I wanted to send a huge thank you and endorsement out to Coach JJ and his 33 Stack and Simple DW.
I am a first year head coach and took over a 5th/6th grade program that was 0-7 last season with 1 TD. I had researched and purchased JJ's 33 Stack and Simple DW programs and felt they would be a great fit to this program. Throughout the start of the season, as well as during the season, JJ was always willing to speak with me on the phone, email, or text whenever I had a question or problem with my team. I usually sat in awe as I wrote endless notes from him as he would explain things as if he had invented football! Talk about humbling me as to how little I truly know about football!
My team went on to a 5-2 record, finishing second in our league for the regular season. We had 19 TDs and only allowed an average of 6 pts/game on Defense. We actually had 5 additional TDs that were called back due to penalties away from the ball. We played the #1 team for the championship, who was undefeated and had averaged 24 pts/game and had only been scored on 3 times all season(once by us in our first loss). We won the championship game 8-0 in overtime in a 38 degree mudbowl, bringing home the first championship ever to this program!
I can't thank JJ enough for his help and support throughout the season. If there are any newer coaches that have any doubts as to the power and success of the Simple DW and 33 Stack, I truly encourage you to try them. No one around here (40 miles SW of Cleveland, OH) runs the DW and many of the coaches in our program tried to talk me out of it. "Kids that young can't pull", "you're too bunched up and need to run the spread", "you don't pass enough", "the I is much more popular and easier to run". Well, I've never been a follower in my life and didn't care to run what's "popular" and I sure as heck believe that our kids can do almost anything you ask of them if you believe in the program and let them know they can do it. Most of these boys had no idea that they could win because no one had ever told them they could. I told them at our first practice, "boys, I will provide you with the best Offense and Defense to win every game and the championship, I will do everything I can to teach you what I know, but in the end, YOU are the ones responsible to execute and do your best on every play. You have to believe in yourselves and always reach for the top rung, not the middle", and to everyone's surprise, they did! I couldn't have been more proud of them and their dedication to the team and their hard work.
Thanks again JJ for all of your help and for all of the other great coaches in this forum that always lend a helping hand without question. You are all some of the most selfless people I've met! I hope to meet you at the DW Symposium in Feb.!Coach Kevin Gibbs
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This is Freddy Wells and I coach the 1st/2nd grade Henryetta Little Knights in Oklahoma. I joined this organization this season after a long run coaching the Liberty Tigers 1st/2nd grade. At Liberty, I ran the double wing and your 33 Stack defense. I was assigned to coordinate the offense at Henryetta and installed the double wing. I noticed early on that our defensive coaching staff was utilizing a "grab bag" style of defensive play without a system in place. After a 1-2 start with a 34-24 loss to a team we should have beaten easily, I knew the defense needed to change if we were going to have a chance at making the playoffs. After the 34-24 loss, I installed the 33 Stack the following Monday. At first, the defensive coaches raised a few eyebrows at the placement of the reaper at seven yards and two corners ten yards off the line of scrimmage. I told them to trust me as this defense had worked well for me in the past and it will work for this team too.