I presented last March on the SNAG CONCEPT at the Southeastern Wing-T Clinic in Dublin, Georgia. Hosted by Dublin High School. It was a great clinic and I would like to thank the Dublin staff for the opportunity to share my knowledge. I
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"Don’t change the play, change the
presentation." Noel Mazzone
As all of us use the offseason to research changes and updates to our offenses, I have come to one conclusion, FIND multiple ways to run the
same play and not add several new plays. An example of this lies with "America’s
Install your offense and 3 days and just repeat! That has been the wave of what football coaches have been saying for the past few years. This post agrees but disagrees with them! Our install schedule on offense has a 10 plan. Which is broken down into three groups, and each group has three parts. Basically we take each install section and have an A, B and C part. People have asked me why we do it that way. To me the answer is simple. As an educator, I look at teaching my players the same way I teach my students. I would never start off teaching multi-step equations on day one without first teaching them one and two step equations, so why would I do that on the football field? Our Spring Football and Preseason Install Schedule goes as follows for Ten Days:
Day TEN is SCRIMMAGE.
Pretty straightforward right?
I know you want to know what goes in each group and how we determine what goes in A, B, C.
Here is a sample for us.
TE DRIVE SERIES
So on Day A: We are installing Base Formations no motions, no tags, simple line up fast and play the basics (one step equations).
When we come back to 1B: We add something all of our motions, our combo plays for example zone/stick & stretch/pop pass, still no tags (two step equations)
Then when we get to 1C: Everything (Verts with shallows, and Fade/Out , stick/nod, hitches w/ corner and fades, etc) (multi-step equations)
This is our modified three day install with groups. 10 day install keeping it easy and simple for our players to learn, after the ten days we meet again as a staff to determine what to keep and what to throw away.
I just attended last weekend's Glazier Clinic in Chicago and one of the speakers DEFINITELY had the spark. Joe Osovet, former Head Coach for Nassau Community College. Non stop high energy for the entire day! From my notes and his Presentations.
TOUGHNESS…..NOT finesse, gadgets, or tricks!
Limit the number of
schemes for your offensive line
Ability to run the “READ”
game out of our POWER PLAYS
Make defense defend
multiple players during same play (Triples/RPO’s)
Be MULTIPLE in our
Play Fast –Well
conditioned athletes DEFEATtired talent!
MAKE CONDITIONING A FACTOR!
Put all the thought
process on your QB (He touches the ball the most)
A couple years ago, I and Coach Maurek talked about a play from Chuck Martin; I believe 4 to be exact.
The name of the play is W-Read. The play is a Boundary Vertical Switch concept that I love to run off of play-action and in 3rd and long situations.
If you are looking for a play research this off-season this is it. You can add tags including shallow and an out route and very multiple in formations.
Go back here to read, research and watch Grand Valley State clips. Here I give you a few of ours from the pass season. Coach Martin's Favorite Concept by Coach Maurek