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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2018, 03:22:35 PM »
Its been awhile since my last update.  We had a great first practice with pads and then the rain hit and I came down with Type A flu that put me in the hospital for 2 days.  And it sucked.  But being organized and having a great coaching staff paid off.  I had the depth chart, and practice plans already outlined with the first 4 practices so Coach Whit and the others held two really good practices and updated my while I was in Hospital and at home recovering.  Thanks to those guys.  The rain kept pounding us here in NTX last week so we had 2 3 hour practices Saturday and Sunday and they went great.  I am almost back to 100% and rolling around on the ground demonstrating Seahawk roll tackles and doing a bit of fun with the young men.  Football, teammates, fresh air are the best healers.

I've installed several PWBO formations I've run in the past, Beast, Worm, Jumbo, FAT, and two new formations Tower which is a Tennessee Single Wing and a Gang formation which is a spread out Princeton single Wing formation. They are looking good.   I've got a few plays for each formation and I am rotating my 4 backs to be a feature in one of the formations.  We should be ready to scrimmage this Saturday.  Blocking Calls are just a JAW inside track call, Butt Butt Split at Hole, Wedge and a Pass block call right now.  I want to install a GOLD call and pulls soon for sweeps soon. Maybe try simplified zone track but we will see.  I've got a solid 11 out of 15 players so I am hopeful.  We are very football IQ smart this season in the backfield and at the interior lineman especially my two OTs. 

We have another practice tonight so I hope to get through most of my playsheet in walk thrus then do some half line scrimmaging.  We are also trying to find our DEs and LBs tonight which should be fun running the Contain Pod Drill.

Hopefully no rain this week.  Awh, I probably just jinxed it.  Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2018, 10:06:20 PM »
SOunds like its going to be a good year!  Can't wait for the highlight videos!
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2018, 05:42:46 PM »
It's Friday before our first Spring 2018 KYA Bantam 9U football game.  We had two good practices on Wednesday and Thursday.  I went from a two page play sheet to one.  Really too many plays but I can't help myself.  Ive put in several new counters and pass plays out of the formations.  Not sure if I can get my trick play formation Squad into the game Saturday.  We have just a few mew Rookie players struggling with the formation shifts.  But we should really be ready in a few games with a ton of offense. Yes, I am pushing them and my expectations are very high.  We can easily run power all day but I am really trying to add some new wrinkles this season.  We will be running a ton of my Beast Fat formation in different variations as my running backs will shift around using Fat, Fatter, Skinny and Obese calls to move them into their different positions to best take advantage of their abilities for passing, power, sweeps and counters. 

Defensively I am not sure we are there yet.  We seem to be very timid on Defense.  We look great on paper but we will see tomorrow.  We need more production out of the DTs and LBs.

First games are always tough.  We beat them last season 27 -0 but they drafted well and picked up two of our players we were unable to draft quick enough. 

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2018, 06:09:07 PM »
Good Luck!

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2018, 11:37:47 PM »
Good luck, Steve!
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2018, 07:01:57 PM »
Well, its been awhile since my last post about our 8U Spring Tackle season.  Probably because its been the toughest season I have coached in about 10 years.  Our paper tigers from the draft are not the real life tigers we were hoping for on the field.  Plus with my early flu health issues, player injuries and vacation absences, our season has been dismal as far as our winning record.  Our 2 returning players regressed over the off-season which was a first for us.  Wow. 

But, our boys have gotten some great coaching.  We picked up a high school coach that has fit nicely into the Coach Parker / Coach Green mix.  His grandson is on our team.  Coach Kess is very technical and knows the differences from youth to HS.  We have been very lucky to add him to our staff.  Our staff is very knowledgable so we have coached the heck out of the boys.  We are getting better each week as the playoffs start this week.  We did score on the undefeated team in a 10 minute drive down the field which was a first for them.  They had been scored on once before but it was a fumblerooski play that might be the craziest play Ive ever watched.  The center snapped it over his head, hitting the TE's helmet bouncing up about 3 yards the TBs grabs and runs for 40 yards.  I'll try to post it up later on. 

Our first game in the playoffs should be a good one.  We beat them 29-8 in our last outing.  So hopefully we should be fine if we execute.  But execution has been an issue for us all season.  I am hopeful, then we meet the undefeated team if we move on in the bracket.  We have a chance if we tackle.  Tackling has not been a strong suit for us.  And every Wednesday we review tackling.  First team I've coached in 20 seasons that has not come around on tackling.  Pulling my hair out and I have few strands left.  LOL

If anything, the season has been a good one for me to reflect on what defines a good season.  I still like winning but sometimes the football gods decide to humble you.  Parents and players are still supportive and involved which is good.  In the end, it falls on me, and I accept it.  But sometimes, you just don't have the hosses.  I know its crazy but I still believe if it all comes together in the next week we have a shot for the big game. 

I hope everyone is having a great Spring.

Cheers,
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2018, 04:17:12 PM »
We won our first playoff game on Saturday 7-6 in a struggle to overcome ourselves which put an exclamation point on our season.  Our #1 running back / strong side DE was a complete no show.  No warning Friday night or phone call Saturday morning to let us know that he would not show.  Mom never answered my texts 30 minutes before game time.  Mom did let the team mom know it was a no go about 15 minutes before the game.  Wow.  This was a first.  We already had player issues losing our starting TE / safety in practice Thursday to a knee sprain and our starting OT / DE was fighting a flu bug Thursday and Friday.  So we scrambled to run base plays and make a game of it.  Our defense played great and we held with 23 seconds left on a two point PAT try and won 7 to 6 so we could advance to the next round.  I am so proud of our young men.  They showed great character to pull out a tough playoff win down 2 two-way starting players and one sick the whole game battling his own flu demons.  Overall its not a huge victory for me but because of the circumstances it might be one of my best team wins.  Go Rams!
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2018, 07:21:38 PM »
Nice work, Steve. What are you going to do about your no show? Just curious.
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2018, 09:23:15 PM »
I am still thinking about how to handle it.  I wonder if they will even show themselves after this.  Any suggestions from the group would be appreciated.  ~ Parker
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2018, 11:14:36 PM »
I'd find out what happened.

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2018, 12:29:27 AM »
I'd find out what happened.

There's a difference between going to a birthday party that you knew about weeks ago and your brother getting shot two hours before the game.

Heartbreaker last week.

HC: "Jimmy, why didn't you tell us that you were missing practice?"
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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2018, 12:13:50 PM »

Mom was sick in bed.  We ask to pick up son so he could play in the game and was told no.  Who knows exactly what happened with them on Saturday.

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2018, 02:56:30 PM »
So, how did the season end up?

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2018, 10:33:46 AM »
Our season ended in our second playoff game vs the undefeated and eventual Super Bowl Champion; 6-27.  We were the only team in our Division to score twice on this team.  This team combined two average teams from the Fall season and added a man-child at Tackle.  They were very tough.  Our record looks bad because we had to play them 2 times during the season and once in the playoffs.  Overall not a terrible season.

The biggest issue we had this Spring was players missing practices and games.  We only had one week that we had everyone at practice and that game.  We easily won 27-6 that week.  Our main running back missed 2 complete games, about 1/3 of the practices and was hurt for second halves in two games because he was out of shape.  This was by far the worse attendance season I have ever had.  This was also the worse draft we had in years.  Our picks in the player draft did not convert to on-field performance.  Many of our picks were timid and did not like contact.  More than usual for an 8U team.  But I guess this was the first time, our two freeze players, players we protected in draft, regressed during the season while others teams players progressed.   I guess it was time for the percentages to catch up with Coach Whit and I not to get to Championship Game or Super Bowl. which we are used to in the past.

Overall the season was successful since many of our players improved, players had a fun season, and the parents were very happy with the coaching.  Many want to return to the team.   I am glad for the break and working with a friend on his new youth football project.

American Flex Football League
If you are in DFW check out Flex Football Fall Season 2018

Basics
*9v9
*Offense 5 eligible. 1 QB, 3 O-linemen
*Defense 7 skill & 2 DE
*Traditional point values
*Non-impact environment on head
*introduction to blocking and semi contact

The Skills
*Run/Pass blocking techniques
*passing
*coverage
*catching
*defeating blocks correctly
*pass rush techniques

The Value
*Created by former NFL players
*Adjust to wearing helmet & shoulder pads for first time
*experience of the full game with no head impact
*extended preparation and skill building before full contact
tackle football
*develop the traits and habits that are required for assignment
based football: discipline, teamwork, work ethic

www.americanflexfootball.com for player registration or 817-690-8458 for more info

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Re: KYA FB Spring 2018 Tackle Season
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2018, 10:44:40 AM »
Our season ended in our second playoff game vs the undefeated and eventual Super Bowl Champion; 6-27.  We were the only team in our Division to score twice on this team.  This team combined two average teams from the Fall season and added a man-child at Tackle.  They were very tough.  Our record looks bad because we had to play them 2 times during the season and once in the playoffs.  Overall not a terrible season.

The biggest issue we had this Spring was players missing practices and games.  We only had one week that we had everyone at practice and that game.  We easily won 27-6 that week.  Our main running back missed 2 complete games, about 1/3 of the practices and was hurt for second halves in two games because he was out of shape.  This was by far the worse attendance season I have ever had.  This was also the worse draft we had in years.  Our picks in the player draft did not convert to on-field performance.  Many of our picks were timid and did not like contact.  More than usual for an 8U team.  But I guess this was the first time, our two freeze players, players we protected in draft, regressed during the season while others teams players progressed.   I guess it was time for the percentages to catch up with Coach Whit and I not to get to Championship Game or Super Bowl. which we are used to in the past.

Overall the season was successful since many of our players improved, players had a fun season, and the parents were very happy with the coaching.  Many want to return to the team.   I am glad for the break and working with a friend on his new youth football project.

American Flex Football League
If you are in DFW check out Flex Football Fall Season 2018

Basics
*9v9
*Offense 5 eligible. 1 QB, 3 O-linemen
*Defense 7 skill & 2 DE
*Traditional point values
*Non-impact environment on head
*introduction to blocking and semi contact

The Skills
*Run/Pass blocking techniques
*passing
*coverage
*catching
*defeating blocks correctly
*pass rush techniques

The Value
*Created by former NFL players
*Adjust to wearing helmet & shoulder pads for first time
*experience of the full game with no head impact
*extended preparation and skill building before full contact
tackle football
*develop the traits and habits that are required for assignment
based football: discipline, teamwork, work ethic

www.americanflexfootball.com for player registration or 817-690-8458 for more info


I dont think we had a single practice or game this Spring where we had every player and every coach present. Really frustrating.

I think you should start a new thread about you Flex League. I have been hearing about this concept.
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