Applying the "Art of War" to your team 1. Attack what your enemy loves first.
Perhaps the great Vince Lombardi borrowed it from Tzu when he said, "Beat your opponent where he is strongest and you demoralize him. All of us have seen this firsthand, such as when you have success running the ball against a team with a great run defense. Think about the impact it has on your opponent and more importantly on your players! 2. On contentious terrain, I race our rear elements forward.
In this idea, Tzu is referring to "contentious terrain" as terrain which is advantageous to your opponent. I liken this to goal-line defense. If you opponent is on the 1 yard line, none of your secondary should be at the endline of the end zone. 3. When he regards the troop as his beloved children, they will be willing to die with him. If you treat your players with love and respect, there's no limit to what they will do for you. Take an interest in your players outside of football and be willing to celebrate their successes in the community and classroom as well as on the football field. 4. One whose troop repeatedly congregate in small groups here and there, whispering together, has lost the masses. This refers to the dangers of lacking team unity. Good teams that play together are nearly unbeatable. On the contrary, good teams lacking unity are quite beatable. 5. Do not press an exhausted invader. Know your players limits, let them rest and platoon them. Exhausted players make mistakes and are more vulnerable to injuries. 6. When you plunder a district, divide the wealth among your troops. After big victories, find ways to share the glory. Make it a point to note accomplishments of everyone from the scout team to the starters. 7. Probe opponents to know where they have an excess, where an insufficiency. Use scouting and film to identify strengths and weaknesses of all of your opponents. You can never be over-prepared! 8. When someone excels at defense, the enemy does not know where to attack. Teams that play great defense are extremely difficult to beat. Likewise, even with a poor offense, great defensive teams have a chance to win every game. 9. Race forth where he does not expect it. Avoid being predictable and stale. Self scout and take calculated risks. Keep the opponent guessing. 10. One whose upper and lower ranks have the same desires will be victorious. Keep practice competitive. Try to push your starters and reward hard working players. This helps keep everyone hungry, focused and feeling like they're part of the big picture.
LINEMEN: 6” SPLIT. THE LINE IS BOWED, WITH INSIDE FOOT BACK (& A LITTLE BEHIND TEAMMATE’S OUTSIDE FOOT), & OUTSIDE FOOT AT HEEL OF MAN INSIDE (GET INTO HIS INSTEP). KEY SNAP OF BALL OUT OF THE CORNER OF YOUR EYE. ON SNAP, STEP INSIDE WITH INSIDE FOOT BEHIND THE HEEL OF INSIDE TEAMMATE – KEEP OUTSIDE LEG WELDED TO THE GROUND. KEEP SHOULDERS SQUARE (BOTH HANDS UP TO PUNCH) AND
I never had enough. then I was prosperous. owned a few businesses. No wonder many people go through life wondering what their purpose is and not feeling satisfied. have a family and find something meaningful in the world that I would hope to find fulfillment in. there HAD to be something more to life. AN EXCELLENT TIME IS 1. Instead of purpose being my “doingness” in life. practiced as a midwife. it’s how we make a difference in the world utilizing our gifts and talents. I was interested in a lot of different things and wasn’t afraid to explore. both successful individuals didn’t have glamorous careers or speak of lofty visions of achievement. HOLDER: 6 OR 7 YDS DEEP. and the fulfillment of my purpose! Just like the predictability of the seasons I kept asking myself. LEFT KNEE UP. Growing up with them. WING: INSIDE FOOT IN MIDLINE OF TIGHT END. My parents. purpose is what we are meant to “do” while we’re here on earth. I didn’t have a grand dream or calling that I could remember. my purpose is my “being-ness”. YOU HAVE INSIDE GAP CONTROL BUT CAN HELP YOUR BUDDY OUTSIDE WHILE CONTROLLING YOUR GAP.KEEP YOUR CENTER LINE OF GRAVITY. DON’T MOVE INSIDE FOOT. the reason for my being. and worked as a women’s health counselor. “Who am I and why am I here?” I was convinced that what I DID defined who I was and I discovered I wasn’t alone in this assumption. “Who am I and why am I here?” My answer to myself often left me feeling empty and wondering if I would ever know my true life’s purpose. Left with a nagging feeling of dissatisfaction. BALL PLACED WITH LEFT HAND.
As a child and young woman. PUNCH INSIDE & RICOCHET BACK OUTSIDE ONE STEP & MAKE OUTSIDE RUSHER CHANGE HIS LINE OF RUSH. I kept looking for that one perfect opportunity.25 SECONDS FROM SNAP TO KICK!
YOUR "WHY" HAS TO MAKE YOU CRY "When I chased after money. I was a dancer. I knew I would get married." --Wayne Dyer For most of my life I can remember asking myself the question. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life. I found many gratifying things to do over the course of my life. This conventional perspective relies on the ability to somehow know or stumble across that magic thing that is your destiny to fulfill. If you ask a hundred people how they would define purpose they often respond by saying. Although I appreciated these many opportunities and some of them were quite rewarding none of them ever hit the mark. I began to look at purpose from a new and exciting perspective.
a house into a home. creative expression. the principals that guide your life? In these simple yet powerful questions I discovered my being-ness. chaos to order. “who am I and why am I here?” I immediately became present to the truth and beauty of my life purpose: “A life on purpose is a life of courage. founder of the Life On Purpose Institute and author of “Traveling the Purpose Path”.Your life purpose is the context or vessel that HOLDS your life suggests Dr. Bradford Swift. who are you being underneath what you are doing? 3. brings peace for today. It turns what we have into enough. When you are engaged in life and you are at your best. I heard that old familiar thought pop up again. What is your vision for yourself and what do you see possible? 4. It’s your life…imagine the possibilities. Gratitude makes sense of our past. What are your values.” My heart opened and tears came to my eyes…I realized I never had to ask myself that question again. they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude. How would you feel? Here are some questions to consider helping you begin to clarify YOUR life purpose. Who are you deep down? What do you love and what makes your heart sing? 2. W. which we are all seeking." ~ Marcel Proust ~ "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Imagine a beautiful jeweled goblet as your life purpose and the glorious wine within it your life. It turns denial into acceptance." ~ Melody Beattie ~ If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation. Can you imagine everything you do in your life pouring from this purposeful vessel of your beingness? Imagine everything you engage in from doing the dishes to leading a board meeting as a direct expression of your life purpose." ~ Rabbi Harold Kushner ~
. Soon after I clarified my life purpose I had a powerful experience. On Gratitude and Thankfulness "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. I now know who I am and why I’m here. and creates a vision for tomorrow. a feeling that nurtures the soul. Can you see how your life purpose can shape your whole life as well as give it form and direction? Your life purpose. I was driving down the road on my way to pick up my daughter. conscious awareness and abundant possibility through authentic being and clear compassionate service and love. When I began to answer my own question. a stranger into a friend. It can turn a meal into a feast. and more. confusion to clarity. “who am I and why am I here” from this perspective a whole new world of fresh possibility opened up for me. your vision for yourself and what you see possible for the world and your values. 1. comes from just being me. I learned that deep sense of fulfillment. that beautiful vessel is a combination of three things: who you are at the very core.
• How would you get the faculty involved in the athletic program? • What is your primary concern when developing your basic offense and defense? • Explain your methodology of handling disciplinary cases? • What are some of your strengths? What are some of your weaknesses? • Why do you want his job? What do you know about the school district? • How will you handle your football coaching staff assignments and organize your staff among the teams we promote – varsity. Staff development / all sports." ~ Henry Ward Beecher ~ "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. What do you do with seniors once the season comes to an end? b. f. we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words. Jr. Gratitude is shown in acts."As we express our gratitude. High program philosophy • What does your wife do?
. • Tell us about your weaknesses. varsity. Educational philosophy. and freshman? • What steps will you take to insure the academic eligibility of the athletes? What plans do you have for study halls? • How do you see yourself with the administration at being important to the success of the overall program? • How should the booster club be set up and should there be one club or a separate club for each sport? • If we where to watch a practice what we would expect to see? • If we where to observe your off-season program what should we expect? • What about the coaches on staff here now." ~ David O." ~ Meister Eckhardt ~
• Philosophy a. c. d. a. it will be enough." ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy ~ "Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the s! oul. • Experience with budget • Discipline procedures • Getting support of community • Jr. Off-season philosophy. Offensive philosophy. but to live by them. McKay ~ "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. e. Organizational skills must be evident. • Tell us about your strengths. Defensive philosophy. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
• Alumni relationships • Relationship with middle school principal. your feelings on this. • Master schedule for athletics. please explain. • Passing state mandated tests or winning football games-which is more important to you. • How do you have equity in budget with all sports and justify football money? • If we had an emergency at 10 o clock on Sunday morning-where would we find you? • 7th grade athletic periods. • Would you like to teach a leadership class? • Homecoming/parents night/ plan.
. • Date of hire to 1st practice plan. • Do you schedule wins or high competition? • Jr.• Evaluation of coaches • Monitor no pass-no play • Are you a good teacher-examples • Punishment for kids who break team rules/district athletic rules • Practice times and schedule • How will you handle the transition and opposition of your hiring • 5 year plan • Will you live our community? • How do you teach fundamentals • Install equity as AD/HC • Elementary school involvement • Kids smoking and drinking • Girls program-relationship/policies/rules • Why are you successful? • Why should we hire you? • Football in playoffs-kids goes to basketball? • Staff organization-top to bottom • I am a7th grade parent convince me my kid should play football. • Chain of command and who are you accountable to. • Due process of students. • SAT prep/TAKS prep • Why you want come here • Process of hiring staff • Wife’s role • How do you handle Title 9 • Computer / Video Tech Skills. High games winning or participation? • Demonstrate knowledge of UIL rules for athletics and academics. • What is a players coach? • Booster club guidelines. • Team is 1-6 how do you approach the rest of the season • 1st thing you will do when get here • Alignment of program 7-12 • Is all competition good • What do you want graduated players to say about you and program • Seniors after football season-handle them and situation • College scholarships-procedures etc. • Coaches parties? • Goals of your family? • Teacher involvement. • Community service activities.
“ A great coach is one that can take a three hour practice and do it in two hours. and general coordination.
. To perfect your execution of these fundamentals. how much -relationship with other school programs forts • Concession stands. To learn the proper technique of executing the fundamentals.
To many football players. Rules of the game. 3. • Band relationships and communication -halftime. To increase your stamina. and enthusiasm of a union of common interests and responsibilities of a group). 2. parent nights. • Wednesday night church and practice. • Relationship with local law officials. and communicate. • Steroid prevention. Offensive plays from scrimmage. but all good football players realize that more games are won on the practice field during the week. c. than on game days. To develop “esprit de corps” . involve.Know your drills and what you want to accomplish. REASONS FOR PRACTICE: 1. traditions. 6. how. or a two hour practice and do it in one and one-half hour”. • Student trainer and manager policy (girls)? • Pep rallies-players involved or not and why. To perfect your execution of these team phases. • Management and leadership-what styles do you use? • Local youth coaches-handle. Kicking game phases. d. devotion. so don’t waste any practice time. • Monitor other sports-how? • Fundraising efforts? Why. football player’s play at halftime. Plan and Evaluate. • Method to get numbers up for participating in athletics. 3. This can be included in one statement: “TO PREPARE YOURSELVES TO BE THE VERY BEST YOU CAN BE” GENERAL POINTS REGARDING PRACTICE: 1. To learn the detailed phases of football: a. There will never be enough time to accomplish everything. Activity fund management. b. (Intense loyalty. 4. practice is hard work. 2. 5. How to defense this plays from scrimmage.• Board meeting attendance • Upset parent after the game handling the situation-other coaches involved. speed. Drills should simulate what you are doing during game situations. • CDL (if applicable) and transportation issues-rules for bus trips.
Center Snap Quick Kick & Coverage Fake Punt Run / Pass Reaction to blocked punt. 10. Try to always be doing something every minute. defensive. Set up equipment before period. You are TOLD HOW to do it 3. Don’ stay in one drill too long. 9. 4. Set the number of repetitions instead of going by time. A player needs to see ”the big picture” of each phase of the game as well as his individual assignment. Careless or sloppy performance ruins good habits. 5. Your individual status does not depend on the coaches. 9. Recognize fatigue and be ready to adjust drills. JOG IT d. This is our football team (players and coaches) 10. 7. It depends on you! YOU'LL BE EVALUATED BY: • How well can you do the required things? • How much do you know? • How fast are you improving? • What is your attitude? • How dependable are you? PRACTICE CHECK LIST KICKING GAME: Spread and Tight Punt Coverage Alignment and technique. You practice until correct performance is a habit. You learn WHAT to do. You should have a reason. RUN IT 7. 6. 2. 6.Don’t ever sit down during practice. Every drill or phase of football should have the procedure of : a. You LEARN HOW to do it. 8. WALK IT c. and offensive procedures.4. so as not to take away time. 5. for everything that you are asking players to do.
. Evaluate personnel while doing a drill. 8. but careful performances build up good habits. get to know your players. PROGRESSION IN LEARNING: 1. TALK IT b. as a coach. Setup installation of how you will teach kicking game. You coordinate this performance with your teammates.
information conveyed by QB. Down. Defensive alignments & coverages. Fake Reaction to blocked EP.Rules when punting the ball Punt Return alignment and technique. Middle .Middle .
. Motion . Formations & Alignment. Defensive technique numbering system. Rules & differences between extra point & field goal Two.Right .Receivers & Backs. OFFENSE: GENERAL STRUCTURE Huddle alignment. Combo.Left . Snap Count & Audible System. procedure for breaking huddle. Reach.Reverse Punt Block Kickoff Alignment and technique. Extra Point and Field Goal Block Right . Substitutions or signals.Middle . Trap. Field Ball Fair Catch Right . Personnel Groupings.Left . and 5 step drops Play Action . Zone (Inside . Field Goal after fair catch. Sprint Out . Kicker : Deep Onside .Look for fake.High Onside .Squibb Coverage Kickoff After Safety Rules when kicking the ball Kickoff Return Alignment and technique.To or away.Specials Expecting Onside (Hands Team) Kickoff Return After Safety Extra Point Alignment and technique. Screens .Reverse .Outside). Stance & Start . 3. Log. Numbering System.To or away.Left .To or away.point plays. How plays are to be communicated to QB.First steps OFFENSIVE POSITIONS Centers Stance / Gripping the ball / Snap & exchange with QB / Steps / Blocks Linemen Blocks: Drive. Scoop or Zone (Backside) Pass Protection: 1.
How to carry the ball. Running Backs: How to carry the football. Sprint out. Gripping the ball / ball position. Seven step. Quarterbacks: Stance Snap & exchange with center. Personnel groupings. Handoffs / ball position. Defensive secondary alignments & adjustments to formations. Sideline organization. Blocks: Lead / Kickout / Load / Perimeter / Pass Protection Blocks Assignments: To or away. Motion and adjustment to it.Blocking Assignments on run plays Tight Ends: (Same as linemen plus…) How to carry the football. Three step. How to catch the football. Left & Right. Pass Drops: One step. Pass routes.assertive . Throwing motion. Left & right.Option motion. Five step.slow. Play action. DEFENSIVE POSITIONS Down Linemen:
. First steps. No huddle offenses adjustments. How to catch the football. How to key blocks as to where to run. Releases for routes. Snap count / clear . Defensive fronts & adjustments to formations. Faking. Pitch . Waggle / Boot / Naked Screens Assignments: Run / Pass QB Manual (developing the total QB) DEFENSE: GENERAL STRUCTURE Huddle Formations and adjustments to them. Signals for defensive calls. Entire body (not just arm movement).
Secondary: Stance & Alignment.Bobbled extra point or field goal attempt. Coverages: Zone (concept behind it). DAY BEFORE GAME PRACTICE PRE . Pass or Run. First steps. pass routes. Press drills. Man. Gap control. Keys. Contain drills. Pass drops and coverages. Reaction to different types of passes and protection. and field position adjustments. Stunts. Fake Extra Point / Fake Field Goal Field Goal . Line stunts. Reaction to pass routes or run. KICKOFF RETURN Left / Middle / Right Onside Kick (Hands Team) Fair Catch After A Safety EXTRA POINT / FIELD GOAL Fire Call .run or pass stunts. Tackling drills & pursuit drills. Tackling & pursuit drills.Stance & Alignment. Contain responsibilities. Combination of zone & man. Reaction to different blocks: Drive / reach / down / trap / zone / scoop (backside) Pass rush techniques. Tackling & pursuit drills. First step and blow delivery. Stunts . Techniques vs. Keys.GAME WARM-UP COIN TOSS WITH CAPTAINS KICKOFF Straight / Deep Onside / Squib / Onside / After A Safety Inform players who and who not to kick to. Techniques vs. First step and blow delivery. Different alignment adjustments for certain coverages. Reaction to blocks and backfield action: Drive / reach or zone / down / trap / pass protection. Linebackers: Stance & Alignment. Keys. Contain responsibilities.Left Hash / Middle / Right Hash .Short / Medium / Long
. Sideline. run blocks. Gap control. hash marks.
Wet Ball Conditions. Shifts. Field Goal With No Huddle. Big Ben Pass (Hail Mary Pass) Two Minute Offense. Fake Punt . Two Point Plays Exotic (Trick) Plays Freeze Count . Give Up Safety. Run The Clock. Offense trying to draw you offsides. Where to stand when the ball might go into the end zone. Defend Hail Mary Pass. Shift To Punt.No play / No play.
.Run / Pass Fair Catch Position Kick / Who not to kick to. OFFENSE Personnel Groupings / Substitutions. Review keys. No huddle communication. Double Freeze Count. Trick plays. Free Kick.Look for fake punt. Long yardage and prevent defenses. QUICK KICK PUNT Spread / Tite Fake . “Clock . Give Up Touchdown. Short yardage defense. Review Overtime.Cover on field goal attempt. DEFENSE Two point defense. Get away from it call.Run / Pass Fair Catch Receiving the bunt punt. Two minute defense. Audible & Checks. PUNT RETURN Left / Middle / Right / Reverse Punt Block . call time out. EXTRA POINT / FIELD GOAL BLOCK Swinging gate alignment.Right / Left / Middle Punt Safe . Stop the clock. No huddle offense.Clock” Goalline Plays. Signals. Down the football.
Dressing Room . switch time. Game . Note: QB’s will always warm-up arm prior to any passing drill.Formations w/ Hash Marks. QB. Quick Cals 8:15 30 ROTATION DRILLS: 6 Stations / 4 Minutes per Drill / 1 Minute To Change 8:45 10 Break : After Drink Report To Defensive Position Coach. Roll Call 2. 9:55 20 Start Period 10:15 10 Long Break: Use rest room and have snack. Rest & Meals Before Games. & coach’s session setup time. 10:25 10 Report To Offensive Position Coach / Session setup. OFFENSE: Individual: 10:35 20 Start Period 10:55 10 Break: 11:00 OFFENSE: Group: Inside Drill: O-line. Arrival Time For: Coaches / Players Leave For Stadium / Arrive At Stadium Pre .Footballs / Jerseys / Pants / Helmets Air & Accessories Transportation Head Phones Charged Video Exchange Officials Offense / Defense Charts FOOTBALL AUGUST EXTENDED PRACTICE SCHEDULE Day: Date: Time: Min.Game Warm-Up Organization Roster / Depth Charts Game Equipment . Lunge Walk 5. Flex 4.Bus Behavior & Dress. Backs Run Plays
.TEAM Sideline Organization. DEFENSE: Individual (Explain Drill & Set Lines) 8:55 20 Start Period 9:15 10 Break: DEFENSE: Group ( Lb’rs rotate after 10 minutes) Front / Secondary 9:25 20 Start Period 9:45 10 Break: DEFENSE: Team: Alignment vs.Bench . Note: All “breaks” include water. Session: 8:00 15 TEAM LINE UP: 1. Jog Across 3.
BEAT THE OPPONENT TO THE PUNCH 2. 3. Receivers. PATIENCE! ALLOW A PLAYER TO REPEAT A MISTAKE TO SEE IF MISTAKE IS REAL OR IF HE HAS CORRECTED IT. 7. 8. Session: 11:55 5 Announcements 12:00 10 Run Throughs 12:10 10 Kickers. 4. KEEP YOUR WIT AT ALL TIMES. PLAYERS GAIN STRENGTH FROM THEIR COACH. “49er FOOTBALL" 1. EVERYONE HAS A ROLE AND EVERY ROLE IS ESSENTIAL.Outside Drill B’s. FOOTBALL REQUIRES ENDLESS ADAPTATION. DON’T WORK ON TOO MANY THINGS AT ONE TIME. 7. DON’T STOP TALKING TO YOUR PLAYERS (DON’T IGNOR THEM – ESPECIALLY 2nd TEAMERS). 2. & Backs POA ( pass on air) Pass Against Coverages (No Movement) ( TE’s & Backs rotate after 10 minutes) 11:05 20 Start Drill 11:25 10 Break: 11:30 OFFENSE: Team 11:35 20 Start Period 11:55 End Offense Session Time: Min. HUMOR IS VITAL! ENCOURAGE PLAYERS TO LAUGH. ***************************************************************************
. & Holders Meet 12:20 Off Field 4 hours 20 minutes = Practice 1 hour 10 minutes = Breaks 12:40 Equipment Check Out 3:00 Coaches Meetings BILL WALSH COACHING A. 6. 5. BE PRECISE IN ALL THINGS AND ALWAYS PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL. PRESENT: STRENGTH – PREPARATION – KNOWLEDGE. PREPARATION BREEDS EXECUTION AND EXECUTION BREEDS SUCCESS. 3. COMMUNICATION IS VITAL. Snappers. SET A STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE AND MEET IT. 4. ONLY ONE COACH SPEAKS IN A DRILL (TWO VOICES TEND TO DISTRACT). ********************************************************************* B. LET THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH SET THE ATMOSPHERE FOR THE TEAM.. 5. ADVICE TO STAFF: 1. 6.
DETERMINE HOW YOU ARE GOING TO PRACTICE THOSE SKILLS (SIZE OF STAFF = IMPORTANT). this sets the gun option game.
WHY GUN OPTION FOOTBALL? · Best way to get ball on the perimeter and attack the outside third while creating a softer box. places the defense in a run play mode. SCRIPT EVERY PLAY IN EVERY PRACTICE. Ø Staff must be united behind gun option football and commit practice time to it.
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Don't need dominant offensive linemen to have success in the gun option game. ONE PLAY = ONE MINUTE. Ø Multiple formations and motion shifts to run the Gun Option. 3. USUALLY 30 MINUTES ON PASS SKILLS AND 30 MINUTES ON RUN SKILLS. Ø Find the flank. 5. Makes defense play assignment football by defending the gun option on every play.
Option Philosophy Ø Makes the defense concentrate on defending the perimeter and at the same time must defender the box. Makes defense defend entire field. Ø Utilize play action pass off the gun option game. the inside running game gets explosive. EXECUTION = #1! 2. When the defense spreads to contain the quarterback’s option read. ONE HOUR ON SKILLS IN 2-A-DAYS (10 MINUTES PER SKILL). The gun option football neutralizes dominant players by forcing them to play assignment football. determine which side of the formation is softer.C. Ø Run multiple options. Forces defense to be disciplined. Ø Employ the deep passing and sprintout game to prevent the defense from ganging up on the option. It predicts secondary coverage. FIGURE # OF PRACTICES AND HOW LONG EACH WILL BE TO DETERMINE ALLOCATION OF TIME. Ø Get ball onto the perimeter of the defense. EXAMPLE: 49er O-LINE COACH HAD 600 MINUTES TO TEACH 32 SKILLS IN PRESEASON. 6. ISOLATE THE SKILL – ALLOCATE TIME – LEARN HOW TO TEACH THE SKILL. The gun option controls random blitzing. ISOLATE THE SKILLS YOU WANT TO DO (MUST BE SIMPLE). Ø 2-back formations allows the tailback to catch the pitch (outside runner) and the fullback to be the inside runner. One wrong stunt and its six points. The gun option read by the quarterback will help your pass offense dramatically because the defensive secondary starts to limit their coverages that you will face. 4. IMPORTANT THOUGHTS ON PRACTICE (TEACHING): 1.
are effective because the defense can't gang up on the box. Pitches and reads stay the same. hard to mesh with backs. Make it a commitment to work read keys. making it easy for quarterback to recognize. and mud. if it is important to you. Taking care of the football is like anything else. Double. Ø Use motion to try and cause confusion with the defensive assignments. When it is working. Gun option football uses the full width of the field and the more field used the greater the advantage to the offense. It is a High Risk Offense. You can get mismatches and coverage's that are easily exploited. This is when you run your isolation plays.Ø Run an offense ? not a bunch of unrelated plays. 4. 3. triple and double gun option football allows you to attack the perimeter and box in many different ways. doesn't require speed it requires execution. Surely the best running play is the gun option – the defense must now defend the quarterback. whether running or throwing the ball. regardless of ability. why pass? The passing game is even more effective because of the defenses emphasis on stopping the run. and pitch drills on a daily basis. Triple option. This is simply not true! Your players will execute what you can teach them. Statistically speaking. COMMON OBJECTIONS FOR NOT RUNNING MULTIPLE READS FROM THE GUN 1. Work on the basic fundamentals of the gun option and you will find that this style of offense does not have any more turnovers than the more traditional schemes.. It's better than others because it makes the game a 2 on 1 or a 3 on 2 proposition depending upon the number of backs in the backfield. Ø Personnel ? what can your people do! Quarterback is the key! He must be your best competitor. gun snapping. which helps control coverages. inside zone running game etc. Find the best competitor on your football team. 2. It is a Run Offense Only. ball handling. work at it. rain. Summary In summary. Gun Snap Hard to master. easy to put the ball on the ground. Good Weather Offense.
. Ø Offensive staff must research their option coaching assignments. there is no evidence to support this statement. The gun option game for purposes of this manual is an offense used to set up and control the amount of defenders playing inside the box by forcing the defense to take defenders out to defend perimeter. Putting in the option takes commitment and work. the fewer players involved in a given area the easier it is to move the football. and Gun Snaps have been run in snow. Gun Option Football Requires a Quarterback with Exceptional Speed. 5. Depending upon how the quarterback can handle his ability to read the perimeter alignments by the defense is what makes this a sophisticated offensive.