Post by coachpithy on Sept 24, 2019 17:15:29 GMT -6
What do you do when who you are is not what you want to be? Lets say you have competitive talent meaning you can win, get into playoffs. Then lets say you and staff are sold on x and o's but talent isnt playing well..and you've exhausted ideas and it really hasnt come together. Its worked most every year, but this one its not. And again its a talent thing.
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2019 17:16:40 GMT -6 by coachpithy
Post by CoachMikeJudy on Sept 26, 2019 12:09:56 GMT -6
We have run into this- here are a few thoughts:
1) Find personnel to do the job (position changes) - every year we have a kid playing DL or LB that was a LB or DB previously. I'm trying to put the best 11 I can on the field.
2) Change their job if you can't find someone to do that scheme - we have primarily been a 4-2-5...until we got to this year with a cycle of kids where depth at the lines are not good. We re-structured the defense to a 3-4 to allow those kids to do what they do best, without losing our identity from an attack perspective.
3) Always play to their strengths when you can- there are times when you need to develop a kid to do a job he currently can't do yet. Don't throw out the baby with the bath water...try to maintain some year-to-year consistency
Lack of talent makes it difficult to actually win against teams who are coached remotely well.
Like Klaby wrote, don't go changing your scheme year to year to match your talent. You will stunt relative development by always having to learn something new.
That being written, your system should be diverse enough to handle whatever type of players you got year to year. Example: I love to run the option (veer, speed, etc.) my best QB this year moves like he is running in sand and is super skiddish when he runs the ball; he has a good arm though and can spread it around. So we basically have eliminated the option part of our playbook for this year as it doesnt fit our talent, instead we are getting by throwing the ball and running jet and dive.
Have enough in your bag to work with any skill set you may be given, then accentuate the positives.
Last Edit: Sept 26, 2019 12:44:03 GMT -6 by carookie
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