Parents should feel comfortable entrusting the MAMFA Coaching Staff with their child. They go through more training than any other youth sport in the area.
MAMFA Coaches are accountable for the obtaining and maintaining the following certifications and mandatory requirements.
•First Aid training
•Helmet and shoulder pad fitting
•Mandatory football coaching clinic attendance yearly
•Attendance Positive Coaching Alliance training
•Mandatory Background Checks
•Written application that explains why players will benefit from having them as a coach
•Detailed feedback collected at the end of each season to better the overall experience
•Partnering with NFL on Heads Up Tackling drills and process – first in Colorado
Side Saddle stance:
This alignment that seems to work the best for us. The QB’s stance is wide to lower him down. I like this stance better than hunching over. Also, his back foot is a step back so that it doesn’t block a wonky pistol snap to the tailback. It’s a little straight, but he can drive off that back foot with leverage to push the wedge pile. His back (right) hand is straight down, out of the way until needed. Weston was terrific at this position as both an outside and wedge runner and a blocking back.
Here’s from the other side…
“The first step in that is to let them experience winning on an individual basis. Create competitions in practice for the best blocker, tackler, etc. When a kid does something right, make a big deal of it.”
“The coach, the late Dike Beede…was the last collegiate proponent of the sidesaddle T. The sidesaddle T is a bizarre formation that is something of a cockeyed wing T. Jaworski would line up a yard behind the left guard to receive the snap from center. A tailback and a fullback lined up five yards deep, as they would in a pro set, and on every play a wingback would go in motion, pausing briefly behind the center as if to receive the snap. The wingback would then continue toward the sideline as if he had the ball, and the center would hike it sideways to Jaworski.”
A great link to a variation on the “side saddle” Wing T Offense.
Interview with a “side saddle” afficianado…