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Offline CoachDavidP

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2018 Broncos
« on: August 21, 2018, 02:31:28 AM »
5 days till game 1 of 2018.  Not sure what my expectations are for this season. We registered 19 kids for my squad. 2 never saw my field as they were enough overweight that their parents decided just to start them up at the next level.   Now we also have 4 more that are currently still heavy for our 145lb. padded limit. They are still conditioning to try to get down. I HATE WEIGHT LIMITS!!! 

With the lack of depth now at offensive line, our FB has been moved to the LOS and our I formation has quickly evolved to one back pistol formation using my small receivers motioning to kick out for power.

We scrimmaged Saturday and made good strides with power which really makes me happy. I will be happy with power getting 4 yds a carry all the way down the field. Lol we are keeping it very simple with HB and QB power, Power Keep (called keep to the outside), toss sweep with  a counter and P.A. Pass off of each of those, for now. We will also be installing one quick concept and one screen this week.  Would love to be able to run power read this season some time, so we wouldnít need to block that end.

Either way, these boys will be playing a lot of football, so they should be able to really improve as the season goes. Just have to make sure they are mentally and physically strong enough.
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2018, 07:47:11 AM »
Fizz

Good luck!

Joe
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:36 AM »
Fizz

Good luck!

Joe

Thanks Joe.  Something tells me we are going to need it.  I'm confident we will get two of the boys back if not this week, then next.  One thing about football, it will always find a way to throw a new challenge your way. lol I still think we should be more then competitive as long as the bodies we have stay healthy.  The good news is, that if we drop under 16, the players aren't required their 4 plays off the field in each half. 

Joe, if installing Slant/Arrow out of a trips set, what route would you run with the #3 reciever?  (Our Trips set is a TE, Wing and Flanker)  I am thinking a seam route against MOFO, or a corner route against MOFC to hold the deep defender while reading the flat defender?  Or would you run the arrow with the TE and have the wing run the deeper route? Is that more a talent question? Or am I completely off.  ;D

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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2018, 10:23:29 AM »
Fizz

Slant Slant Arrow

That's the way most guys do it.

Joe
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 02:47:26 PM »
Fizz

Slant Slant Arrow

That's the way most guys do it.

Joe

That's how we do it. Just make sure to make the reads clear for your QB.

For us:

1 high = outside slant (rhythm) to arrow

2 high = inside slant to outside slant

Tough for Youth QBs to really have 3 passing options in a true Quick concept so we go Rhythm, Read, Release on Quicks.
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2018, 01:03:18 AM »
Thank you guys.
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 04:39:04 PM »
Well this season is long in the books. It was a challenging one and, as I told another coach a few years back, if you canít make the playoffs in this league (4 of 6 in both divisions make post season), itís bad coaching.  We had our struggles, even playing 10 on 11 for part of a game, but still can point to at least three games we lost that were very winnable games. 

I did have consistent coaching help. They were all brand new but they worked hard for the most part. I just needed to find more time to coach them up more also as two of the three first started helping on or after our first practice.

As a defense, we just did not get the boys playing confident and fast, and pursuing responsibly. So much trouble with DEís playing undisciplined. So move them to LB and then backing up and chasing plays. Just never could get that coached out of a couple key athletes.

Offensively, we did some things well, but dealing with personnel issues, I think we complicated things instead of just staying simple and trying to make everyone better at the simple things. Coaching mistakes that have to be learned from. That being said, I wonít have the chance to get better with these boys, as was fired after our last game.

We did have 4 Academic Hall of Famers (all Aís)and 2 Academic Honors (Aís and Bís). One of our players was also given our leagueís Sportsmanship Award voted on by the officials.

Now to decide whether or not I return to our program next season. Our 8-9ís coach whom I coached with in the past has asked me to coach with him. But there were reasons I became a HC before and stopped coaching with him before. Great guy, got along great, but itís Cala for 20 minutes then an hour of scrimmaging. And no one else in our program put any emphasis on Character off the field and in the classroom. I was happy to dish out the cash to purchase the Academic Trophyís and Medals for those deserving because it is important to me.

I do have an offer to assist with another team in a different league, but I am torn by the idea of not coaching with a program that I have been a part of for so long and each of my kids played either football baseball or cheer

Iím not sure the best way to share our games (on Hudl, create a guest account?) the little bit of good, the bad and some way ugly, but Iím a big boy and can take my medicine for anyone that is bored.

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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 04:53:59 PM »
What are your personal goals for your coaching "career"?  If you'd like to advance a little further than the local youth league and maybe try your hand at a school gig someday, then it might be worth the chance to join a different organization and make new contacts and meet new people.

It sounds like you've been plenty loyal to your current program and there's enough reason (being "fired" and not meshing totally with the other HC) for you to make a move at this point.

Best of luck.

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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 05:12:34 PM »
What are your personal goals for your coaching "career"?  If you'd like to advance a little further than the local youth league and maybe try your hand at a school gig someday, then it might be worth the chance to join a different organization and make new contacts and meet new people.

It sounds like you've been plenty loyal to your current program and there's enough reason (being "fired" and not meshing totally with the other HC) for you to make a move at this point.

Best of luck.

I enjoy coaching youth, but have considered volunteering with the HS or MS. I donít have goals of getting paid to do this, as I need my full Time income.

I am also on the board and am the VP of the program along with the baseball commissioner in the spring, so there is that.
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 06:53:57 PM »
I am also on the board and am the VP of the program

And they fired you?

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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2018, 07:24:39 PM »
And they fired you?

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Says something, either about me or about them. Was told I could possibly be the GM (by the current GM while he was firing me, who I am pretty sure wants to take the team I was coaching)
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2018, 07:41:08 PM »
Was told I could possibly be the GM

Wait, there's a GM position?

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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2018, 07:51:36 PM »
Wait, there's a GM position?

--Dave

Yes, they are in charge of game day duties, attending league meetings, they choose coaches. Our board generally doesnít play a direct role in football.
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2018, 09:15:44 PM »
Way too many layers of formality! 

So the GM fires you and then "hints" at taking his job?  Sounds like a Cockamamie Trap. 


ARGH! 
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Re: 2018 Broncos
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2018, 08:37:50 AM »
As a guy who has been through his share of coaching bull crap. I wouldn't just walk away, I would run away from the situation. It isn't worth it.