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Coach Kyle
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I've got a 9 year old who has the physical capabilities to be a rock star... problem is he doesn't always do his job. On defense he's supposed to blitz every play. On offense he's supposed to down block most of the time because he's a wing. Yet he sometimes does his role, some times he doesn't. He frequently blocks out, which just causes confusion. When he doesn't blitz it backs up 2 yards giving a massive hole where he used to be.

I have repeated myself too many times for this to be a knowledge issue. He is either going blank in the moment or he's deliberately leaving his assignments for reasons such as laziness or maybe he just thinks he's better off doing what he's doing. And of course it's the wrong thing.

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Have you shown him film of what happens on the plays that he doesn't do his job?

If that doesn't get the message across to him, replace him. Better to have a less talented player who listens


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Have you shown him film of what happens on the plays that he doesn't do his job?

If that doesn't get the message across to him, replace him. Better to have a less talented player who listens

I can try that. I wish I had an example that was really obvious. 

 

I'm wondering if I just shouldn't put the fear of losing his position into him. He scored a TD last week.

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Alright for my reference play 67 and play 15

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Posted by: @rpatric

 Better to have a less talented player who listens

^ this X 100.

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"Hey Billy. You're not playing LB or WB anymore because you don't do your job consistently enough. This means you won't get to play as much. I don't know if it's because you don't know your job, or because you think your plan is better than mine. It doesn't really matter why because the result is the same. Let me know when you're ready to do your job, because I really think you can help the team. Then, I'll give you a chance to convince me that a) you know your job and b) you'll do it from now on."

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Is it possible he is getting "coaching" that is counter to what you are teaching?  Typically, if I had a kid with outstanding physical skills and there was a tendency to go against my coaching, it was that someone else had the kids ear.  Especially when the behaviors were sporadic; sometimes doing what he should and others not.  The kid may be conflicted as to who he should be listening to.

I had my fair share of dads coaching their kids against our instruction.  One of the reasons I retired.

The first thing I would do is ask.  "Hey, Junior."  We have gone over this numerous times yet you still are blocking out.  Is someone else instructing you to do that?

I can't tell you how many times I had to address players blocking "out."  Usually it was a dad who thought that the edge player had to be blocked and if we weren't going to coach then he would.  Even had an assistant coach doing that until I caught him.

Just a thought.


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We've certainly seen our share of that, Kent. Mahonz and I had a patch player at DE who used to drop into coverage (against the rules). Found out, it was Dad. Also have seen a lot of "Get in the backfield!!!" or "Get the ball right NOW!!!" type stuff. Struggling with 3rd grade dads who don't like the crossover pull or the X-man blocking fit. 8 year old tells us, "My dad doesn't agree with blocking like this". I put it in the parent contract and it seems to have gone away.

It seems interesting that the dads who do this tend to be the ones who shop for a new team for their son every year. Patch player mentioned above has played for 4 teams since 2nd grade and has played for us twice. 

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It seems interesting that the dads who do this tend to be the ones who shop for a new team for their son every year. Patch player mentioned above has played for 4 teams since 2nd grade and has played for us twice. 

And this lead to the #1 reason why I retired.  I had three of them on that team.  Last game of my last season, my son, Ryan, almost went to blows with one of those dads during the game.  I understand the argument was pretty heated.  I had to kick one of those kids off the team as well.  His behavior wasn't good for the rest of the team.

Every time I get the itch, my wife reminds me of the details of that season.  Then I remember it is pretty okay being retired.

By the way, Ryan is now a MD and Captain interning at Madigan Army Medical Center.


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It seems interesting that the dads who do this tend to be the ones who shop for a new team for their son every year. Patch player mentioned above has played for 4 teams since 2nd grade and has played for us twice. 

And this lead to the #1 reason why I retired.  I had three of them on that team.  Last game of my last season, my son, Ryan, almost went to blows with one of those dads during the game.  I understand the argument was pretty heated.  I had to kick one of those kids off the team as well.  His behavior wasn't good for the rest of the team.

Every time I get the itch, my wife reminds me of the details of that season.  Then I remember it is pretty okay being retired.

By the way, Ryan is now a MD and Captain interning at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Become an AC. I am truly enjoying that role with Lar.👍

 

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Posted by: @cocoachkc

By the way, Ryan is now a MD and Captain interning at Madigan Army Medical Center.

That is awesome. 

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