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Wide Open – Coaches share strategies for winning in summer 7-on-7 competitions.by: David Purdum
© June 2013
The explosion in popularity of off-season 7-on-7 passing competitions has helped coaches put a better product on the field in the fall, mainly through player development. But don’t discount the value of putting your playmakers in competitive, late-game situations.
“Ideally, I want each of our games to be 21-14 on the final possession, with us trying to score or prevent the tying touchdown,” said Bryan Gray, head coach at East Hall High School (GA) and a big believer in the benefits of 7-on-7. After nearly a decade coaching his teams in 7-on-7 leagues, Gray raves about the conditioning, the improved communication and the overall skill development, especially with quarterbacks, that come from the off-season passing competitions.
Gray keeps his 7-on-7 scheme as close as possible to his normal system, going so far....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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