2 BLOCKINGToday, we will focus on blocking.Why? Because blocking is offense and offense is blocking – Period.There are two steps to good blocking:Step 1 - Finding the right defender to blockStep 2 - Blocking that defender with good technique (firing off fast, low, correct footwork, correct angle, etc…)Today, we will focus on Step 1 - finding the right defender to block.We will work on technique in practice
3 BLOCKINGFinding the right man to block is important because teams will run all kinds of different defenses against us:5-2 Monster5-3Wide Tackle 66-24-446 GamblerGap – Air - MirrorEasy!We use two Simple Rules to find the right man to block and they work against any defense.How do you know which man to block?
4 G.O.D. Blocking inside Gap On Down inside Gap On Out The second rule we will use is G.O.O. and it’s very similar to the G.O.D. ruleThe first rule we use is called G.O.D.G.O.D. stands for:G.O.O. stands for:inside GapOnDowninside GapOnOutWe’ll explain the GOD rule first, then the GOO ruleThe GOD and GOO rule are used by Guards, Tackles and Tight Ends to find the correct man to block.The center has his own simple rule that we will teach the centers at practice
5 G.O.D. Blocking How does G.O.D. rule work? Simple – G.O.D. is an easy three step process.Step 1 - you look in your inside GAP. If there is a man there BLOCK him. If no one is there…..Step 2 – you look for a defender On you. If a defender is ON you, BLOCK him.If no one is there….Step 3 - Block the next defender Down from youThat’s how it works, really simple.But was does inside GAP, On and Down mean?We’ll explain…...
6 inside Gap in GOD Blocking A gap is the space between linemen (blue arrows). This gap space is not very big, maybe the size of a football.Some linemen have TWO gaps.For example: The Right Tackle has two gapsIf there is a defender in your inside Gap, BLOCK HIM. Look no further, you have found the correct man to block.One to his leftOne to his rightThe inside GAP is simply the gap closest to the ball (or center).CETGGTELeftEndLeftTackleLeftGuardCenterRightGuardRightTackleRightEnd
7 OnIf there is no defender in your inside Gap, you then look for a defender On you..So, if there is no one in your inside Gap, but there is a defender On you – BLOCK HIM. Look no further, you found the correct man to block.So…..what does On mean?On means a defender’s helmet is between your shoulder pads (the purple bars). The “On” defender may be lined up on your left shoulder, nose to nose with you or toward your right shoulder. If the defenders face mask is between your shoulders – he is ON you.2CG
8 DownIf there is no defender in your inside Gap or no defender On you, block the defender Down from you.OK, lets go through the GOD process for the Right EndSo, what does Down mean?First, he checks his inside gapNo one is thereDown simply means toward the center just past your inside GAP. A Down defender is usually ON your inside neighbor.For example, #5 is ON the right tackle and DOWN from the Right End.Next, he checks ON himNo one is thereSo he blocks DOWN (#5)Down256What about #6?Who blocks him?A running back will take care of #6, don’t worry about himCGTERight End
9 GOD Blocking & Double Teams Left Guard:The great thing about the GOD rule is you get Double Team blocks!Let’s look at the left side of the line as a unit:Inside gap –No one is thereHere’s what it looks like!ON –No one is thereBlock Down on #4Left Tackle:74Inside gap –No one is thereON –#7 is there – BLOCK HIMCETGWe call that a Double – Double(Two Double Team Blocks!)Left End:Inside gap –No one is thereON –No one is thereBlock Down on #7
10 Inside Gap (gap toward the center) GOD SummaryPretty Simple, right?GOD is a simple three step process used by Guards, Tackles and Tight Endsto find the correct man to block.Inside Gap (gap toward the center)DownOnCGNow, let’s take a quick look at the GOO blocking rule:
11 GOO BlockingGOO is very similar to GOD – it’s a three step process to find the correct man to blockGOO = inside Gap (the gap toward the center)On (defender’s helmet is between your should pads)OutInside Gap and On mean the same thing as in the GOD rule, the only new term is Out.We’ll explain GOO and Out – it’s really simple!
12 Out Here’s how GOO Works: If there is no defender in your inside Gap or no defender On you, block the defender Out from you.OK, lets go through the GOO process for the Right TackleFirst, he checks his inside gapNo one is thereSo, what does Out mean?Out means away from the center.For example, #5 is Outside of the Right Tackle.Next, he checks ON himNo one is thereSo he blocks Out (#5)OUT256CGTERight Tackle
13 GOD & GOO Summary So that’s it – two simple blocking rules. GOD and GOO are three step processes used by Guards, Tackles and Tight Ends to find the correct man to blockGOD rule is:GOO rule is:Inside Gap (gap toward the center)Inside Gap (gap toward the center)DownOutOnOnCCGGRemember, terms like inside, DOWN and OUT are based on where the football is:Inside and Down are toward the ball (or center who has the ball).Out is away from the ball (or center who has the ball).
14 Blocking THE TEAM IS COUNTING ON YOU!! Blocking is the most important aspect to offense!The simple GOD and GOO rules help you find the correct man to block!Once you understand the GOD and GOO rules, you know 95% of the offense!SEE YOU AT PRACTICE!!If you need to, review this presentation a few more times. It only takes a few minutes and hopefully it’s fun.THE TEAM IS COUNTING ON YOU!!