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Coverdale Off Season Game Planning

  1. 1. OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING Q MAX Andrew Coverdale – Head Coach – Castle High School [email_address]
  2. 2. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul><ul><li>THE GOAL: Build the RIGHT base, and ensure that it is as strong as it can be by the way it is practiced </li></ul>“ BUILD THE RIGHT BASE” Within your system, create a core offense that fits your talent, your opposition, and situational football, giving you the answers you need under stressful situations with the right amount of volume. *Most coaches go back to their core in tight spots/big games “ ENSURE THAT IT IS STRONG” Practice what you’re going to call IN PROPORTION to how much you will call it…develop the SKILLS your kids will use in proportion to how much they will use them! (Fundamentally sound)
  3. 3. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS </li></ul><ul><li>Develop your package: The 6-question test </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize your plays & allocate reps A. Running game B. Passing game </li></ul><ul><li>Create an installation chart based on those priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Identify skills associated with your plays </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize skills and block out practice based on those priorities </li></ul>
  4. 4. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul><ul><li>THE 6-QUESTION TEST </li></ul><ul><li>Does it fit our philosophy, and does it compliment other things in our offense? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it fit our talent set? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we understand the least desirable things about it & are we prepared to live with them? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we coach it in detail and fix the problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it help us beat the teams we have to beat on our schedule? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it ‘CHEAP’ or ‘EXPENSIVE’? </li></ul>
  5. 5. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul><ul><li>CHEAP v. EXPENSIVE </li></ul><ul><li>How hard is it for kids to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>How similar or different is it, conceptually, to what your kids already understand about football? </li></ul><ul><li>How much practice time does it take to get good at? </li></ul><ul><li>How many new skills are involved as opposed to skills already being used elsewhere in the offense? </li></ul>
  6. 6. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul>PRIORITIZING PLAYS *RUNNING GAME: Allotment Chart *PASSING GAME: “Jobs” to do! A. Defeating coverage (Needs chart) B. Situational football (Menu) C. Quantifying it (Rep allotment)
  7. 7. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul>INSTALLATION SCHEDULE *The higher the ‘rep target’, the earlier it goes in (common sense) *Lots of approaches! *Week 1: Establish the CORE Base situations *Week 2: Tag, refine & adjust the core Apply to situations
  8. 8. ZONE & REACH BLOCKING <ul><li>OFF-SEASON GAME PLANNING </li></ul>SKILLS *Recognize the individual jobs that have to be done by individual players on all your plays, list those EXAMPLE: Power O – O Line>> 1. Down block 2. Seal block 3. Combo 4. Slush 5. Arc (TE) 6. Skip pull *Group skills to identify with families of plays (e.g., Zone Skills, Gap skills, Screen Skills) *Spell out specifically your individual time, pre-season, for each position *Allot skills time that corresponds to the priority given the plays they’re used in, then plug the drills that practice those skills into the individual time slots

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