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How do we make the work out?
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Coach Wilkins Systems ( Dumcoach ) / Re: Championship Won
« Last post by JanBlackSmith on Today at 04:12:40 AM »
In the race to lose, there are different wins because we will succeed.
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General Discussion / Re: Low Numbers/Small Roster - 5th grade
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 01:35:54 AM »
One of my main concerns was extra conditioning, is it needed? But no one on this thread emphasized that much. I think conditioning at this level is a time zapper

I think most guys here would agree with you on that point. IMHO, mental toughness is FAR more important than physical conditioning. To that end, I would suggest Jack Gregory's Enduro drill. It may seem like "extra conditioning" on the surface, but I encourage you to read the entire document. It is an investment that will pay off big time.

http://www.dumcoach.com/drills/enduro-drill/
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Rules of the Game / Busted
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 01:30:16 AM »
We suspected that our week 2 opponent played an illegal player. In Spring, an older player may play down if he's under a certain weight. Sort of like older-lighters in PW. For our 8th grade division, a HS freshman can play if he's 165 or under. The suspected illegal player looked MUCH bigger than that and really dominated the game. Tonight, I found a MaxPreps site that listed him at 185lbs last Fall. I turned this over to the league, but I doubt anything will be done.

The younger divisions also have a patch rule. Before our last game, I overheard two field monitors discussing the 6th grade game before ours. One of them said, "The patch rule is really about the honor system. You have to trust guys to do the right thing."  If you're not going to enforce a rule, eliminate it. Otherwise you create a situation where cheaters are rewarded and honest teams are punished.
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Zone Blocking / Re: Offensive Line Performance
« Last post by Michael on Yesterday at 10:56:51 PM »
What's the difference between paying $50 for a set of materials and paying $9.99/mo for 5 months?

Five cents? Not counting the time value of money, of course.
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Offense / Re: Styles of Pass Protection
« Last post by GP on Yesterday at 10:25:59 PM »
One thing I learned from Herb Hand at a Glazier years ago is that if the O-Line doesn't know the launch point, there is no way you can expect them to protect the QB. Each style dictates the launch point.

For us, we call our passes series like this:

60 = Quicks
70 = Rollouts
80 = PAPs & Dropback
90 = Fast Screens

So if we call "60 Stick," the 60 (or 61) tells our OL it's a Quick Pass (3 Step UTC or 1 Gun) so they know the QB is throwing from pocket and they can't give any ground. Since it's even, OL slides right unless we have an "NFL" tag on. If we want to slide left, we call 61 Stick.

At Youth we block PAPs & Drop Backs the same and let the backs sell the run. If I were coaching HS I would obviously do that differently.

We lump Naked in with our PAP / Drop series but make sure the OL understand what the Q is doing & where he's going when we call Naked. Would also run Naked differently at HS.

One key with this is getting them to realize the word is meaningless to them unless it's Naked, just focus on the #. Every year some lineman looks at the wrist band and asks me what he does on 60 Stick after we've been running 60 Slaro (Slant / Arrow) for weeks. 
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General Discussion / Re: Low Numbers/Small Roster - 5th grade
« Last post by CoachDP on Yesterday at 09:23:52 PM »
One of my main concerns was extra conditioning, is it needed?

--Again, you're being ambiguous.  Or not asking the right question.  What's "extra conditioning?"  I don't know if extra conditioning is needed because I don't know what it is.  I also don't know whether it's needed because I have no idea what you're trying to accomplish.  As a coach, there should be a reason for everything you do.  And you should know what the reason is.  And part of knowing what the reason is, is understanding what you're trying to accomplish through the drill, routine or practice.  If you're trying to replicate what others are doing in practice, just because others are doing it, then you are lost at sea.

But no one on this thread emphasized that much.

--I'd guess it wasn't emphasized because you didn't ask about it in your original post.  We condition.  A lot.  Probably more than most.  We focused on it more than most when I coached at the youth level and we focus on it even more at the high school level.  Many teams don't.  One way isn't better than another, but if you're going to do it, then know why.  And if you aren't going to do it, you'd also better know why.

I think conditioning at this level is a time zapper

--Conditioning is a complete waste of time when you have no rhyme, reason or context for doing it.  If you believe that it's something "just to get the kids in shape," then yes, it probably is a "time zapper."  We look at it differently, and as such put a premium on focusing on it.

and I would prefer to keep them always moving and always sprinting in drills vs allocating time at the beginning or end of practice to condition.

--Yes, many coaches feel the same way.

--Dave
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Zone Blocking / Re: Offensive Line Performance
« Last post by Seabass on Yesterday at 09:08:37 PM »
He does sell his materials! You just pay it on a month by month basis. What's the difference between paying $50 for a set of materials and paying $9.99/mo for 5 months? You can cancel the $9.99/mo at any time. Maybe it takes you 3 months to get what you need... maybe it only takes a month. Depends on the individual.

The way it's structured and the progression is unlike anything I have ever see as an instructional site. Maybe overkill for a youth coach but certainly not for a HS coach. The "why, what , how series he HS on their is AWESOME! It covers the technique all the way down to how to drill it and train it in the weight room.
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Zone Blocking / Re: Offensive Line Performance
« Last post by Coach Correa on Yesterday at 06:10:20 PM »
I wish he sold his materials . He has created the ultimate money grab for things that are common sense .  A monthly fee is crazy for things if you do enough homework you can get for free . Your a better man than me !!!!  :) :) :) :)
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General Discussion / Re: Mike,.... The banner at the top
« Last post by Wing-n-It on Yesterday at 05:43:24 PM »
Its Google...they know you.  :o

But you can set your ads features.
Naw Im good. I like having my favorite car places on my favorite football place.

I was thinking,.... Man they get me  lol  :D
Now I dont have to google anything.

Im looking for lowering kits for my wifes Tahoe. BAM there it is
We also looking for ALOT of parts for Tylers 81 C10 Bang, its right there.
I have Dumcoach as my favorites now Im just a few clicks away from shopping for car parts, and I aint gotta type in nuttin
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