Post by Coach Morgan on Jul 23, 2005 6:01:17 GMT -6
How many reps of a play do you consider necessary for it to be "game ready?" If it is say 50 reps - does that 50 consist of only full team run throughs or does it include drill work or 7 on 7 work? I guess we need to differentiate between bread and butter plays and "new plays" as well.
Does anyone acutally keep record of how many times each play is run through? I recently made a sheet to do so, but was wondering if anyone does this?
It seems like one of those things that some of us just have a feel for, but as a first time OC I want to be be very methodical about this.
"I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it." -Deep Thought by Jack Handey
Maximus- Well if you get to talk to Derek Wade on here, you'll find another methodical coach. (Damn DW nuts...LOL) I would say in team its best to have on "On the field, full speed run through" at LEAST 20-25 times before you put it into a game. When you add at least fifteen times in individuals, five or six "talk throughs" and five or six "walk throughs" against various defenses, then you start to approach that "magic" fifty number.
Run til they get dumb...then pass til they die. Nothing gets acheived in football without good blocking and tackling. Period.
Post by easternkycoach on Jul 30, 2005 2:58:58 GMT -6
Studies show that, for gross and fine motor movements, muscle-memory requires 16 repetitions to properly learn a skill or movement sequence. That's quality reps, with precision, otherwise bad habits and learning bad techniques are involved.
This question may be better answered though with a percentage than a specific number of reps.
What is acceptable to you? If you run a play 10 times, what percentage of the plays need to be perfect for you to succeed on friday night? Let's say 8 to 9, huh? And that means all 11 players have it right. How many times do you have to run a play in practice to get it perfect 80 to 90% of the time? My first thought was 20 to 30 correct reps to learn it and then 10 to 20 reps to maintain for the season week to week. Is that even acceptable, knowing your opponent is working to stop you from being perfect? Especially on your bread and butter plays. So I think your opponents have an effect on the number of plays you must run to be successful.
In some instances I think you can learn a trick play with your starters or varsity in just 10 plays. It can be successful because your opponent is not working to be perfect against that specific play.
Any thought on this?
I'm not the guy that says we can't do it, I'm the guy sayin', lets make sure we know what we want to do and how to do it before we do it!