Many youth football coaches have heard GOD, GOO, MOMA, and GOL, but what do they mean? They refer to blocking rules. Here are a few rule blocking terms that you should include in your offensive blocking vocabulary.
- GAP – refers to space between the linemen. GAP rule is block GAP toward the ball or playside for Center.
- On or Over – On refers to the defensive linemen who are head up or outside shade of o-lineman, Over refers to Linebackers
- Down – Continue blocking the next man on the line.
- Downfield – Block down field
- GOD – Gap ON Down or Downfield
- GOO – Gap On Over
- MOMA – Man on Man Away
- Linebacker – block the most dangerous Linebacker
- GOL – Gap, ON, Linebacker
- Inside or Outside – block d-linemen in the GAP or On the next lineman to his inside or block outside gap and over for outside call.
- Fill – Tells lineman to block any defender in pulling lineman’s area
- SAB – Severe Angle Blocking – angle blocking scheme at 30% angle on play side either in or out.
I read a few weeks ago that GOD is the most popular youth football blocking rule. If you are not using blocking rules with your youth offensive line, you should develop a set of simple rules today. I am developing a set of Master Calls that define rules for that call to address certain plays for each lineman; Sweeps, Counters, Reverses, Pass, Off Tackle and Gut plays. I am going to give each lineman a wristcoach specific for that position so it will help the linemen remember the rule for that Master Blocking Call.
For Example: Sweep Right – Buffalo (Buffalo is the Blocking Call)
PSE – Inside, On, Linebacker
PST - Inside, On, Linebacker
PSG - Gap, Pull & Trap
C – Man On. Man Away
BSG – Gap, Pull & Lead
BST – Fill
BSE – Inside, On, Downfield
Source: Radar Blocking, Coaching Offensive Linemen & SAB Presentation by Coach Jack Gregory
Let me know what blocking rules you are using. Good Luck this season.