In Part 1, we looked at the philosophy of Trick Plays. This included when to call them, what they are used for, and also some of the thoughts people might have about them. In this article, we will dive into some of the more basic trick plays in football and we will go through the responsibilities of each player. All of the information offered here is simply a blueprint of certain plays. Use as much or as little of the individual responsibilities to make them work for you and your team.
This is the first part of a four part series on Trick Plays. Part 2 will discuss some of the more basic trick plays, Part 3 will get into some of the more exotic, and Part 4 will discuss some gadget formations to use to cause fits for the defense. Check back to see the other parts soon over the next couple of weeks. “Trick” Plays can sometimes have a negative connotation when discussed as a part of an offensive game plan. Opposing defensive coordinators sometimes believe that if you are running trick plays against them, they already have you beat. We view trick plays very differently in our offense.
I have decided to expand the scope of this site. I will be posting various articles about football coaching. It is something that I have wanted to do for a long time, but with the season ending, I now have the extra time to devote to creating quality articles. Here are some of the things
Wing-T Offense playbook from the Amherst College Jeffs in 1974.
Offense playbook from legendary coach Homer Smith when he was with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1989.
Wishbone Offense playbook from legendary coach Bear Bryant when he was with the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1975.