Minimum Play Players

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Roster Starters, Subs, and Minimum Play Planning Excel Worksheet

Coaches, We have all had the struggle of fitting in our minimum play players. It's a real balancing act between getting in all your minimum players and being competitive on the football field. It is not as big of a deal when you have a smaller roster but when you have a large number of players (we had 28 and the minimum play rule was 8 plays per game) it becomes a challenge. I came up with an excel spreadsheet to help me plan for each game and get a grasp of how many plays we would have to Read more [...]
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Special Teams in Youth Football

More often than not, Special Teams are regarded as an afterthought and very little time is devoted to this very important aspect of the game.  Younger age groups typically don't have to worry about identifying a punter or a field goal/xtra point kicker, however, once the boys reach the age of 10 or so, these become crucial positions. In my league, we are awarded 2 points for kicking an xtra point as opposed to just 1 point for running/passing it into the endzone.  Needless to say, this could Read more [...]
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Updated Roster and Sub Excel Spreadsheet

With the season now upon us, coaches everywhere are trying to figure out how to get all the minimum play players in. In my teams case we have 27 players and the minimum play rule requires 8 plays per game. We have created a spreadsheet to help you make sense of this daunting task. The spreadsheet allows you to plug in your starting offense and defense and automatically identifies the "SUB" Players and how many plays they need. This is a great way to help you figure out your SUB strategy. Good Read more [...]
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Great Play for Minimum Play Players

In the Wedge Right (it’s a hybrid, but Wedge Right Hybrid is too long) my entire right side of the line (G,T,X,Z) is MPPs(Minimum Play Players). Key Points are: The right side maintains tight splits while the left side, who are my starters, maintain about 2.5’ splits (11 year olds). The Z is lined up off the ball, standing up, to create confusion for the defense. The 3 and 4 Backs are about 2 yards off the line; they are in a two point stance, crouched over a little bit more than normal. The Read more [...]