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gumby_in_co
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I remember during a halftime "games not over" speech ( I think we were up) I was telling the kids "all you have to do is just continue to execute, just execute and everything will be fine"

I then looked at the 9 YOs some with weird looks on their faces and remembered I needed to keep the terminology easy to understand and I asked the kids "Do y'all know what I mean by execute?"

They said all together "Kill!!"

Myself, Parents and coaches had a good laugh but I never told them no.

You just gave new meaning to over a decade's worth of football speeches.  😀

Coach: "We just have to execute!"

Player: "Man, this just took a dark turn."

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Michael
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You just gave new meaning to over a decade's worth of football speeches.  😀

Coach: "We just have to execute!"

Player: "Man, this just took a dark turn."

That's reminiscent of a John McKay line:

"What do you think of your team's execution?"

"I'm in favor of it."

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test

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Wing-n-It
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test

Test

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CoachDP
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It's been my experience that everything *thinks* they want an aggressive and dominant team, until they learn what is involved...then every excuse in the book comes out.

And usually the excuse is pointed at the players. "Oh, I just don't have anyone that wants to hit."

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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CoachDP
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Coach DP has the road map or the blueprint if you will to developing these traits and there is a bunch involved that quite a few coaches simply aren't ready for.  Can you still get better performance from your athletes by taking some of his ideas away?  Absolutely, but your chili isn't going to be as spicy if you don't follow his entire recipe...that simple.

If it isn't your (number one) priority, then you won't be as good at it as a team that has it as their (number one) priority.  In other words, if it's #3 of your Top 5 focal points for winning, but it's #1 in our Top 5 focal points for winning, then I doubt you'll be as good at it as we are.  And in football, 36-48 minutes of hard life makes for a long day.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Wing-n-It
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And in football, 36-48 minutes of hard life makes for a long day.

--Dave

This is the point I called DP for help some 9-10 years ago. We had just gotten beat down by a much more physical team.
I remember my wife saying on the car ride home,.... "That was horrible, they looked like a bunch of pu$@!es"

I told her I had an idea but it was going to get very intense at practice she said "if the parents cant handle it I'll give them a refund"  She was the president of the club.

All parents had the same thought as she. they all wanted the kids to get tough, we did, not one complained.

Sad that it took a beating like that but whatever I had to do the parents were behind me.

Never again did we go back to the puppies

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CoachDP
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This is the point I called DP for help some 9-10 years ago.

Robert, I think it was further back than that.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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Wing-n-It
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Robert, I think it was further back than that.

--Dave

It probably was.

Man am I getting that old. Holy smokes.

Thinking back, I am truly thankful for the friends/ connections I have made on this site.

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CoachDP
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It probably was.

--Not that it really matters.  But "9-10 years ago" was pretty much at the end of my run as a youth header.

Man am I getting that old. Holy smokes.

--You?  I just turned 57.  Egads!  ???

Thinking back, I am truly thankful for the friends/ connections I have made on this site.

--You and me both.  From Florida to Maine, to Texas and California, I've had the good fortune to meet and speak with guys on the forum from all over the country.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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HCScott
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Great topic and info!
Always a believer in punishing our opponent and very transparent about our approach, but I'm brutally honest, not politically correct. I hope I don't get myself in trouble.

IMO, it's team combat with rules.
I think I'm just matter of fact about the violence, hurting, punishment, meaness, toughness, humiliation/intimidation and so on with the players.
I read a good book by Tressel and took his example of Warrior mentality and added the mental attitude to aggression training.

Good to read about such important perspectives of this topic from so many informed coaches.
All this helps me remain diligent, always learning how to get better.

"The quarterback must go down and he must go down hard"


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tbmckie
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I have kids that are naturally aggressive. It's in their DNA. Then I have the rest. What I have learned is toughness is in direct coralation to confidence. When a kid shows toughness I reward him with a ton of positive feedback. Tell him how proud I am. If the toughness disappears at practice, which it will, I do not harp on him. I will give him a pass and not address it. It's a process and I am coaching 4th grade. The kids want to be tough, I really believe they do, but it comes with confidence and it takes time to build that. Be patient, it might not happen this year, but you have started the process.


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CoachRob
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How do you Coaches teach this with players that may drastically range in weight. I have kids that range from 70 lbs to 180. In team drills just match them up according to size?


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CoachDP
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It depends on what drills you’re doing and how you’re using your personel.

—Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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CoachDP
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In group (whether I’m coaching high school or youth) players in each group don’t vary enough from player to player to worry about matchups.  In what scenario would you have a 70 lb. player matched up against a 180 lb. player?

—Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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