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Coaches,
Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

I have read many of articles where most discuss remaining patient and playing your game, but with the youth games having such short quarters (8 mins, 10 mins) do have enough time to do so?

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Coaches,
Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

I have read many of articles where most discuss remaining patient and playing your game, but with the youth games having such short quarters (8 mins, 10 mins) do have enough time to do so?

No. When i first started coaching and play calling yes ,the hurry up sweeps,and deep passing ect and the kids would press to hard,more bad then good..Now no.I stay calm the team stays calm, but use more p.a.p ,s when trailing and have actturally came back to almost beat the some teams.We just play with a little more up tempo.

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You can run your "TWO-MINUTE" offense:

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No, my defense better change though

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I change my tempo, not my plays. I dont call a play thinking we re gonna gain 5 yards. I try to move the defense by formation then i call a play thinking its gonna go big.


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Coaches,
Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

I have read many of articles where most discuss remaining patient and playing your game, but with the youth games having such short quarters (8 mins, 10 mins) do have enough time to do so?

No.  But it will change my practice the next week.

"A boy comes to me with a spark of interest and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes fire, I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze" - Cus D'Amato, 1908-1985


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Dusty Ol Fart
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In truth, it totally depends on our 1st half sucesses.  I will however, speed up the process since time is indeed a real factor.  We dont necessarily have a 2 minute offense per se but, we do have a more up tempo package. 

If you get too excited it transfers over to the kids.  I want them to be as calm as possible and execute.  One play doesnt make or break it.  😉

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Coaches,
Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

No - we want to score in 7 plays regardless of the score.  if we're up or down (24-0) nothing changes. 
we want points everytime!

I have read many of articles where most discuss remaining patient and playing your game, but with the youth games having such short quarters (8 mins, 10 mins) do have enough time to do so?

at the end of the day, all you have is "your" game.  Your guys either make the plays or they don't.  If you're down 24, it's obvious you're not making the plays and i don't believe in any silver bullets that fix that.  Scoring points and creating turnovers on defense fixes that. 

Our game is almost exclusively no-huddle and I control the tempo. 


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No, my defense better change though

This is true,0-24 can go 0-38 easy.Sorry off the subject.

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It depends on the circumstances. If we were just being beat down, it gets very basic. My backups will go in, hopefully the other coach will do the same. If we turned the ball over, but had somethings going well, we will stay with the plan. We have only been mercy ruled twice in my coaching career. Last time was 4 years ago. That case the opposing coach and I met at half. I let him know that I would be getting my players in,  he did the same. We were out classed that day. Myself especially. At that point its time to get your kids (mpp) more time than usual. I do this in victory and defeat.


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Nope

I have scored on 60 yard TD runs running a wedge while down.

I like Zachs comment though

I am chewing someone a new one for the defensive performance.

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Its one thing if the D is just being gashed but if its 4th qtr and youve failed to sustain drives ect offensively and youre only down 24 id consider myself lucky.


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If we get in that situation time to start looking in the mirror, Because I didnt do a very good job that week
If I am down 24-0, the simple fact is that we are getting our holes handed to us up front. Not a whole lot you can do with play calls that will fix that.

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Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

I could imagine some rare case in which it wouldn't, but otherwise of course it would, for one or more of a few reasons:

  • The plays you were calling before weren't working.
  • You take your only chances, even if long shots, at catching up.
  • The game is no longer close enough to take the score seriously.
  • You're in mercy rules, and restrictions on the defense apply.

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Coaches,
Say (hypothetically), your down 0-24 in the 3rd quarter.  Does this affect your overall play calling?

I have read many of articles where most discuss remaining patient and playing your game, but with the youth games having such short quarters (8 mins, 10 mins) do have enough time to do so?

It has a WHALE of effect on your play calling!  Like it or not - you need a PASS offense that has been worked on in practice, as diligently as you work on your off-tackle play (IF YOU EXPECT IT TO WORK).  Don't put your kids at a DISADVANTAGE by NOT practicing the passing game.

If a kid is old enough to swap a diaper for a jockstrap, he CAN be taught a passing game.  Darin Slack has PROVED that in his excellent QB Camps all over the country.

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Article I wrote for a local Youth League organization:

PASSING GAME FOR UNDER HIGH SCHOOL AGED PLAYERS:

1.  USE THE PROPER SIZE BALL LESS THE PAYERS DEVELOP BAD HABITS:
    a.  Under 8 years old = small sized “youth” ball” (Pee-Wee).
    b.  8-10 YEAR OLD = middle sized “youth ball”.
    c.  11-12 Year Old = full sized “youth ball”.
    d.  13-4 years old = high school ball.
    Note:  These may be found at Disco Sports (Richmond).

2. Young men LOVE to throw and catch a football.  Rarely do youngsters have to be encouraged to play catch.  It is a natural instinct held over from childhood.  Unlike youngsters in European and South American countries who first learn to kick a ball,  American children first are encouraged to “catch or throw the ball to Daddy”.  This practice continues until most youngsters therefore are willing to work at becoming proficient in both throwing and receiving.
3. The exposure of the pro game, as well as the use of specialized athletes by our substitution rules, makes the passing game the most exciting element in football today.
4. A football team at ANY level can be taught a passing game.  As noted earlier, if for no other reason, the players enjoy throwing and catching the ball, and it allows the coach to take advantage of a few skilled athletes.
5. Passing (and related actions such as screens and draws) is the best method of getting out of trouble or scoring when a team is behind or needs yardage in the waning moments of the game.  Football is a game of third downs, and the pass is one efficient way of controlling the ball.  Often teams face long yardage (7+) on third down, and the pass is the most efficient way of moving the ball great distances.
6. It is NOT the NUMBER of times that the ball is thrown;  it is the EFFECTIVENESS of the pass game when it is employed.  It also follows that sooner or later in a football game, the football HAS TO BE THROWN.  Prime example was in the local regional finals, a team overcame a 35-0 half time deficit, to WIN by a score of 41-38!!!

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