Flag PullingFlag Pulling
Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:15 AM
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:13 AM
What you are doing by slowing the ballcarrier down is giving yourself more time to swarm and have chances to pulll flags.
Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:26 PM
Good suggestions from the others above. Remind them constantly to focus on the belt, not the head, legs or feet of the RB. Another thing that helped us over the years is provide an incentive for flag pulls. Try going to a few local pizza shops and ask them if they'll give you some coupons for a slice or two of pizza. They win b/c the family comes in with the coupon and if your spread that around the pizza place gets more biz. We'd have a parent track the flag pulls and hand out the certs for most flag pulls in a game.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:26 PM
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 03:15 AM
We are going to grease up our flags for practice tonight....should be interesting...
Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:07 PM
I alway stress - get in front of the runner FIRST. Then pull the flag. Getting in their way makes them slow down or even stop. Don't whiff as they run by. Mirror their position on the field and when they slow/stop, get that flag.
Posted 06 December 2013 - 09:20 AM
We also found one of the most important factors is getting in front of the runner and using both hands. We'll even teach our kids to attempt to pull both flags. This gives them a better chance to get a flag. There is a good article here on pulling flags - how to pull a flag in flag football.
Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:56 PM
When coaching my 6-8 year olds, I realized that many of them would be in place to make a flag grab, but the flag would seem to slip right through their hands. I attributed this to their lack of hand-eye coordination, due to their young age. Concentrate on drills at practice that not only teach them to swarm, but give them the repetitions of actually grabbing the flag. Put them all in a 10 by 10 square and make one of the them the only flag puller, while everyone else runs around juking/spinning etc. Make it a competition by seeing how many flags each person can pull in 60 seconds. There are other some other specific exercises that can be done to specifically hand-eye coordination without the flags. Not that I required the whole team to do this, but I had my son practice grabbing racquetballs in several different fashions, and I swear that his flag grabbing improved immensely.
And of course, you could always put your kids in a fenced in yard and have them chase chickens (cue the Rocky Theme) hehe.