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32wedge
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September 8, 2020 1:02 pm  
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@bucksweep58 Forgive my ignorance, Coach Zach, but could you explain what you mean by this? I'm not familiar with the term, but sounds like I need to be...

 

High hat/low hat?  If that's the term you are asking about, high hat is an offensive lineman looking up in pass protection.  Low hat is an indication that the offensive lineman is firing out low for run blocking.

 


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gumby_in_co
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September 8, 2020 1:28 pm  

@32wedge

I've never taught it, but have read about it. Can "high hat" be used to read a pull as well?

 

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terrypjohnson
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September 8, 2020 1:35 pm  
Posted by: @32wedge
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@bucksweep58 Forgive my ignorance, Coach Zach, but could you explain what you mean by this? I'm not familiar with the term, but sounds like I need to be...

 

High hat/low hat?  If that's the term you are asking about, high hat is an offensive lineman looking up in pass protection.  Low hat is an indication that the offensive lineman is firing out low for run blocking.

 

Yes, sir! Thank you for the clarification.

 

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32wedge
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September 8, 2020 1:44 pm  

@gumby_in_co

I think a pulling hat will be moving laterally real fast and will be obvious if you are looking for pulls.

 

I have tried teaching my LBs to read lineman because that's what was in the defensive manuals I was trying to follow, but have never had great results.  I number the eligible from outside in and assign my LBs to key their assigned back/receiver/TE.  That seems to work better for me, but I am definitely not a great defensive coach.

 


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September 8, 2020 1:45 pm  
Posted by: @terrypjohnson

@bucksweep58 Forgive my ignorance, Coach Zach, but could you explain what you mean by this? I'm not familiar with the term, but sounds like I need to be...

 

It's much better explained here : https://www.xandolabs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3535:drilling-the-guard-to-near-back-read-progression-for-ilbs

We are teaching our lbs to look at multiple things at once while not focusing on any one thing prior to committing to the decision. 

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


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mahonz
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September 8, 2020 4:54 pm  

I coach smurfs....they are all high hats. 😎 

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September 10, 2020 11:16 am  

FWIW, if the opponents' helmets have stripes down the middle, the stripes will tell you which way they are going.   

In some youth leagues, kids over the weight limit have to have stripes and eligible ball carriers don't.  We don't have a wt limit, some of the teams stripe the helmets of all their kids, and once our kids get the idea of the stripes pointing the way, find it easier to read the initial direction of the Offensive players.   Some times a single step in the right (or wrong) direction makes the difference.

Umm.... why does that 6 ft tall 9 yr old have a goatee...?


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September 10, 2020 11:49 am  
Posted by: @coyote

FWIW, if the opponents' helmets have stripes down the middle, the stripes will tell you which way they are going.   

In some youth leagues, kids over the weight limit have to have stripes and eligible ball carriers don't.  We don't have a wt limit, some of the teams stripe the helmets of all their kids, and once our kids get the idea of the stripes pointing the way, find it easier to read the initial direction of the Offensive players.   Some times a single step in the right (or wrong) direction makes the difference.

Ya know, that is a very good tell.  I have to stay on my o-linemen about that.  Kids are prone to looking in the direction they're about to go in.

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