The 3-4th grade team I’m head coaching won 34-0 this weekend to move to 5-0 on the season. Every week we look at the things we did well and the things we need to improve on in the coming weeks. We play in a large and competitive league and everyone knows what we do and they come to this blog, so for now we won’t go into great detail.
Our first team defense has not been scored on yet this year, but we did give up 4 first downs. While our alignments and base reads were very solid, block destruction was average and we didn’t tackle up to our potential. The handful of stunts and adjustments we have in were all used and executed pretty well. We missed at least 6-7 tackles, which is above our average of 2-3 per game. We didn’t turn the ball over for the 4th time in 5 games. We have been averaging 1 penalty per game and in this game we had 6. A backup offensive lineman was having a bad day swinging in his stance.
We scrimmaged a team from another league and it was picture week last week. The lack of time spent in fundamental drills showed. We won’t be making that same mistake again, as our team took a half step back instead of a full step forward for the week.
For those of you using the WInning Youth Football System let us know how you are doing. If you have any questions or there is any way we can help you have a better season, let us know.