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Coach Kyle
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Today at our scrimmage some kid figured out that Detroit was a run to their right. Should I be worried about that? It didn't necessarily seem to change anything, but if a kid can figure it out... surely a scouting coach can figure it out.

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Today at our scrimmage some kid figured out that Detroit was a run to their right. Should I be worried about that? It didn't necessarily seem to change anything, but if a kid can figure it out... surely a scouting coach can figure it out.

Is Detroit the play call? If so you can add a fake keyword or number that means nothing and is always changing but a one word play call will be difficult to disguise.   

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Yeah that's what I was thinking. The problem is we just scrimmaged 2 teams that we need to beat and will be tough to beat. So they know what is the basis of our play calling... so adding a number right now won't fool anyone. 

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Yeah that's what I was thinking. The problem is we just scrimmaged 2 teams that we need to beat and will be tough to beat. So they know what is the basis of our play calling... so adding a number right now won't fool anyone. 

What is the thought process behind calling a certain play Detroit? Is it part to some greater blueprint? You have already gone thru the exercise of teaching a one word play call which isnt easy for the younger kids....so can Detroit simply become a different name each week?...or even a number? Still easy to identify a one word play call but now its taking until halftime to figure it out. The coach knows....but can he get his young players to react without some practice time. 

Lesson learned. When it comes to Check With Me communications you have to create some chatter than means nothing. Me personally I'd take my blueprint and begin to revise the terminology in a way the kids will easily understand. Or....just quick huddle when you play these two teams. 

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@mahonz

 

Yeah that's what I was thinking. The problem is we just scrimmaged 2 teams that we need to beat and will be tough to beat. So they know what is the basis of our play calling... so adding a number right now won't fool anyone. 

What is the thought process behind calling a certain play Detroit? Is it part to some greater blueprint? You have already gone thru the exercise of teaching a one word play call which isnt easy for the younger kids....so can Detroit simply become a different name each week?...or even a number? Still easy to identify a one word play call but now its taking until halftime to figure it out. The coach knows....but can he get his young players to react without some practice time. 

Lesson learned. When it comes to Check With Me communications you have to create some chatter than means nothing. Me personally I'd take my blueprint and begin to revise the terminology in a way the kids will easily understand. Or....just quick huddle when you play these two teams. 

Yeah, I think I'm going to immediately begin adding the chatter. I'm going to tack a number on to the back of every play. Detroit 15 for example. Then I'm going to have some numbers that actually mean something. For example, I think I'm going to make the counter play Detroit Uno. Why? Uno has a reverse card. I'm also going to have a word for "same thing other way" and "same thing". Each are going to get numbers that mean nothing.

This is actually the blue print, but I think what this guy has going for him is that he doesn't do it all the time, and he has so many plays that it's rough to diagnose for the defense. Plus there's probably more crowd noise. What I'm really worried about is that someone scouts me. People think it would never happen, but I do. I know for a fact teams show up and watch despite the fact that we all share game film. In a play off game I had to switch all the numbers, and you could hear the other team's sideline trying really hard to guess at our no play.

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