have always felt the highest form of teaching was the coaching profession.

Your classroom is your practice field and every Saturday you’re gut tested. Hopefully we have done a good enough job in the classroom that most athletes grade out on Saturday. I think in every walk of life you’re identified by something you do. When you think of Vince Lombardi you immediately think of Green Bay Sweep. When you heart the name Don Coryell, you are reminded of his passing game in St. Louis and San Diego. What style are you identified with? What do your teams do best? In coaching our teams are reflections of us. Freud would say, “This is so much of our personality put into this game. What you do well as a team is a description of you.” Philosophy of the Run Attack 1. Must be capable of attacking all area of defense. A. Middle B. Off-tackle C. Perimeter 2. Control of line of scrimmage and you control the game. 3. Run attack set up passing game. 4. If you can’t block it, don’t run it often. What you do best is based upon what your talent allows you to do best and what you can teach to be successful. This is where coaching comes in. Label The Defense


of team in two hours, we won’t get it done in two and on half or three. We also believe in a balanced attack, inside game, and perimeter attack must be established to be effective. If defensive football is recognition, then offensive football is repetition. We believe in a lot of line repetition. For example: Time No. Of Plays Pre-Practice 15 min. 19-20 plays Unit Time 15 min. 19-20 plays Team 25 min. 35 plays 75 plays Each day at practice our offense will run more than one full game a day. By Saturday, they have gotten close to five games in before the actual game. Everything we do is scripted before practice. Type of Perimeter Run Plays 1. Outside Veer 2. Toss Sweep 3. Counter Trap 4. Misdirection

Perimeter Run and Pass Game

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TE: Double tackle or veer release block rover PT: Drive Block No. 2 on or over. PG: Drive Block No. 1 on or over. C: Drive Block O, backside. BG: Trap No. 3 BT: Pull and go through outside hip of tackle, look to inside, outside. QB: Reverse pivot to FB, give TB or second trap. FB: Run 150 and fill for pulling guard. First down lineman.

By doing this we can communicate with our offensive lineman and thereby make better decisions in our blocking schemes. Progressive Teaching For Offensive Line (Daily Practice) 1. Drive Block 2. Lead 3. Radical Lead The philosophy of our practice time is never keep the player out longer than two hours. I feel that it falls in line with the Law of Diminishing Returns. If we can’t get it out

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TB: Run 150 for two steps, then follow guard, read block. FL: Block your 1/3.

SE: Middle 1/3. TE: Invite to inside — Drive Block. OT: Drive Block. OG: If covered, Drive Block — Not Covered, corner support. OC: If covered, Drive Block — Not Covered, Backside. BG: Pull and lead outside hip of frontside tackle — allow no one to cross your face. BT: Pull and go outside the offensive guard — allow no trash to enter. FB: If O.G. covered, block corner support — not covered, block I.L.B. QB: Reverse pivot — pitch — run opposite. TB: Catch the Ball — Pull Ball Away — read block of tight end. Perimeter Passing Play 1. Hitches 2. Slants 3. Fades 4. Backs out

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To have an effective offense, you must utilize the skills of all of your players. In doing so, you have to use the football

field to your advantage and make the defense have to defend the entire width of the field.

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