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General Discussion / Re: Hudl Rant
« Last post by Coach Brad on Today at 06:25:35 PM »
For this season, I am just filming the games and then uploading to my own computer and doing my own analysis/stats in iMovie. Works fine so far, just hard to share the footage.
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So he gave the signals and playbook to our opponent tonight too.   
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Maybe I should have been more to the point.  Just because there are 11 plays, that I can flip left or right, doesn't mean they are 22 well executed plays.  Hence the reason I tossed my 40 play book after 3 practices. 

I suggest Reading "The Simple Six" Written by Don Schnake.  Or reviewing Dave Cisar's "Sainted Six".  Both discuss the ability to have Six Plays that you can execute to near perfection.  Offensive Scheme has nothing to do with that philosophy.  Rather they stress having Six "Go to"plays.


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The Simple Six is one of the best offensive football books out there. Everyone should read it. I love the idea of putting together a core of well executed plays that attack everywhere on the field and complement (and protect) each other.
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General Discussion / Re: Long story (frustration and vent)
« Last post by Dusty Ol Fart on Today at 04:50:40 PM »
One would suggest that the "Mean Kid" with all those friends, doesn't have all those friends because he is a "Leader".  More like all those kids dont want their arse beat.  As far as Higher expectations, to my thinking it's not really that much different than Regular and "Accelerated Classes" in school.  The better your ability to learn, the more expectation to continue to learn higher level material. 

 
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Maybe I should have been more to the point.  Just because there are 11 plays, that I can flip left or right, doesn't mean they are 22 well executed plays.  Hence the reason I tossed my 40 play book after 3 practices. 

I suggest Reading "The Simple Six" Written by Don Schnake.  Or reviewing Dave Cisar's "Sainted Six".  Both discuss the ability to have Six Plays that you can execute to near perfection.  Offensive Scheme has nothing to do with that philosophy.  Rather they stress having Six "Go to"plays.


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Parents / Players / Re: Ref Crisis
« Last post by coachmiket on Today at 03:45:07 PM »
Which is exactly why I'm criticizing the "punish everyone" approach. What you are suggesting would not prevent the first idiot from acting up, but it would certainly slow down the 2nd and subsequent ones.

In my example, this is what I would have liked to see:
1) Visitor dad taken away in handcuffs. I was filming the whole time hoping for a take down and maybe even a tazing.
2) An email from the league narrating the incident (so that adults can see an example of this kind of behavior) saying that this dad has been identified and is prohibited from attending any JMFA events for a full year and only after successful completion of an anger management program at his expense and after successully completing 40 hours of community service benefiting the league.
3) Lather, rinse, repeat for everyone else who has caused a problem.

That addresses the individual who caused the problem and puts everyone else on notice that you don't want to be "that person".

Sometimes stupid people act stupid and there's not a damn thing you can do to prevent it.  Try as you may, you can't control everyone.
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Parents / Players / Re: Ref Crisis
« Last post by gumby_in_co on Today at 03:40:39 PM »
I blame the League.

I now have my in....the first Annual AMFA Jamboree will launch in 2019. No more Camp bullchit !

Why a Jamboree? A great training ground for the Officials and the fans. Both parties can now actually have a civil conversation in a causal setting. I've done it before.... and seen the results. It works. Even you and Kent were kind enough to participate.

The only reason we have not done this too date...Ernie wasn't ready to take this on. I think he will now. Plus its a cash cow that literally runs itself. I simply tap into the Probation Dept and get a bunch of DUI kids to come help organize as part of their Community Service.

Sent you an email expressing a similar thought. Let the parents, coaches and refs get to know each other as people.

Along with the DUI offenders, make it a requirement for anyone who was ejected or banned in the previous season.
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Parents / Players / Re: Ref Crisis
« Last post by mahonz on Today at 03:21:48 PM »
Which is exactly why I'm criticizing the "punish everyone" approach. What you are suggesting would not prevent the first idiot from acting up, but it would certainly slow down the 2nd and subsequent ones.

In my example, this is what I would have liked to see:
1) Visitor dad taken away in handcuffs. I was filming the whole time hoping for a take down and maybe even a tazing.
2) An email from the league narrating the incident (so that adults can see an example of this kind of behavior) saying that this dad has been identified and is prohibited from attending any JMFA events for a full year and only after successful completion of an anger management program at his expense and after successully completing 40 hours of community service benefiting the league.
3) Lather, rinse, repeat for everyone else who has caused a problem.

That addresses the individual who caused the problem and puts everyone else on notice that you don't want to be "that person".

I blame the League.

I now have my in....the first Annual AMFA Jamboree will launch in 2019. No more Camp bullchit !

Why a Jamboree? A great training ground for the Officials and the fans. Both parties can now actually have a civil conversation in a causal setting. I've done it before.... and seen the results. It works. Even you and Kent were kind enough to participate.

The only reason we have not done this too date...Ernie wasn't ready to take this on. I think he will now. Plus its a cash cow that literally runs itself. I simply tap into the Probation Dept and get a bunch of DUI kids to come help organize as part of their Community Service.
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Parents / Players / Re: Ref Crisis
« Last post by spidermac on Today at 03:21:23 PM »
Texas elevates that kind of thing with the legal system...anything that can be considered assault, if it is done against an official, a league official or a coach...the offense is escalated, depending upon the offense, sometimes it is escalated to a felony....

Hopefully it doesn't get that far...

at the end of the day, the bad behavior is the responsibility of the person acting badly...but as they are acting badly, right or wrong it is the head coach's responsibility, if the head coach cannot control it, he can escalate it to the league officials...

If an adult gets ejected from one of our games (coach or spectator), they have to appear before the board before they are allowed back at another event, the league has contracted cops when they have banned folks and they thought the ban would be ignored. If it is a coach, and he was ejected for abusing the ref, he will no longer be

A few years back, I had a dad that behaved poorly at the games (same sort of thing, abusing the refs, the coaches)...spoke to the league about it, asked them if I could ban him as the head coach of the team. They said yes, and said if he didn't accept my word as law, they would step in. It never got that far, after one particularly bad episode at a game, his kid told his dad that he would quit if he kept coming to the games...later in the season, he asked if he could come back if he promised to behave, I asked him what his kid said, he said that is was okay as long as he behaved, I said okay too...and told him, EVERYONE would be looking at him, so he better behave, he saw his son play his last two youth games :)
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Parents / Players / Re: Ref Crisis
« Last post by DREagle on Today at 03:12:35 PM »
Funny story...

Back when I was a Board Member and witnessed the ugliness that is youth sports we banned a Dad for submitting false paperwork not once but 3 times....getting busted each time and then Org hopping to avoid banishment. He came to us from BC already tagged so it was an easy bust for us once he did it again. 

He showed up to his sons games dressed as a woman. Worked for about half the season too.  :P
OK, that's pretty great. 

People are seriously messed up.
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