One of the most effective skills a Quarterback can have is the ability to throw the football on the run. When the Quarterback is able to break the pocket and threaten the defense with the run, while at the same time being able to throw the ball to a receiver downfield, the defense is put […]
We have talked multiple times about the importance of creating an offensive system that looks complex to the opponent but is very simple for your players to master. One way to achieve this easily is by using the formation system we described in the previous article to create multiple formations while limiting learning for the […]
In February of 2018, a legislative measure AB 2108 (the Safe Youth Football Act- California) was created, but failed to be submitted to the committee for consideration because of the efforts of the Save Youth Football Coalition (Save Youth Football California). Heading into 2019, make no mistake, youth football is still under attack.
Many people think that tempo stresses a defense. They will blindly say that the faster we go on offense, the more stress it puts on a defense.
How effective is your play calling? This is something that every coach needs to look at when the season wraps up.
One thing that offensive lines struggle with at all levels is how to adapt the blocking schemes for the upcoming opponent. One way to decrease these questions is to use less blocking schemes so that the offensive line is comfortable against different looks.
As a coach the thing that I can’t stand is a lack of efficiency. When our players are on the field during practice, I want to make sure they are always in constant motion and getting better at their skill sets.
As the Spread Offense continues to move across the country and create an impact at all levels defensive coordinators are forced to stop it. In order to truly understand how to stop the Spread Offense you must understand that everything in the Spread stems from the Four Verticals passing concept.
The current trend in society is very anti-meeting. Lots of people perceive meetings as a gigantic waste of time that can be avoided through the use of technology.
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 Rip Move is a great way to deal with a blocker while still maintaining your responsibility. The key to the Rip Move is the timing of the move and the overall physicality of the player.
There are many great run schemes that you can build your offense around. I have chosen the Inside Zone because it’s easy to teach, it’s highly versatile, and it can create easy double teams on the line of scrimmage.
Looking at a defense can be overwhelming. The first time you go to plan out a game many offensive coordinators will spend hours pouring over the film without really taking away any solid pieces of information.
The Jet Sweep is the perfect tool for deception. It puts an immediate threat on the edge of the defense that forces them to react and adjust if they don’t want to allow one of the fastest players on the field get to the edge.
There is no more dominating of a run scheme than Power. Power uses angles and leverage to give the offense a numbers advantage to run the ball in the box.