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General Offense Discussion / Re: New Youth HC - Need Suggestions
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Yesterday at 11:03:42 PM »
I know you dont MPP on defense... so you plug and play a MPP kid on the oline?   I mean a true MPP kid that can barely walk and is scared of his shadow.(well, maybe not this...you can MOJO this out of him>>)

I can play him at short guard and it does limit us a little. I have also put him between two beasts on the long side. However, this Spring team was absolutely stacked with talent and this same kid got his reps at NT in the DC46.  I've had some "sad sacks" on the o-line since I've been coaching it. Luckily, I've never had to try and plug and play two at once.

Using my guy, "E" as an example, I was able to do a lot more with him with mega splits than I could with "normal" splits. I eventually taught him to move his feet and stick to his guy like glue. Worst case scenario, the d-lineman would move him around like a square blocking dummy. It's still harder to pursue and tackle carrying a dummy.
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Double Wing Football / Re: Working on DTDW/GUN-WING Highlights
« Last post by DoubleWingCoach on Yesterday at 09:51:48 PM »
Enjoy everyone. It uploaded nine minutes but for some reason the video is 17 total. So call this part one. A good mix of DTDW and Gun. And some GREAT Trojan Sweeps pulling a TON of kids down the line.

https://youtu.be/a2xR4SoYZT0
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General Offense Discussion / Re: New Youth HC - Need Suggestions
« Last post by Coach TonyM on Yesterday at 09:16:25 PM »
All great points but soooooo yesterday for me. You haven't Spread until you've Spread.  :)

Mega Splits is Plug and Play....literally.

I know you dont MPP on defense... so you plug and play a MPP kid on the oline?   I mean a true MPP kid that can barely walk and is scared of his shadow.(well, maybe not this...you can MOJO this out of him>>)
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by MHcoach on Yesterday at 08:16:45 PM »
Josh

If you count the players across, #1 nearest the sideline, #5 being the kicker & #11 nearest the far sideline.

1&6= Faster players who ran to the ball.

2,3,4, & 7 ran their lanes.

Either 5 or 8 played safety.

9 10 & 11 played contain

Joe
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by MHcoach on Yesterday at 08:07:46 PM »
BG

While I can agree age & rules do make a difference; that would be in the scheme part not the coaching. Specials matter, figuring out how to coach them less is a bad idea.

Joe
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by Bob Goodman on Yesterday at 06:28:44 PM »
We coach different ages & different rules, so let's assume 10Us and something close to one of the major rules codes
Unless it's Canadian.  Then you're justified putting in more than 10% on kick plays.
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by joshv155 on Yesterday at 05:42:45 PM »
Josh

 In AYF special teams do not as a play for MMP's. We used an interesting deep kick that was very effective. We placed the ball on a hash, & had our kicker kick deep between the numbers & the sideline. We put our 4 best & fastest player inside the hash, the next 2 were chasers  & the last 4 played contain.

Very effective & simple coverage.

Joe

Joe -

That is the exact idea our coaches came up with at our meeting last week. We were thinking 5 inside the hash but 4 sounds fine so we can contain the rest of the field. We thought 5 so that our onside and deep alignment wouldn't look any different.
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by Bob Goodman on Yesterday at 05:20:47 PM »
I'm going to make the case that for competitive purposes, in most cases special teams prep deserves much, much less than 33% of your time.

We coach different ages & different rules, so let's assume 10Us and something close to one of the major rules codes -- maybe even something favorable to place kicking for goal by limiting the number of defenders who can rush or where they can rush from, just to lean in favor of special teams.

1st of all, most of us aren't going to have that player who can make those kicks often enough to be worthwhile.  If you don't have such a player, then as it says in the tax worksheets, stop, no sense working on it further, you cannot get this benefit.  The odds of your being able to develop such a skill in a player by taking time of his away from practicing other skills are so long against as to be prohibitive.

Most of us also aren't going to have the player who can mix in some deep kicks at kickoffs in a worthwhile manner.  No sense working on coverage you'll never use.  Just kick onside, a shallow bounding ball, or some such.  Practicing coverage and recovery won't take long.  Recovery should be part of your general fumble recovery skill practice.

Similarly, most of our opponents shouldn't kick deep, so again not much need to prepare against them.  Most of the "practice" you need here is going over scenarios, like when the ball is poison & when it needs to be played.

Some of us will find punting worthwhile, but not as a special team, just as a quick kick.  So it's just another offensive play.

You can't neglect kicking situations entirely, but I'd say the avg. team shouldn't need to spend more than 10% of practice at them, & many of them less.
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For those looking for some kid friendly football instruction

We are hosting a youth ( grades 7-9) Football skills/ Flag football camp this June. The camp runs 9 am to Noon June 25, 26, 28,29. The camp includes daily football lesson, strength, speed, agility, flexibility work. Football specific skills and drills and an hour of flag football competition. The cost for the camp is 125 dollars or 35 per day. The football staff welcomes current and former players to help run the camp. A sample daily plan:
9:00-9:15 flexibility
9:15-9:45 Introduction to weight training for football
9:45-10:00 football IQ classroom instruction
10:00-10:15 speed and agility training for football
10:15-11:00 skills and drills
11:00-noon flag footall game
fun, fitness, friends, football family!

East Catholic HS is in Manchester Ct.
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Special Teams Discussion / Re: The Importance of Special Teams
« Last post by MHcoach on Yesterday at 12:18:57 AM »
Josh

 In AYF special teams do not as a play for MMP's. We used an interesting deep kick that was very effective. We placed the ball on a hash, & had our kicker kick deep between the numbers & the sideline. We put our 4 best & fastest player inside the hash, the next 2 were chasers  & the last 4 played contain.

Very effective & simple coverage.

Joe
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