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					                     Team Notebook




"Individual commitment to a group
 effort-that is what makes a team
 work, a company work, a society
     work, a civilization work."
                    –Vince Lombardi

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                         Table of Contents

Title                                           Page
Introduction……………………………………………………………………………       1
Goals…………………………………………………………………………………..          2
Team Standards..……………………………………………………………………      3
Recipe for Success…………………………………………………………………….   4-5
Questions……..………………………………………………………………………..      6
OFFENSE
Numbering System…………………………………………………………………….     7
Formations…………………………………………………………………………….        8
Motions………………………………………………………………………………..         9
121 Sweep…………………………………………………………………………….         10
929 Sweep…………………………………………………………………………….         11
124 Guard Trap……………………………………………………………………….      12
926 Guard Trap……………………………………………………………………….      13
121 Waggle…………………………………………………………………………...       14
929 Waggle…………………………………………………………………………...       15
122 Power…………………………………………………………………………….         16
928 Power…………………………………………………………………………….         17
187 Belly…..………………………………………………………………………         18
983 Belly…..………………………………………………………………………         19
187 Keep Pass…………………………………………………………………………       20
983 Keep Pass…………………………………………………………………………       21
182 Down………………………………………………………………………………          22
988 Down………………………………………………………………………………          23
182 Keep Pass …………………………………………………………………………      24
988 Keep Pass………………………………………………………………………….      25
134 Counter…………………………………………………………………………….       26
936 Counter…………………………………………………………………………….       27
134 Counter Pass………………………………………………………………………     28
936 Counter Pass………………………………………………………………………     29
132 Power……………………………………………………………………………..        30
938 Power……………………………………………………………………………..        31
Offensive Glossary…………………………………………………………………….   32
DEFENSE
Base……………………………………………………………………………………            33
Blitz’s…………………………………………………………………………………          34
Coverage’s…………………………………………………………………………….        35
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                                           Introduction

    "The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each
                                      individual."
                                   -Vince Lombardi

The Success of the Sussex Central Football Program is a result of the following:
   1. Committed Coaches at every level (Pop-Warner, Middle School, High School)
   2. Parental Support
   3. Administrative and Teacher Support
   4. Community Support
   5. Last, but not least…Committed Student Athletes year in and year out

You are the next in line of what has become a tradition of excellence, SO BE PREPARED
TO BE EXCELLENT. Just think for a moment…when was the last time the middle school
program was not successful, when was the last time the H.S. program was not successful?
You have to go back quite a few. Golden Knight football is THE premiere football
organization in the state of Delaware, SO BE PREPARED TO BE EXCELLENT.

"A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe that you are the best and then make
sure that you are.” -Bill Shankly

The next few pages will outline the Georgetown Middle School Football Programs. Take this to
heart, this is our mission, this is what we as Golden Knights will strive for. This is our mission.

                                 EMBRACE THE PROCESS!!!




                         2008 SCHS Senior Captain Monte Murray
                   “You wanna play like Monte you got to pay like Monte”
               -SCHS Head Coach John Wells during every conditioning session.
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                                             GOALS

"You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front of you. The score on the board doesn't
mean a thing. That's for the fans. You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've
                                      got to get your man."

        GOAL #1: Beat the man in front of you every time.

 "Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you
have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay
                                      the price to stay there."

                          "In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."

                GOAL #2: Work your hardest every day.

                     "Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence.”

    "Always remember..... Goliath was a 40 point favorite over David." - Shug Jordan / Auburn

        GOAL #3: Believe in yourself and your teammates.
      "Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts
         everything he has into it-his mind, his body, his heart-what's life worth to him.”


    GOAL #4: Commit to this team completely for the next 3
    months and continue to get better in the off-season as well.
"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all
                    of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."


GOAL #5: Lead by example. Walk the walk, don’t just talk
                     the talk.
Notice none of these goals deal with winning, however, if you meet these goals winning will
follow.
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                                          Team Standards

    "Lads, you're not to miss practice unless your parents died or you died." - Frank Leahy, Head
                                        Coach at Notre Dame

The Following are the standards by which all members of this team must adhere to. Any
infraction may and probably will result in disciplinary action either during or after practice or
even loss of game time.

     1. Practice is mandatory. (See goal #4) You are not committing completely if you miss
        practice. When one person missed practice the whole team suffers, whether they get a lot
        of playing time or not. Someone who plays a lot obviously hurts the team by not being
        there to work with the rest of the team and develop the chemistry needed to make an
        offense/defense run its best. When someone who does not receive a lot of playing time
        misses they also hurt the team. Perhaps they are on the scout team and now we are
        lacking someone to practice against. Perhaps they are only one injury away of receiving
        a lot of playing time and they miss a practice the week that injury happens.
     2. Being on time to practice is mandatory. On time does not mean running out to practice
        right at 3:30. One time means you are standing in your spot fully dressed and ready to go
        at 3:30. (Good rule of thumb…if you are right on time, you are late.)
     3. You must be fully dressed everyday unless told otherwise the day before. A fully dressed
        person will have the obvious helmet, shoulder pads, and pants, as well as…all pads in
        pants and cleats. DO NOT WEAR GAME PANTS OR JERSEY TO PRACTICE!!!
     4. Game day dress. On a game day everyone should wear their jersey to school. For the
        game everyone should be dressed the same. We are a team, not a bunch of individuals…
        we will look like it. Only white socks will be allowed. Only one wrist band per arm will
        be allowed (of team color). Cleats and gloves are at your own discretion, but if you
        haven’t bought them yet…just get black. No horse collars will be allowed unless doctor
        ordered. No helmet visors will be allowed unless doctor ordered.
     5. Grades and proper behavior in school are a priority. (See goal #2) That is not just
        directed at football. If you can not behave in the building we as coaches have no reason
        to believe you can do it out of the building. There has always been a football rep. You
        can change that rep.

CONSEQUENCES

     1. Unexcused practice: Suspended from quarter of that weeks game. (2 unexcused
        practices= suspended1st half of game) You miss all three- don’t show up for the game at
        all. 3 unexcused practices removes you from the team completely…you have failed to
        meet goals numbered 3, 4, and 5.
     2. Late to practice and/or not fully dressed: 1 violator for every minute you are late (per
        MY watch) after that practice. 1 violator per piece of missing equipment.
     3. Improperly dressed on game day: Will be asked to remove wrong clothing.
     4. Grades and improper behavior: At the discretion of the head coach. (Don’t find out!)
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                                        Recipe for Success

    "Gentlemen, it is better to have died a small boy than to fumble this
                          football" - John Heisman
                 Discipline + Commitment + Preparation + Teamwork = Success


"I've never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn't
appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something good in men that really yearns for
discipline."

Discipline: More specifically we are talking about self-discipline, which is much harder to
achieve. It is easy to just wait to be told you need to work harder, run faster, etc. It is
much harder to recognize that and consciously make the effort to step it up before being
told.

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of
knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."

Commitment: When someone makes a commitment it is usually something they want to
do. As a committed member of this team you also must want to be a part of this team.
Make sure this is something you want to do. From here on out you will be treated like this
was your choice.

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

“You play like you practice.”

Preparation: We will not develop bad habits by relaxing in practice. Do not be lazy on the
practice field because you will be lazy on the game field. We will have a concentration line
at practice. Once you have crossed that line there will be no more
walking…ANYWHERE! You run or jog to wherever it is you are supposed to be coming
or going. Also, leave all thoughts of work, school, home life, GIRLS, etc. behind. You can
dwell on those things later. The two hours a day you have on the practice field should be
devoted to nothing but the team and making yourself better for the upcoming game or
season.
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                                 Recipe for Success Continued

"Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory.
They did it because they loved one another."

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the
problems of modern society."

Teamwork: Simply put, this is a team sport. If you are looking for all the glory go run
track, play golf, play tennis, or some other sport for individuals. We are a team we will
play like a team. We as coaches want this whole team to be a success, not just one or two
players. Certain individuals may stand out, that is natural, however keep this in
mind…NO ONE IS ABOVE THE TEAM, NOT EVEN THE COACHES. There is no
special treatment on this team. At this level, we will try and get everyone into a game, keep
in mind the key word in that sentence…TRY. Certain games everyone will see more game
time, other games a select few will get most of the game time. If you are not on the field
you still have a job on this team…cheer on your team mates. When you do get the
opportunity to play do not sulk or whine about not playing much…be happy you played,
because that is more than what most of the males at GMS got to do. Being apart of this
team is a privilege…treat it that way.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are
doing, you will be successful.

Success: If you embrace the above points we will be successful as a team. It is like an
earlier quote said, “the scoreboard is for the fans.” If there was no scoreboard and there
was no end zone. If we just played… at the end, you would know who won a game. So play
for that. Don’t worry about score, don’t worry about who scores, play for that sense of
accomplishment. Chances are if you do that, the score will take care of itself.




                                   2008 SCHS Offensive Unit
                        -Set new school record for most yards in a season
                           -Had two players rush for over 1,000 yards
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                                             Questions

What do I do if I have to miss a practice?
-If you MUST miss a practice, you must tell the head coach in person or if you are sick and not
in school you must bring a parent signed note the next day you are in school. (Failure to bring in
a note to the head coach counts as an unexcused practice. If it is a good reason it will be an
excused absence and no penalty will be given. Examples of that are as follows: Family function,
doctors appointment, death in the family, and sickness. (Anything else unavoidable or
unforeseeable is at the discretion of the head coach) Keep this in mind, you know when you
have practice, so even though a doctors appointment is excused, schedule it during no practice
hours….YOU ARE MISSING VALUABLE TIME EXCUSED OR UNEXCUSED!

What do I do if I have a problem with a player or coach?
-If you have a problem with a player come talk to a coach. Tell us what the problem is and let us
handle it. You are teammates and any bitterness will have a negative impact on the team as a
whole. We will work with you and the other player to make sure the conflict is resolved.
-If you have problems with a coach tell the head coach. If it is the head coach tell an
administrator. Keep the following in mind though:
        - Coaches are supposed to correct mistakes. If you are mad because someone is telling
        you how to make you better, well then playing a sport may not be for you.
        - If a coach is coaching you he still believes in you. Be worried if a coach doesn’t correct
        your mistakes.
        - Coaches will sometimes get frustrated when a mistake is done over and over. We are
        not upset at the player, we are upset at the mistake. We may even be slightly upset
        because we can’t quite figure out how to teach what it is we want you to get.

What do I do if I feel like I am not getting enough playing time?
-If you feel like you should be playing more in a game first answer these questions honestly to
yourself:
        - Am I giving 100% effort at practice?
        - Do I argue with players or coaches during practice?
        - Am I the best player at my position?
        - Is there anything else I could be doing to get more playing time? (switch positions, try
        to get on special teams)
If you answer all those questions honestly and the answers still point towards deserving more
playing time, talk to your position coach and then head coach. Maybe they have overlooked you.
Maybe they see something different than what you see. Maybe talking to them about it and then
showing them you want it may get you on the field somewhere.

				
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