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gumby_in_co
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So I stumbled onto something this week that I thought I'd share.

The team we are about to play is pretty bad about holding and pretty good about getting away with it. To prepare my defense, I told the scout O to hold instead of blocking. Scout O really enjoyed that. D did not, but they got better at "not getting held".

First day was cool and all, but one of my AC's pointed out that the scout dudes I had holding were too slow to get to the LBs. So last night, I broke into groups. Bigs with the Bigs coach and 2nd level defenders with me. I created to equally talented "teams" and ran our opponent's bread and butter plays at our D, again with instructions for the scout O to "hold".  As the offense got better at holding, the other coaches and I would give tips and tricks to defeating a hold.

a) be faster than the blocker

b) violently slap the hands away

c) violently shove the blocker on the way to where you want to go

d) "spazz out" and really sell the idea that you are trying to defeat a hold as a last resort. Like fish, ref's are attracted to movement, so maybe you can draw a flag?

Anyway, I made sure the defenders knew that no one was mad at them as we continued to run plays at them with holders instead of blockers. Then, at the end, I told the offense to play it straight and block. The improvement was dramatic.

I think I'll start making this a regular thing.

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Posted by: @gumby_in_co

So I stumbled onto something this week that I thought I'd share.

The team we are about to play is pretty bad about holding and pretty good about getting away with it. To prepare my defense, I told the scout O to hold instead of blocking. Scout O really enjoyed that. D did not, but they got better at "not getting held".

First day was cool and all, but one of my AC's pointed out that the scout dudes I had holding were too slow to get to the LBs. So last night, I broke into groups. Bigs with the Bigs coach and 2nd level defenders with me. I created to equally talented "teams" and ran our opponent's bread and butter plays at our D, again with instructions for the scout O to "hold".  As the offense got better at holding, the other coaches and I would give tips and tricks to defeating a hold.

a) be faster than the blocker

b) violently slap the hands away

c) violently shove the blocker on the way to where you want to go

d) "spazz out" and really sell the idea that you are trying to defeat a hold as a last resort. Like fish, ref's are attracted to movement, so maybe you can draw a flag?

Anyway, I made sure the defenders knew that no one was mad at them as we continued to run plays at them with holders instead of blockers. Then, at the end, I told the offense to play it straight and block. The improvement was dramatic.

I think I'll start making this a regular thing.

Well that's an idea... The camps this year like to hold shoulder plates... maybe we just get really good at drawing holding penalties... then again you're betting on something you can't control. We lost a game by one point... looked at the film... BLATENT holding penalty. 

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Well that's an idea... The camps this year like to hold shoulder plates... maybe we just get really good at drawing holding penalties... then again you're betting on something you can't control. We lost a game by one point... looked at the film... BLATENT holding penalty. 

That's why "spazz out" is the last resort. I think the biggest lesson was "don't accept being held".

When in doot . . . glass and oot.


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We gut lunch when holding is a thing and we do this little kneel jujitsu from a coach Gregory slide show lol. Both stop the holding relatively quickly

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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