A Coaching Arsenal – Volume 1 presents innovative ideas from great high school and college coaches on implementing different concepts from the Pistol backfield set. This iBook is loaded with content. This manual serves not just as a resource for the Pistol, but for offense in general.
The foreword was written by Chris Ault, and Scott Baumgartner, Chris Klenakis, and Jim Mastro who were part of Ault’s staff at Nevada each contribute their thoughts and reflections on being part of what started a trend in offensive football. Ault notes that the Pistol was about innovation in solving a problem. Included in the multiple volume series are diverse ideas from many styles of offense. The innovation continues, and the details that the contributing coaches share are detailed and supplemented with diagrams, power points and videos. Each volume includes nearly an hour of video from the contributing coaches (over 100 video clips including game footage, drills, and instructional videos).
Volume 1 includes:
Chris Ault – Foreword
Larry Beckish Reflections on an Idea: East
Tom Kaczkowski – How Did the Pistol Start?
Chris Klenakis – Interview on the Innovation of the Pistol Formation
Jim Mastro – Pistol is a Formation; video chalk talk on “Zone Slice”
Scott Baumgartner – Innovation of the Pistol; video chalk talk on “53 Pass”
Robbie Owens – Systematic Approach to Building an Offensive System
Dave Brown (former GA at Nevada) – The Bubble as a Pre Snap and Post Snap Answer
Anthony Pratley – The Sweeper Method of Zone Read
Justin Iske – Something to Hand Your Hat On: Inside Zone
Ty Rogers – Using the H-Back to Leverage Defenses in the Pistol
Zach Tinker – Using the Diamond Pistol in the Red Zone
Tim Kilgore – Run the Horn
Brett Dudley – Offensive Line Play in the Power
Keith Grabowski – Setting Up Effective Play Action
Volume 2 will be released shortly and includes more great high school and college offensive minds.