A significant number of you most likely watched that mind boggling Texas Tech-Texas game Saturday night as I did. The sheer diversion estimation of the game alone merited the time venture, with Michael Crabtree scoring the triumphant touchdown on an exciting play with only 1 second left on the clock. Mike Filter is a story unto itself, certainly a man that pursues the beat of an alternate drummer. On the Texas side of the ball, competitors proliferate and Mack Dark colored is a genuine man of honor, an advanced statesman of the game.
The Adolescent Football Exercise in This
As youth football trainers what would we be able to gain from Mentor Filter? First we should search for a minute at Mentor Filter’s experience. Except for one year of sitting on the seat of his Secondary School football crew as a Lesser, he never played composed football. He got his Lone rangers at BYU and after that his Law Degree from Pepperdine. At age 25, wedded, with his second tyke in transit he chooses he needs to be a School Football trainer. No doubt ideal, After stops at School of the Desert, Cal Poly, Iowa Wesleyan, Valdosta State, Finland and Kentucky he is currently the lead trainer of Texas Tech, Not terrible for a self depicted “Christian with genuine compliance issues”. He appears to take a gander at things from a marginally alternate point of view, possibly a kind of a “pariahs” perspective.
He has amassed a 74-37 record at a school that once in a while, no we should reword that, never gets the top level or even second level ability in the territory of Texas. Those players are saved for Texas, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Those children go to the huge cash, enormous arena, huge convention schools, not to Texas Tech and it’s small 57.000 seat arena with a veiled privateer Zorro mascot. Simply getting to Lubbock is a noteworthy endeavor, such as something out of one of those “No man’s land” advertisements, the spot none of the Huge 12 Media teams relish going.
Filter does it with quarterbacks nobody else needs, 6 foot kids with offers to simply Tech and perhaps a mid real school. He has begun various quarterbacks for only one season, many being fifth year seniors like BJ Symons, who go for 52 touchdowns in his solitary year as a starter. The accompanying season Symons was supplanted by another fifth year senior, Sonny Cumbie, who go for 4.742 yards, the 6th best in NCAA history. This season Cody Hodges a fifth year senior with four years of seat sitting knowledge is driving Tech’s mission for it’s first historically speaking Enormous 12 Title and even a took shots at the National Title.
Presently what does this all mean to us youth football trainers?
The Drain Recipe
Mike Drain saw when he came to Texas Tech, that there was no chance he could ever have the option to coordinate with Texas, Oklahoma, A&M and the huge young men by accomplishing a greater amount of what they were doing. He was continually must make due with the second and third level players. He concentrated on getting quick, keen children that were perhaps somewhat undersized or odd molded, kids that possibly didn’t look like football players. Positively previous bean pole quarterback Kliff Kingsbury fit that form. He seemed as though he would need loads from his point of view to hold him down when the hardened breezes of West Texas blew around Lubbock. Recorded at 175 pounds, this weight number was about as exact as the weight recorded on a multi year elderly person’s drivers permit. Tech running back Taurean Henderson looked increasingly like a thin Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz with downright terrible hair than a Major 12 Running Back.
How would you win with ability like this? I’m certain that is the thing that Drain asked himself 10 years back when he began at Tech,
This is The thing that He Did:
He augmented the hostile line parts, so his minute quarterbacks would have paths they could see and toss through just as to make the edges so far outside that his quarterbacks would have additional time against the unimaginable physicality numerous Huge 12 Cautious Finishes have. Through the span of a game those long pass surges tire out these colossal cautious closures so by the final quarter his quarterbacks have the entire day to toss. The hostile line parts change significantly from 3 to 9 feet. This additionally gave his littler hostile linemen pleasant plots for those huge cautious linemen adjusted in the holes.
He focused on passing the ball first, with most seasons averaging more than 55 tosses for every game.
He focused on tossing the ball with only a couple of ideas, All Twist, 4 Verticals, Y-Stick, Shallow, Air pocket Screens and Work, The covered play card for his quarterback had only 26 hostile plays on it for the Texas Game. Mentor Filter doesn’t have a tremendous play card loaded up with several plays and down and separation material, he has a straightforward bit of non covered paper typically collapsed up into fourths, similar to some sort of folded up den sheet, with around 30 plays on it. On the off chance that a play works he composes an O by it and runs it once more, on the off chance that it bombs he composes a X beside it and doesn’t . In the Texas game, All Twist more likely than not had an O alongside it since he tossed it least multiple times.
He focused on running those couple of ideas out of numerous developments and looks. So while Filter might be known as the “Crazy lab rat”, his playbook is moderately straightforward. Those television savants do not understand.
For what reason does it work?
How and for what reason does it work? The accuracy of his beneficiary’s courses are top notch. Watch them some of the time, you won’t see anything like it anyplace. The planning, the execution in uncanny. There is nothing progressive about these football plays, the execution is immaculate and progressive. The pass insurance is similarly as perfect, the Tech quarterback has been sacked just twice so far this season.
The Young Football Proportional
As a young football trainer we need to take a gander at what we need to work with and how that thinks about to our opposition. Would we be able to stand to run what every other person is in the group is running and anticipate that the children should have achievement? Would it be advisable for us to run precisely the same football plays and arrangements as our greater and quicker challenge and hope to contend? Or on the other hand do we need to be imaginative and run something else? Tech chose to run something other than what’s expected.
Do we need 40-50-60 plays in our playbook? Tech did it on Saturday with 26 football plays and Tech gets the opportunity to rehearse 6 days per week almost all year. They are bosses of a couple of ideas come up short on numerous arrangements.
Do We Toss in Our Chips With Filter?
When instructing youth football does this mean you ought to focus on tossing the ball multiple times a game and broadening your parts to 6-9 feet with your football crew? Actually no, not under any condition. In youth football, we don’t get the chance to rehearse 6 days per week almost all year or cut anybody (most groups), Texas Tech doesn’t need to stress over getting each player into the game paying little mind to game conditions or have squad sizes of 25 rather than 150. Your children aren’t going to have the option to augment parts out to 9 feet, when you are beginning a nonathletic future PC geek at one hostile line spot and the future tuba player of the walking band at another. Those sort of children can’t fill a 2 foot hole not to mention a 6-9 foot hole. Most youth football crews aren’t going to have 2-3 great all around prepared reinforcement quarterbacks standing ready for when the starter gets injured or is wiped out. Indeed, even your best quarterback going to each QB camp known to man won’t toss to a streaking wideout and hit him with pinpoint precision outwardly tip of his sideline shoulder on a 25 yard sideline streak course like Tech reliably does ( difficult to shield). In any case, what we youth football trainers can gain from Filter is to contend, you don’t have the greatest and most athletic group in your association, yet you must be unique. You don’t must have 60 football plays in your playbook, however what you do need are integral plays that you execute to outright flawlessness. That is the reason my groups run the Single Wing offense and why we have a set number of 100% integral play arrangement we impeccable each season.
Tech still has a difficult undertaking with Oklahoma State up straightaway, yet they are constantly amusing to watch. Hell if Tech hadn’t changed over on a fourth and 6 from their very own 35 against Nebraska 2 weeks prior in a restricted success, we may not be having this discussion. In any case, Mike Drain thinks fourth and 6 is a makeable down even from his very own 35. At the point when his “no play” fizzled, Crabtree conveyed with a “broken play” 65 yard TD get, which was the distinction producer in the game. Mike Filter is a puzzle.
Dave is a Nike “Mentor of the Year” Assign and talks across the country at Mentors Facilities. His book “Winning Youth Football a Bit by bit Plan” was supported by Tom Osborne and Dave Rimington. His own groups utilizing this framework to date have won 94% of their games in 5 Distinct Associations.