The Sweep the “Holy Grail” Of Youth Football Plays
Although the sweep can be a valid football sport at all levels but it is one that I personally hate in youth Football. A lot of soccer games in youth are played by one person in a game that involves little teamwork or actual execution. The sweep is a game that requires. It is a sour experience to watch teams that are poorly-coached playing sweep play after sweep play to score scores, and coaches raising their fists high in celebration for something? Because of the art of geography, their youth football team was able to have a very speedy player on their specific team. Wow, that’s quite a bit of coaching talent and team effort, congratulations. If these single tricks pony teams compete against an organized team, they’ll struggle.
In the six seasons of conducting the defense as described in my book, my first defense team has surrendered just one sweep that was more than 20 yards. The defense spbo livescore was designed by us to stop the sweep, but many of these single-trick wonder sweep teams are still trying to and run the play even after having run numerous sweeps that result in losses. It’s actually a simple game to take down using the correct strategy and a simple strategy on your defense’s ends. We’ve stopped the sweep in cold weather even with teams with very little or no speed. We also were playing teams from the inner city with incredible speed.
On offense the sweep and the pass are both in our game plan and we use it as a lead-in play using a the lineman pulling and then in a bucksweep style like Wing-T with a dive to the side fake (or hold) from the forward. The sweep is an extremely effective football move for us, I don’t often use it in offensive play.
In 2002, we had 3-4 sweeps all season long My tailback was very slow (and tiny) and sluggish that it was easy for him to be stuck behind in off-tackle plays. We had him as the only tailback on a highly talented small “B” team that still finished 11-1. In the previous season, this team boasted an amazing Tailback operating in the “I” formation, one of the most outstanding running backs ever in the entire history of the Sreaming Eagle program, of over 2,500 children. This was the largest and most skilled “B” team we had ever played as well as “coach” ran lots and many sweeps. Naturally, they beat out the teams that were weak, but ultimately lost to all the lower teams and came in at a disappointing 3-4. Eight of the players from the team moved up to next year and the result was an unbeatable team. most tiny and youngest team of the season. The team I chose to take on to prove that age, size and speed didn’t really play a role in. I was amazed at 11-1 with a tailback faster than molasses, and League Champs against 3-5 with the most impressive tailback our Org could ever have seen, I’m curious what the best strategy was? For a better understanding of what the team was actually next year, in 2003, I was the coach of the 8-10 year old “A” team and just 2 players of my 2001 team sufficient to be chosen for the “A” squad. In 2002, we ran the bucksweep towards our blocking back, and recorded 7 points out of the eight times that we played it because of the misdirection the play, and the great technique on the perimeter, not due to being able to run at the pace of our back (he was also slow).).
In 2003, we had one fast running back who could turn the corner, however, we did the sweep only 25 times over the course of the season. If you look at the season’s DVD, it will show that the sweep was in place for all to take in many games, and we knew that. I wanted my kids to strive for their scores and also to make sure they knew we were able to run our basic games and be able to score against any defensive. I knew that at the conclusion of the season the age 8-10 “Select” team was going to take on against the League Champions of an age 11-12 league in a massive Bowl Game and we would not be able beat them, so we were prepared for the final game every week. My 2003 team was 11-0. Our first team offense was able to score on each play of every game that we played with only a handful of sweeps.
In 2004, as only a rookie team the year before, and again with little speed we did the sweep around 15 times in the season, and finished 11-0. In 2005, we had one tailback, with some wheels that were descending but we had about 25 sweeps the 12-0 season. In 2006, even more high speed, we were able to run the sweep only 30 times or less during an 11-1 season. When you consider that we don’t have a huddle as we do, and averaging an average of more than 50 snaps per game, you will observe how rarely we utilize the sweep football play.
The sweep from the Single Wing Offense a fantastic play that offers a lot of benefits and angles, however my disdain for the concept behind it implies that we never play it, even when it’s obvious that it’s open. If we do decide to play it, it’s typically a huge play. At the point we get to it the defense is typically in a pinch and it’s an enormous gainer. We make excellent seal blocks right at the area of attack, and also require our pullers to move downfield in the correct position with their helmets. But, if we’re playing an unproficient team and are dominant or have greater speed than the opposition, we won’t hear at all from us. If we’re leading by a point or two, it won’t be seen even from us. There isn’t much long-term gain from the sweep, in either case.
The director of a company that frequently includes very fast players however, very poor coaching, said to me at the conclusion to the year “In youth football, it just comes down to that one fast kid”. This is the essence of the problems with coaching youth football and the reason why I dislike the sweep very much. I’ve not lost to them or even played an even game to be honest. Even when they have top teams that have huge speed and size advantages, they don’t want to take us on in extra games. Why? Because even with larger and more slow players we have shut them down in a hurry. It’s depressing and embarrassing to be so sloppy in a physical inferior team.
Do not be beaten by sweep plays, and do not make it the mainstay of your offensive. It’s like a 300-pound bully stealing candy from a 4-year-old girl. It doesn’t require any effort or ability. If you try to steal candy from another 300 pound bully, or 350 pounds of bully and you are relying upon the sweep you’ll be beaten up into. This is the reason you’ll observe teams beating every team within their leagues by large margins, then go to an out-of-town game, or Bowl game only to be blown out. Why? Because in the end, that happy sweep team will be an opponent with more speed than the one-trick pony they’ve got, or has the same strategy as ours that stops the sweep. Teams that are good beat teams. A good player isn’t able to beat a top team or a well-coached team in the youth game. A great player can only beat extremely weak or poorly managed players in teams of youth football.