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The Ice Play

This is a guest article written for FootballXOs.com by Adam Hovorka. Coach Hovorka introduces his Ice Play from the Spread Offense.

Air Raid Y-Corner Concept Breakdown

In some offenses it can be called snag, but in this article we will diagram the Air Raid Staple Y-Corner. This concept is a favorite for the Air Raid faithful in the red zone, but we will show the adjustments and how it can be just as efficient anywhere on the field.

By | 2018-02-12T08:34:32+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

SPEED: Why It Is Irreplaceable, and You Better Have Some

The NFL combine 40 yard dash has always been the hot topic. Seeing the best athletes in the world run at blazing speeds has a certain wow factor. But what is speed to the game of football? Coaches will talk about sprinter speed vs. football speed, and debate the ability of both.

By | 2018-02-12T08:36:00+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: Coaching, Featured, Offense|0 Comments

Head Coach Interview Questions

I have interviewed for a few head coach positions in my career. The interview process can be a little overwhelming. Often times you are sitting in a room being interviewed by a panel of people that can range from 2 to 10 or more! All of these people asking questions have a different agenda and want to hear specific answers to make them happy.  These are typically the types of people you might have on a panel: Parent that wants to hear you talk about how you will make their child's life better. Administrator that wants to know how

By | 2018-02-06T14:09:10+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: Coaching, Featured|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Off-Season Pride Program

In a discussion on Twitter, the question came up about incentives for players to encourage attendance at off-season workouts. It is a struggle for many coaches, and especially new coaches that are taking over programs without strong tradition and football culture. This was my experience when I took over a program that was mired in mediocrity. I was only the head coach for one season due to family reasons, but the foundation was laid for the culture that is still being built.

By | 2018-02-03T09:10:39+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

Pairing the Screen and Quick Game to Increase Efficiency

This is a guest article written for FootballXOs.com by DJ Marrs. Coach Marrs introduces his PSO, Pass-Screen Options that have helped increase the efficiency of their Quick Game.

By | 2018-02-02T22:34:40+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Offense|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Increase the Potency of Your No-Huddle – Get in a Huddle

If there any coaches that know me reading this, they are probably confused by the title of this article. I have made it no secret that I think we should go as fast as humanly possible when we are running our offense. So why would I tell you to get into a huddle? Because it works, it gives you an advantage, and it can slow the defense down.

By | 2018-01-22T17:18:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Offense|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Double Post Concept

My favorite pass concept of the past five years has to be the Double Post concept. A well run post is one of the most difficult routes to cover, so my thought is why not run 2!? The Double Post concept is something that has been around the NFL and College for a long time. In the West Coast, it is run as a Dino Double Post and a wrinkle on it was made famous by Steve Spurrier and the Florida Gators.

By | 2018-01-16T22:27:28+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Offense, Pass Game Concepts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

RPO’s and Packaged Plays – Playing in the Sandbox

We have been running some form of packaged plays since 2013 when I saw a clinic talk by Mike Emendorfer from UW-Platteville. Back then it was on the cutting edge of what teams were doing, but not it has become very advanced and teams at every level are running packaged plays, and RPO’s are all over as well. Our use of RPO’s and Packaged Plays has evolved tremendously from our meager beginnings in 2013, but there are some aspects that have never changed because they work so well for teaching and understanding the concepts involved.

By | 2018-01-15T20:34:35+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Offense, Spread Offense|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Offense Playbook Series: Tempos

Tempos are an important part of your offense if you are a No Huddle team. We have been a no huddle for the last five years and will continue to be for the foreseeable future as we believe that dictating the tempo of the game gives us an advantage.

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:54+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Offense Playbook Series|Tags: |0 Comments

Example Game Plan Information

This is an example Game Plan that we provided for our players. This is one of the smaller ones that we created as we were not adding any new plays. We just wanted to focus on execution of our base game and beating a team that had beaten us handily two seasons in a row. We take this PowerPoint presentation and turn each slide into videos. We then upload it into Hudl and share it with our team!

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:55+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Categories: Featured|Tags: |3 Comments

Offense Playbook Series: Play Call Procedures

In this installment of our Offense Playbook Series, we will be looking at the play calling procedures you will use with your team. This is the part of building your playbook that determines your huddle and how you will get your information into your players.

Offense Playbook Series: Football Goals

In our second part of the Offense Playbook Series, we will look at creating our team’s football goals. These goals will vary depending on the type of offense and team that you have, but the thought process behind each one is what is important.

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:55+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Offense Playbook Series|Tags: , |2 Comments

Football 101 – Basics of Football

There were some coaches on Coach Huey that were talking about teaching our kids the most basics aspects of football. Here is the first part of a Football 101 series we started to develop. See the link to the PowerPoint below the article. The PowerPoint has some animations to be able to teach it as a presentation.

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:56+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Categories: Featured|0 Comments

Offense Playbook Series: Offensive Philosophy

I am in the process of re-designing our offensive playbook. I am going through each section and will be cleaning things up, adding new things and just generally making things better. As I go through this process, I want to discuss all of the different pieces of the playbook and different ways to think about your offense. One of the first parts of almost any playbook is the Philosophy section. Even thought these typically come at the beginning of a playbook, and should set the tone for the rest of the offense, they are often overlooked and feel tacked on.

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:56+00:00 November 8th, 2015|Categories: Featured, Offense Playbook Series|Tags: , |1 Comment

Incorporate Trick Plays into Your Offense (Part 3) – Trickier Trick Plays

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 Part 2 we looked at the more basic trick plays that many of you already run. In this article, we will look at some more advanced, crazier, trickier and riskier trick plays. If you invest some time in these plays, it can give you that one play that can change the game around.

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:56+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Categories: Featured, Offense|Tags: , |7 Comments

Incorporate Trick Plays into Your Offense (Part 2) – Basic Trick Plays

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.

Incorporate Trick Plays into Your Offense (Part 1) – Groundwork

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

By | 2017-11-27T11:01:57+00:00 October 26th, 2013|Categories: Featured, Offense|Tags: , |1 Comment

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