How do you single wing coaches game plan? In the wing-t and option schemes there are certain keys. The wing-t likes to base their game plans on the 3rd defender from Center. The option schemes like to attack the bubble. What do single wing coaches do? Metz
My high school o-line coach always said, "as the Tackles go, so goes the offense." And, we ran Pro Set. The Single Wing is no different - without the off-tackle plays the offense can't get moving. Of course, the double-team and trap-blocking at the POA is very important. Off-tackle opens up the sweeps and the play-action, as well as providing for the Buck Lateral series.
On another board I was some arguing about single wing and how parts of modern offenses have 'evolved' from it. I'm a product of the 70's and 80's and am not very familiar with the single wing. Growing up in SoCal there were no? single wing teams to watch.
But the arguement started to peak my interest, besides the banter, I was interested in the single wing because I want to be as educated and versed as I can about what I run and want to run, and it sounds like its roots are in the single wing. If you could explain it more and direct me to a website that illustrates the basics (I'm more visual) I would trully appreciate it. Any one piece of information that helps me convey the concept of a play and how it works is a bonus.
I thank those of you that advocate fundamentals and hard work instead of flash and glitz. I am a true advocate for all players that may be a little less gifted, but will make up for it with hard work and heart. I don't believe in 'screen blocking' or 'dancing in holes'. I believe a scheme should account for all people at the point of attack and that way anybody who touches the ball can be successful. that way when you get a star, he becomes that much better. And those around him know that they contributed to his and the team's success. I've heard coaches substitute bocking rules and fundamentals with 'be an athlete' too many times. Coaches that rely on their star to 'make things happen' are shortchanging the other players on the team. I want to be a coach that when/if a player asks a question or an assignment breaks down, I can explain it and show how it is supposed to be done.
The single wing seems to advocate exactly what I think. Although I do not understand it enough to run it, if the system I am embracing evolved from the single wing, then I want to know as much about the single wing as possible.
Thank you in advance for any input and/or direction.
If we can get tape, we plan like everyone else. MS coaches don't generally like to share tape around here, however so it's series football just like Wing T. We watch POA, backers and backside and DBs. If they react in an unsound way, we attack their reaction. Of course it's all much simpler in Middle School.
Baldguy, As a Middle School coach, I feel that. We are a school in the Cincinnati Public School system and our 7 opponents are also in the same district. I pretty much have to go on what I remember from last season's game with an opponent, as we don't have video to share. A lot of my play-calling comes after seeing what we are facing in the first series.
Gawntrail, The Wing-T is a direct descendent of the Single Wing. The power sweep made famous by Lombardi when in Green Bay was directly attributed by Vince himself as borrowed from the Single Wing Sweep to the loaded side. If you run a Trap or Delay handoff, thank the Single Wing gurus of the 30s.
As I said above, I have no video of my middle school team. However, if you'd like to see some present day high school footage of the Single Wing, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange it.