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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:59 AM

...went 4-2-1 this season :D

(yes, they're more successful than the Panthers) :(

Been working with these little fellas for a while now. Can't describe how good it feels to have been able to see some of them turn from raw kids with little or no background in the game into really good football players. We try to teach them the reasons why they do what they do, and they've caught on to the nuances of the game better than I would have expected for their age (5th-7th grade).

The head coach refers to me as his 'offensive coordinator'. We've got a playbook of about 24 plays (they don't have to memorize them; they're on index cards that they look at in the huddle) this year. Previously he's had me write a new playbook just about every season but I'm gonna try to convince him to stick with the plays we have now because they worked pretty well with the kids we've got.

Guess I'm the flipside of Juan Castillo because all of my playing time was spent on defense but now I'm the guy who writes the offense :lol:

At any rate, they had a great season this year. Had more speed on defense than in prior seasons and it really made a difference. Plus we added a new kid who was so lightning fast he was an instant playmaker (already had one of those, now two - matchup nightmare) :D

So yeah. Right now, I'm a proud coach.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 09:58 AM

You were obviously not running the read option with 2 extremely talented running backs standing on the sidelines watching. I suggest to try that next year and see how your parental fan base reacts....

#3 Mr. Scot

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:08 AM

No :lol:

I never settled on a name for my offense. Boltergeist suggested "Mini-Coryell" since I used things like multiple formations, play action, etc. But the kids I coach likely have no idea who Don Coryell is.

(they do pretty well picking up his principles though)

Still working on the name, but "read option" definitely isn't in consideration.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

My guys went 8-0. We only gave up 2 TDs and 3 first downs all season. 5-7 year olds. We averaged about 48 points a game.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:00 PM

5th to 7th grade here. Guess we're both in the 5 to 7 range :lol:

The group I'm in actually does a "combine" of sorts at the beginning of each season. We run the kids through some drills, chart out their results and then try to split them up so that the talent is evenly distributed.

I'll give you three guesses whose job it is to design the drills, charts the results and divide the teams :unsure:

(not that I mind; it's all fun)


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