Sunday, July 10, 2016

3 DAY INSTALL by Coach Banks

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 One     Day Two Day Three
1A 2A 3A

Day Four Day Five Day Six
1B 2B 3B

Day Seven Day Eight Day Nine
1C 2C 3C


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.



  • KEYS

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. 

As always if you have questions, find me on twitter: @tbanks1906 or join us at http://nohuddlespread.proboards.com/ and ask questions away!

Monday, March 7, 2016

The BOLT Offense

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.

  • Foundation is 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 Pre-snap alignment
  • Play Fast –Well conditioned athletes DEFEAT tired talent!
  • Put all the thought process on your QB (He touches the ball the most)
  • DO NOT let defense play down hill
  • Must have ANSWERS on game day

If you have the chance, go see him!  @CoachOsovet

Some X and Os articles

Coach Osovet on No Huddle

Coach Osovet on RPOs

Coach Osovet on Counter Trey

Friday, January 15, 2016

W Read Redux by Coach Banks

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 


W-Read (1701907) from Terrance Banks on Vimeo.

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