Schemes and formations for installing an option attack Feb 1, 2020 23:57:20 GMT
Post by Coach Campbell on Feb 1, 2020 23:57:20 GMT
The following information is designed to give you the necessary information and mechanics for installing
the option game. There's numerous schemes and formations for installing an option attack and passing game but, for length and space I have narrowed it down to the following information. The information included in this manual gives you a system for installing an option attack. The great thing about the option game is that you can hide weaknesses which I will example in detail later in this manual. Another advantage about the option attack is what it does for the passing game.
The option game forces defenses to have to defend the entire field because of the offenses ability to get the ball out to the perimeter quickly. The option game keeps defenses from ganging up inside the box to defend the inside run. The option game limits coverage's and whole sell blitzing because, of the option responsibilities of your opponents defenders. Responsibility football usually will slow a defense down because of the assigned responsibilities for defending the inside dice, quarterback keep, and the pitch.
For coaches who have read and used my other manuals I have for the most part kept the terminology consist so you will find it easy to apply the terminology and concepts you have read in my other manuals.
As I install the option game I attempt to attack defenses with multiple formations using motion and formation shifts to force defenses to limit the way they can defend the option game. Motion, shifts and formations, are used to gain a numbers advantage always, keeping the defense out numbered by one. Meaning one more option advantage then they have defenders to defense us. As you read this manual you will find I have dedicated alot of time explaining how I give my quarterbacks the ability to change plays on the line of scrimmage and teaching them how to read outside linebackers for best option which I call "Option On Me", its like having a 12th man on the field.
As you view your offense and consider formations that fits your offensive philosophy, remember, an offense is most flexible and at its toughest position with two running backs, two wide receivers, and a tight end in the game.
Any offense should be evaluated by its output and its ability to move the football and put points on the board so, an important fact consider when establishing a game plan for your offensive plays, will they work against your opponents top three defenses.
When installing the option game you should try and establish a game plan that allows you to run all your options out of all your formations and not just limit yourself to a few options with any given formation, this eliminates tendencies. Again, remember the option game forces defenses to play assignment football, a defense might carry out that assignment correctly one, two, and three times in a row but, its thr fourth time one defender makes a mistake and its six points.
You must have patience early in the game with any option attack, your quarterback and backs must get comfortable with their reads and mesh points. Not all plays that you call will be long gainers or touchdowns so, keep in mind when running an option offense, your always one play away from making the 85 yard touchdown run.
This manual will illustrate and explain how to install the scheme along with the mechanics and blocking schemes and techniques that goes along with it.