Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:02 AM
How do you guys teach your kids to know whom to block?
Posted 07 October 2005 - 12:51 PM
Breaking one is tough, so we strive for decent field position and discourage our return men from running wild. Stick to the plan and we'll do ok.
Question, any good training techs for fielding a kick on the fly, other than spending 30 mins doing kickoffs? Not all can do this well.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:26 AM
By doing this, they can more visually see the ball coming into their hands, instread of just watching come past their head.
seem to have good success, or just talented kids.
Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:42 AM
Our largest problem with our deep men isn't actually making the catch but judging the 'height' of the kick and where it will actually drop. We had a lot of kicks over our heads early in the season. The issue wasn't where they lined up but coming up too fast. We moved our deep men back a little - I would rather catch it on a one hop than to turn around and run it down - and told them to be patient and let the ball come to them. We do pretty well catching the ball deep; we have some decent hands. We put better hands back there over our breakaway runners. If they are one and the same - great - if not, I want possesion rather than ten extra yards.
Posted 18 October 2005 - 02:06 PM
4 guys on the 49, one,in the middle at the 44, two at the hash on the 38, 2 outside the hash at about the 32, then two deep men at the 25. this is four 8th graders.