While some coaches try to put everything they are going to need for the entire season prior to the first game, others take a more practical approach and put things in as the season progresses. I’m one of those guys and suggest that is the way to go. If you try to put everything in that you will need for the entire season prior to the first game, you aren’t going to be very good at anything.
At this point of your season if you haven’t already put in your Goal Line defense or Prevent, now would be the time. Last week we put in our Prevent defense, this week it’s our serious Goal Line package. You never know when an end of half or end of game situation where you need a Prevent package. Prevent isn’t something you want to put in on the fly or just send out an additional Defensive Back. The very same thing goes for Goal Line.
Now is the time to also work on rotations and secondary positions. In non-select youth football, you just never know when an injury, illness or other situation is going to put you in a bind. Maybe you have a player at Wingback and Corner but he is smart and disciplined and with a little training he may end up being a good Defensive End. Now is the time to start experimenting with it. If you get a safe lead do some experimenting with player groups and positions.
Kids also like to be challenged. By adding in tweaks and nuances as the season progresses, you keep the kids interest. You don’t want your kids to go all stale and disinterested by midseason.
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