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So I'll be assisting my buddy who's the header.  We've coached high school ball together at two different schools and he's coaching high school ball this year.  We've also coached youth ball with two different orgs so we're comfortable working together.  Also had a young newbie coach with us yesterday.  This is my first time with unlimited weight youth ball (10u).  I haven't coached this age since 2009.  For an unlimited weight group we look tiny.  I expected a wide variety of sizes, when in reality they're all pretty much Pop Warner-sized 10-year-olds.  I had no previous exposure to these kids or parents, so I'm coming in cold.  We ran my first-day practice plan yesterday.  They handled the physicality side well (COD, Frog Hops, Bear Crawls, Whose Ball), but I can tell they're not sure of how far they're expected to take this physicality thing, despite our encouragement.  Parents and the school-system seems to have really done a number these kids.  They would be much more at home in a shrinking-violet society.  We spent far too much time on the warm-ups on cadence, but I'll blame our header there.  He wanted perfection on Day 1 and was willing to take the time to try and get it.  So we're behind a day on position try-outs.  We'll have to get to that today.  Overall, I'll offer that we aren't big, imposing or physical.  But on the other side, we don't look very fast, either.

--Dave

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Overall, I'll offer that we aren't big, imposing or physical.  But on the other side, we don't look very fast, either.

Well, if you're not very big, you can always make up for by being slow... 

Must feel good to be reunited with an old colleague, tho.   

 

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


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Posted by: @coachdp

They would be much more at home in a shrinking-violet society.

Does seem to be where things are headed, an emasculated society. 

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Overall, I'll offer that we aren't big, imposing or physical.  But on the other side, we don't look very fast, either.

If you're not big, make up for it by being slow.   Wait... what?

Must be nice to be reunited with an old colleague, tho. 

 

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


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Day 2--Kids struggled with the Backwards Bear Crawls, but nobody quit.  COD went for 12 minutes today.  3 finished. 1 was also from yesterday.  We lined up to do 10-Yard-Fight but our commish stepped in to stop it because he said it was a "contact drill" even though all of the contact is with pads.  Welcome back to little league.  Found a couple of QBs tonight.  No idea how good they'll be.  Gotta coach 'em.  Will find the RBs tomorrow.

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Hi Dave,

How many practices do you have before your Jamboree (if you have one) or your 1st game?  

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


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Hi Dave,

How many practices do you have before your Jamboree (if you have one) or your 1st game?  

I have no idea because the header doesn't know. However, we're practicing 5 days a week and the first games are usually the last Saturday in August.  But I'm prepping like we have a game in 3 weeks.

--Dave

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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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Day 3.  Smooth, uneventful.  We're where we need to be in our schedule.  15 minutes of COD.  7 finishers.  Lame Dogs today.  Everyone finished.

--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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Posted by: @coachdp

 Overall, I'll offer that we aren't big, imposing or physical.  But on the other side, we don't look very fast, either.

--Dave

If you have no depth or experience, that sounds like the teams I usually coach.


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There's experience.  This team was 4-4 last year.  And there's 19 players out there so far, so depth isn't an issue.  There's just nothing that really stands out yet.  Did 10-yard fight yesterday.  Was hoping to see something out of the ordinary, but nope. They work and react just like a group of ordinary little boys.  Nothing wrong with that.  Over time, personalities will develop but there's no Alpha Dogs out there right now.

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"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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Day 3.  Smooth, uneventful.  We're where we need to be in our schedule.  15 minutes of COD.  7 finishers.  Lame Dogs today.  Everyone finished.

--Dave

Please share your week 1 and week 2 COD rotation. I've had zero drops in 2 straight days. 

Each exercise is 30 seconds long. 2 dynamic to 1 static this week. 

Dynamics: Jumping Jacks, High knees, Mountain Climbers, Buzz feet, Scissor Jacks

Statics: planks, 3 point stance, wall sit (minus the wall), dead bugs

I will go to 3 to 1 next week, but I really want to have some drops so they can experience failure, then redemption.

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Please share your week 1 and week 2 COD rotation.

Jumping Jacks, Up Downs, Mountain Climbers, Push Ups, Bicycles (water), Chair Sits (water), Sky Highs, Windmills (water).

--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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The high drop #s we are experiencing is because we are being ultra-picky looking for reasons to send them out.  Most are sent out because they are slow in their transition to the next exercise.

--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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The high drop #s we are experiencing is because we are being ultra-picky looking for reasons to send them out.  Most are sent out because they are slow in their transition to the next exercise.

--Dave

I'll have to give that some serious thought. I have some little guys who can do cardio for days. They are smiling and having a good time through COD. Then I have some bigs who are digging very deep to not let their team down. Maybe I pull some little guys for a very slight infraction?

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Please share your week 1 and week 2 COD rotation.

Jumping Jacks, Up Downs, Mountain Climbers, Push Ups, Bicycles (water), Chair Sits (water), Sky Highs, Windmills (water).

--Dave

When you have "water" in parentheses, does this mean they can drink water during the exercise?

"Sky High" - not familiar with this one

"Windmills" - like the 1978 PE class windmill? opposite hand touch opposite toe?

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@gumby_in_co 

based on the conversation I had with him last week, (water) means they should be relatively still enough for a coach to shoot water in their mouth from a squeeze bottle. 


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