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KWILSON512 last won the day on August 15 2012

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  1. A couple of things.. - Keep them busy! - I dont spend more than 15 minures at a time on anything, I might run the same drill twice but i'll run other drills before going back to it. I rotate drills every 10-15 minutes no matter what, it keeps them on their toes and focused. - HELPers - You can never have enough, just make sure they are all on the same page. Alot of time parents are affraid to step up because they dont want you to feel like they are stepping on on your toes. - Split Squad - Split squad is AWESOME, if you have the numbers and the helpers split squad is the way to go. The kids get double the reps, practice is far more efficient and you can always run squad vs squad drills/competitions. Lastly - Browse the site, This site covers anything and everything you may run into in any situation, There are thousands of collective years of coaching expierence here.
  2. In 1 on 1 flag drills I sometimes tell a kid that likes to reach or dive at ball carriers that he isnt allowed to pull a flag, i'll make him put his hands on his side and slow the runner down by getting in front of him.
  3. I started a facebook page for our 5-7 y/o flag team, not so much for the kids but for parents and family, it made it way easier than txting, emails and calling to notify parents of schedule changes and such.
  4. Good point, never thought about that. After the first game we were discussing the situation and that never popped into our heads. Thats why I love this site.
  5. Thanks man Thats usually called in our league, the circumstance were this... The other team has an autistic kid, he's a good flag puller and pretty fast but seems to be offisides or false starting on literally every play he plays. We played them in week 1 the kid racked up 6 or 7 penalties before I told the ref just to forget about calling it on him, I felt bad for all involved, especially for the coach who was doing the right thing by rotating the kid in there almost knowing it was gonna result in a 5yd penalty. So in talking with the other coach we decided to ask the refs to take it easy on the false starts and off sides and told him why...thank god he did. The funny thing is, that you can hear that kids dad calling for a false start penalty in the video.
  6. There's no pass rush in our league and we have 7 seconds to pass the ball, no drop just due to the fact that theres no rush. We play 6 on 6 , we have to have 4 guys on the line and the defense has to cover those 4 on the los so we are always facing a 4-2 or a 5-1 look. We run all of our passing plays off of fake's and misdirects and for the most part the 2 check downs are always the same and always open.
  7. I had a 6 year old checking down, sometime 2-3 checks with no problem, my buddy who also coaches had a 7 year old checking down no problem. I'm not saying it's for all kids but I feel like people under estimate these kids too often. We practiced it and practiced it just like it would look in a game until it became second nature. The teams that have a "go to" reciever on plays are left looking lost if and when that reciever isnt open.
  8. I just wrapped up a season with a 6 on 6 (5-7 year old) team, we through the ball about 40 to 50% of the time this year. Here are some things we did... 1. I would practice the same play over and over (no defense) and I would make the QB hit a different reciever everytime. I felt like it helped his mechanics, decision making and timing. If he took longer than 5 seconds to throw i'd blow the whistle and restart the play. 2. We also ran our offense against 3-4 parents, the parents would act as linebackers and cover routes which would then force our QB to find the open route, we rotated the open routes. I really liked this because the parents were way more coordinated than any of my players and a poor decision resulted in pick 6's. I felt like the pick 6's were a good way to show the QB the consequences of poor decision making and i'd usually talk to the QB about why he made the throw and his thought process between plays. Again, I would blow the whistle if the QB had not thrown the ball after 5 seconds and make the restart the play. 3. Tunnel vision - Our QB got tunnel vision from time to time but I found it to be a direct result of the QB understanding the capabilities of his recievers, he would throw to more dependable recievers when it doubt. We worked really hard on catching for the first 10-15 minutes of every practice and eventually the QB got to the point where he felt pretty comfortable with most of them due to the fact that they all became way better at catching. Hope this helps, I have no clue if these are sound coaching methods, i'm only in my second year and this is what worked for us...good luck.
  9. This is our semifinal game, we break this huddle down 20-14 with 10 seconds left in the game. http://youtu.be/O1rwzEjBLKQ This is the 2pt conversion attempt to seal the deal and send us to the champioship game. http://youtu.be/p3mBtdxIz9w We eventually lost in the championship game but i'll take it, we finished 2nd out of 14 teams. A little bit of info - The black team had a kid that was offsides/false start on every single snap, to the point that I told the ref to not worry about calling it on the little guy anymore.. thats the reason he didnt call it on our last play...thank god.
  10. Update - We played our semifinal game at 11am this morning and won 22-20. We scored the game tying TD at the end of regulation and converted a 2 pt conversion to win it. We then went on to play in our championship game at 6pm and lost 18-8, we ran into a pee wee flag version of the steel curtain.
  11. Another update - We won our 1st playoff game saturday 14-0, went into half up 14-0 and ran my slower / less skilled players the entire second half.
  12. They really dont allow for much practice time huh. I'd work on plays and try to coach defense in the game if you are stuck in that 30 miute pre game practice format. In my expierence everyone runs the same basic plays, some like me run more misdirection (reverses, reverse passes) and some run more basic heads up plays, in the end it comes down kids learning and executing their plays and there is no substitution for reps. I'd briefly cover defensive allignment, tell them to follow the ball not the players and the rest can be covered in game, correcting and coaching defense up on the fly as you go.
  13. - UPDATE 10/9/11- We went out after a 2 week layoff (weather) and pulled out a close one, 22-20. We entered the 2nd half down 14-0 (2 td's and a saftey) and fought our way back to lead the game 22-14 with about a minute left in the game, our opponent then scored and it came down to their 2pt converion attempt at the end of regulation , we knocked the pass down, won and ended the regular season 7-1 with the best record in the league (18 teams). Playoffs begin next Sat...Pumped!
  14. Hey all, thinking about throwing together a series of winter fitness/conditioning camps in Berea. The camps will be football related but our primary focus will be getting these kids off of their couches and away from their gaming systems for some group workouts and drills. Camp will be aimed at kids ages 5-10....if interested please email me kwilson512@yahoo.com or pm me here.
  15. Just thought i'd pass this site along... It's a site created by former Buckeye and 2 Pro Bowl center LeCharles Bentley, the site is dedicated to offensive line play, technique and training. It's filled with informative videos and has a decent message board/forum area, it's a great site and LeCharles actually does his best to weigh in on alot of the discussions. http://www.o-lineworld.com/
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