Really? It’s worth that much to you?

One of the more devious trick plays I’ve seen, although I think you have to question the judgment of a coach who goes to these lengths to win a youth football game.

(h/t Wrong ball, coach. Also note the cryptic Herc Palmquist reference. (Sigh) We knew him when he was just getting started.)

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9 Responses

  1. I wouldn’t call the Palmquist reference cryptic. I played for him for 4 years, and before all the digg traffic, most of my readers knew that.

  2. I saw this same play over ten yrs. ago in a youth football game here in Wash. state. Desperate? Yeah…the team that ran it was down 32-0 at the time. I guess if nothing else works…then again, you can only use it once.

  3. Yes, it’s a cheap trick…

    BUT, what a poorly coached Defense!

    The Defense should always know when the ball is “ready for play”, then when the C lifts the ball, it’s live!

    I’d risk a 5 yrds encroachment or even a 15yrds penalty than falling for such a cheap trick!

  4. Yes, it’s a cheap trick…

    BUT, what a poorly coached Defense!

    The Defense should always know when the ball is “ready for play”, then when the C lifts the ball, it’s live!

    I’d risk a 5 yrds encroachment or even a 15yrds penalty than falling for such a cheap trick!

  5. That is an illegal football play.
    It is in the football rule book exceptins section under the title “Where’s the Tee”.
    It is an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty of 15 yards.
    Ive coached youth football for 15 years in competitive leagues and no legit coach would run such a play.
    http://winningyouthfootball.com

  6. Take your pick of fouls 1) Snap infraction 2) Unauthorized conference during a down 3)Illegal participation 4)unsportsman like conduct

  7. Coach Roth is right- the Defense fell for the trick, but as you can see from everyone on the sidelines- virtually everyone fell for the trick!

    I’d never run that kind of a play personally- ESPECIALLY at the youth level like this.

  8. […] With over 15 years of hands-on experience as a youth coach, Dave has developed a detailed systematic approach to developing youth players and teams. His personal teams to using this system to date have won 97% of their games in 5 Different Leagues. His web site is: Football Plays Here is a view of the illegal play:Illegal Trick Football Plays […]

  9. Both teams are poorly coached, for one if you don’t teach your defense to attack when the “Ball” moves then thats on you and two if you teach your kids you have to cheat to win then you are not a coach in my book.

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