In Season Offense: A Process for Adding Wrinkles

Below are links to articles that I have written that provide ideas on how to progress with your offensive in season without making changes in scheme.  

Adding a wrinkle: Strategies for Movement

Motion and shifts are more than window dressing.  One of the most common uses of movement is to try to disguise some of your favorite formations by shifting or putting a player in motion into the formation that you prefer to use in order to keep the defense from getting early recognition keys. Learn three more purposes in this article.

A Process For Adding A Wrinkle

This article explains how take what has been successful in your offense and add a wrinkle to make it even more effective. Consistently high performing offenses evolve. That evolution occurs not only in the off season, but in-season in incremental steps.

Adding a Wrinkle: Attaching a Screen to Your Best Concepts

Finding a way to pick up a chunk of yardage or even a touchdown at a critical time can help propel your team towards its goals.  Adding a screen to what you already do can be a great way to get an explosive play.

A Bag of Tricks

This article explains a process for thinking about trick plays. Being able to strategically add an explosive play through the use of some kind of deceptive or trick can provide the spark plug you need to overcome your opponent.

Make a play concept multiple by utilizing personnel, formations and motions

You have a sound set of plays.  Utilizing personnel, formations, and motions can give you simple ways to ruin defensive recognition and keep your offense rolling.

NEED MORE ANSWERS? Get interactive resources for solutions that will help you this season:

I have been working with some great coaches to put together interactive coaching manuals that blend text, diagrams, animations and videos.  While I would have liked to release those earlier, there are great concepts in each manual that are worth learning now.

Dan Gonzalez shares his knowledge in Developing an Offensive System – Part 1:  The Need for Change.  I’ve shared my thoughts on his navigation tags.  It’s a cutting edge tool that can be adapted to improve any offense right now.

Bill Renner is an authority on kicking and punting.  He has created a manual on each topic.  His manual, Core Drills for Developing Football Kicking Skills is available now.  He does a great job in teaching you exactly what to do to develop a kicker.  He also released a book on protecting the QB from spread formations.  The video and teaching are outstanding.  Again, he is able to share his knowledge in a clear and concise way.  This protection has only allowed an average of 1.1 sacks per game over the last decade.  Check out Pass Protections from No TE Formations.  

Rob Zeitman has developed one of the most potent rushing attacks in NCAA Division II football.  His teams averages 317 yards per game on the ground.  He shares his base running game concepts, the inside veer and the midline from the short pistol or what he likes to call “The Show Gun” offense.  The Show Gun Offense: Inside Veer is available now.

The first book in this dynamic format is my book titled 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays.  I have released this by chapter as well as creating a version of the play action chapter for the iPhone.  My second book provides a template for setting up the structure of your offense to turn it into a system rather than a collection of plays.  It’s the first of a 4-part series.  Get The Zone Offense:  Create a Structured System for your iPad or Mac.

I am excited to share our ever growing library.  Other “coming soon” titles are just a glimpse of what we will be offering.  Check out the entire website:


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