To help further in guiding you as you assess your daydream themes, this section of this chapter describes some of the basic theme categories that psychologists find most helpful. Whereas high nAff people need to feel and to foster increased, positive contact between themselves and others, high social nPow people want to be acclaimed by others for winning. In assessing your daydream images, try to get a feel for your own personal combination of motives.
Pass-protection blocks are designed to stop the pass rush of a defender by getting between the quarterback and the rusher. There are several types of pass blocks, including the drop-back, sprint-out, and turn-protection block. The blocker can strike a sled pad, block another player lined up across from him, or simply extend forward as if blocking air.
The more shots an attacker has, the harder it will be for the opponent to predict where the attacker will hit the ball, and the more success the attacker will have. The left-side attacker contacts the left side of the ball using the wrist and forearm to cut the ball inside the block, following through with the thumb pointing downward (reverse for right). To hit the roll, or off-speed, shot the attacker should contact the ball toward the bottom of the ball with the heel of the open hand.
On every running play, every offensive player is assigned to block a man. If everyone on offense makes his block and sustains it, the team should have a successful offensive play. An offensive skill player can get a knockdown by making a defender miss when the offensive player has the ball in his hands.
To assess movement quality, the North American Ski Training Center uses the model of a four-level performance pyramid. Here, the balanced skier’s performance is displayed in an isosceles triangle, with a base block of functional movement, a center block of fitness, and two upper blocks of ski techniques and tactics (see figure 1.1). As they grow, skiers will revisit the continuum of functional movements, moving through all the blocks and back to functional movement again.
Every defender in the nucleus of the defense (defensive linemen and linebackers) is responsible for a gap between two offensive blockers. At the snap of the ball, the offensive lineman initiates a run block (either a reach block or a cutoff block), trying to take over the defensive lineman’s gap. A quick offensive lineman is more likely to beat the defensive lineman on a reach or cutoff block than a slower offensive lineman is.
In the scoop block, the offensive player directly in front of the defensive lineman fires out at the defensive lineman in a way that makes him think that the blocker is trying to hook block him. The blocker is setting up the defensive lineman for the final block by the offensive lineman opposite the first blocker’s movement. The second blocker, the scoop blocker, will not come at the defensive lineman with much power in the beginning, so the defensive lineman should quickly try to get both ...
This section examines the techniques of the block tackle, side block tackle, and sliding tackle. This section examines the techniques of the three basic tackles in soccer: the block tackle, the side block tackle, and the sliding tackle. Teaching the side block tackle first allows the defender to stay upright and also provides a very useful introduction to the sliding tackle.