Learning to read the ebk playbook

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Learning to read the ebk playbook

  1. 1. Learning to read the EBK Playbook
  2. 2.  This is a standard Playcard. The black line represent the line of scrimmage. The X’s at the top is how where the binding rings go when the playcard is added to the playbook. The white box is where the name of the play goes. The numbers on the sides are approximate yardage markers.Introduction
  3. 3.  Playcards come in several colors: Core Goal lineTrick ShortPlaycard Color Coding
  4. 4.  Positions are represented by a blue box with the position name (letter) inside. A red box indicates the player receiving the snap.Offensive Player Positions
  5. 5.  Alignments for each play are depicted on the playcards. Offensive alignments vary drastically from play to play. Always pay attention to the starting position.Our Common Alignments: Normal Spread BunchOffensive Alignments
  6. 6.  Routes come in several colors: ◦ Black is a decoy route. ◦ Red is a secondary route. ◦ Green is a primary route. ◦ Purple is an alternative execution route.Route Color Coding
  7. 7.  Not all of a routes design can be depicted with arrows. ◦ W’s “21” route means he is coming inside, flashing his hands at the QB trying to get the defender to bite inside, and then breaking outside. ◦ X’s inside curl route indicates he is running to the LB, or inside shoulder of an OLB, and turning around to face the QB. His job is to occupy the defender. ◦ Y’s angled deep route indicates he is running at, or inside of the Safety. ◦ Z’s outside slant route indicates a delay in the timing before the cross.Common Route Indicators
  8. 8.  W, X, and C all run decoy routes. Z is the Primary target on this play. Y and H are the Secondary Targets.Basic Play Design
  9. 9.  Stars represent the order in which the QB will likely progress through the WR routes. Stars are located approximately where the WR will be receiving the ball, or at least having the ball thrown to them by the time they reach that spot. Purple Stars (not pictured) represent the progression during an alternate execution.Designed Read Progressions
  10. 10.  Here is the same play, but W comes in motion pre-snap and aligns between Y and Z. ◦ The signal for going in motion is when the Center places the ball on the ground.Motion
  11. 11.  Here, the play has two executions: ◦ First, is the original play with Black, Red, and Green routes. ◦ Second, is where players that have purple routes follow them instead of their original route.Alternative Execution
  12. 12.  Always execute the standard play unless specifically instructed to run your alternate route.Calling the Alternative Execution
  13. 13.  When two WRs cross the same area of the field, whichever route is on top of the stack goes first. Here Y goes first, and then Z crosses underneath.Crossing Routes
  14. 14.  When two WRs cross the same area of the field, whichever route is on top of the stack goes first. ◦ The Center runs in front of everyone. ◦ Z runs underneath everyone. ◦ Y runs in front of Z, but under the Center.Route Stacking
  15. 15.  An Option Route is where the WR reads the defense during the play and adjusts his route to run to the open space.Option Routes
  16. 16.  This play can be executed two ways: ◦ To the left, with Z as the primary ◦ To the right, with Y as primary Z goes in motion, and runs an option route. X is the only WR whose route changes based on the play execution.Example Play
  17. 17.  Stars represent progression order W is running a deep fly route, but getting outside of the CB first. The left QB is receiving the snap. X, W, and H are all secondary options.Example Play Continued
  18. 18.  There are goal line, short, core, and trick play card types. Playcards show the formation an alignment. There are decoy, secondary, primary, and alternative execution route. Read progression is labeled by stars. Route order is determined by the stack. There are several nuances in some route designs, like the quick out slant, the “21”, and the angled base routes. Some plays have alternate executions, or Option routes, making them flexible for many situations.Recap

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