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  1. Coachingdad

    Speed Training For Football

    mark there are many drills, equipment etc out there for speed and agility. can you recommend the best proven to get the best results in offseason training and can be do in the average backyard. my kids are 12 and 14. thanks
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    Speed Training For Football

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    Quick Release

    KBOB Thanks for your advice to look at the flag board. I found a receivers route diagram . It will do for my sought after passing tree. Would like to pass on to you what I found. Believe it or not youtube.com has many videos on football drill/skills. Granted some are better than others but its worth a look. Unfortunately for me its nothing new all the speed stuff we"ve been doing for years. Really hungry for new and different stuff appropriate for a 13 y.o. What happened to jag1872? He was always informative and helpful. Once again thank you.
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    Quick Release

    2 cents from a relatively new assistant coach – in the middle of second season 5v5, 5-6 yr olds. Not sure if my post will help your situation, but here are a few things I’ve been working with my 5 ½ yr old son (right hander): Holding the ball with both hands, eyes closed, moving ball around with left hand in the palm of right hand until he feels his index finger in the seam next to the laces with his other fingers getting the feel of where to be in relation to the laces. Just snapping the ball several times presenting the ball to him differently each time (accounting for different players playing center). Once he can move the ball to the correct position in two seconds, have him try bringing it up to his ear with both hands as well while moving the ball around to get ball positioned in the right hand correctly. After he’s good with that, have him with eyes open drop back two steps after the snap as well without looking at the ball. Then have him role out a little. The general idea is to enable him to get to a throwing position, for a quick release at the two second mark, without looking at the ball. All this can be done; my son can now do this and he has only been playing flag football (let alone organized sports) since this past September. …it goes without saying we have lots of other things we are working on… Passing tree – can’t help you there. Speed. I don’t know what ‘all the sparq stuff and others(plyos)’ are. But, maybe you could just have him run those distances with ankle and/or wrist weights – just a little weight at first, then adding weight as he gets faster at that weight. I haven’t done this with my son, but it sounds reasonable. However, I have tried to work on improving my son’s quickness (But initially, I was just trying to help him move ‘to the ball’ in order to catch it!). I use a small round ball that can bounce, have him stand 5 yards away facing me, I drop the ball at arm’s length to my side, it bounces but before it hits the ground a second time he has to have moved to catch it. Sometimes, I have him facing sideways or his back to me so he has to quickly turn at my cadence and move to catch the ball. We make a game of it. He’s playing a game and having fun – he may not yet realize that he is also getting quicker and improving hand eye coordination… I’m sure I could increase the closing distance or have him start in an actual 3 or 4 point stance/position, if we were ‘really’ trying to make improvements… Good luck. KBOB KBOB thanks for your response. I appreciate your in put. I guess this site isn"t as active as in the past. Any suggestions as to other web sites where I'll get more feed back.
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    Quick Release

    Can anyone suggest drills/exercises to work on a quick release for a middle schooler soon to be starting high school. I'm also looking for a good passing tree that will contain all the throws a good HS Qb needs to make. I've also reached a plateau with my son who is 13 with regards to his speed. He has very respectable 10,20,40,100 yd times but in the last 6+ months no improvement and that is not our norm. We do all the sparq stuff and others(plyos) can someone suggest anything different to get us out of this plateau. Any proven "home remedies" that isn't the same stuff all over the net is really what I'm looking for. I'd be greatly appreciative.
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    The Future Of The Qb Position

    Thanks coachATH, I completely agree with your NFL assessment. The point I was trying to make and perhaps not as clearly is the shift at the HS and college level to a spread offense which requires a dual threat QB. I also have a good idea why that is (1) the game is more exciting to those fans (2) watching a spread offense with a dual threat QB vs. a pro style QB offense hasn't looked good for the latter and most importantly and never talked about is how much easier it is as a coach at recruiting. Let me elaborate. If you have an athletic , mobile and aggressive QB, it makes it easier on the O line, your receivers and RBs don't have to be top studs just big and good enough. If you play in a conference against a Prostyle you can recruit great CB/SAFETIES and handle them easily once they become one demensitional. If you are competing against a spread as well it's all about defensive speed .Most people I know in the hs/ college football scene lead me to believe that a prostlyle QB requires too many very good players at key positions(harder to recruit) and takes too long to develop such a system when most of your top notch talent that support Prostyle QB play will only be there 3 years these days. So if the prostyle QB is going out of favor at D1 schools and just look at them this season compared to 6-7 yrs ago and those who haven't yet, just look at what they are recruiting to follow their senior prostyle QB .I'm just wonder where future NFL/prostyle QBs will be coming from. Will the NFL have to adapt to the college talent pool and which style of play do you develop as a parent so your kid is relevant and skilled for what they recruit? Great to hear your input and for others in the know to chime in.
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    The Future Of The Qb Position

    Thanks rushbuster 70 for your reponse. I'm surprized this topic produced little discussion. I agree with you about preferring a dual threat QB. As the term implies dual means good at passing(and of course being able to read D) and being an extra RB when the opportunity warrants. The problem at a real and practical level is if the trend at HS is a desire to get a dual QB( which if I read you right you agree with that observation) and that's what wins state championships now and in the foreseeable future, how does a Prostyle QB get the opportunity, and without opportunity there are no stats or game film to show to colleges, and if no college experience how do you make it to the pros a decade or more from now. This leads me to the title I chose for this post. What is the future of the QB position? I guess I should of titled it what is the real long term future of the Prostyle QB? Although you are still correct , colleges still recruit the prostyle do you think the trend a decade from now will be that way. As long as D1 programs keep winning bowl games and national championships with exciting dual QBs, my bet is on the dual QB. So what will become of the NFL game 10+ years from now? Is it a waste of time to work with junior on just his arm/throwing skills if he doesn't have the speed and agilty the future game will demand? Am I right or wrong? How are you preparing your son? Looking forward to hearing from the board.
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    The Future Of The Qb Position

    I 've been following a trend in football at all levels that I would like some serious feedback too. In my obsevations and discussions with many in the football communty, it's quite clear there are two types of QBs. The prostyle QB and the dual threat QB. It is also my observation that more and more top HS programs and no doubt DI college football are turning to spread offenses that want dual threat QBs. The NFL still seems to favor Prostyle. Where is the future of this position heading and if you were to develop your son to be a QB at the HS/ college level in 6-8 years,what style would you chose and why?
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    Combines

    I'm certainly no expert in this area but I do know that most colleges have summer camps. You could get some exposure there and make contacts. Possibly go to two if you can manage. I think making contacts is really key. That's why playing for a good high school is really important. The college recruiters have relationships with many high school coaches, the ones that are pipelines into the D1 schools. Two quick ones I found: http://www.georgiadogs.com/ViewArticle.dbm...571&SPSID=46729 http://www.mgoblue.com/sport/page.aspx?id=80712#football thanks Orange. It's pretty much as I thought. These non university sponsored camps just look to much like private ads for private businesses. Unless some one states otherwise I'll stick with University sponsored camps.
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    Combines

    HELLO I've been researching combines and its confusing. Ther are Nike, sparq,national freshman/sophmore individual college combines and many more. Some of them look like marketing ploys. When my son gets to high school in 2 years, I was hoping to get him exposure to D1 colleges because I'm skeptical he'll get noticed from our small town and fair to poor football program( it's just not the priority of the principal and head coach). Their attitude is we're a small school and if we can get 2-3 of our players a scholarship to D2-D3 program we've exceeded our expectations. That is not our goal. Which combines are for real, and how to get in touch with them. Thanks
  11. Coachingdad

    Combines

    HELLO I've been researching combines and its confusing. Ther are Nike, sparq,national freshman/sophmore individual college combines and many more. Some of them look like marketing ploys. When my son gets to high school in 2 years, I was hoping to get him exposure to D1 colleges because I'm skeptical he'll get noticed from our small town and fair to poor football program( it's just not the priority of the principal and head coach). Their attitude is we're a small school and if we can get 2-3 of our players a scholarship to D2-D3 program we've exceeded our expectations. That is not our goal. Which combines are for real, and how to get in touch with them. Thanks
  12. I'm no baseball guru but when I thought about doing the same I was told by baseball guys I respect not to do it . I was told it's bad for their mechanics.
  13. Hey guys, I'm looking for clarification on two issues that came up early this season that no one thus far has a definitive answer to: (1).In a double wing formation do both WB have to be facing in behind the TEs or can one be facing in and other out or both outward? This is Pop Warner 9-11 league. I was of the belief that as long as you have 7 men on the LOS it doesn"t matter one way or the other. Apparently others say no they must face inward and only outward on punt protection. What's right? (2). What's the difference between a 10-1 and a GAM defense? Thanks.
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    Elbow Tendonitis

    My 10 y.o (11 in 3 wks) has been bothered by elbow tendonitis since 2/07. It is his pitching arm. He has stopped pitching 2 wks ago and will not pitch the rest of the year. My question is threefold:(1). After his arm is good and healed will long tosses or resistent band exercises help prevent the injury in the future or(2). Will such exercises reinjure the elbow?(3). If it's a good idea, when to start it and if bad idea, any other suggestions?
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    Drills With Shields/bags

    Hello I just acquired two 24" hand shields and a 4' tackle dummy. All in very good shape. Can anyone provide me with good drills using this equipment that can be done in a backyard. Unfortunately I only have a 12 yds X 30 YDS stretch of good flat unobstructed land. My kids are in the 9-11 age range. I 'd like some drills that can be done with or without pads/helmet. Thanks.
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