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Pass to Set Up the Run?

I’m certainly a ‘run-to-set-up-the-pass’ type of coach. I want to run the ball first, and use the pass as a big play. In our fourth and final possession yesterday, we did the opposite. In the preceding 30 plays of the … Continue reading

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Olathe District Schools Turf Field Usage

Sorry Youth Option Football fans for the brief local issue below. This is my only WordPress blog, and it had a better on-line petition tool than blogspot. Our school district last year installed really sweet artificial turf fields on the … Continue reading

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Life as a Noseguard Just Got Better

The NFHS (National Federation of State High School Association) is the body that writes the various high school sport rules that most states follow. They’ve made a change for football in 2011 that will make things a little safer, especially … Continue reading

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Block the Fulcrum To Run the Triple

I saw this diagram on the site footballcamps.com. The article that accompanies it was written by Mark Colyer of SpreadOffense.com. I’ve re-drawn it with my own less skillful drawing ability. In youth football, we wouldn’t see many defenses like this. … Continue reading

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What Price Winning?

What’s it worth to win? Evidently, thousands. The report speaks for itself, and if you haven’t already viewed it, I encourage you to watch it all the way through. Even the uncomfortable parts. I wanted to turn away when the … Continue reading

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If You Choose, You Lose

Flexbone Association, a web site that I follow, just published a small blurb in advance of some camps they’re running. The article is here…  http://flexboneassociation.info/2011/05/23/a-few-flexbone-emphasis-points/ …and the blurb says, in part: As a coach, you decide WHO gets the ball … Continue reading

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Progress

Basic Counting, First Option, and Second Option are on-line. Use the links at the top. What would you like to learn? Basic Counting is how we count players, First Option is about Inside Veer, Second Option is about Midline, Third … Continue reading

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All You Really Need

Then again, here’s all you really need to teach the game:  

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Site Plans

Updating this site will take a good sweet while. This is probably for the best, because if I wasn’t doing this late at night I’d be headed to the local sports bar to spend money I don’t have, or perusing … Continue reading

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Dedication

This site is dedicated to youth football coaches everywhere. My hope is that this becomes a helpful site for youth coaches that want to teach option football. Whether you’re running veer, wishbone, flex, pistol, I, or any other formation, I want … Continue reading

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