said his son was required to write a letter of apology  to that teacher for not giving his best effort.  He was then required to make up all incomplete work, despite the fact that it would not change his grade.  His family went to the Bahamas during Christmas and while the family was enjoying the sun & fun, my player was in the hotel room doing make-up work.  His dad told me that he has made up all of the work.  Dad then told me he was now waiting to see how I would "handle it at practice."  I told his dad (and my player) that I would also deal with him.  My player asked me what the "work" would be and when he could get it over with.  I told him that he'd have to wait until the weather was more "cooperative" and that I'd deal with him then.  He asked if he could just go ahead and get it over with.  I told him, "No, don't worry.  It'll happen in due time."  This past week we had an unseasonably warm practice on Wednesday.  After we all finished in the weight room, we went to the gym for our footwork drills on the ladder.  I gathered the team and told my AC to run the drills while ****** and I went outside.  He got a kind of shocked look on his face as he realized that Destination Day had arrived.  The rest of the team looked at him with an "uh-oh" look.  We walked outside towards the stadium.  All the gates were locked.  He told me they stayed lock this time of year.  I told him that it was okay, that we'd find our way in, one way or the other.  He told me he was getting a nervous stomach.  I told him he didn't need to worry.  He wasn't getting punished; he was about to get better.  We made our way over to the bottom of the home-side stands.  I told him that God had blessed him in many ways: "He's blessed you with great athleticism.  He's blessed you with great intelligence.  And he's blessed you with a great family.  I've got players on this team that don't have any of these, yet you are blessed with all three.  And then you decide to lower your own bar and accept of lower standard for yourself.  Every time you walk on the field or in the classroom, you should feel like you have no equal.  Here is what I want you to do."  I demonstrated that he would run to the top of the bleacher steps and then back down to the bottom, demonstrating a perfect form-running ear-to-pocket technique.  "Every time you get to the bottom of the steps, I want to hear you say, 'I expect more of myself.'  You'll do this until I get tired."  He started up and down the steps, back and forth.  Each time he reached the bottom of the steps he said, "I expect more of myself."  The first 10 or so times, he had a somewhat embarrassed/I can't believe I have to do this-smile on his face.  When he got to rep #17, he started to huff and puff and his refrain got more tired.  By rep #25, he sounded very agitated and frustrated.  By rep #38, he tripped and stumbled on the steps, his feet obviously getting more heavy.  By rep #40, his refrain became determined and focused.  As he got more tired, his technique got better as the ear-to-pocket is what gets your legs up.  Although I wasn't counting aloud, when he hit 50, I asked him, "Are you good?"  He said, "Yes Sir."  I said, "Let's go."  We started to walk towards the gate and he said, "Coach..."  I turned around and looked at him.  He said, "I need to do more.  It wasn't enough."  I said nothing, but I was stunned.  I was wearing my sunglasses so he couldn't denote any emotion from me.  After a pause I said, "Okay."  We headed back to the bottom of the stadium steps.  I said nothing.  He proceeded to do 35 more reps, up and down the steps.  85 in all.  After his last one, he reached the bottom of the stairs and got down on his knees.  His arms draped over the bench, his body totally spent.  "You good?" I asked.  "Yes Sir."  We walked across the field and when we got back to the entrance I said, "One more thing.  When I was 19 year-old, He came to me and told me that He would never forsake me.  And He never has.  You're my guy.  Now, I'm not Him, but I will never forsake you.  I will always have your back.  You understand?"  He replied, "Yes Sir."  And we walked back to practice.  I'll never forget it.  And I doubt that he will, either.

--Dave
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Your Game Results / Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Last post by CoachParker on February 17, 2018, 05:15:49 PM »
Sounds great.  Ill post the schedule when the league updates us.  Look forward to meeting you. 

Hey Coach,

I'm in Austin.  But, I get up to the DFW area here and there to visit family. Our org doesn't participate in Spring ball.  Maybe I could catch one of your games. GL with the season!
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General Discussion / Re: RIP Coach Klausing
« Last post by gumby_in_co on February 17, 2018, 04:14:59 PM »
I thought about him 2 weeks ago and googled him. Wish Iíd have emailed him.
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General Discussion / Re: RIP Coach Klausing
« Last post by bignose on February 17, 2018, 02:49:06 PM »
He was a great coach and a better human being.
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Your Game Results / Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Last post by tiger46 on February 17, 2018, 11:06:08 AM »
Hey Coach,

I'm in Austin.  But, I get up to the DFW area here and there to visit family. Our org doesn't participate in Spring ball.  Maybe I could catch one of your games. GL with the season!

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General Discussion / Re: RIP Coach Klausing
« Last post by CoachDP on February 17, 2018, 10:00:10 AM »
Coach Klausing was always helplful to everyone, whether you were a coaching vet or just getting started.  A true hall of famer.

óDave
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