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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #60 on: January 04, 2017, 08:39:31 PM »
out hitting your opponent will solve 99% of your problems on the field.

I've heard that.

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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #61 on: January 06, 2017, 07:58:08 PM »
When you choose a scheme, I suggest you get in contact with someone else who also runs it and compare notes.  Talking to someone who has already successfully installed and run "your" scheme can save you a lot of headaches.

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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2017, 11:14:15 AM »
Funny you should bring that up, From what I have been reading I am very likely going to be going with a DCWT for offense this year so I will likely have lots of questions and will likely message you on that if its ok?

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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #63 on: January 09, 2017, 09:38:47 AM »
Funny you should bring that up, From what I have been reading I am very likely going to be going with a DCWT for offense this year so I will likely have lots of questions and will likely message you on that if its ok?
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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2017, 09:58:47 AM »
This topic has been silent for a while, but I just read it, so I have a couple of thoughts. 

I was that coach a few years ago, and I will say you are already doing one of the BEST things you can do - reading the dum coach forum.  As you have found already, there is more than one path to success, and thousands of paths to failure.  Read all you can, decide what to do, and go implement it with all you've got. 

Most of the points here  (scheme, practice organization, fundamentals, toughness, etc) are of greater importance than this, but I have to comment on it - Hudl.  I will say it has been crucial to helping my last 2 teams get better, once I learned HOW to use it. It allows players to SEE what you have been telling them.  It shows them that if they had made a good stalk block on the edge, the play would have been a touchdown instead of a 4 yard gain.  It shows them that because a decoy receiver ran the correct route, his defender was unable to stop the ballcarrier from scoring.  It lets them see they are a piece of the puzzle, and that every person must do WHAT they are supposed to do, HOW they are supposed to do it,  with maximum EFFORT on every play, or it won't work.  Even the things that seem insignificant to them.

And Hudl is like a playbook.  Marking up a game and expecting your players to learn from it is futile.     I found that out a couple of seasons ago after I had been doing that.  Most won't study it even if they do watch it.  But 2 years ago we had a practice rained out and we spent it watching film together.  It was like an epiphany for our team, and the next practice it was a huge improvement.  Some of them might benefit from watching hudl at home, and I mark it up so they can do so, and so I can decide what to focus on.  But watching it together as a team is a much, much bigger benefit for the players. 

   

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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2017, 03:48:25 PM »
I may be a lurker making the leap but I still do a whole lot of lurking  ;)

I have been reading anything that I can come up with along with running things through my head a hundred times while trying to come up with things that could throw a wrench in the gears.  After watching how last season went I feel like there is just so much to teach and so little time to do it.  However I also try to remember that the "warmups" aren't going to be half the practice anymore so that will help a lot.  I also plan on breaking up the team into groups as soon as possible to avoid a bunch of players "watching" teammates hitting the sled or whatever they were doing that only involved two or three kids at a time.

At this point I think my biggest concern is if I can come up with AC's that will teach MY WAY and not THEIR WAY.  I probably wouldn't feel so concerned about AC's doing their own thing if I didn't anticipate a revert to last year.  So I guess my first big test is going to be teaching some adults how to do it...  ::)

I had questioned maybe trying to make a practice a film study every once in a while, not sure what resources I would have available for that or if people will think I'm crazy (bound to let it slip that I'm crazy eventually but hoping more on my terms haha)  I even considered buying a projector and setting it up at the practice field.  I already plan on a big whiteboard that has been noticeably absent from the field.

Anyway I am optimistic and think that I have made some great strides in how to set up blocking assignments, no need to reinvent the wheel while goodyear is still in business..

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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2017, 03:57:52 PM »
Just make up PowerPoint slides of the really good and the really bad, and print then out and go over them the first few minutes of practice. Sometimes I'll just have one shot from a play, and sometimes I'll have a bunch of shots from one play, so it's almost animated. It's worked really well for us, and uses very little time. My favorites are kids standing around doing nothing during a play. 
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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2017, 04:05:30 PM »
My favorites are kids standing around doing nothing during a play.

Hmmm...there might not be enough trees in the forest for all the printing I'd be doing.  >:(
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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2017, 04:08:02 PM »
Just make up PowerPoint slides of the really good and the really bad, and print then out and go over them the first few minutes of practice. Sometimes I'll just have one shot from a play, and sometimes I'll have a bunch of shots from one play, so it's almost animated. It's worked really well for us, and uses very little time. My favorites are kids standing around doing nothing during a play.
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Re: Lurker making the leap
« Reply #69 on: May 29, 2017, 04:11:13 PM »
Hmmm...there might not be enough trees in the forest for all the printing I'd be doing.  >:(

I know. I did a bunch for you.
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