Lineman With Physical Disability
Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:41 AM
Any suggestions for the best way to compensate for the weak arm? How do I teach him to block, or wrap up for a tackle? We are not in pads until next week and we have been doing offensive walk throughs. I have tried him at both sides tackle and it seems clear the inability to reach is going to make blocking difficult at best. I going to give him a shot at tackle on the defensive side when we get pads but I'm not sure he has the ability to wrap up.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 11 August 2011 - 03:02 PM
Have him down block-block the defender inside of him. Double teams, and cut blocks. Probably what I would do....try to stay away from base blocking.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:06 PM
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 11:40 AM
Just a quick thanks. I won't teach cut blocking at this age just because of the injury potential and the kids I get that have been taught before seem to use it as a crutch. That being said, I am starting to see some success with down blocks and double teams when appropriate. He left last nights practice with a smile for the first time, after a RB thanked him for opening a big hole in a team scrimmage.
Nothing better then that, seeing that kid smile....
nice job coach good luck!