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CoachDP
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So today we played against the 10u team from the org where I spent 12 years as a header and 4 years as an AC; where we won 12 championships and played for a national championship.  Strange to line up against them, when I'd coached against and won 2 championships against the team I was now coaching for.  2 of the coaches on their staff, I've known for at least a decade.  

We took the opening possession down the field, nickel and diming them along the way.  We popped a few wide open plays but when I say that we are slow (we time our guys in the sprint using a sun dial), our longest gain was 11 yards.  They eventually stopped us but we'd taken 8 minutes off the clock.  Our opponent got the ball and we stopped them.  On our second possession, I put in our MPR offense and we continued to nickel and dime until we punched it in on Power, going up 6-0.  Our opponent came right back and scored, tying the game on a pass play.  Our CB stayed with their receiver, but their guy was just taller and made a nice grab in the end zone.  At the half, the game was tied at 6, with us just having 2 possessions.

In the 2nd Half, we stopped their opening possession and took over.  We continued to nickel and dime, but due to a penalty had a 4th and 20 at our own 35.  The header discussed punting, but I thought it was 3rd Down and balked at the idea.  I called a Counter (our first one of the season), it broke big and we gained 20+ and a 1st Down.  lol We continued to eat clock on the drive and scored our second TD in the 4th Quarter with about 4 minutes remaining.  Our opponent took over and drove the ball down to our 5-yard-line.  On 4th & 2 at our 5, we stopped them in the backfield.  We took a knee and ended the game.  Not counting the 1-play-take-a-knee, we had THREE possessions in the game.  (We play 10-minute quarters.)  I've never, ever coached a game where we had only 3 possessions.  On the bright side, we scored on 66.6% of our possessions.  This puts us at 2-1 on the season.  Dodged another bullet.

--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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festivus15
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Wow, 3 possessions in 10 min quarters is nuts.  We had 4 with 8 min quarters last week, and that felt fast.  Granted, we’d have had 1 more possession if I’d been watching the clock better and used my time outs in the first half on D.  But I’ll take the W. 

 

 

 


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CoachDP
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Yesterday, we added a new AC.  (Parent). I was able to work with our Punter and Longsnapper for the first time.  It felt amazing.   Then I was able to work a Beast concept with a ball-carrier, two blockers and a defender.  It was wondrous.  The two-coaches-for-twenty six-10-year-olds was frustrating.  Now I'm hoping to actually be able to dot an "I" or maybe even perhaps cross a "T."  I've never coached youth football with just one other guy and I'll never do it again.

--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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