We are looking into making some goal boards this season for offense, defense, and special teams. What are some things you guys put on your boards, obviously the first goal is win the game, defensively we play in a run heavy league so less that 125 rushing, 100 passing would be an option, 2+ turnovers, no offside penalties, just thinking out loud, what do your guys boards say for goals?
I've turned into a "few rules so they can remember them" type of person so that's changed my game goals. I have 3 (after WIN): - No turnovers - No 3 and Outs - No dead ball penalties
But if you're looking for more i've preached the following in the past: - Score a TD every time inside the 20 - Score on the first drive of each half - Score or run out the clock at the end of each half - >60% on 3rd down - >75% on 4th down - Average 5 yards on 1st down
I try to stay away from yardage type goals. Not always indicative of the game. Conversion rates and ratios are much better IMO.
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You're going to get a lot of guys who say that these boards aren't very useful since they don't really get you to do anything that you weren't going to do anyway. I agree with that but I do see some use when you're building a program and need to teach your players what it takes to win. Here were our defensive goals:
1. Win 2. Allow no offensive TD. 3. Allow no play of 20 yards or more. 4. Allow 3 or fewer yards per rush attempt. 5. Allow fewer than 7 yards per pass attempt. 6. Allow no sudden-change TD. 7. Allow no drive of 12 or more plays. 8. Have 3 or more takeaways. 9. Force 3 or more lost-yardage plays. 10. Have at least 1 short-yardage stop. 11. Stop at least 75% of 3rd and long conversions. 15. Have fewer than 5 missed tackles. 16. Score or set up one offensive score.
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