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Monday, January 20, 2020

Tempo Plays and One Word Calls In Your Offense

Tempo Plays and One Word Calls In Your Offense

Watching a Nike COY clinic video on Dana Holgerson and he said the following.


If you are fast all the time defense loves it.
If you are slow all the time defense loves it.
If you vary it, then defense not so happy......

When I was a young play caller, I had the attitude of tempo meant everything! I wanted to go fast! I wanted to run as man plays as I could, I thought it didn't really mater what I called on 1st and 2nd down, the only down where slowing it down could matter was 3rd down.  As I have progressed I can tell you that is not the same philosophy I have today! Varying tempo and knowing when to use it is important as ever.

A few years ago, I heard Neal Brown at a clinic talk about his Blur package a collection of plays that he would run to use tempo anywhere on the field. Basically, the were base plays packaged and ready to go on a moments notice.

Here is a sample of the Blur package we used in the past as HC.


Blur 1


Blur 2


Blur 3


Blur 4



One thing I wanted to do was combine Tempo with the ability to run downhill. Coach Steve Addazio said it best.



So what did we evolve to you ask?

This is a question I have answered in my new CoachTube class, named Tempo Plays and One Word Calls in Your Offense.



The ability to use one word plays to control tempo. We have about 7 or 8. We call them when most convenient for us.  If you have followed this blog, you know I am a huge fan of zone-stick. In this class I show how it became a one word play for us, where we would rotate the formation to best fit us weekly.



To find out more about our one word plays and how we use them to control the tempo in our power spread offense click here.











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Sunday, January 5, 2020

FIND A WAY by Kenny Simpson

"Passion" 

                                                            


This is my impression after reading "Find A Way" by Kenny Simpson. He cares about all facets of coaching. Not just the winning, but building relationships with the community, parents and staff. The book is great blueprint for successful program. "Find A Way" contains ten informative chapters.



Introduction

Getting the Job
I got the job... Now What
Sharing the Vision
Grow your Program
Decide, Delegate, Depart
There is no Off-Season
Building a Staff
X's and O's or Jack's or Joe's
Mistakes I made
Conclusion

The book begins by Coach Simpson giving a short family history. He was part of a military family which means moving a lot. I'm sure he learned to be flexible! Coach Simpson wrote about his strong connections. A highlight of the book was the Father-Son Retreat that was started by former Coach Ronnie Peacock.

More information can be found at his website. 
Coach Simpson has done an excellent job posting small portions of his book on his Twitter feed. 


I will highlight my favorite nugget from each chapter. 

Chapter 1: Getting the Job
Coach Simpson is very detailed about the key tips before the interview. Biggest takeaways are be prepared... not to talk about your playbook and be articulate when talking to the interview panel which often consists of people that don't have a large football IQ.

Chapter 2: I Got the Job... Now What?
Real easy... Sell Your Program! Through Social Media and special nights that involve the parents.

Chapter 3: Sharing the Vision
Creating a mission statement can help set the tone. Make sure it is broad and all-encompassing. 

Chapter 4: Grow your Program
This chapter provides some helpful tips on youth football, which can be challenging!

Chapter 5: Decide, Delegate and Depart
One of my favorite chapters! It outlines the need to find support for a successful program. The head coach can't do it all!

Chapter 6: There is no Off-season
Coach Simpson breaks down weight training into basic information. But I think it was more that basic! He breaks it down into five parts:  Mental Toughness, Injury Prevention, Discipline, Winning Attitude, and Consistent Participation. 

Chapter 7: Building a Staff
A tough assignment! Coach Simpson is able to rank the importance of individual positions. 

Most important aspects are 
Assistants that are LOYAL!
Assistants that know THEIR "why"
Assistants that know YOUR "why"


Chapter 8: X's and O's or Jack's or Joe's
Every part the game is highlighted from PAT to how to watch opponent's film. 
Make sure to highlight the 5 points on page 60! 

Chapter 9: Mistakes I made
It takes a brave man to admit his mistakes... It takes a courageous man to write them in a book! Kudos to Coach Simpson!

Chapter 10 summaries the book. A few quotes...

"Be aware that your words you carry a lot of weight, and you are being watched by lots of eyes. I've had players come back and share stories of some of the things I've said that they still remember, and I didn't even realize at the time what I was saying or doing even really mattered to them."  

So true!

This book is a great addition to any and all coaches! Find A Way to buy it soon!



Coach Simpson has started a YouTube channel with some great content.





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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

TE's = $ in the Passing Game & RPO Clinic Tape

3 Ways Using The Tight End can improve your Passing Game & RPO Clinic Tape

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3 Ways we have used the TE to enhance our offense are as follows.

1. Flood is a great concept, very rarely do I run Sprint Out, however this was our most effective Flood Pass, great explosive and great on third and 7+




2. Depending on how much of a weapon your TE is, Trips usually pulls the coverage towards it and that leaves a chance to run weak flood, if teams run what is known as "Steal" coverage.

Combining Smash with Drive, gives us a great weak flood concept...





3. Throwing Verticals has a lot to do with spacing, one of the best ways to formation a defense is using Empty with one or multiple tight ends. Depending on how teams rotate you can get a vertical shot called combined with seam read and shallow allowing for shallow dig as a response or a quick seam shot.





Here is film on all 3 concepts.


RPO Clinic 

Here is film on Study Tape for RPO's.. I have been holding on to this one for a LONG TIME. I think you will find something useful or it will reinforce something that you do!




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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Digital Scouting Reports & More

Digital Scouting Reports

If you are a member of the No Huddle Tempo Practice Page, then you saw the post earlier this summer about what do you give your players for scouting reports during the season.

I like to make my digital and share.

All you end is a Screen Recorder, HUDL and YouTube.

Using Screen-O-Matic, I record a walk-through on HUDL, going through formations and plays, then I upload to YouTube and share with my team in our group chat.

Below is a Sample.


I encourage you to look at this option for the upcoming season for your players....

Score In The Redzone

As the season approaches make sure you have a plan!



Read The Article Here --> CLICK ME
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Using The Stick Route in The RPO/Game Tested RPOS (Updated)




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Monday, July 1, 2019

10 Keys to becoming a better Offensive Coordinator

For the past 6 years, I have have served as Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator and each year I have refined my process of Coordinating the offense. Here are my tips to help you become a better Offensive Coordinator!

#1 - Essentialism

Go hear Podcast with the Author & Article from Forbes !

Limit the number of concepts you RUN!

We use 4 run plays... It could change from year to year! This year the plan is Inside Zone, Dart, Outside Zone and Pin-N-Pull. However last year we ran Buck Sweep and Counter GT.

Limit your schemes. I love the Snag passing Game. Why? It can be used for Multiple Formations. use whatever you like Y Cross, Curls, etc......

#2 - Possession and Ten

I can not detail enough how important I think this down is!  I think it is the most important down in football. In doing a game breakdown for a friend this past season. They played the team that won there region, overall they were 4-2-5 cover 3 57% of the time on base downs, HOWEVER on possession and ten 96% of the time they were 2 high cover 4! Knowing this would have made a difference in his game planning!


#3 - Explosive Plays

You have to create explosive plays to score! Teams that score average 2 explosive plays per drive. The question becomes how to do you create explosive plays! One reason why coaches love the wing-t is because it is system based.

Sweep Play/Inside Trap/Waggle..

Every offense should be this way! You need a base play, a reaction play for a change in defense, a play to deal with the blitz off of it and a touchdown call!

For us we are going to run the zone with a bubble screen, you better believe that faking the bubble and going vertical is in the playbook!



#4 Common Language

How does your offensive coaches and players communicate to each other. How many steps is a curl, how do you explain what is open, you need to really have a deep look at how you communicate all these things!

If you need help and a starting point. I recommend you go buy this book today - What is Open by Dub Maddox!   . Everyone on offense needs to speak a common language!

#5 - Goal line and Red Zone

Yes, you need a plan of attack for it! It could be a separate formation 22p, wildcat, etc.. Or it could be a set of plays! What has worked well for me has been a) determining when the Red Zone begins for us we saw that teams really didn't start to play us differently until the 13 yard line, so that is when our Red Zone thinking really kicked in. b) Study the breakdown on the front and coverages teams gave on scout film to determine what you should expect inside the Red Zone. c) For us we were more successful when we found 6 play variations off of things that we did that we used in the red zone!

There are certain plays in our base offense that work well anywhere, but we have a catalog of plays that we found that work well in the red zone and we work 2-3 a week and rotate them during the season, really changed our offense for the better in the red zone.

Score In the Red Zone

#6 - 3rd Down is really all about protection

I use to just try to get a bunch of plays from people that "worked" on 3rd down and we focused too much on 3rd down. A - the best offenses DO NOT PLAY 3rd down. That should be your #1 3rd down goal. However, study 3rd down and write down the blitzes, what you will find is most DC's have a rhyme and reason to how they blitz on 3rd down. 1st determine how you will protect your QB on 3rd down and then with the rest of the WR's not needed to protect the QB come up with the best pass play to attack the defense to get the 1st down.

#7 - DO NOT ALLOW SACKS

You see how much sacks matter even at the college level! So I learned something from my Brother Coach K . He practices Pass Protection 10 minutes Monday - Wednesday! Take your lineman OL/DL and work stunts and Pass Protection Daily. He does this more than Inside Run. We haven't done it to this level but will more. One nugget when we script plays I picked up from Bobby Bentley was to practice 2 passes for every 1 run. Work on pass protection.

#8 - Group is just as important as Indy

You don't need 30 minutes of Indy only! Find ways to steal time for group no matter the offense.

Spread Teams here are 2 samples...



Wing-T


#9 - YES you must have a script to start the game

Develop a method any method. First 10, First 15. Have a method. Here is mine with my staff

#10 Self-Scout

Always know what plays you have run the last 2 games. Don't let the defense know more than you!

Take a look back, the easiest way is to print out for calls for each individual game from HUDL and then add the last 2 games back together. Know you better than they ever could!

Those are my ten tips to becoming a better offensive coordinator! Doing a few of these or all 10 can make you a better OC this upcoming season! Good LUCK and go score! 


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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

What I learned from Brent Dearmon at the ATL Glazier Part 2

I know you guys have been waiting on it! So here it goes Part TWO!

This is what he showed us on how to make the "Power" game better.....


#1 - He likes Power Read to the Boundary with TWO Blockers in the boundary!






#2 -  He prefers AT LEAST 3 Blockers to the field when run Power Read to the field!



#3 -  Find ways to OUT FLANK the defense and run Power Read to the field.



#4  - If you see a lot of 4-2-5 2 high defense, one of his favorite RPO's is Power-Seam. The RB uses his Power Read track but is running power.













You can read more here on how I run Power-Read and RPO (Pin N Pull)
Also YouTube Video of the Power Read

You can by his book Evolution of the RPO by Clicking on the Picture
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1252092618


If Video is your thing you can Purchase his Coach Tube Class as well
https://coachtube.com/course/football/identifying-attacking-coverages-with-the-rpo/949147


If you coach HS Ball and you want RPOs that have worked and been used for the past few seasons at the HS level, look into my Coach Tube Class Below
https://coachtube.com/course/football/game-tested-rpos-explosive-plays-quick-game-attachments/3801362


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Friday, May 31, 2019

Inside Zone Variations and Updates....

I know, everyone has sent me a message waiting on Part 2 of my Glazier Clinic Notes from Brent Dearmon and they are coming soon..

This past month I haven't had a chance to update the blog, due to my new position as Head Football Coach at a new school. Busy with Spring Football and licking my chops being able to teach the game from the ground up again!

This doesn't mean, we don't have some great updates for you!

If you subscribe to my YouTube Channel you know I have dropped off some exciting videos this last month!


Inside Zone Bash

The hottest article on this site in a while was The Bash Concept posted by John Konecki!

While like him I love the Bash Concept when paired with Counter. Here is an alternative for those of you who are heavy Inside Zone.


Inside Zone Drills, Formations and Film

If you are a member of our Facebook Group No Huddle Tempo Practice you know the question how do you run Inside Zone is asked a TON!

I am a firm believer in as many double teams as possible.  But here is a presentation on how to install the Inside Zone.


Variation and Window Dressing the IZ in the Spread 

My best selling CoachTube Class is no doubt Using The Stick Route In the RPO Game and I have now followed up with Game Tested RPOS , but everyone is not 100% ready and willing to go full RPOs such as those.

Here is a simple way to add a post-snap pass off of Inside Zone that will give the defense multiple looks! I got this from Joe Osovet and The Bolt Offense



Two Must Read Articles

If you want to become a better offensive coach, I have 2 must read articles that have been recently published!

Read tags in the Shotgun Run Game by Barry Hoover
How to Minimize Football Plays & Maximize Production: #R4 & the Pareto Principle.. by Dub Maddox 

READ BOOKS THIS SUMMER

and if I can only give you 2, I would encourage my favorite author, Joshua Medcalf, Start with Chop Wood, Carry Water and Burn Your Goals

New Podcast to add to your Playlist

The Culture Classroom --> AMAZING! 

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Friday, April 19, 2019

What I learned from hearing Brent Dearmon LIVE at the Atlanta Glazier Part One

I had the pleasure of listening to Brent Dearmon at the Atlanta Football Glazier Clinics. He was worth the FULL CLINIC. I fully hope Kansas uses what he knows!

If you know me, you know I am a RPO lover. We ran a lot of RPOs at Newton High School and over the last 8 years starting with my favorite stick-draw to the most used one for me Stick-Zone.

But Brent Dearmon has taken RPO, playcalling, development and understanding to the next level.

In part one, I want to give you what I learned from him to make the Zone game better.....


#1 - That he plays with Field and Boundary Wide Receivers. He plays his best WR to the boundary and that his Field WR is his best blocker

#2 He teaches the H-back to duck walk 3 steps, with eyes on the LB, who is the run fitter, before going on to the safety.

#3 He installs IZ for the 1st 2 days because his team is in Helmets he wants to make sure he gets the base of his offense right.

#4 He spoke about how to use the Zone Read Bubble with 2 RBs 1st






#5 How to use Tight Ends...

The TE will take a jab step 1st. With  9 tech 1 step outside & vertical

12 Personnel






11 Personnel





#6 He also tells his RB to Chase the center butt on Zone runs

#7 How do you deal with *man coverage * ??





You can by his book Evolution of the RPO by Clicking on the Picture
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1252092618


If Video is your thing you can Purchase his Coach Tube Class as well
https://coachtube.com/course/football/identifying-attacking-coverages-with-the-rpo/949147


If you coach HS Ball and you want RPOs that have worked and been used for the past few seasons at the HS level, look into my Coach Tube Class Below
https://coachtube.com/course/football/game-tested-rpos-explosive-plays-quick-game-attachments/3801362


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Thursday, April 11, 2019

LIVE CLINIC: Spread/Air Raid Offense: Inside Zone w/Tags (Screens/Shots/RPO)

March and the beginning of April was full of information from us at the High Speed Spread Football Blog!

#1 - During my Spring Break, I went LIVE! Here is the video if you missed it of me talking about about

Spread/Air Raid Offense: Inside Zone w/Tags (Screens/Shots/RPO)





#2 I did a Play A Day During the Weekdays in March. Here you go, RELIVE the tweets!





#3 Yep we came back with episode 2 of our podcast!


#4 I published my latest Coach Tube Class!




https://coachtube.com/course/football/game-tested-rpos-explosive-plays-quick-game-attachments/3801362  

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Frenzied Frentic Football Podcast Episode 2: Analytics

Podcast #2 - Analytics

  

Guys we are back with Podcast #2 on Analytics.

Does your program use them? Should you use them? And if you have the information what do you do with it?

Coach Konecki has talked a lot over the last 2 years about his study of Analytics and how it has helped him prepare and re-think practice.

Coach Perry of Pearl HS, I came across last year and dove off the deep end after hearing him and thinking about the information that Coach Konecki had preached about.

Here are 2 coaches who have played for state titles (multiple) talking about analytics! Maybe I should learn more - both talked about SportSource Analytics . Come listen and learn about Analytics and dive into your off-season study! Here are some of issues and topics we talked about and dove into on the podcast.
















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