One of the things we discovered was one of the simplest route adjustments I’ve ever seen. We simply used our Close tag on our all hitches route.
There are a couple of things in our offense that we love. We love going into the Trips formation to force the defense to make a choice on if they want to use more defenders to combat our backside receiver or the three receivers on the wide side of the field.
Cover 4 has become a common coverage to combat the Spread to Run style of offense. There’s a great reason for this, Cover 4 is a great coverage.
One of the easiest ways to keep things simple in the passing game is through the use of tags. We use tags off of our base plays that allow the players to trade responsibilities.
The Smash Passing Concept is one of the best passing concepts in football. Smash is a concept that works very well against all types of coverage.
On the youth football level defenses will blitz frequently, especially on short and long down and distances. Blitzing is an effect tactic in youth football because many offenses do not have blocking rules and they do not practice picking up the blitz.
There is no single play that’s more effective for slowing down the defensive pass rush than the screen. Whether the screen is thrown to the Running Back, Tight End or a Receiver, it exploits the aggression of the defensive line and leaves the screen man with the ball and three lead blockers.
The Tight-end Out Passing Concept is a great play-action play that puts the outside linebacker in conflict. Most of the time the outside linebacker will bite up for run, leaving the Tight-end wide open in the flat.
Run Pass Options are sweeping the football landscape. The goal of RPOs is to force the defense to defend the full width of the field.
The Flood Concept is one of the best concepts in football. The Flood Concept is based around putting three receivers on one side of the field and forcing the defense to make a decision on who they are going to cover.
Not many formations stress the defense like the Bunch Formation. This formation puts three receivers closely packed together wide.
The ability to move the pocket is a critical component of football at all levels. By rolling the Quarterback out the offense can take away the static target that a drop back Quarterback offers.
The Double Post Passing Concept is one of the best ways to threaten the defense deep and get the Safeties out of the run game. The Double Post works especially well off of run action and can be run from almost any 2×2 set.
The Snag Concept is a great way to create a horizontal and vertical stretch on one side of the field. By using three receivers to create a triangle of passing threats the offense gives the Quarterback a simple read to find the open receiver.
One route that is gaining more popularity in offenses across the country is the Fin Route. The Fin Route is able to take the major advantages of the slant and hitch and combine them into one route.