Principles of Our Offense
Our offense is designed for PERFORMANCE. Performance is easier said than done, so we want to ensure we equipourselves with as many tools to ensure that each play is run with the utmost efficiency, increasing our rate of successand reducing the amount of things that could go wrong. To do this, we will live by one simple tenet on offense;
“Not only do we have to do things RIGHT, We have to do it better than our competition!”.
1.No shortcuts to success – We will be play fundamental football
Fundamentals of offensive football are blocking, catching, and running. Practice doesn’t make perfect, PerfectPractice makes perfect! If you sure of your assignment on a play, the chances of you fouling it up under the pressureof competition is not likely. We will only run plays that we have mastered in practice. Expecting a result on gamenight that we haven’t developed to a degree of proficiency or confidence is a recipe for disaster. If you cannot makea practice, you are limiting your ability to execute on game day, and lessen your value as a trustworthy contributor toour team’s success.“
There is only one way to do anything: The Right Way”.
Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel
2. Playing to our strengths / advantage
We will play the cards we are dealt to our advantage. The “cards” we will have on any play will be WHEN the playstarts (cadence) and WHERE the ball is going (play call). To increase our productivity even more, we will use our opponent’s limitations to our own advantage. Our opponents have as little time to prepare for us, as we for them.They4 can only prepare for a few of the concepts we will present them with. Because their “football experience”may not differ that much from our own, they will only be good at only one or two different defenses. With of our formations, shifts, and motions, we will take them out of their comfort zone and make them adjust to US. WE willdictate what defense they present us ( by what formation we give them ) and instill as much anxiety andapprehension as possible before the ball is snapped.
“Rapidity is the essence of war; take advantage of the enemy’s uneasiness, make your way by unexpected routes,and attack unguarded spots.”
The Art of War
3. Don’t make the game harder than it has to be - Keeping concepts simple
Our offense is meant to LOOK complicated, but be extremely simple. It will not require phenomenal athletes or dominating strength – it
require a desire to learn and compete. Our playbook is designed to marry a few similar techniques together and utilizing these in various ways. The bottom line is getting the football in the hands of players and setting them up to be able to make those plays without any extraordinary effort. Variations from our base plays can attack defenses in different ways and look like an entirely different play, but won’t change upassignments of the players executing it (limiting the possibility of ‘forgetting / blowing an assignment’). It will bethe coaches job to put the players in positions to make plays. It will be the player’s job to execute. The less criticalthinking required at “crunch time” the more likely that player will execute aggressively and confidently.
football leads to
football, which proceeds into
football that gives birth to
- Coach Glen “Tiger” Ellison
4. We will prepare for the WORST case scenario
Being proactive through preparation is the best way to avoid making a bad situation worse. We understand that theremay be situations where our opponent has dedicated themselves to outperforming us in our base plays, that is their job. It is our job to be able to execute a plan that provides us an ‘escape’ in that event. If our run game is stopped, wewill have a solution in the pass game that emphasizes our personnel strengths and minimizes our liabilities. Knowingyou have an “
ace in the hole
” ready, lends itself to prevent you from being unnerved in a frustrating situation(maintaining your focus).
“Win the war, then fight the war.”
The Art of War