"Make your own tackle"... I use this saying when trying to teach players to keep outside contain and squeezing a hole down on a kick out block... Don't want them to poke their heads inside so the RB can bounce it outside.
Central City High School
Head Football Coach
Eyes to to the sky First step ties, second step wins (3rd step dominates) - OL One cut, head North - RBs See the ball into the cradle - WRs Rhythm-Read-Rush-Release - R4 for the Qbs Deeper than the deepest man - Dbs back coverage
"If your feet aren't moving during the play (you ain't playin' or your doing something wrong)"
"If your gonna hunt worms (i.e. have your head down) you can do that behind me on the sideline"
"There's a difference between hurt and injured. If you can't put weight on a leg, or you cant move your arm, head or fingers right, you may be injured. Anything else is just a hurt."
"That ain't pain, it's weakness leavin' the body"
For the kid that doesn't put out the effort in practice: "That boy's got a lot of quit in him."
For the dropped TD pass in practice: Holler out a big ole "Arrgggghhhhhh..... You hear that sound son? That's the sound of the crowd with your mama and daddy and brothers and sisters and girlfriend and your other friends all groaning over the lost opportunity. Is that the sound we wanna hear or do we wanna hear the roar of the crowd when you make that play and it's 6 for the good guys? (Then a roar to simulate the noise of the crowd) Which one sounds better to you? All right, let's get it done next time..."
and my favorite when a player makes an error - "That dog ain't gonna hunt..."
Last Edit: Jan 4, 2010 10:20:32 GMT -6 by coach4life
There are 10 kinds of people in the world - those who understand binary and those who don't.
Not a day goes by without me saying "pad level" to just about any position group in practice. Other common phrases include: - hands inside (OL) - Sell it. We are a fly team and rely a lot on deception and fakes. A good fake can be far more effective than a good block. - See the butt, cut it up. See the side, take it wide. This is courtesy of Speckman and refers to a ball carrier running a sweep and the relationship his lead blocker has on his defender. - Deep as the deepest (Deep guys in zone) - BYOB Be Your Own Blocker. For when you just don't get enough help up front, or when your assistant coaches tend to burn through the tab too quick in post game meetings.
Being a youth coach, I may have too many. But, here are a few: Block with your feet. Hustle every play. It takes no talent to hustle. It takes 11 tigers to make a tackle. Win your own battle; then HELP your teammate win his. You play how you practice. Look back at any play. Ask yourself, “Was that the absolute best that I could do?” A flat-footed defender is a dead defender. Can’t whup me! Only one person at a time can carry the football. The other 10 have to block. So, that’s why I (HC) coach the O-line. If you can’t block; you can’t carry the rock.
EDIT: Can't believe that I forgot about this one. I probably say it more than I say anything else.
"Hit 'em with your belt buckle." Teaching 10yr olds to thrust their hips when tackling.
NO FALSE STEPS! High and Tight Bite through the ball Play with controlled agression... basically you may want to rip the other player's head off but unless you methodically attack them you'll have wasted all that energy and emotion for nothing Winners train losers complai- for weightroom and conditioning
Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. - Vince Lombardi
In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard. -Theodore Roosevelt