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Dawgs 7v7
« on: March 26, 2018, 10:17:18 AM »
Well, this is our second year doing this, big boy 7v7, same rules as the Texas 7v7 association uses...4 seconds to get the ball out, passing only, touch...and our whole team is participating, except one of our LAX players....who wanted to focus on LAX.

Anyway, we had our first set of games (we play 2 40 minute games every Friday) last Friday.

First game, we started of pretty quick, jumping out to a 12 0 lead. Then things went sideways quick, dropped balls, blown coverages...and at half, we were down 26-12.

Talked to the boys at half, told them they were making a bunch of mistakes, they needed to run proper routes, catch the stinkin' ball, stay in their coverages....

After the half, they boys played better, never panicked. And with 1 minute left, we tied the score, and then converted the extra point, with about 10 seconds left on the running clock. 27-26.

Second game...they start on offense, and throw a pick and we return it for a TD. Things didn't get much better for them, I have no idea what the final score was...we returned 2 more picks, scored at least 3 times on offense and ended the game on their goal line as the clock expired, with our back up QB in.

Saw some stuff we definitely need to work on. Taking eyes off the ball, poor spacing on the routes, etc. But feeling pretty good about what we are doing :)
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 10:11:39 AM »
Practiced last night. Lots of teaching...went through our wrist coach and taught the boys how we want the routes run (run at the LB's inside/outside shoulder or whatever), how to get the spacing between the receivers that we wanted, the cut on the dig is sharp, drop your hips on your cut so you don't have to round it, etc.

Worked with our QB on making the balls catchable (take some mustard off that slant, let him catch it, get the ball out in front of him, throw him open).

Then at then end of practice we had about 20 minutes of scrimmage time, the routes looked good, the ball was catchable....let's see what they remember at the next practice :)
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 12:18:26 PM »
SMac

It's sounds like you are on the right track. I agree the QB needs to throw catchable balls. The only thing is Slant, we want a fast ball there. The Receivers have to learn to catch a fastball on Slant.

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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 01:55:03 PM »
SMac

It's sounds like you are on the right track. I agree the QB needs to throw catchable balls. The only thing is Slant, we want a fast ball there. The Receivers have to learn to catch a fastball on Slant.

Joe

Agree, but this guy has a huge arm and his fastball is uncatchable (at least at this moment) I had him take just a tick off of it, and it suddenly they could catch it, and it was still on the receiver in a hurry...what we had the first two games last Friday was the ball hitting the receivers hands (we do have some work to do with them setting their noose), and bouncing off and straight up, led to a couple of picks. We are going to work on "setting the noose" . So while we are working with the receivers on their noose, we don't want the ball bouncing off of them and getting picked.

I had a noose drill I stole from my son's HS, the boys do not run it very well, they think it is silly I think, we are going to revisit and demand they run it properly, to work on their hand placement, looking the ball in, etc.
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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 05:22:46 PM »
SMac

Goal Post drill really can improve hands catching fast. Settle & Noose of course is great, but that's more of a warm up & concentration thing for us. Having them catch a ball with their hands around the Goal Post, forces them to use their hands only. make them finish & tuck each catch.

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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 07:15:52 PM »
SMac

Goal Post drill really can improve hands catching fast. Settle & Noose of course is great, but that's more of a warm up & concentration thing for us. Having them catch a ball with their hands around the Goal Post, forces them to use their hands only. make them finish & tuck each catch.

Joe

Oh...that is genius :) I have to figure out how to simulate a goal post, we don't have one on our practice field.
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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 07:50:54 PM »
SMac

A fence post, worst case a long stick you plant in the ground.

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Re: Dawgs 7v7
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 04:12:46 AM »
The round the world drill in the following link might help as well:

http://www.stack.com/a/catch-football-drills
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