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Parents / Players / Re: Had a Player quit already
« Last post by Coach Brad on Today at 01:43:01 AM »
I coach in the Christian conference. This year we had a young lady join the team. She made a great G/DT candidate. She tried out to be our kicker but was probably the 5th best option there. When she didnt get the job as kicker she decided to quit. Unfortunately our most likely to be starting center and returning DL had quit 2 weeks earlier because of her presence on the team. His parents didnt believe it was ok for girls to play football with boys as they "raised their son in gods image and to not lay his hands on a woman" my argument that hitting boys wasn't exactly god's teaching either didnt have an effect in trying to keep him, so now we have lost 2 potential starting linemen.

Our starting 5 linemen are all freshmen and sophomores. Thankfully they held together well in our first game.
Good Lord (pun intended).
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Your Game Results / Re: 2018 Broncos
« Last post by fizzlife on Today at 01:03:18 AM »
Thank you guys.
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Parents / Players / Re: Had a Player quit already
« Last post by sabot6d on Today at 12:55:22 AM »
I coach in the Christian conference. This year we had a young lady join the team. She made a great G/DT candidate. She tried out to be our kicker but was probably the 5th best option there. When she didnt get the job as kicker she decided to quit. Unfortunately our most likely to be starting center and returning DL had quit 2 weeks earlier because of her presence on the team. His parents didnt believe it was ok for girls to play football with boys as they "raised their son in gods image and to not lay his hands on a woman" my argument that hitting boys wasn't exactly god's teaching either didnt have an effect in trying to keep him, so now we have lost 2 potential starting linemen.

Our starting 5 linemen are all freshmen and sophomores. Thankfully they held together well in our first game.
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Another drill is the harnesses. I made harnesses out of lengths of nylon rope, with the ends tied together to make a loop. I wrapped a bath towel on the end of the loop opposite the knot and secured it with athletic tape.

The drill itself is pretty basic: the ball carrier steps into the loop and pulls the towel up around his hips, while a team mate grabs the other end of the loop and provides resistance. The ball carrier then begins running as hard as he can down the field while his team mate proceeds at a walking pace behind. It is not necessary for the teammate to pull back as hard as he can, or try to keep the ball carrier from advancing. The coach stands downfield from the ball carrier and encourages him to keep running hard and "get in the end zone." The coach may backpedal when the ball carrier gets close to encourage him to keep going even after he thinks he is done. The coach might also try to strip the ball from the ball carrier to encourage ball security.

Key points are to make sure the back runs with high knees, with his feet hitting the ground rapidly; "think jackhammers, not elephants." The ball carrier must keep his face pointed downfield and not at the ground. The ball must be kept tight against the rib cage, wrist above the elbow, fingers over the front point, back point behind the biceps. The coach determines how far the ball carrier goes.
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Double Wing Football / Re: Our Double Wing
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:44:53 PM »
In this game, our physicality was what helped us survive this game as our opponent's lines were bigger and strong up front.  But some of our best hits were in this game.  Again, I apologize for the amount of dead time between plays:

https://www.hudl.com/video/2/270002/5a17063f0c53d827385046bf

--Dave
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Running Game and Rule Blocking / Re: Running back technique and drills
« Last post by lionscoach on Yesterday at 11:39:22 PM »
The basic drills are meant to enhance body control and manueverability, learn to initiate and absorb contact safely and defeat tackles.

The first drill is a ladder-type drill. It can be done with a rope ladder, but I found it easier to use six step-over bags. form three parallel lines each having two bags lying end-to-end. There should be about six inches between the lines. The back starts standing outside of bags, a couple inches away from them and facing parallel to the long axis of the bags. He begins with bags to his right, and steps over the first line of bags with his right foot, then over the middle line with his left foot, then over the third line with his right foot.

Very important: as his right foot steps over the third line of bags, the left foot must come off the ground, and the hips must stay inside of the outside lines of bags. The back should change direction by "stabbing" the ground with the ball of his foot, not catch his weight with the planted leg and have to re-direct all of the weight of the upper body.

Once the right foot hits the ground with the hips remaining inside the structure of the bags, and the left foot is off the ground, the left foot immediately goes back down, and the right foot crosses over the middle bag, and the left foot stabs the ground outside the first line of bags as the right foot comes off the ground, again keeping the hips inside of the structure of the bags.

The back goes back and forth across the three lines of bags three or four times.

The next drill is the stumble drill. The back starts out running downfield and every three to four yards bends forward and reaches out and puts the palm of his non-ball-carrying hand on the ground. He puts wight on his hand so that he has to push himself up. He switches the ball to the other hand and repeats using the other hand. He does this for thirty or forty yards.

Key points. The arm that touches the ground has the elbow bent, so that the players's weight is not transmitted directly to the shoulder. The fingers are together, and the hand should land approximately even with the player's forehead, not directly under the shoulder. Do not let the player merely see if the grass is wet; he has to put weight on his hand and push himself up. The ball is kept across the chest as the other hand touches the ground. Players have a tendency to roll their torso and pull the ball back. The face should remain pointed downfield throughout the drill; the back should not look directly at the ground. The drill should be run at one half to three-quarter speed at first, to ensure proper technique.
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Double Wing Football / Re: The Ugly Duckling Install
« Last post by bdjackson on Yesterday at 11:22:04 PM »
Call the play in the huddle twice.  After the first time the play is called, the Center and Guards should leave the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage.  After the play is called in the huddle a second time, the rest of the team should approach the LOS.  Sending the Center and Guards first allows them to get their feet set first, without getting squeezed.  Since our Guards are recessed so deeply off the LOS, their inside foot will not be touching the Center's, and since the Tackle hasn't lined up yet, the Guard's outside foot has room and can't be squeezed.  Since the Tackle is lining up off of the Guard's outside foot which is already there, the Tackle's inside foot can't be squeezed.  Our Tight Ends simply wait for the Tackle to set his outside foot.  No issues.

This is quite possibly some of the most stress relieving information I may have ever come across on this site. This will make lining up so much simpler. Thanks Dave.

-Brian

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Double Wing Football / Re: The Ugly Duckling Install
« Last post by bdjackson on Yesterday at 11:19:35 PM »
How do you expect to open the door to let the friend out, without letting anyone in?  If the door's open, the door's open.  Not sure how you can dictate who comes through it, once it has been opened.

I guess the clarification to them should be you are smacking the “bad guys” in the face with the door so your friend can run out of your house. Obviously the online being the door.
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Double Wing Football / Re: The Ugly Duckling Install
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:14:04 PM »
I explained that they had to open the door to let their friend out, but couldn’t let any of the “bad guys” in.

How do you expect to open the door to let the friend out, without letting anyone in?  If the door's open, the door's open.  Not sure how you can dictate who comes through it, once it has been opened.

--Dave
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Double Wing Football / Re: The Ugly Duckling Install
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 11:10:59 PM »
Mostly getting the kids to line up at the right depth and not squeeze in the linemen to their inside.

Call the play in the huddle twice.  After the first time the play is called, the Center and Guards should leave the huddle and get to the line of scrimmage.  After the play is called in the huddle a second time, the rest of the team should approach the LOS.  Sending the Center and Guards first allows them to get their feet set first, without getting squeezed.  Since our Guards are recessed so deeply off the LOS, their inside foot will not be touching the Center's, and since the Tackle hasn't lined up yet, the Guard's outside foot has room and can't be squeezed.  Since the Tackle is lining up off of the Guard's outside foot which is already there, the Tackle's inside foot can't be squeezed.  Our Tight Ends simply wait for the Tackle to set his outside foot.  No issues.

--Dave
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