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September 2003

September 2003


High School Scouting

Different methods of scouting share common aim
by: Ben Taylor
© September 2003

It’s Wednesday night, and for Salt Fork coach Brian Plotner and his linebackers and defensive backs, that means film night. Every Wednesday during the season, that group meets at the home of a player or coach to learn more about its next opponent.

“They pick up on tendencies,” said Plotner. “They re-familiarize themselves with the formations they’ve seen in practice.

“Sometimes they pick up on things I didn’t see by looking at it from a different perspective.”

All-State senior linebacker/fullback Travis Ferber agreed, “You can always learn better hands-on. It’s a lot easier to put (a team’s tendencies) together in your head when you see them on film.”

Besides giving the players more information about the upcoming foe, the film session furthers the bond among the defensive players....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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