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    Highschool football advice please

    My 15 year old Sopne out of the blue decided to go out for the football team and reported to the first practise today. Has never shown any interest, never played at any level, was always a baseball kid.

    Seems determined...handled the first day well (according to him) but he did say there seemed to be alot of general playcalling that he had no idea about...he came home exhausted, but told me he intends on sticking it out as long as they let him show up.

    To those who have coached or played...is there a way to get him up to speed on the very basic stuff? I hammered him about his diet and sleep habits..

    I never played and my time on the couch watching the Jets is not going to help him with the hands on version of the game.

    Thx

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    Organized youth sports? Pfft, nice parenting.














































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    You need to break the play calling down into pieces. Don't know what o they run but the plays will have# 's pertaining to holes on run plays and blocking assignments and screen releases on pass plays. His playbook should have a key. ITS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
    As far as the physical part, weights, footwork drills and sprints are all he can really do until the offseason aka baseball season. Tell him to hit mean and get up up first. Believe it or not, it helps, psychologically anyway.
    Most important thing though is to be coachable.

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    I'll PM you a site that is really helpful with the basics as soon as my dumb ass lands.


    Very cool that your sopne is playing. You'll learn just as much as him about the game. Turn football Sunday's into a reason for you two to hang out!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorJet View Post
    Most important thing though is to be coachable.
    Thats one of the things I told him; You dont know anything (he's 15, so that was tough for him to swallow)...but a coachable kid with some size is prolly more valuable than a know it all been playing forever kid.

    I told him to look any coach in the eyes, answer them sincerely, admit when he doesnt know something and work harder than any one else.

    He just left for the gym so mebbe he listened a bit.

    I know he's dog tired from today, so I'm actually impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    I'll PM you a site that is really helpful with the basics as soon as my dumb ass lands.

    Thanks, bro!


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    What position is he leaning towards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    What position is he leaning towards?
    Reverse Cowgirl.

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    I'd just instill in the kid to be aggressive and hustle. Try to teach him proper technique and safety (ie keep your head up when tackling, etc...). The general playcalling he'll get down after a few weeks. Its something he'll have to learn from the playbook when he gets one.

    Tell him to introduce himself as the Elephant Man. People will be intrigued.

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    To bad there's not an old revered ex coach around to give you some pointers, generate some advice to give to the sopne.

    Whatever you do, keep him away from the Pfail strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crable View Post
    Reverse Cowgirl.
    Just one dick in here

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    Best advice I can give is to play and tackle with his head up. That is the best way to avoid injury.

    I can offer a lot of advice for line play, LB play. Skill positions, not so much. If he isn't playing a skill position, foot speed goes a long, long way.

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    It's times like these when we all really miss GMC the most.

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    This should help...


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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnails View Post
    What position is he leaning towards?
    Possibly TE....he has hands, big kid, not the fastest, told him learning how to block will be key. Of course, I never blocked....so I cant help him.


    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crable View Post
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    Ah, it all makes sense now.

    Enjoy your stay.

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    1. Height and weight?

    2. offense or defense? what position?

    3. Allow him to have a protein shake or 2 a day

    4. Eat well. He's young so big portions are ok but eating well is the key for his energy level.

    5. Tons of water. Tons!!

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    Proper technique for punt blocking is important.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    It's times like these when we all really miss GMC the most.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Crable View Post
    Reverse Cowgirl.
    *Ahem

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Thats one of the things I told him; You dont know anything (he's 15, so that was tough for him to swallow)...but a coachable kid with some size is prolly more valuable than a know it all been playing forever kid.

    I told him to look any coach in the eyes, answer them sincerely, admit when he doesnt know something and work harder than any one else.

    He just left for the gym so mebbe he listened a bit.

    I know he's dog tired from today, so I'm actually impressed.

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    Find out the type of offense they run. Then do some basic searches on the various sites that break this stuff down. Have him get familiar with the formations and how they number the gaps. Once he gets that down the rest of the verbiage will make a lot more sense. Just tell him to go out and dont be afraid to make a mistake, everyone makes them. Football is an effort sport, tell him to have fun and play fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    To bad there's not an old revered ex coach around to give you some pointers, generate some advice to give to the sopne.

    Whatever you do, keep him away from the Pfail strip.

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    Go Dick Heads!!

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