Hello, I'm hoping to get some feedback from spread coaches about my choice of offensive plays(I'm a head freshmen coach)
Formation(s) Double Slot(slots at about 5-7 yards from the OT's) and Trips open.
Run: I plan to hang my hat on Inside and Outside veer motioning the slot to pitch. I also plan to run a counter and a QB draw from the same look. I'd also like to run a form of the speed option with the shovel underneath and the pitch to the outside.
Pass: I'd really like to focus on high % stuff... Bubble screen... Bulldog(slots on a speed out SE and Flanker on slants) Bridge(a rub play with the slots crossing underneath) Smash Route(inside corners and outside hitches) Stretch(4 verts) Cheat(4 hitches) Rain(flood out of trips..Inside runs a 5 yard speed out..Middle runs a 15 yard out..Outside runs a outside release fade corner) Sky(screen off tackle) Jailbreak(flanker screen)
So, what do you think?...What am I missing(that freshmen could learn) TIA
-Slant is a tough pass for a Freshman QB, will need alot of reps -15 yard out is a tough pass for a Freshman QB (arm strength issue) -4 verticals might be tough -You will have to really rep the corner route as this is also a tough pass to learn
Things I would add: -curl/flat -all curl
Other than that I think you have a good list.
Last Edit: Jul 26, 2005 16:21:06 GMT -6 by coachkd
Post by wreckingcrew98 on Jul 26, 2005 14:04:58 GMT -6
Great start coach, I agree that some of your patterns will be tough for a freshman QB. I also agree that curl/flat would be a great addition. On the freshman level you can have all kinds of automatic calls off of a pre-snap read. Take advantage of the inexperienced defense and use auto's. It will help give your QB some confidence as well as get him involved more in being able to see coverages/match-ups,etc. I would also add a bunch formation for two reasons, #1 Great High % passing routes out of it and can be great for your running game, or to single up your best athlete backside. Also, you may want to think about the jet series.
An idea that I know would work at the freshman level is involving the slots in the running game. Not necessarily motioning them into the back field, but having them be a backside option on all your run plays, similar to Utah and NW. I added this to my playbook over the winter with 14-15 year olds and I run it now with a 16 year old QB. Its a great way to beat inexperienced defenses and coaches because it is very hard to stop.
Good stuff! Keep it coming...Do you have a diagram of the flare screen? I'm def. going to use my slots in the run game...I've got some good athletic depth this year and plan to use as many of them as I can to keep opposing D's on their toes..Should be fun..Maybe I'll post up some video during the season