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THE A-11 OFFENSE IS THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF FOOTBALL

ESPN RISE MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER 2009

YOUTH FOOTBALL
PLAYBOOK & INSTALLATION MANUAL
THE A-11 OFFENSE THRIVES WITHIN TRADITIONAL FOOTBALL RULES!

AUTHORED BY:

KURT BRYAN & STEVE HUMPHRIES CO-CREATORS OF THE A-11 OFFENSE

CONFORMS TO NUMBERING REQUIREMENTS AT EVERY LEVEL OF FOOTBALL

YOUTH FOOTBALL A-11 OFFENSE OVERVIEW

Hi Coach, We appreciate your support of the A-11 Offense and your dedication to advancing the game of football. Coaches all over the country have been asking us if the A-11 Offense is suitable for their Youth Football teams. The answer is a resounding YES! This manual contains several Base plays in the A-11, concepts easily translated into the Youth game. Installing the A-11 Offense will be fun, create a lot of team spirit and give you as a coach, opportunities to include many different players in the offense. Again, thank you for investing in the growth of your football knowledge, and we look forward to meeting you someday soon. Sincerely,

Kurt Bryan & Steve Humphries Co-creators of the A-11 Offense

JANUARY 2010 BY A-11 FOOTBALL PROPERTIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DUPLICATION WITHOUT EXPRES WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE AUTHORS IS PROHIBITED.

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BASE FORMATION

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YOUTH FOOTBALL PLAYBOOK

LOG CRACK

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ZOOM

BLOCK

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CREEP

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BURN SEAL

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ZOUT

CLEAN

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YO-YO (OPTION)

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What Makes The A-11 Fun?

When learning team sports, young players like to rally around around something that differentiates them from the other guy guy, such as a team name or home town. Another way to develop a team identifier, is to create a unique style of play, which nobody else runs in the particular sport. The Russian Olympic Hockey teams and Princeton Basketball Basketballs Princeton Offense Offense are examples of this concept and it gave their teams an advantage prior to the game even being played. Installing the A-11 Offense Offense for your youth football team will have the same effect.

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A FUN OFFENSE !

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The Unique 43 Formation

The A-11 Offense is made up of fun plays that give your brand of football a different and cutting edge look, just like the 43 Formation above. There is lots of action before plays with motions, then everything breaks loose with player to player laterals & pitches, double passes, reverses, screens, sweeps and just about anything else that is fun for the players and fans. In terms of teaching the offense to younger players, one of the great aspects of the A-11 Offense is that it was Engineered to Simplicity Simplicity. The Red, White & Blue Blue field organization, along with the easy common sense play terminology, will help your team get the A-11 Offense up and running in no time. Coaching football has to be fun for the coach and installing an offense that is all about creativity is just the answer. With so many play combinations in the A-11, coaches have the opportunity to dial in the offensive play package to fit the skills of the players on the team. And the best part is the player inclusion. The A-11 has been called the Ultimate Team Offense Offense because there are plays for every position on the field. You won wont see an A-11 team with one player carrying the ball 20 times, but you will see 9 players making the stat book with catches and 7 players running the ball. When every player believes he will have an opportunity to contribute to the team teams success in a game, a great sense of teamwork is developed.

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Position & Player Descriptions

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BASE FORMATION PERSONNEL


ANCHOR ANCHOR

X A

E B

SHADED PLAYERS (R-U-C-Y-E) ARE INELIGIBLE NUMBERED BASE FORMATION PERSONNEL

X A R

The (X) is a pure wide receiver type player. The (A & B) are star playmakers, such as a scat back type player (or) good running back with great hands. The left Anchor Anchor is agile & tough, who can score with the ball or block in the open field. Ineligible numbered.

U C Y

The (U & Y) can either be your best linemen (or) big athletic tight end players (or) one of each. THE most important person in the A-11, who can perfect a quick and accurate snap down the middle. The (U & Y) can either be your best linemen (or) big athletic tight end players (or) one of each.

E B Z

The right Anchor Anchor is agile & tough, who can score with the ball or block in the open field. Ineligible numbered. The (A & B) are star playmakers, such as a scat back type player (or) good running back with great hands. The (Z) is a pure wide receiver type player.

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The best Quarterback on the team. A versatile position for a 2nd QB or your best running back. Good to rotate these players in games.

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Field Organization

RED BOX

WHITE BOX

BLUE BOX

LINE OF SCRIMMAGE

X A

E B

HASH MARKS

RE-THINKING THE WAY YOUR FOOTBALL FIELD IS SET UP !


Organize the field from Left to Right and divide the field into boxes according to the hash marks. From left to right the RED BOX - WHITE BOX and BLUE BOX Groups of players in these zones are called RED POD, WHITE POD & BLUE POD. Utilize this system to count defensive players in each zone and attack the defense accordingly.

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FIELD ORGANIZATION

Teach The Base Formation First

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In the A-11 Offense everything starts with the BASE formation which is a 232 set. All terminology in the A-11 flows left to right like (red, white & blue), so using that rule, 2-3-2 stands for the number of players on the line of scrimmage in each BOX, left to right. This is the key that unlocks the other A11 formations. All formations are numbered and must add up to (7) because for any formation to be legal in football, at least seven players must be on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap.

232 = BASE

X A

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RED BOX

WHITE BOX

BLUE BOX

HOLE NUMBERING

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Other BASE Formations

With simple adjustments of the eligible (A) and (B) players your base formation can quickly and easily morph into (3) more formations. Have your team practice on shifting into these formations on the field. Once they have the BASE formations mastered, you can move on to the other A-11 formations.

(232) BASE WING

R A

Y B

1 BASE FORMATIONS

(232) BASE OUT

R A

Y B

(232) BASE WIDE

X A

Z B

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Other A-11 Formations

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133

X A B

The 133 and its opposite formation 331 are great for getting into Trips and shifting maximum eligibility from one side of the field to the other. This formation closely compliments all the BASE formations.

BLUE TIGHT

X A

E B

Blue Tight and its opposite Red Tight are easy to teach. These formations only require one of the pods to shift down tight with the white box to gain strength, and/or shorten the corner to execute a toss or sweep play, etc.

151 FIT

Z B

A 1 2

The FIT formation is a combination of tightening down the Base Red Pod and the Anchor of a Base Wide Blue Pod.

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OTHER A-11 FORMATIONS

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Quarterback Positioning

In the A-11 Offense, you can position your quarterbacks in the backfield any number of ways. We call this staggering or splitting the backs. Running A-11 using traditional numbering on the field, allows QBs to line up at any depth, just like in traditional football rules. We call the (1) and (2) backs in the A-11 Quarterbacks, but you can use any combination of position players in the back field: Two QBs, Two Running Backs, One QB & One Running Back, One QB & One Receiver, even One QB and an extra ineligible lineman!

TWO QBs SAME DEPTH


U C Y

1 QUARTERBACK POSITIONING

Running your QBs at the same depth of approx 5 yards allows for directional snapping to either back. This prevents the defense from knowing which back will get the ball and slows down the defensive pressure. This is a great formation for scissor plays, sweeps left or right with one of the backs as a lead blocker and even flare passes.

TYPICAL PASS PRO STAGGER


U C Y 2

Staggering the (2) back gives you an Adjuster just like a piece on a chess board, to creep or align into a position for a leverage advantage. This is best used to seal the edge for pass-pro, but also works nicely for moving the lead blocker from one side of the center to the other for running plays.

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Staggering the (1) back for a short snap and the (2) back offset behind adds to the versatility of your play calls. This is a great alignment for the Blue Tight burn series, option, quick wedge runs, flare passes, and backwards passes to players in the Red & Blue pods. You can even mix up who gets the snap to the (#2) and run wildcat! The possibilities are only limited to your imagination.

UNDER CENTER
U C 1 Y

Putting your (#1) back under Center is a good way to run option & quick hitting veer plays. This is another good alignment for getting the ball to the ineligible Anchors for quick screens and double passes.

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Install Formations On Air

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THE VERY FIRST A-11 INSTALL SESSION, ON AIR, SUMMER 2007, PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL (CA)

When introducing the A-11 Offense and the various formations to your players for the first time, line up a first unit On Air Air and practice getting in and out of the A-11 formations on the previous pages.

X A

E B

ALIGN IN BASE:

Start by aligning the players in the Base Formation Formation on the field and explaining the Red White & Blue pods concept. Practice getting breaking a huddle and aligning into to the formation. Make sure to rotate back-up players through and identify who is ineligible in the formation. The players should pick this up quickly.
OTHER BASE FORMATIONS:

Next, introduce the adjustments of the (A&B) to get into the other Base formations of Wing, Out and Wide. Practice breaking the huddle and mixing up all (4) formations. You can even introduce the QB positioning here.
WORK INTO OTHER A-11 FORMATIONS:

Finally reintroduce the Red, White & Blue concept and teach Blue Tight Tight, then the 331 and 133 formations. Explain how all terminology flows left to right right and how each of the digits in the numbers tells the number of players on the line. Once again, practice getting into the formations until the team is ready to start the plays!

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INSTALLING FORMATIONS

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Ineligible Numbers In The A-11

THE A-11 OFFENSE THRIVES WITHIN TRADITIONAL FOOTBALL RULES!


For the most part the (U-C-Y) players have always assumed a (LG-C-RG) position of a traditional football 3man line. The Anchor positions of (R & E) have changed the role of the traditional Offensive Tackle position in the A-11. The Anchor Players are a more dynamic and versatile athletes wearing ineligible numbers and they need to learn how to shift or scatter into the ineligible spots within the formation.

IN TRADITIONAL FOOTBALL THE (5) PLAYERS COVERED BY THE END MEN ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE ARE INELIGBLE THE SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR A-11 FORMATIONS

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THE A-11 OFFENSE CONFORMS TO TRADITIONAL RULES:

AT LEAST (5) INELIGIBLE NUMBERED PLAYERS (50-79) ARE ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMMAGE. AT THE SNAP (7) TOTAL PLAYERS ARE ON THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE - A-11 FORMATION TERMINOLOGY GUARANTEES THIS! ALL RULES FOR HOW AN INELIGIBLE NUMBERED PLAYER CAN TOUCH THE BALL STILL APPLY PLAYERS WITH AN INEILIGIBLE NUMBER CANNOT GO DOWNFIELD TO CATCH A BALL

5. THE 4TH & 5TH INELIGIBLES AT THE ANCHOR POSITIONS (E or R) ARE ATHLETES!

GOOD WAYS TO GET AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER THE FOOTBALL: ADD AN EXTRA INELIGIBLE PLAYER (FOR A TOTAL OF 6) AS A QUARTERBACK AND WILDCAT RUN REVERSES AND STATUE OF LIBERTY PLAYS INCORPORATE THE ANCHORS INTO AN OPTION PLAY OR LATERAL PASS BEHIND THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE TRY A HITCH & PITCH TO THE INELIGIBLE!

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Ineligible Numbered Skill Athletes

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Taking full advantage of an ineligible player's capabilities is a hallmark of A-11 Football, and separates it from traditional football schemes, which use ineligible players for blocking purposes almost all the time. Skill athletes wear ineligible numbered jerseys and touch the football in every way possible according to traditional rules. - Steve Humphries, A-11 Offense Co-creator

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33 NUMBERED PLAYERS INELIGIBLE

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EXAMPLES ABOVE:

1. (#71) TAKES A REVERSE OR LIBERTY AND RUNS WITH THE BALL OR PASSES THE BALL 2. (#63) TAKES A BACKWARDS PASS AND RUNS WITH THE BALL OR PASSES THE BALL

CASE STUDY: WHAT CAN AN INELIGIBLE PLAYER DO IN THE A-11 OFFENSE?


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. He can go downfield to block if the ball is handed off (or) a pass is caught behind the line of scrimmage He can go downfield after a forward pass has crossed the neutral zone He can catch a backward pass behind the line of scrimmage and advance with the ball He can catch a backward pass and then throw the football He can catch a backward snap and run (or) throw the ball He can take a reverse behind the line of scrimmage and then advance with the ball He can line up in the backfield and take a hand-off or lead block He can line up on the line of scrimmage and block

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Defenses Versus The A-11

KNOW THE FRONTS! The fronts present the defense and its pressure philosophy. The concepts basically break down into two categories: 1) White Box Pressure and, 2) Edge Pressure. The examples below are the two most popular defensive schemes that are run against the A-11base formation. Both the 4-1 and 3-2 fronts attempt to bring pressure from within the white box, but the 4-1 tries to control the edge, while the 3-2 is solid up the middle.

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WHITE BOX PRESSURE: In both of these fronts the (Q2) needs to help the (Y) with the outside leverage point on the end player and look to help with 2nd level linebacker pursuit. The help on the edge compliments the slide zone blocking techniques of the interior (U-C-Y) players.

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Identifying Defensive Fronts

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If you look at the names of the fronts on these two pages, you will notice the names are based on the configuration of the defense in the WHITE BOX. This makes it really easy for the offense to identify defensive strategy.

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Using Motion In The A-11

Using Motion, Creep Motion, Join Motion & Staggering a Back: The three man line in the A-11 gives the appearance of being ineffective in protecting the quarterback in passing situations. Quite the opposite is true. With relatively simple techniques, we can neutralize defensive wide techniques and pressures for a very successful sprint passing game. Your opponents defensive team will have 4 5 days to prepare for the A-11 and there is much for them to nail down prior to the opening kickoff against your team. By utilizing motion to create overloads and mismatches against your opponent, you once again steer the ebb and flow of the game by using an aspect you controlMotion. Staggering, Creeping & Joining The Quarterbacks Very Important! Virtually every play in the A-11 can be run by Staggering, Creeping or Joining the # 1 or 2 Back at a depth of 2 yards behind the line of scrimmage. This will enable you to have better pass protection and/or run blocking at the point of attack because the Back is closer to the line of scrimmage and can engage in the play sooner.
USING MOTION & QB CREEPS

STAGGER POSITION VS. 4-1 DEFENSE

STAGGER PASS PRO VS. 4-1 DEFENSE

JOIN PASS PRO VS. 4-1 DEFENSE

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Nuanced White Box Adjustments :


Against the A-11 defenses usually get set early based on our initial presentation of the pods at the LOS. This gives the white box players an advantage. U & Y players can set on the line of scrimmage by stepping onto the line of scrimmage at angles to give themselves the best leverage on the defensive players. This is incredibly important and also helps to significantly cut the distance on wider players. By looking straight ahead and stepping 45 degrees the defenders cannot tell the white box player has just cut the distance of his wide set.

NUANCED SETTING GIVE CUTS THE DISTANCE

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Motion Terminology

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LOG

ELIGIBLES

CRACK

X A

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ZOOM

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BURN

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Z B

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FLY

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YO-YO (OPTION)

NOTE: ZOOM crosses the formation past the Center, BURN ball is snapped before the Center, ZIN is a short motion for a pass play

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LINE

TIGHT

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FLEX

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TRADE

STACK

QUARTERBACKS

X A

STAGGER

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CREEP

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LEFT

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SET
A/B SHIFTS TO A QB POSITION

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MOTION TERMINOLOGY

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18 & 27 Roll Out Series Pass Pro

The Roll Out Passing Game (18 or 27): The pass protection and quarterback reads in the Roll Out passing game are similar to the standardized Roll Out pass package utilized by many teams nationwide. However, there are a few key differences to note as you read below which will enable your team to effectively move the pocket since the Anchor assigned to execute his HUNT block, already has outside-in leverage on the player(s) he is supposed to handle. The quarterback secures the snap and can do so on the move towards the call side. For example, if the play-call is, Base A Zoom 18 Out, the snap is secured by the # 1 Back and he is then going to roll out towards the # 8 hole. OL: The U, C and Y execute an aggressive Reach/Zone step to the side of the call and attempt to LOG (hook) the 1st threat defender in their Gap or Edge. The OL basically want to build a vertical wall behind the quarterback as he rolls away from them. The OL must try and get their (Heels to the Play). Anchor Tight: the R Back in this example would shift down prior to the snap when the offensive unit shifts. The covered (ineligible) Anchor on this play aligns next to the Left Guard (U) with a three-foot split to provide additional backside pass protection. The R executes the same steps as the U, C and Y, but the R also can Hinge and block an edge pass rusher after the R secures his inside Gap first. The # 2 Back should be staggered or creeping towards the play-side, and aggressively set the point with the play-side Guard (Y). The # 2 Back executes a Reach/Zone step to the side of the call and attempts to LOG (hook) the 1st threat defender coming off the edge. The # 2 Back must try to get his (Heels to the Play). HUNT Block: The E Back in this example is responsible for executing the Hunt Block full force. He must step with his inside foot behind the L.O.S. and then Hunt the 1st threat defender. The E will usually Double the Point with the # 2 Back, and/or Crack Back block or clean up any backside leaks.

ROLL-OUT PASS PROTECTION

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Half-Line Drill for Sprint Pass-Pro

A-11 OFFENSE

This drill is used at the High School level for perfecting 18 & 27 Roll-out pass protection. Perfect this drill from the very first day of practice! SIMPLIFY this drill to best fit your level of youth football.

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USE TWO CENTERS AND BOTH SNAP TO QBS (or) WORK EACH SIDE SEPARATELY. COACHES STAND BEHIND EACH SIDE OF OFFENSE AND DIRECT BLITZ SCHEMES

DRILL NOTES:

1. (#2) Mix up QB STAGGER or CREEP motion to put the (#2) in the best leverage position for the outside shoulder landmark of the (END). 2. (U & Y) practice stepping onto the line of scrimmage at angles (See P. 10) to put themselves in the best leverage position to win the block. 3. Defensive coaches stand behind the drill and signal to (END & S) = BAIL or BLITZ. This will help identify Zone Blitzing schemes. If (#2) sees (END) bail, eyes immediately to (S OR W) and get wider. If (S) comes, QB 3/4 Roll! 4. (C, Y, 2 & E) attack the (T, END, S) as close to the LOS as possible.. BE AGGRESSIVE! (Y & 2) can Wash the (E)
flat down L.O.S.

5. Check to see if the (S) is blitzing. If not, Hunt Block any (END or M) leak into the back field. 6. If (Y & 2) have the (E) under control, look for back side pursuit. This is key! Defenses will send the (W). 7. Defensive coach mix up the (M, T & END). Will help reinforce zone blocking rules for (U,C,Y,2). Example: (C) do not chase (T) back across your face away from flow of the QB Roll-out direction. Stick to rules!

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Base Stagger 20 Lead Left

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY NOTE: VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAY CAN BE RUN BY USING A STAGGERED SET OR CREEP MOTION

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Dig out 1st threat A : Dig out 1st threat R : Dig out 1st threat U : Kick Out the play side # 3 technique (Heels to the Play) C : Log the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Check the inside gap, shock the backside # 3 Technique and release to the BLB E : Convoy B : Convoy Z : Convoy 1 : Get downhill fast and kick out the MLB 2 : 45 Degree Angle Step to the left and then get downhill

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Base Stagger 10 Lead Right

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PLAY NOTE: VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAY CAN BE RUN BY USING A STAGGERED SET OR CREEP MOTION

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Convoy R : Convoy U : Check the inside gap, shock the backside # 3 Technique and release to the MLB C : Log the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Kick Out the play side # 3 technique (Heels to the Play) E : Dig out 1st threat B : Dig out 1st threat Z : Dig out 1st threat 1 : 45 Degree Angle Step to the right and then get downhill 2 : Get downhill fast and kick out the BLB

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

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Base Stagger 20 Draw Left

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY NOTE: VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAY CAN BE RUN BY USING A STAGGERED SET OR CREEP MOTION

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Convoy R : Convoy U : Pass set influence the play side DE and then Drive him out (Heels to the Play) C : Log or Drive Block the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Pass set & Flash the weak side DE for a two-count, work up field to the BLB & Drive Block E : Convoy B : Convoy Z : Convoy 1 : Show Pass Pro, set, pause, let MLB drop, then attack MLB downhill and Drive block 2 : Mini-three step Decoy Drop (with your Eyes downfield) then get downhill fast to the play side

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Base Stagger 10 Draw Right

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PLAY NOTE: VIRTUALLY EVERY PLAY CAN BE RUN BY USING A STAGGERED SET OR CREEP MOTION

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Convoy R : Convoy U : Pass set & Flash the weak side DE for a two-count, work up field to the MLB & Drive Block C : Log or Drive Block the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Pass set influence the play side DE and then Drive him out (Heels to the Play) E : Convoy B : Convoy Z : Convoy 1 : Mini-three step Decoy Drop (with your Eyes downfield) then get downhill fast to the play side 2 : Show Pass Pro, set, pause, let BLB drop, then attack BLB downhill and Drive block

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Base 290 Flare Left

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY TIP: CAN ALSO STAGGER THE #2

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Push up field 3 steps and then Crack the Free Safety A : Push up field 2 steps and then kick out/stalk block the CB R : Crack the WLB U : Reach/Zone step play side DE (Heels to the Play) C : Reach/Zone step play side and Log Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone step play side and Log DE. Or, Shock DE and work up to the BLB. E : Convoy B : Decoy Negative hitch Z : Convoy 1 : Jab-step downhill with your right foot, then bucket step and Flare Route outside to the Left 2 : Mini-three step drop (with your Eyes downfield) to Freeze MLB, then Throw the Flare Left

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Base 190 Flare Right

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PLAY TIP: CAN ALSO STAGGER THE #1

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Decoy negative hitch R : Convoy U : Reach/Zone step play side and Log DE. Or, Shock DE and work up to the MLB. C : Reach/Zone step play side and Log Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone step play side DE (Heels to the Play) E : Crack the SLB B : Push up field 2 steps and then kick out/stalk block the CB Z : Push up field 3 steps and then Crack the Strong Safety 1 : Mini-three step drop (with your Eyes downfield) to Freeze BLB, then Throw the Flare Right 2 : Jab-step downhill with your left foot, then bucket step and Flare Route outside to the Right

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Base Stagger (E) Tight Wedge Right

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Convoy R : Convoy U : Zone Step towards Inside Gap and slowly work up C : Drive Block/Log and (Heels to the Play) Y : Drive Block the play-side DT Hard and Finish Strong E : Double Down Hard (Deuce React) on the play-side & work up to BLB B : Dig Out the $ and stalk block Z : Dig Out the RCB and stalk block 1 : Decoy receiving the Snap, and Pretend to Roll Out on an 18. SELL IT! 2 : Stay Lower, Secure the Snap as you Stay Low. Hit the B-Gap and GO!

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Base Wide (X/Z) Middle Screen

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ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Take two steps back while working inside under control. If not thrown to you then lead block A : Kick out the CB R : Kick out the 1st threat vs. Man or Zone U : Shock the # 3 technique, release him and sprint up field. Kick out the MLB or 1st threat C : Shock the Nose, release him and sprint up field. Look for work and/or Double Team 1st threat Y : Shock the # 3 technique, release him and sprint up field. Kick out the BLB or 1st threat E : Kick out the 1st threat vs. Man or Zone B : Kick out the CB Z : Take two steps back while working inside under control. If not thrown to you then lead block 1 : Key # 2 Flare route as a Decoy while taking 3-step Drop, then throw Screen. Or Decoy to one side and Pump and Throw the screen 2 : Decoy Flare route, however, once in a while the ball will be thrown to you (esp. vs. Cover # 0)

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Base Out Stagger 191 Q

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1 2

C W
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C T S
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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY NOTE: ANY 190 190 PROTECTION SETS THE O-LINE LEFT

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : 5-step Slant route A : Speed Out route at 5-yards deep or you can slowly Pivot underneath the Slant to the Flat R : Decoy Negative hitch route U : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side C : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side Y : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side E : Decoy Negative hitch route B : Speed Out route at 5-yards deep or you can slowly Pivot underneath the Slant to the Flat Z : 5-step Slant route 1 : Read: Slant, Quick Out to the # 2 Back check down route. Run or Throw the football away 2 : Set Pass Pro Opposite the Call and block.

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Base Stagger 194 Slant

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PLAY NOTE: ANY 190 190 PROTECTION SETS THE O-LINE LEFT

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Vertical release and on your 6th step, break to the Fade route A : 5-step Slant route R : Decoy Bubble Screen. Hunt block 1st threat if QB scrambles. U : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side C : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side Y : 190 or 290 Pass Pro Set to the call side E : Decoy Bubble Screen. Hunt block 1st threat if QB scrambles B : 5-step Slant route Z : Vertical release and on your 6th step, break to the Fade route 1 : Read: Slant route, Fade, to the # 2 Back check down route. Run or Throw the football away 2 : Set Pass Pro Opposite the Call and block.

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Base 127 Scissor Give

$ M W T U N C Y B T S E B Z C

X A

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Stalk CB A : Crack Inside threat and Work Up R : Crack WLB U : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the DE (Heels to the Play) C : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the DE (Heels to the Play) E : Convoy B : Convoy Z : Convoy 1 : Pause with the football & GIVE handoff to the # 2 Back, then Fake outside the right hash 2 : Quick 3 steps to the right, then Peel back behind the # 1 Back, TAKE the handoff & Go fast wide and outside the left hash

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Base 18 Scissor Keep

A-11 OFFENSE

FS C W X A R T U

M N C

B T Y S E B Z

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Convoy R : Convoy U : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the DE (Heels to the Play) C : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone step to the play side and Log the DE (Heels to the Play) E : Crack the BLB full speed block B : Push up field for 3 steps and then Crack the SLB Z : Stalk block the CB 1 : Pause with football, fake handoff to the # 2 Back and then explode outside the right hash 2 : Quick 3 steps to the right, then Peel back behind the # 1 Back, fake receiving the handoff and carry out the play fake outside the left hash

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Blue Tight (A) Burn Sweep Right

FS C M W
X A R

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY TIP: WORK ON THE TIMING OF THE BURN MOTION AND THE SNAP

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Burn motion, angle back (turn shoulders from D). Secure Handoff & sweep right outside R : Convoy U : Secure inside Gap and zone block working up C : Secure play-side Gap and zone block. Pick up MLB on Blitz only (Heels to the Play) Y : Drive Reach Block the play-side DT & Log (Heels to the Play) E : Drive Reach Block the play-side DE & Log (Heels to the Play) B : Double Down Hard on the End Z : Reach/Log the SLB and (Heels to the Play) 1 : Give to the (A) on Burn Sweep, and Fake the QB End around 2 : Hard Arc release Outside the (Z) and stalk block the RCB

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Blue Tight A Burn QB Dart

A-11 OFFENSE

FS C M W
X A R

$ C E
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PLAY TIP: THE KEY BLOCK IS THE WRAP BLOCK BLOCK OF THE (B) ON THE MLB.

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Burn motion angle back (turn shoulders from D). FAKE receiving the Handoff & Sell Sweep! R : Convoy U : Secure the inside Gap and Kick Out the backside DE. C : Secure backside Gap and Kick Out backside DT Y : Kick Out block the play-side DT & Log (Heels to the Play) E : Kick Out block the play-side DE & Log (Heels to the Play) B : Jab Step and Stay Low (Hide) & Pull Up through the # 0 Hole (Even) or the # 1 Hole (Odd) Z : Kick Out block on the SLB (Heels to the Play) 1 : FAKE give to the (A) on Burn Sweep. Pause & Follow the (B) through #0 or #1 Hole on Dart 2 : Hard Arc release outside the (Z) and stalk block the RCB

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Blue Tight (A) Burn 37 Toss

FS C M W
X A R

$ C E
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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Stalk Block CB. A : Burn motion angle back (turn shoulders from D). FAKE receiving the Handoff & Sell Sweep! R : Stalk Block or Crack the WLB, react to his Flow. Heads up for Him Trying to Shoot Edge. U : Log or Drive Block the play-side DE. C : Log or Drive Block the play-side DT. Y : Seal or Scoop block the backside DT & Log (Heels to the Play) E : Seal or Scoop block the backside DE & Log (Heels to the Play) B : Secure inside Gap and Convoy. Z : Convoy on the SLB (Heels to the Play) 1 : FAKE give to the (A) on Burn Sweep. Reverse Pivot Stay Low and Toss the Ball to # 2 Back 2 : Step Hard R/L. Then Pivot and Secure the Toss. Read the Block on WLB = React.

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Base Q Anchor Quick Screen Left

A-11 OFFENSE

FS

C W T
X A R U

M N C
1

B S T
Y E B

PLAY NOTE: MAKE SURE QB THROWS A BACKWARDS PASS!

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Stalk block the Cornerback A : Crack the WLB, Its okay to block before the pass caught b/c it is behind the line of scrimmage R : Drop back 4 yards, catch backwards pass an and run outside to daylight U : Reach/Zone step play side DE (Heels to the Play) C : Reach/Zone step play side and Log Nose (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone step play side and Log DE. Or, Shock DE and work up to the BLB. E : Convoy B : Decoy Negative hitch Z : Convoy 1 : Shift under center, quick count, throw backwards pass to the (R) Anchor 2 : Flare to the right

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Fit (A) Zoom 38 Toss

FS

C W
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M S E
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E Z B

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A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Convoy A : Zoom Motion and then Double Team the DE, Log Him and Work to ILB. R : Seal or Scoop and work up, allow no penetration. U : Secure the Gap. Seal or Scoop and work up, allow no penetration. C : Secure the play-side Gap and work up, allow no penetration. Y : Secure the Gap. Seal or Scoop and work up, allow no penetration. E : Drive block the DE and Help Log Him. (Heels to the Play) B : Stalk Block the CB and try to Log Him. Z : Stalk Block the CB and try to Log Him. 1 : Reverse Pivot and Toss the football to the Tailback. 2 : Jab step with Left Foot and Break Hard to Right. Receive Toss and Sprint Hard.

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Fit (B) Burn Sweep Left

A-11 OFFENSE

FS

C W E
X A 1 R U

M S T
C

C T
Y E

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Z B

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Crack Block the WLB A : Crack Down on the DE, might be a Double Team with the R WR R : Drive Block vs. DE if he is there. Secure play-side Gap and work up to next level. U : Secure play-side Gap and work up to next level, allow no penetration C : Secure play-side Gap and work up, allow no penetration Y : Secure backside Gap and work up, allow no penetration E : Secure backside Gap and work up, allow no penetration B : Burn Motion and Receive the Hand Off. Sweep Hard to the outside. Z : Convoy 1 : Give to the (B) on Burn Sweep. Pause & Sell the Fake through # 0 or # 1 Hole on QB Dart 2 : Full Sprint and then Kick Out Block the CB

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Base Stagger (A) Zoom 18 Out

FS

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C M W
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HUNT
* OPTIONAL ANCHOR TIGHT ON BACK SIDE

HIGH/LOW READ ON THE CORNER

A-11 PLAY PACKAGES

PLAY NOTE: OPPOSITE PLAY TO THE LEFT IS BASE (B) ZOOM 27 OUT OUT

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Backside Angle, read the coverage A : Zoom Motion 90% speed and run a 5-yd. Speed Out R : Shift into Anchor Tight and Hinge Backside on 18 Pass Pro U : Reach/Zone Step Play side and Seal on 18 Pass Pro (Heels to the Play) C : Reach/Zone Step Play side and Seal on 18 Pass Pro (Heels to the Play) Y : Reach/Zone Step Play side and Seal on 18 Pass Pro (Heels to the Play) E : Hunt: Step with inside foot behind the L.O.S. Double the Point: Crack or Clean up Leaks B : 15-yd. Out Z : Fade Route (Must release to the outside shoulder of the CB) 1 : Sprint Out: Read Corner for 8 Yard Out or Corner, If none open (A) or run 2 : Aggressively Set the Point with the Play side Guard and/or Anchor (Heels to the Play)

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Other Roll Out Plays POST


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* OPTIONAL ANCHOR TIGHT ON BACK SIDE

HUNT
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Base Out Stagger (E) Reverse Left

FS C W
X R A 2 1

$ M T
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E B Z

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A-11 TRICK PLAYS

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Push up field 3 steps and then Crack block the Free Safety A : Push up field 3 steps and then Crack the WLB. Try to trap him inside . R : Push up field for 2 steps and then kick out the CB U : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) C : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) Y : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) E : You are Eligible to receive a backward pitch on the Reverse. Come fast behind the QB. B : Block SLB Z : Convoy 1 : Take the Snap and run right, pitch the ball to the (E) for the reverse. 2 : Stagger Left and seal the MLB Inside.

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Base 10 Option Right Halfback Pass

A-11 OFFENSE

2 FS $ C W
X A R

M T
U

B N
C

C S
E B Z

T
Y

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Backside Post route behind the Free Safety and the # 2 Read A : Decoy Fade Route R : Negative Crash behind the L.O.S. and Cannot go downfield on the play U : Secure inside Gap and cutoff backside pursuit C : Log the Nose Guard or # 1 Technique vs. Even Front and (Heels to the Play) Y : Log the # 3 Technique or # 1 Technique vs. Even Front and (Heels to the Play) E : Hunt Block either the SLB or the 1st threat Defender pursuing the Pitch Back B : Push up until L.O.S. and Do Not cross the L.O.S. and Shadow the RCB Z : Decoy crack the $, stutter-step. When the $ Bites on Option then break to the Corner 1 : 45 Degree angle step to the right. Attack the SLB (SLB is the Option Key) 2 : Secure the Pitch and SELL IT for 3 steps. Pull up and read # 1 Corner to # 2 Post routes

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133 Double Reverse Pass

FS C W
X A B

$ M T
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B N
C

C S
R 2 E Z

T
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A-11 TRICK PLAYS

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Push up field 3 steps and then turn back and take the 2nd reverse from the (Z) & Throw to (A) A : Take your time getting to the FS, Do some acting and sell a run. When he commits, Corner Route R : Pass pro SLB U : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) C : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) Y : Short set and Base block your man, let flow happen and then Log (Heels to the Play) E : You are Eligible to receive a backward pitch on the Reverse. Come fast behind the QB. B : Pass Pro (WLB) Z : Come fast behind the QB. Take pitch then pitch to the (X). Block the Corner if he comes. 1 : Take the Snap and run right, pitch the ball to the (Z) for the reverse. 2 : Stagger Right, cross behind the white Box and set up pass pro Left

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Base Stagger Anchors Tight Quick Kick

A-11 OFFENSE

FS C W
X A R

$ M T
U

B N
C

C S
E 2 B Z

T
Y

ASSIGNMENTS:

X : Sprint down field and cover from the outside shoulder of the A Back to the boundary R : Anchor Tight and Fire Out to Protect inside/out. Allow no penetration & Fan Outside the #s A : Sprint down field and cover from the inside shoulder of the X Back to the Returner U : Fire Out to Protect inside/out. Allow no penetration & Fan Outside to the Left Hash C : Fire Out to Protect inside/out with a slight Set to the Left. Allow no penetration & Go Middle Y : Fire Out to Protect inside/out. Allow no penetration & Fan Outside to the Right Hash B : Sprint down field and cover from the inside shoulder of the Z Back to the Returner E : Anchor Tight and Fire Out to Protect inside/out. Allow no penetration & Fan Outside the #s Z : Sprint down field and cover from the outside shoulder of the B Back to the boundary 1 : Set pre-snap depth at 8 yards behind L.O.S. One-step Punt, try for End-over-End Roller 2 : Stagger formation 2-yards behind L.O.S. Do not retreat, Protect inside/out & Go Middle

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A-11 QUICK KICK

THE A-11 OFFENSE THRIVES WITHIN TRADITIONAL FOOTBALL RULES!


THE A-11 OFFENSE IS AN EXCITING, SUPER SPREAD, MULTIPLE QUARTERBACK OFFENSE THAT FEATURES INNOVATIVE SCHEMES AND DIVERSE FORMATIONS. SINCE ITS DEBUT IN 2007, THE A-11 HAS CHALLENGED THE STATUS QUO & PUSHED THE EVOLUTION OF FOOTBALL FORWARD.

"In a standard formation with five fixed offensive linemen, a play can unfold with only 36 different scenarios in terms of who can advance the football including a quarterback sneak. But, in the A-11 offense, the receivers, backs and linemen (even the quarterbacks) are interchangeable, and the number of different possibilities for what can happen on a given play skyrockets to 16,632. - Scientific American Magazine

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