This topic garners a lot of attention on football coaching forums and sites related to football drills. There is a lot of debate about which system of blocking is preferable for youth boys playing football. I have my opinion.
Both systems contain basic “tenets” or “rules” to be followed to make sure the EFFECTIVENESS of the system. So either system can be used. The issue becomes one of implementation – practice time with the techniques required, coaching preference, what the kids that you have on your team can do. Let’s discuss these issues.
Practice Time & Required Techniques
GOD – Gap, On, Down
This system is more focused on “what you do to who at a specific place” not details on เว็บตรงทางเข้า ufabet “technique”. This is a big difference when considering practice time. In the GOD system an offensive lineman is literally asking himself, “what is the placement of the defensive lineman or linebacker so I know where/who to go block?”. So you may be asking what is Gap, On, Down? I will explain.
Inside Gap Defender
We first ask our offensive lineman to FIRST see if he has a defender aligned in the “inside gap”, within 1 yard of the line of scrimmage, to his place on the offensive line. If he does, he must block him after the snap – of course emphasizing quick first two steps and getting low. If he does not have a defender aligned in the “inside gap”, he simply moves on to the SECOND blocking rule.
If no defender aligns in the “inside gap”, then he moves on to his SECOND rule – Is the defender aligned “on/over” me, within 1 yard of the line of scrimmage? If he is, then the offensive lineman must block him after the snap. If he does not have a defender aligned “on/over” him, he simply moves on to the THIRD blocking rule.