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32wedge
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July 20, 2020 12:13 pm  
Posted by: @jtschem
Posted by: @emartinez

when you taught the plays, did you change anything? what i mean is, i will be HCing 8 year olds and im thinking of doing a 3 digit play call like 116 power.. did you guys change anything?

Sorry for the delay, Coach. We started implementing this offense when most of the boys were 7. We don't use any numbers. Our backs are actually named after the ninja turtles. They loved that! Most of our formation adjustments are done with specific tags to the play who sets up differently. They will surprise you. They are very smart at this age.

Here's how I broke our backs down to them: 

Leo - To the "left" of the center (1 - back)

Rafey - To the "right" of the center (2 - back)

Mikey - In the "middle" of the formation (3 back/BB)

Donny - "Down" at the end of the formation (4-back/wing)

Here are a couple of play calls:

Leo Power Right (First name mentioned tells center who to snap ball to)

Leo to Donny Counter Left

Spinner Mikey Middle Wedge (Backs know to use spinner motion. Center snaps to Mikey. Line Wedge blocks).

I love it!


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CoachDP
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July 20, 2020 12:14 pm  
Posted by: @jtschem

We started pulling later in the season. I should have started working on it from day 1. The kids can do it. We will pull more this year for sure. 

Been sayin' this ^ for a long time.

--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."

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gumby_in_co
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July 21, 2020 10:16 am  
Posted by: @jtschem

Leo - To the "left" of the center (1 - back)

Rafey - To the "right" of the center (2 - back)

Thank you. I've been trying to come up with a way to tag my linemen.  

When in doot . . . glass and oot.


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