There are many youth football coaches that will shy away from the spreadoffense. The main reason why is the snap. Coaches tend to be scared offumbled and/or mishandled snaps. When coaches hear the word “spread”they think passing offense. I hope to show you with this presentation thatyou can both run the football and pass the football successfully from thespread sets.With efficient practice reps there will be no snapping issues. What I likeabout the spread is that the quarterback can see the field and the defensemuch easier. Say the defense is showing blitz, quarterbacks tend to pull outearly from under center and fumble, because they are anxious about theblitzing defense. The shotgun not only gives the quarterback time to see thefield, but it also makes him a threat to run the ball.Another reason I favor the spread is that it helps you to get all the kidsexcited about playing the game. You can involve all of your skill kids in yourrun game and your passing game. You can also put your kids in positions orsituations where they can use their athletic abilities. Kids like to throw andcatch as well as run the football and the spread allows you to give the kidsthe opportunities to do so with success.
Spreading The Defense Out will create some key advantages:● Make the defense defend the whole field● Make them defend multi threats (5-6 threats in each play)● The wide splits create natural running lanes and easy blocking angles .● Great blocking angles out on the flanks● Isolate “stud” defensive players● Makes defenders tackle in space (extremely difficult)● Easy read of the defense, allows a real good look where you out man orflank the defense. This will allow you to call a play where you have theadvantage● Spread them out!! When you spread the defense out and use a motion itwill freeze the defense, allowing you to only have to block three-fourdefenders to gain yardageUsing motion is a great way to get the ball carrier the ball in full stride,while working the edge of the defense. Make the defenders tackle in theopen field. You can also use the motion to deceive the defense.This is a no huddle friendly offense; let the defense dictate how we willattack and beat them. If the defense wants to load the box, here comesbubble screen, sweep or play action pass. Say the defense wants to spreadout with our offense and gives us a “soft box” then we hit them with; draw,iso, sweep. trap and power all day.
The screen game is really underrated, bubble, smoke/tunnel, and pullscreens are killers. I do not have to tell coaches how hard it is to gettheir players tackling well in space. You need to work three to fourcenters snapping from day one for depth. Yes it does take time andreps but once they get comfortable with it, the spread offense will bea complete nightmare for coaches to stop.Our Philosophy is the SpreadOffense at the Youth Level is aRUN- FIRST OFFENSE, the RUNSets up the Pass.
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PASSES ARE CALLED WITH A 3 DIGIT NUMBERAND SOMETIMES WITH TAGS………..1ST NUMBER DESIGNATED PROTECTION ANDTHROW SIDE PERFERANCE.2ND NUMBER IS THE ROUTE OF #1 RECEIVERTO CALL SIDE.3RD NUMBER IS THE ROUTE OF #2 RECEIVERTO CALL SIDE#3 RECEIVER RUNS CHECK DOWN OR UNLESSA TAG IS CALLED#4 RECEIVER IF THERE IS ONE – RUNS POSTOR SKINNY UNLESS OTHERWISE TAGGED.
200 - IS QUICK PROTECTION/THROW PREFERANCE RIGHT300 - IS QUICK PROTECTION/THROW PREFERANCE LEFT400 – IS BOOT RIGHT PROTECTION OFF RUN PLAY FAKE LEFT500 - IS BOOT LEFT PROTECTION OFF RUN PLAY FAKE RIGHT600 - IS STRAIGHT DROP PROTECTION/THROW PREFERANCE RIGHT700 - IS STRAIGHT DROP PROTECTION/THROW PREFERANCE LEFT800 - IS SPRINT TURNBACK PROTECTION TO RIGHT900 - IS SPRINT TURNBACK PROTECTION TO LEFT