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You right, i was speaking most on the "spread them out" tidbit

My baaaad
It wasn't directed at anyone. We all start throwing out solutions that are scheme specific to what we run. There are legit universal suggestions but it would be better if we could get scheme specific to what the op is running.
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Michael Philosophies / Re: 16 points of oline coaching : April 2014
« Last post by mahonz on Today at 01:06:18 PM »
"I need penetration D-Line!"  lol  Funny stuff...

--Dave

LOL

That team was LOADED with talent...horrible coaching. We trounced them every year we played them.

BTW....this play call is always the QB's choice....if he sees it...take it. His buddies never knew when its going to happen. The play called was a toss sweep and why the TE just runs his man inside. Either play would have probably scored.
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Before we start getting scheme specific lets find out what offense we are dealing with.

You right, i was speaking most on the "spread them out" tidbit

My baaaad
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Before we start getting scheme specific lets find out what offense we are dealing with.
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Michael Philosophies / Re: In Memoriam: Michael O'Gorman, 1965-2018
« Last post by joshv155 on Today at 11:51:25 AM »
Man, this is sad news. I talked with Michael a handful of times. The dude was hilarious. We both laughed a ton. I can still hear his distinct laugh and if he agreed with something you said his response was, "riiight?" He drew it out and would start laughing after.

I picked him up from the airport in Seattle once. He flew in for an interview with a rowing club. He told me as soon as we met that there was no way he was getting the job and he didn't really want to move to Seattle but here he was. We went to IHOP. I had heard the stories and now saw it all in person.

I learned so much from him. Just this past season we talked about sprints. He explained to me his race horse theory. He asked me, "do you think they make race horses sprint a mile and a 1/2 over and over and over to get better..." or something to that affect. I had no clue. Basically he broke it down that for horses, and for football players, it wasn't about how many sprints you do. He said something like, "Any coach can have their team run X amount of half assed 40 yard sprints....why not X amount of all out, full sprints like they do with race horses." He explained it all and it made perfect sense. We added his style of sprints to our conditioning program this season. Our kids were in better condition as a whole than any other team we had. He was a great teacher.

Thanks Michael, you will be missed.
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Just Stuff / Re: Getting back to what I did before coaching football
« Last post by Wing-n-It on Today at 11:38:47 AM »
You got it dusty.

I had a whole bucket of popcorn vibrate out during a pass one time.

The vibration and feeling you get as they pass is like none other.

Did you see what Im working on from my FB posts?

Those gotta be done in a week even with me working 15 hour days
Thankfully Im off MLK day so three days this weekend to complete
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It was his first ever top fuel race. but hey, right now he has a 50% win percentage  ;)

Love it when folks are touring the pits and someone convinces said innocent bystander to get right behind the car for the fire up after rebuild. Hat Flying and lots of Tears and Snot!!!

Something about being Mid Track at Dusk......You can feel the engine thumping in your chest and see 4 foot flames exploding like the Sun from the Headers!       
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General Discussion / Coach without a Team
« Last post by joshv155 on Today at 11:21:17 AM »
This season I finished up coaching an 8th grade team I started with when they were 5th graders. I was never supposed to coach them, but during an informal meeting with who was supposed to be the HC, after an introduction by a parent who was an AC, I was asked to run the team. I was blown away. Anyways, along the way we did some great things. We created a culture of winning on the field and off. We mentored young men during some hard times in their lives, holding them all to the same standards regardless of athletic ability. We made it to the championship 4 years in a row, winning 3. That was all well and good, but the reason we won so many games was our approach. Stealing ideas on culture from so many coaches on this site while injecting our own way as well.

During the four years I coached at the HS these kids will funnel into for 2 years. Worst 2 years of coaching I ever was involved in. Won't go into details but it was an eye opener to see how a youth staff was so focused on the development of young boys into men through the game and then to see a HS staff that was the exact opposite. It was about personal glory. I wanted to be at the HS for two reason. One was to be with the kids I had started with on my youth previous team. The second was to pave the way for this next group of young men.

Well after a decade of coaching youth and those 2 years at HS up here and several at another school in CA I am a coach without a home. Weird feeling. After the season was over I thought I would take a year off, but I would like to be somewhere next season. Just no clue where. Have had offers from a couple of HS's but both are to far from work/home for me to even consider them.

Youth org header asked if I wanted to be a coordinator on their team next season. Would be a 7th grade team. Mulling it over....but I know I have a hard time being on a team that doesn't do things similar to how we have.

Anyways......coach for hire......in the Olympia/Lacey area....or along the I-5 corridor from south seattle to lacey (my work commute). Help a homeless football coach out.
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Successful blocking is less about size and more about knowing who to block/how to block/why to block.  Smaller players can still get leverage by getting underneath an opponent's pad level, or by blocking him down, or out. --Dave
One thing Jack taught me (Clark also) was the mathematics behind the Angles that a smaller player can multiply his force but 150 % just by taking a 70 degree angle on the defender.

I actually love the smaller players, they have a mean streak in them that you can tap into. Especially if they are younger siblings. Some of them are down right nasty. I have never thought I had a disadvantage due to players size, use it to an advantage.
Well I don't want to say never... when I first started coaching I would complain about players size and aggression, then I found this place..

No more do I complain.

Coaching youth football is like playing poker..... All coaches are dealt a winning hand, its how you play that hand that determines if you win or lose
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I know i dont play you sooo theres that

Well done Zach.  :)

--Dave
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