I have been working on blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months. We had a great season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running a version of the new Spin offense, but our pass blocking and interior line blocking was terrible. After reading Reed’s site and searching Google I came across a book on blocking by Leo Hand.
I bought a copy of Leo Hand’s excellent book on blocking, Attacking Football Defenses with Radar Blocking. I have been studying the book for about a month. I think for Jr Hgh Schoolers it makes since to run 10 to 12 Master Blocking Calls and Line calls but I just don’t know if my 5th graders can handle it yet. I have also been reviewing the Severe Angle Blocking Presentation (SAB) by Coach Jack Gregory. I am leaning toward SAB a blocking scheme because of the simplicity. We have been running a Gap, On, Downfield scheme the last two years and I am not getting the productivity from my linemen. Maybe I am expecting too much. Let me know what you think. I would appreciate the input.
If you can get your hands on the Radar Blocking book, its well worht the $40 for the out of print book. I picked it up online through Barnes and Noble’s used bookstore Network. Hand has outlined just about every blocking assignment for you.