High School Feedback- 11/8/2010 "Coach Calande, My name is Jon Cole from a small high school in upstate NY...called Ilion. We implemented your double wing offense this past season. It was a huge success...we went from a 2-6 team, to a 8-1 team. We won our league hands down, and only lost came in the sectional semi-finals. We averaged almost 400 yards offense a game, and over 40 pts a game. This is in the first year of running the good/God/Gdb system. We also implemented it at the JV and Jr high levels, and both teams ended undefeated...Thanks for all your help. I can't wait to learn and implement more." -Jon Cole, lion High School, Head Football Coach
Congrats to Lawton Bronson High school for an outstanding 2007 season. LB posted an amazing 12-1 record and narrowly lost in the Iown A State Championship game. Great Season for Coach Moseman and his staff.
56-0 over Westwood
42-0 over Woodbury Central
59-7 over Gehlen Catholic
41-7 over Boyer Valley
76-20 over River Valley
40-8 over West Monona
38-0 over Galva Holstein (on my site)
48-13 over Kingsley-Pierson
45-24 over Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn
18-13 over Manning
34-21 over A-H-S-T
31-29 over West Hanthingy
Lost 14-22 to Wapsie Valley
Trinity High School - "54-26. 599 yards rushing! My freshman wing ran 22 times for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns. He had the first run from scrimmage a 60 yarder called back and two other runs called back. The other wing ran for 159 yards. Power right, power left. We scored on Counter XX and Powers. I know the internet haters are gonna say we padded these to, or the other team was just weak. Thats okay. They ran the DW and had 300 yards as well. Mostly on QB scrambles. Now we have to get our big boy involved. Last year he was a wing and ran for 1100 yards. He is a fullback now and our wedge and counter traps need improvement."-Coach Harris
Updated 11/2/06 - District Title Game Saturday!
"Going into the title game this weekend we are 5-4 and have the highest scoring offense in our district! Thus far we have rushed for 3,276 yards. My freshman Wing has 1400 of those. People in my conference now admit the DW is powerful! Parents don't yell for me to "throw the ball coach" anymore. Now they yell "Run the Wedge Coach".
Middle School Feedback-"Coach Calande,I just wanted to let you know your DW system and 46 gamber is now being used in western north carolina at Canton Middle School. We won our first game 30 - 12. We must have run the powers 90% of the time, we kept the ball the whole 2nd quarter. The other team never did stop it. I wish you could have seen there D cord. He was going nuts screaming at them to just hit some one. The defense never really broke down they scored on the opening kickoff with a run back, and the second score was my fault when I put in an unexperienced sam. They threw straight to the TE and burned us for a long td. I am the first to use this offense in my area and we a super happy with it. Our o line really smahed there defense.Coach Haney, Canton Middle"
Bobblehead Feedback- Undefeated Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee National Champions- Union Road. Congratulations to Union Road, UNDEFEATED 2006 JPW National Champs who ran the Calande Double Wing and 46 Gambler.
Outstanding coaching by
2006 Game Scores
Jags 32, SABGC 0
Jags 33 ,Mt Holly 0
Jags 38, Stanley 7
Jags 40, Belmont 14
Jags 32, Lincoln 0
Jags 42, Chester SC 14
Jags 47, King Mountain 21
Jags 41, Cent Cabarrus 6
Jags 46, Arlington Va 14
Jags 45, Steel Creek 12
Jags 19, Virginia Beach 7
Jags 42, Manoa Paniolo HI 12
Jags 34, Southside Falcons TX 0
Jags 39, East Bay Ca 6
2007 Update - The Super Jags enjoyed yet another stellar campaign!
"Hey Coach, Have not had alot of free time to let you know how our Union Road Jr Pee Wees came out in 2007. We finished our season 13-1 with another trip to Disney to participate in the Pop Warner Super Bowl. We won our first two games 34-6 and 24-6 and lost in the championship game to White Oak Warriors 14-0. Tough luck but a great season with the Calande Dw and the 46 Gambler. We will be attending your clinic this year, we have not registered but will soon. Looks like we may bring possibly 4 to 8 people from Gastonia NC to Pa. We will let you know the numbers soon. We will be having our football camp that following week, love to have you there maybe one day if possible. Talk to you soon and can't wait for your clinic.
UK University Level Feedback- "Hi Coach,
Just in case you don't remember me, I have purchased most of your material for the DW (install set, drills manual etc). I have been very impressed with the material that you've developed. Using your materials, I have shared it with my team, the Raiders in the UK. We won our last game 96-12 which I spoke to you about on the War Room.
I guess I just wanted to say thank you as we are looking to go 8-0 in our division and be the first Raider team to win our division and this is all thanks to your system.
I wish you success in every aspect of your life.
Stay safe, stay low
Newcastle Raiders Head Coach"
Canadian Football Feedback- 3/7/11 "Hey Coach Calande...I just wanted to let you know that we did use the doublewing offense that we purchased from your website in our Canadian game. We had the same setup as your doublewing, but our 12th man was a wide reciever. It was the first time in school history that we won our regional championship. With your help, our doublewing offense had an AVERAGE of 325 yards rushing and 80 yards passing per game. It was insane, and the kids had the time of their lives! As an example of our success, St. Francis Xavier beat us last year 17-0 on our field, but we returned the favour this year beating them 60-0 on their field...Thanks" -J.P. Falacho, Head Coach Senior Football, St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Secondary School
"We won our third game 49 - 6. 537 yards of total offense including a 100 yard wedge TD by my FB. At one point two opposing players had looped around behind the wedge and had their hands on my fullback but were screaming "who has the ball?" The wedge "exploded" and my FB was off to the races! We have averaged 400 plus yards a game with a modified Calande offense (we lost one game due to mental mistakes). Huge plays on sweeps as the DC loaded up to stop the power series."- Spartans Coach
MORE FEEDBACK, COMMENTS & SUCCESS STORIES
"Just read through the entire Calande DW drills manual... AWESOME!! Don't know how I coached without it." "The beast is great, I toyed with the idea for a while and when DWI 2 came out with more info it pushed me over the edge. We ran it as a supplement to our base DW, saved it for our regional playoff games and it payed big dividends. You gotta love that smashmouth football."- Coach Gelb "Coach My team of 13-15 year olds played against our reigning league champion tonight, and we won 33-10. This is the first loss that they have had in 2 years, and it was totally unexpected because they are bigger and faster than last season. I would like you to know that we bought into the idea of double wing offence last winter and decided to install your particular version, complete with the GOOD-GOD system. It is my feeling that the score would likely have been reversed if we had maintained the standard system that we have been using since I began coaching (23 years ago). Our core is Power, Wedge, Counter, Counter Trap and Sweep. Power and Wedge were called most often, but several important 10-20 yard gains came from the Counter and Counter Trap. Sweep was only called a few times in order to keep them honest. We will maintain this core and eventually supplement it with the addition of 4 or 5 plays. By the 4th quarter, they were attacking my offensive linemen in different ways. Sometimes they would cut my guys. Along with a cut usually came a hold and a pull to the ground. This hurt the Wedge, but didn’t really hurt some of the other plays as much. I did have my center go down after a hit to his knee, but he says he’ll be O.K. for the next game. I have been a follower of your War Room (I am signed in there as *********), and have recently become a follower of the Double Wing For Dummies site as well. I suppose that this message is mostly to thank you, and to let you know that there were 53 happy young boys in our dressing room tonight. I would have bet against this just six months ago."-Coach Chris "Coach, "HEY COACH JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP ONLINE AT DOUBLEWINGONLINE AND FOR YOUR VIDEOS I PURCHASED LAST YEAR, I TOOK MY YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM OF 9, 10, 11 AND 12 YEAROLDS TO THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR AND WE FACED ANOTHER DW TEAM AND LOST 20-21 AND THEY BEAT US ON A TRICK PLAY, BUT ALL IN ALL WE HAD A GREAT FIRST YEAR RUNNING IT AND ARE OVER ALL RECORD ENDED AT 10 AND 3 AND WE LOST THE THREE GAMES INCLUDING THE SUPERBOWL BY A TOTAL OF ONLY 4 POINTS. THANKS AGAIN STEVE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND ALSO TO YOUR WIFE THANK YOU..... "Hi Coach,...I just wanted to say thank you as we are looking to go 8-0 in our division and be the first Raider team to win our division and this is all thanks to your system...Coach Johnson Newcastle Raiders Head Coach" "Hi Coach, "I hope your season went well this year. "Coach Steve; “Coach Calande has a comprehensive set of materials that will guide a coach interested in implementing the Double Wing. From exact blocking rules to footwork of Wingbacks and Quarterbacks, there is no doubt how to guide players in order to excel. I came to Coach Clande’s site and purchased his materials because our team needed an offense that could keep our undermanned team in every game while providing a scheme that enables us to teach proper fundamental skills. I think anyone that purchases Coach Calande’s materials will be impressed with the breath and depth information provided and will be able to properly teach assistant coaches and players how to run the Double Wing.” Greg Taylor "We just finished a truly fantastic season culminating with a I cannot thank you enough for everything I have learned from you and the things that you do. I first started running the Doublewing 7 yrs ago learning Coach Wyatt's system. But since going to the Good/God system along with the FB lead blocking on most plays, the pure power of the DW just increased exponentially. The Cutback by far was our favorite play to run. Our offense got all the glory as our defense would quietly game by game shutout our opponents. Because we went into the "slaughter" every game except 1, most of the points that we gave up were because we had 2nd and 3rd string players in the game on defense. Our 1st team defense only gave up a total of 39 pts all season. It was truly a magical season and we give you Coach Calande alot of the credit. We are planning on attending your clinic next year and finally meeting you in person. Thank you again, Coach Tracy Black - Jaguars JPW"
-Greg Hanson, Stanton NE
I got my stuff last night. Incredible. You are a God-send. We got home from my son's basketball game about 9 P.M. and I put it in after watching part of it after school. My son was going to sleep on our huge bean bag in the living room (likes that more than his bed) and I said: "this guy on here is incredible, I think he's going to help us win a state championship." My son just smiled. Thaks Coach for all you do.
APPLE VALLEY RATTLERS, JR ALL AMERICAN FOOTBALL
APPLE VALLEY, CA"
As you may recall, I purchased all of your video's and books back in the spring. I implemented the DW with a group of 30 Pewee Pop Warner (10-12 year olds) kids that won 1 game last year. I was a college QB and it was my first year coaching, so I was looking for a vanilla system would allow me to set up plays and keep defenses guessing. The great power and misdirection of the DW was a perfect fit and I'm sold based on our results.
We just won our first playoff game 32-0, and are currently 9-0 with 265 points scored. We could have scored many, many more points and only once was I able to keep scoring, a 54-19 win where we scored on all 7 possessions, 3 times with our 2nd & 3rd Offense.
We play a powerhouse XXXXX team on Sunday for the league Championship, but I like our chances.
Just had to share this with you as this offense you love, has turned a bunch of heads in our program. I'll shoot you a message after this weekend.
We run the DW at the 9 year old level and won the State Championship this year. Vital stats:
Ute football Conference (Utah) state champions Gremlins (8-9) goes to the Riverton Silverwolves.
Head Coach/O Coordinator: Glen Page.
X weight is 76 pounds.
Calande’s DW offense rolled up 4 TDs per game on average while completely controlling the clock and the tempo.
Our record was 10-1. We avenged our only loss of the season (6-20) in the Championship game.
The team we beat had two 190 pound d tackles (yes, 9 year olds) in a 4/5 tech. We had 120 pound G/Ts and handled them with G.O.O.D/G.O.D and they also had a super stud Mike LB who would blitz us pull side to make the tackle from the backside. We handled him with Domino. They beat us in the regular season because of the back side mike blitz. They destroyed everyone else all year until the Championship against us.
7-7 going into Overtime. 4 Overtimes later, it’s 15-15 and we have 4th/Goal from the 5. 925 counter punches it in with the wb reaching the ball out across the goal line, making it by inches. That’s game, as we had already stopped them. 21-15 final.
Love the DW, your material is great stuff. And YES, 8-9 year olds can DO this stuff and do it really well.
I’m back this year as OC for a first-year-tackle Team of 4th Graders (all played Flag Football last season) and, of course, I’m running the Calande DW. We are in an 11-team League here in Oklahoma City area, and finished atop the League Standings at 10-0. This gives us the #1 Seed for the League Playoffs starting this week.
The kids have really picked up the GOOD/GOD Blocking scheme well, naturally we are pulling both the backside Guard and Tackle quite successfully, and we are averaging 4 TD’s per game (8-minute quarters go pretty fast). We could have been scoring more, but the Head Coach believes in letting the MPP’s play quite a bit on Offense as well as on Defense. We have used the Beast for Extra Points, and have now expanded the formation to use a little in the middle of the field also.
Our team’s website is coltsfb.com. Check out my Bio under the “Coaches Tab”. You’re mentioned in it.
Love the DWI Magazine. Can’t wait for Issue # 3 to come out.
Good luck on your season.
"Just read through the entire Calande DW drills manual... AWESOME!! Don't know how I coached without it."
"The beast is great, I toyed with the idea for a while and when DWI 2 came out with more info it pushed me over the edge. We ran it as a supplement to our base DW, saved it for our regional playoff games and it payed big dividends. You gotta love that smashmouth football."- Coach Gelb
My team of 13-15 year olds played against our reigning league champion tonight, and we won 33-10. This is the first loss that they have had in 2 years, and it was totally unexpected because they are bigger and faster than last season. I would like you to know that we bought into the idea of double wing offence last winter and decided to install your particular version, complete with the GOOD-GOD system. It is my feeling that the score would likely have been reversed if we had maintained the standard system that we have been using since I began coaching (23 years ago).
Our core is Power, Wedge, Counter, Counter Trap and Sweep. Power and Wedge were called most often, but several important 10-20 yard gains came from the Counter and Counter Trap. Sweep was only called a few times in order to keep them honest. We will maintain this core and eventually supplement it with the addition of 4 or 5 plays.
By the 4th quarter, they were attacking my offensive linemen in different ways. Sometimes they would cut my guys. Along with a cut usually came a hold and a pull to the ground. This hurt the Wedge, but didn’t really hurt some of the other plays as much. I did have my center go down after a hit to his knee, but he says he’ll be O.K. for the next game.
I have been a follower of your War Room (I am signed in there as *********), and have recently become a follower of the Double Wing For Dummies site as well.
I suppose that this message is mostly to thank you, and to let you know that there were 53 happy young boys in our dressing room tonight. I would have bet against this just six months ago."-Coach Chris
"HEY COACH JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP ONLINE AT DOUBLEWINGONLINE AND FOR YOUR VIDEOS I PURCHASED LAST YEAR, I TOOK MY YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM OF 9, 10, 11 AND 12 YEAROLDS TO THE SUPERBOWL THIS YEAR AND WE FACED ANOTHER DW TEAM AND LOST 20-21 AND THEY BEAT US ON A TRICK PLAY, BUT ALL IN ALL WE HAD A GREAT FIRST YEAR RUNNING IT AND ARE OVER ALL RECORD ENDED AT 10 AND 3 AND WE LOST THE THREE GAMES INCLUDING THE SUPERBOWL BY A TOTAL OF ONLY 4 POINTS. THANKS AGAIN STEVE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND ALSO TO YOUR WIFE THANK YOU.....
"Hi Coach,...I just wanted to say thank you as we are looking to go 8-0 in our division and be the first Raider team to win our division and this is all thanks to your system...Coach Johnson Newcastle Raiders Head Coach"
"I hope your season went well this year.
“Coach Calande has a comprehensive set of materials that will guide a coach interested in implementing the Double Wing. From exact blocking rules to footwork of Wingbacks and Quarterbacks, there is no doubt how to guide players in order to excel. I came to Coach Clande’s site and purchased his materials because our team needed an offense that could keep our undermanned team in every game while providing a scheme that enables us to teach proper fundamental skills. I think anyone that purchases Coach Calande’s materials will be impressed with the breath and depth information provided and will be able to properly teach assistant coaches and players how to run the Double Wing.” Greg Taylor
"We just finished a truly fantastic season culminating with a
I cannot thank you enough for everything I have learned from you and the things that you do. I first started running the Doublewing 7 yrs ago learning Coach Wyatt's system. But since going to the Good/God system along with the FB lead blocking on most plays, the pure power of the DW just increased exponentially. The Cutback by far was our favorite play to run.
Our offense got all the glory as our defense would quietly game by game shutout our opponents. Because we went into the "slaughter" every game except 1, most of the points that we gave up were because we had 2nd and 3rd string players in the game on defense. Our 1st team defense only gave up a total of 39 pts all season.
It was truly a magical season and we give you Coach Calande alot of the credit. We are planning on attending your clinic next year and finally meeting you in person.
Thank you again, Coach Tracy Black - Jaguars JPW"
"The American River Jr. Raiders (6-8 year olds) beat a very solid Nevada Union Jr. Miners team 28-0 on Saturday using Steve's DW system. We had over 250 yards of rushing, and the score was two muffed hand offs and one stumble on an interception from being 40 something to zip.
What did we run?
Ray 34 Power (1 td)
Ray 25 Counter (3 tds)
Our opponent came to our field hooting and really making noise...their defense took the field for the first series growling, jumping around, etc. My offense turned and looked at me and I just shrugged my shoulders and said, "whatevvvvvver? Ray 34 Power." My wingback broke through a gaping hole at four hole and broke outside. 60 yards later he had scored on the first play of the game. From that point on, the growling amazingly disappeared, as did the visitor enthusiasm. It also put the fear of God into them everytime they saw my 3 WB going in motion...hence the counter play was wide open.They had bigger kids, but frankly, when we were stopped, we stopped ourselves.This offense put so much pressure on their offense that it seemed like they were on the field most of the game. We had no sustained drives because we kept breaking off long runs. Nice problem to have. Steve, I'm grinning ear to ear!"- fiamike
Our Points of the season.
NO doubt of offense power... pound the football until submission.
Our kids learn to hit and hit and hit.... after a game you will know you have played us
The 46 defense kept us in all games... we can only get better with this.. it allows for quick adjustments due to the kids only having to learn one spot on D.
The Core has to be installed to get the full benefit of this offense.. you need to keep them honest with the counters and cutbacks... which in our case became our Biggest TD runs of the season..
Thanks again Steve!!! we will be playing in some bowl games over the next couple of weeks.... The feeling is amazing when I hear other coaches... frustrated.... talking on how to stop us.... we will get a DVD out to you to see the kids.. THANKS... Frank"
P.S. I just can't get over the impact we made in such a short time frame"-Coach Brooks
"I coach a team of 26 players with a 160lb. weight limit (8th graders). 19 of them have never played football before. Installed Calande DW & 46 G at start of year. Went 0-2 and then 5-0. Sewed up second place in division and playoff spot. After second game the light bulb has went on and we have outscored opponents 126-34. Defense has given up only 1 touchdown in each of last 5 games. Should end season at 6-2 headed into playoffs.
Installed Steves stuff right from his videos and playbooks/practice manuals with only two full time coaches.
Thanks Steve for all the help and great tools.-Don
P.S. The teams we play have been playing together any where from 2 to 4 years. The DW and 46G are the great equalizer."
"46 gambler D- 6 count'em 6 shutouts... 200 yards given up on the season ...awesome system for all age groups." -Browns Coach
"This is our second year of running Calande style DW.I ran it last year with my third and fourth grade team,and I moved up to our senior team this year to run it.Our results have been great.The third and fourth grade team went 11-0 last year running DW and the base 46.This year they are 9-0 running DW.Our senior team(5&6 grade) stands at 10-0 at this point running DW and 46.Both teams are doing great ! I can not thank Coach Calande and all of you that post on this board enough.The only thing that has been any diffrent for us this year was a name change(we were Titans last year,so to fit in with the rest of the teams in the county are school board bought us all new uniforms for changing to Raiders).So thank you all again and I hope you are having great seasons as well."-Coach Lewis
"We won today handily, 34-0. The 46 Gambler was just devastating with three picks, multiple forced fumbles, and multiple QB sacks. I think the opposition got two first downs. The DW was great we ran powers, wedge and some traps. That is all. Our Lee 45 power scored 4 times and our Ray 20 Wedge scored once. Set-up by a nice long counter Trap. We start the playoffs next week. Everything else was just a formality.Josh"
"Hey everyone.Posted a 19-7 win with the DW and 46G combo today. Played the only other team in our league that was undefeated coming into the game. They were averaging 30 points a game. They scored on their very first play, a 65 yard off tackle play they blocked very well and caught us napping I guess. After that, we held them to zero points the rest of the day.We scored on our first play as well, a BB Wedge, and I thought it was going to be a shootout. They stacked the outside to stop our powers, counters and sweeps, so when we needed a play, we wedged them. All three scores were with BB Wedge.Through five games, the 46G has given up thirteen points, while our DW has scored 121 points. We play one more explosive offensive team before playoffs and if we get by them, I believe we will enter the playoffs undefeated. I also feel we will shutout our opponents in the rest of our games if they continue to play the 46G soundly.This was a big win for us as it shut up any of the doubters that said we hadn't played anyone yet. Now, we are all alone at 5-0 in our league.It feels good :)
"Coaches--I just wanted to let everyone know(especially Coach Calande) that I previously had purchased all of Wyatts materials and Every one of Murphy's videos. I just couldnt get enough of Murph's stuff. Love that Feller. Think his stuff is Awesome. Very Informational and Easy to understand. After starting out 2-0 this season we fell into a slump a got skunked for 2 games in a row. Something I was never used to in HS or Youth. I stayed up nights reviewing game tape and then going back over Murph's stuff. I just felt I needed something or someone elses input and after reading a few of your guy's responses I went ahead a purchased Calande's Smashmouth Package.
Guys alls I can say is WOW and HOLYSH*T. I was able to take all of Steves ideas and implement them with Murphs to make a much stronger and easier system for my Coaches and kids. Calande's discussed and answered every little question I had. Any wondering of how exactly the plays should look-I know now. Any wondering of Footwork for any position-I know now. His stuff was EXCELLENT!!!! Videos were nothing pretty just getting right to the point of good ol X's and O's the way most Coaches want them. I dont need all the fancy crap. Thats why I love Murph's as well. Also Coaches you have got to get his Coaching Manual and his Practice and Drill Manual, now these are done better than ANY I have ever purchased. Lastly guys I changed the kids to the G.O.O.D G.O.D system on the early afternoon before the game. Had a little 2 hour meeting with the starters and put it in. Its that easy, and my kids loved it.
And I just wanted to let everyone know we went out and got the job done 21-0, Had 1score called back. My kids wanted to make it alot more but the opposing Coach was sorta a friend.
Steve-YOU DA MAN!!"-Coach Hare
Thanks for the drill manual, its amazing. To anyone who is mulling over buying
this, JUST DO IT!! It will revolutionise the drills and the mentality and
practice time. I can't hype this thing enough"- Ben
I just wanted thank you for all the hard work you do putting this information together.
Our first game was against a push over opponent.
The first five offensive downs went like this:
Ray 34 power - touch down!
Ray 34 power – touch down #2
Lee 25 power – 3 yard gain (left side of the line does not pull as well yet)
Lee 25 power – touch down #3
Ray 34 power (different player at wing) touch down #4
After that we practiced our trap plays mostly (32 point rule and I always save one for the defense just in case). We ran a couple 234’s and 325’s of which most would have gone for TD’s had we not run out of bounds.
The best part was watching the game tape of 4 guys chasing my #3 wing and 3 guys chasing my #2 wing on the XX Wedge
Our Gambler defense held them to negative yards for the game with one 1st down and we finished 26-0
Our second opponent was much tougher and cheated to our right side to try and stop the 34 but we chewed away at them with 25’s, cutback’s, and 325’s. We have not perfected the wedge yet but we ran that a few times as well.
We had a few breakdowns on defense (another Dwing team) but our speed at linebacker and corner kept them from getting very far. If you haven’t heard from my defensive coordinator Ryan Worthington yet looking for some tips you will soon enough.
Anyway game two still went pretty well at 22-0
We still have a lot to work on but as promised I will send you a DVD of game 3 which is this coming weekend. They are undefeated as well so it should be a great one to watch.
Talk to you soon"-Coach Morgan
"i took on steve's DW this year, and i was not sure how many plays i would get in before the first game that were able to be run correctly. but after two weeks we could play today with lee, ray powers, counter cutback, counter xx, wedge, sweeps, and i still have one week left...so for anyone considering this offense, although it's a little late to start now, get the tapes, books, and drills, and study, study, study. believe in it, and committ to it, it's a hell of a system!"-Mike
"Coach,We ran your 46 Gambler last year by using the DVD and power point presentation (downloaded from online). We bought the manual last week. (Thanks for the quick shipment). What great information! It is a perfect compliment to the DVD and power point presentation. We had our first practice using technique info for DT's and Nick last night. Two boys came off the field and said to their parents, "we learned really good stuff tonight". Thanks a lot."- Coach
"Coach, we are 2-0 since installing your 46 Defense this season....2 shut outs and maybe 3 total first downs combined in both games.....42-0 in the first and 40-0 in the second game....Thanks for the insight....Thanks..Mark."
"Coach, I ordered your material last december or January. I got really excited about the system. Started sharing with my coaching staff (11-12 yr olds in Tennessee). Finally, I stated that this was the system that we are running and that you are either in or out. I divided the coaching staff with positions and material on how to coach. Everyone bought into the system and organization. We dominated our first scrimmage. Won our Jamboree 27-13 playing all 31 players for more than a quarter with a continuous clock. Had our first game this past Saturday and won the game 34-0. I have a red offense (1st) and a blue (2nd). I have the ability to platoon with little let down. At this game 3 of my starting lineman were sick or hurt and were unable to play so 3 of my blue offense lineman had to step up. At the end of the 1st quarter we had scored 3 td. I put my blue offense in for the second qtr and they scored 2 td. Then I was able to substitute my remaining roster which I guess what you could call my 3rd string offense. I saw some positive things from these guys. We rushed for over 250 yds with 4 different running backs scoring.I love this offense. We still have a lot of work to do as coaches but the early success has been great. I have had parents make statements like "coach I wasn't sure that offense would work."Ha Ha. I also want to let you know our 46 Gambler did not allow a first down or positive total yards for the first half. 2nd and 3rd string played most of the 2nd half.It has been tough to organize and coach up but practices are becoming very aggressive and competitive between 1st and 2nd strings.Again thanks for your commitment and thanks to all the other coaches for their insight. Robb"
"Coach Calande,I'm a first year 46 Gambler coach, having used the 4-3 with great success in previous years with 10,11,12 yr olds.I purchased your 46 Gambler playbook and DVD's after a fellow coach told me about your stuff. I spent all winter and spring studying and pouring over your information. I began teaching the 46 Gambler to my team as soon as we completed the draft, starting with the basics, alignments, basic drills and reads.I've had trouble finding a Mike linebacker type to do the job properly (my player drafted for that position has not shown an interest in putting any effort into improving, so he's out of a job), but do have complete studs at Will, Fred, Nose Tackle and two DE's that are tough to beat.We opened our season this past weekend against one of our division powerhouses.We beat them 6-0 in a total knife fight. Every play was a battle. Our FB (Will LB) had 16 carries for 77 yds (4.8ypc), mostly running 22 dives, right over my RG (NT).The 46 Gambler was a success, shutting down their offense, with the exception of a couple of plays where one of my DE's either turned his shoulders in and got kicked out or let himself get hooked. The NT,DT were so solid they couldnt run up the middle as my LB's were free to roam and bring the big hits.They broke a play off my DE, took it down to the 4 yd line before we were able to knock the guy out of bounds. 1st and goal from the 4. Tough spot to be in. I called a time out to slow things down a little.We ran a MAX call 4 times in a row and totally stuffed the offense. After that it was run the ball up the middle and burn the clock.We have another coach in our program running the 46 also. They too won this weekend.Thanks for putting this awesome package together, we are having alot of fun with it so far.Coach Asquini"
"I thought I would share my success of my team since we have now been involved in a scrimmage and have played our first game. At the scrimmage, the 46 Gambler shut everyone down. We scrimmaged two teams and both never came close to scoring. One of the teams had negative yardage while the other team had a run of about ten yards because my right DE was reached, other than that one play they pretty well shut them down all day. Last week was our first game and we won it 36-0. They never gained a yard and finished with -24 rushing on the day. I had fixed the end getting reached from the scrimmage and he handled any "C.R.A.B.S" play that came his way. As for offense, I am running the DW with GOD blocking rules. We ran a total of 13 offensive plays on the day counting extra point attempts!! Now this was a very poorly coached team, but to say the DW was unstoppable on this day would be an understatement!! We play our next game in two weeks and I cannot wait. I think we are going to do really well this year. I appreciate your help, especially with the 46 Gambler and what few questions I have had concerning the defense. Thanks again."- Freddy
""Wow my kids surprise me every week. This week we hit the road and the boys made me so proud. We had a slow first quarter and then came the rain. I swear these kids love to play in the rain because they stepped it up again. About 2 minutes into the second we score on a five yard 34 power and it was all power. We came back and recovered the onside kick and after hitting them with the Lee 25 three times in a row we scored on a Ray 35 cut back* It was great* ..."-Derrick
"We had our first game tonight and did very well. This is not one of the better teams in our league but I'll take it. We won 25 - 0 and the Gambler would have won it 7 - 0 without the offense. We had 3 fumble recoveries (forced!), quite a few sacks, 2 pics and 3 blocked punts one of which we ran back for a TD. - R "
"Coach Calande,Thank you for all your help. Our first scrimmage went well. My team scored 4 times, and we would have scored 5, but I made a mistake. This was the first year we scored on offense before the third week of the season. Thank you for helping my staff and I learn the double wing. I just ordered your new drills manual. Please send them to us as fast as you can. Thanks again,Head Coach XXXXX Fighting Titans"
"I just received my copy of Steve Calande's Practice and Drills Manual. All I can say is, "Wow!" It's about 170 pages long and it is an unbelievable collection of drills and coaching resources. I have purchased several book on drills at various bookstores in the past, but they pale in comparison to Steve's guide. I have a million things to get done this afternoon, but they can all wait. Time to hunker down with a cup of joe and get some new drills for tonight's practice! Thanks Steve!!!"- fiamike
"Coach Calande--I got your offensive and defensive DVDs and playbook and it definitely helped us as we won my second championship as a head coach in 3 years, this year at the 9 - 10 year old level in a competitive park league in Atlanta (that uses a free-market draft). We scored 49 TDs with only 4 offensive TDs scored against us.Your system helped refine my more Wyatt based DW, we loved the cutback plays and other adjustments, and also our defense improved greatly with principles from the Gambler 46. We also innovated on some things you and others may like to see and that I haven't really seen very many people do much -- like we added a couple of incredibly mindblowing counter shovel passes (just a low risk shovel pass off of the counter left or right) that would routinely break for long runs and we also ran a wicked DW option (QB-wing sprint out with a called pass option at times).We had a professional videograher at all games, so our game film DVDs almost look as good as the NFL on Fox. I'd like to send you a highlight DVD (or season games) as a thank you if I can get your address."--Dan
DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!!
Once again, the 46 Gambler totally trashed the other team. They ran 18 plays (not counting punts) for a net NEGATIVE 20 yards. We recovered 4 fumbles, returned one for a TD. Passing, they were 0/3 and we got 1 INT (with my complete 2nd defense no less).Their possessions were (plays/yards): 3/2 (punt), 3/4 (fumble), 3/-7 (punt), 3/-6 (fumble - returned 40 yards for TD), 1/0 (fumble), 2/0 (int), 3/-13 (fumble).My starting offense ran ONE play in the entire second half. The starting defense only played the first series of the second half. I really need to get my starters more work, but I can't do it without really running up the score. This team was a good bit bigger than us, but we brought the hammer"- SCWinger
"Coach Steve:Just wanted to tell you my kids (and the Double Wing) survived our first 10-man line defense last night,We played the team in our league that was 4-1 and tied with us for
"Coach Steve:We have smoked two more opponents since my last update a couple of weeks ago.Won last week 47-14 and last night 49-20.
"have now gone through all the other DVDs and I can't tell you how excited I am every time I see your system. I was not looking for "something that works", but I wanted a system, a philosophy that meshed with what I have to come to see as the necessary building blocks of a successful football team. And I think, no I know, I have found it both in your Double Wing and your 46 Gambler."- Ken
"I got your playbook today, the cover is hilarious!!!! I'm reading it now and this is the perfect companion to your dvd's. It's gold!!! GOD I LOVE THIS SYSTEM !!!"- Don Nash
"Thanks again to you Coach Calande the playbook and the DVD`s really explain the blocking that I was missing."- Coach Albert Hood, Countryside JR. Cougars
"I appreciate all the help from you this year. We are now 6-0 and averaging 29 ppg with the DW (our league has a 28 point mercy rule, or it would be much higher). We have given up 5 ppg on defense, which is great considering we gave up 25 in one game, 7 in another, and 0 for the other 4. Other than those TD's, we have only allowed 3 first downs for the first 6 games. "-unknown
"Two teams in our league currently run the DW and the Calande 46, and their combined points scored is 272 versus ZERO scored on the two teams. The 46 is very aggressive, gambler is the right name, but it throws youth offensives out of whack."-unknown
"hey steve, I just finished reviewing the video...Awesome job! I am a staff writer for GRIDIRON Coach magazine and I told the publisher last night that your tape was better than anything I got from Markham and Wyatt. Thanks for a great tape..." -Stu Sklar
"It is full of good content and well organized...His love and enthusiasm for both football and the Double Wing Offense are apparent. His knowledge is incredible. Every play is drawn up on a white board against 4 defenses...this tape and honestly is the best double wing tape I have seen thus far. If there is an draw back to the purchase it is that it is on VHS and can be grainy at times. However, after watching it for 5 minutes you forget about it and sink into the lesson. I almost like the rougher format, it plays right into the meat grinder style of the offense..." -Coach Weidner