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C-Rob
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January 1, 2018 3:49 am  

If you could run just one drill in practice, what would it be and why?  Since I have been coaching the little guys for the past couple of years and want to teach them the value of the football, it would be Coach Potter's Whose Ball Drill. 

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January 1, 2018 5:00 am  

C-Rob

If I could only run one drill we probably wouldn't be very good.

If you held my feet to the fire, I would choose Tunnel Tackling. It's a 3 level drill so I could see a lot of blocking & tackling.

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January 1, 2018 5:03 am  

C-Rob

If I could only run one drill we probably wouldn't be very good.

If you held my feet to the fire, I would choose Tunnel Tackling. It's a 3 level drill so I could see a lot of blocking & tackling.

Joe

Any diagrams?

I'm assuming something like this:

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January 1, 2018 5:06 am  

If you could run just one drill in practice, what would it be and why?  Since I have been coaching the little guys for the past couple of years and want to teach them the value of the football, it would be Coach Potter's Whose Ball Drill.

I don't like picking only one, but if I had to, I would pick a drill that covers as many skills as possible: probably an Oklahoma type drill where I could coach tackling, blocking, blocking destruction, handoffs and ball security all in the same drill.


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January 1, 2018 5:10 am  

Jack’s Enduro (“Circle of Death”).  The best conditioning/toughness/team-building drill there is.

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January 1, 2018 7:22 am  

C- Rob

Ding Ding! you got it. The only difference for us is we don't widen the Tunnels. We usually will run 6 stations of Tunnels in the Spring, 4 varsity & 2 JV.

Joe

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January 1, 2018 8:59 am  

If you could run just one drill in practice, what would it be and why?  Since I have been coaching the little guys for the past couple of years and want to teach them the value of the football, it would be Coach Potter's Whose Ball Drill.

Let's imagine you're in a league where that's the rule: Each team can make up 1 drill, & that's the only practice they get to do all season -- same drill, over & over.

Then it'd have to be scrimmagelike, since that's the only way they could work on multiple skills.  So a multi-player or whole-team Oklahoma.  Or even let them play a game w each other all practice long, but you get to shuffle the players around & pull them aside to tell or show them things in ways that wouldn't count as drilling.  And of course you officiate.

How else could anyone possibly do this?  You play whose ball, they don't learn to block, tackle, pass, receive, etc.


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January 1, 2018 9:03 am  

Any diagrams?

I'm assuming something like this:

Huh.  That YouTube link didn't show up until I quoted.  I assumed you were making a joke, that it was an unlit tunnel (especially since I'm viewing with a black background).  😀


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January 1, 2018 11:54 am  

12 perfect blocks hands down

I can explain it to you, I can't understand if for you.


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January 2, 2018 6:20 am  

Slow Oklahoma


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January 3, 2018 4:35 pm  

Fit drill. Use it for offense and defense, line and backs. Teach kids leverage, pad level, leg drive.


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January 3, 2018 11:44 pm  

As Joe pointed out, this is kind of a ridiculous premise - if you really could only run one drill, you probably wouldn't be very good.  And, if that really was the constraint, you would likely be relegated to scrimmaging all practice long as this is the only "drill" that incorporates all points of the game, but if you're really asking what drill provides the biggest cost/benefit tradeoff, then I would agree with Joe - the 3-level Oklahoma (we call it the Vandal drill) is the best - it gets a minimum of 7 players in the drill and works blocking (line drive, back on LB, and WR stalk blocking), block shedding, tackling, pursuit, ball disruption, and ball carrier elusiveness all in one drill.

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C-Rob
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January 5, 2018 1:03 am  

As Joe pointed out, this is kind of a ridiculous premise - if you really could only run one drill, you probably wouldn't be very good.  And, if that really was the constraint, you would likely be relegated to scrimmaging all practice long as this is the only "drill" that incorporates all points of the game, but if you're really asking what drill provides the biggest cost/benefit tradeoff, then I would agree with Joe - the 3-level Oklahoma (we call it the Vandal drill) is the best - it gets a minimum of 7 players in the drill and works blocking (line drive, back on LB, and WR stalk blocking), block shedding, tackling, pursuit, ball disruption, and ball carrier elusiveness all in one drill.

My intent was to find out the one drill a coach feels he can't do without and not to suggest that there would possibly be a situation where you were constrained to just one drill. 

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January 5, 2018 1:04 am  

I've changed the subject of the post to hopefully be a little clearer. 

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January 5, 2018 4:45 am  

C-Rob

I semi sorta get the idea, just that I think it almost becomes really a product of are you the HC, OC, DC, or a position coach?

The DC may want team pursuit as the drill he can't live without, while the DB coach votes for Spot Drill, the LB's coach votes for a Shed Drill, & the DL coach wants his 2on1 Drill.

The OC wants team Run, the Oline Coach wants first step, the RB Coach wants the Gauntlet, the WR Coach wants 7on7.

Joe

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