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  1. Just found my iPod Classic that's been missing for over 6 years!!!

  2. Just got back from taking customers on a tour of the Barnes Foundation Museum, pretty awesome to think one guy's art collection is worth $20 billion. Thank god all our HVAC equipment works!!!

  3. Great win U12 TEYSA Intensity, off to the championship game tomorrow!

  4. Glad to see Victorino is gonna win a World Series!

  5. I coach a 10-13 year old i9 league (5v5). Here is my setup: 9 kids on team all 11-12 years old 8 are fast, 1 has a foot issue and is challenged in running and cutting 3 of them are crazy fast I have a short team, the other teams have taller kids We've been very successful I use a 2-1-2 zone, 2 corners up front, a linebacker in the middle and 2 safeties. At the linebacker position I put one of the 3 crazy fast kids and based on what he and I see (I'm on field) I either have him drop back into coverage or edge right up to the line for run defense, I also play the corners up on the line to guard against the run or misdirection, although at this older age the kids don't get fooled much by it, the days of the triple reverse are gone! I've found at this age man is tough even with short fast kids, the zone works much better, you just have to teach the kids to stay in their zone and watch the QB's eyes which they cannot do in man. Some of the taller teams play man on us and they cannot stay with our receivers. I put my challenged kid at one of the corner positions and make sure he turns the runner into the middle of the field and that is working real well, he is part of the defense and he knows it which is great. The biggest part of our defensive success is the communication between the players, they are constantly chattering and telling each other whats going on, they are getting smart enough to see offensive formations (like shifting over when they see a trips formation) and they know who the good kids are on the other teams. If I saw your defense and I have, I'd just throw shovel passes or short passes into the flats as Coach Rob said, when the middle of the field is open like that its dangerous - if an offensive player gets into the open many times he has one man to beat. After a few of those plays the kids will cheat up to stop the short plays and then the deep pass gets unleashed. I am much more in favor of a balanced defense, its a good mix of short and long coverage. You may bend but you probably won't break. Good luck, FF is my favorite sport to coach, I hope my boys play on for a few more years and I hope i9 expands the league to older ages.
  6. Matt with the moves!

  7. Dear Eagles,

    I tried, I really did but I am taking Sunday back for enjoyable weekend activities.

    Mr. Doble

  8. Way to go O's, Matt hits a double and triple, first triple in the Majors!

  9. Best seafood paella

  10. Classic Seinfeld on, George the Marine Biologist!

  11. Came home from work yesterday and saw an older couple taking pics of our house, turned out to be the original owners of the house, they bought the house for $25k in 1961, spent some time with them down memory lane, pretty cool

  12. I am sick of the cold weather, bring on spring!

  13. WVU Baylor here I come!!!

  14. I coach 10's and we have 4 runs and 4 passes, that's it. By week 3 all the kids know the plays and we stick to what they know. I'd rather have them run the plays correctly than add a bunch of other plays and run the risk of someone forgetting the play. I found stressing and working on defense is the way to go. I have a solid team of good athletes and we concentrate on shutting the opposition down, it makes our offensive series alot easier.
  15. Madsen out for 2012, Phil's made a good move getting rid of him

  16. Counting to infinity with Nina

  17. Congrats to the Stoga Boys Varsity Soccer Team for winning the PA State Championship!!!

  18. Great season for the Galaxy, went 2-0-1 in tournament today and Matthew scored the game winner to beat our nemesis!!!

  19. Total heartless losers, the entire team is pathetic

  20. MattyD with a big run to score game winning TD!

  21. Great stuff on this website, I am a 1st year FF coach learning the ropes. I coach a 7-9 year old I9 League and my son is one of the players. I have 10 players on the team - 5 are solid athlete's - they are fast, good hands, good moves and get the game of football, 2 are average (they try and I get 100% from them) and 1 is below average (they try and I get 100% from them) and the other 2 don't want to be there, its obvious (its very hard to get them into the game). I am doing a decent job of getting all the kids on the field and putting them in position to succeed so we are 3-2 this season so far. One of the 5 "solid" kids play with reckless abandon, he puts it out there on every play, will sacrifice his body for a pick or a pull and I am trying to find ways to teach the other kids to play that way on defense. My son is one of the solid kids on the team, he is a very smart player and always around the ball but has trouble making that final move to get in there and break up a pass or make the pull. Some games he's on and some he's not. The lesser talented kids on the team really lack the speed and knowledge of the game so they usually get beat with moves or let the offense get behind them. My focus with them is to just get them in position to slow the offense down so the more talented kids can make the pulls or picks. Our offense is pretty good, we score alot of points and have lost our two games by 6 points and 1 point. Our wins have been by 20+ points. I am looking for advice to get our better players to be more aggressive on D as they have the skill to make the plays, they just can't close the deal sometimes. Our lesser players are making strides as we practice D alot in practice. The 2 kids who don't want to be there are a problem and I just have to try to work them into the game. Its unfortunate because I don't like to see kids "forced" into situation like this, especially in the fast-paced game of flag football. Thanks Guys!
  22. I need a drink after today's flag football game, the Bears pulled one out with a late score then solid defensive stand at the end of the game!

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