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Any of you football fanatics coach a team?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Blackshirts, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Blackshirts

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    I started coaching my son's 3rd and 4th grade tackle football team this year. I must say it's a friggen blast! We run the old Texas Wishbone formation. I have to admit these 8 and 9 year olds are pretty damn smart nowadays. It only took them a total of 30 mins to grasp the hole assignments as well as the gaps. If anyone has ever thought about coaching these youngsters in tackle football but had doubts.....I suggest try it. You will enjoy it to it's fullest! (p.s. I have to warn ya though....You will get that 1 or 2 worried mothers out there afraid that their son will get hurt. I invited them to practice and shown them exactly what goes on.)
     
  2. TriCityBuff

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    It is so funny that you posted this because lately I have really wanted to coach a little league team. Although I'm not aware of how to get involved in it. Do you have to have a son on the team? Are they able to learn offensive plays? Do I have to make simplified names instead of Power Right 36 Dive? I would really appreciate some advice.
     
  3. DBT

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    What's a gap? Do you have a guy to video the other team's hand signals?
     
  4. MSBuff

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    It is a clothing store.:smile2:
     
  5. Blackshirts

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    TriCityBuff....
    I sent ya a pm on some info. I keep the plays simple. For instance....37 sweep. The kids know that the #3 RB will sweep to the 7 hole. I have a total of 6 plays. Keeping it simple let's the kids figure it out easier.
     
  6. Wyo Buff

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    I coached my son's 3rd grade team last year. We moved and now I have to travel a bit for work so I'm not coaching him this year. I think we are both having more fun that way. He has about 5 sacks in our first three games and has great form for a 9 year old. It's hard not trying to coach him up too much but I think he's having a lot more fun with Dad being a fan instead of his personal technician. You are right about the fun. I think I'm having almost as much, if not more, fun watching my boy than I did playing myself and it hurts a heck of lot less!
     
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    Isn't that as many plays as we had last year? :wow:
     
  8. BeachBronco

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    I coached 7-8's for two years, then 9-10's for two years, and then 11-12's for 1 season. Now my son is playing at the High School level, I get my fix by running the down marker on Friday nights. The best season I had was my second year with 7-8's because you as the coach could be on the field. I ran a double wing set with a full back, when we ran the dive one of our wings would come around for a fake handoff or sometimes we would fake the dive and then give it to the wing, good times.
     
  9. Blackshirts

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    Yeah I get to stand on the field as well. We scrimmed another team tonight. We ran the Wishbone. I had my QB run a fake 47 sweep pitch and all three running backs ran to the left while he kept the ball and ran around to the right. He scampered untouched for 60 yards. (We play on regulation 100 yard fields). The funny thing was the defense was still tackling the guy who they thought had the ball. :lol: It's pretty cool coaching this age and see how far they have come learning wise in just 3 weeks of practice.
     
  10. TriCityBuff

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    Black,

    Thanks for the info. I asked around and one of the guys in my church has a brother who is the commisioner over the league here. I think everything has already started for this year but I am going to do lots of preparing for next year. I want to coach the 13-14 year olds. I ordered a couple books on coaching youth football. I know the game well but not sure completely how to handle the kids.

    I don't know if I could do 8 year olds and such because I think I would go crazy.
     
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    If middle schools in your area have football teams, you'll have a hard time finding a 13-14 year old league.
     
  12. BeachBronco

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    Just remember one thing, you can feel proud when your team executes a well designed play, but it is never funny when the opposing kids tackle the wrong guy. You are setting the stage for their sportsmanship for years to come and you NEVER want to get caught laughing at kids on another team for their mistakes, it will come back and bite you in the ass everytime.
     
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    Beach,
    Your avitar of the 2-year old giving the one-finger salute is priceless.

    I can see where you are coming from when it comes to sportsmanship and mistakes coming back to bite you in the ass.

    Reminds me that I should have never taught my kid the "pull my finger" or wet willy tricks.
     
  14. Blackshirts

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    You took what I said out of context. I was bragging at how well my young QB executed the fake pitch sweep. I would never allow my players to laugh at ANYONE, especially on the other team.
     
  15. Blackshirts

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    I would suggest you assist another coach that has been doing it for awhile. Learn the ropes, techniques and such. Then after that, get some assistant coaches who can help ya out once you decide to take the plunge and be a HC. I assisted for 3 seasons before I did. I think it has helped me out a lot. Good luck!

    Also here is some great sites that you can bookmark and get some information about plays, drills and things like that.

    http://jvm.com/coachfree/RunningOffenseLinks.html
    http://www.fbforyouth.com/offense.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formation_(American_football)#Flexbone
    http://www.infosports.com/football/bulldog/
    http://www.guidetocoachingsports.com/i_football_offense.htm

    Hope you can find something ya like from those!
     
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  16. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    I coached the little tykes all the way through Highschool as a volunteer I have since quit but it was a ton of fun if anyone wants to rap about DB coaching and tactics i am always game.
     
  17. BuffaloT

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    I just got back from my 5 year old's 1st soccer game. I am already looking forward to the last game. It was BRUTAL
     
  18. DBT

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    My dad coached my team when I was a kid. I screwed up once and he smacked me with an open hand on the side of my helmet. Just about rang my bell. I tried coaching my daughter's soccer team when she was playing 4 v 4. They were, like, 6. It just didn't work. In one game, I was trying to teach the kids "spacing." So I was trying to get Jen to play the left side. She said, "I don't want to play over there." I kind of got on her. She started crying and ran off the field. She sat on the ground about 20 yards from everyone, put her forhead on her knees and covered her head and cried. I felt like an asshole. That was it for my coaching days. Plus, I couldn't handle losing. We got slaughtered in one game by a bunch of little Amazonians and it took me weeks to get over it. :lol:
     
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    Hey blackshirts...have your boys run the 'wrong ball' trick play...it's easy for them and it works like all the time. I just saw it ran at a juniors game the other day...priceless.

    Do a search on you tube for 'wrong ball trick play' or something to that effect if you want to know what im talking about....good stuff!
     
  20. Blackshirts

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    I will take a look at it.
     
  21. Jens1893

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    Thought it was a game for pussies?
     
  22. Blackshirts

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    LMAO Oh man that's just wrong! That has got to be deflating as the HC of the other team!
     
  23. TriCityBuff

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    I like the play although I'm guess you'd have to ask the refs in different leagues if they will allow it. I'm guess some people won't allow it.
     
  24. Blackshirts

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    I agree it's a sweet play but at ages 7 & 8 what does it exactly teach? Win at all costs? :huh: Although just from attending a few coaches meetings I can already see some coaches teaching that method to their kids.
     
  25. BuffaloT

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    I like to watch soccer, I ave even watched a little of the womens world cup and MLS when I couldn't sleep this week. I just can't stand all the diving that takes place (those are the pussies, which IS alot of the players). That and the near riots in third world countries during the matches...
     
  26. BuffaloT

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    Wrong Ball

     

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