Holding onto the football during intense moments means the difference between gaining yards and turning the ball over. After all, ball possession may be the most important aspect of the game. These are just a few of the many drills that prepare football players to place a high degree of importance on ball security.
An offense that averaged 30-points per game last season, the “Gold-Rush Offense” utilizes the Power in the running game and several effective run-pass options that keep defense off-balance.
At UMHB, the offensive philosophy boils down to running the ball down the other team’s throat. Here are two plays that define this rushing attack.
Utilizing a combination of WR stacked formations, a quick screen game and effective run-or-pass options based on pre-snap reads of the outside LB, kept this explosive, pass-heavy offense unpredictable.
Changing hands as a ball carrier is a necessary, yet oft-neglected or overlooked skill, at the high school level for running backs and even quarterbacks and wide receivers.
Our offensive line is focused, because our linemen know what is expected. These six maxims of offensive line play guide our unit to be the best they can.
In more than 30 years of coaching, I have seen it all when it comes to errors in passing mechanics. Often, passers can fix their errors simply by identifying the root causes of poor passes. By seeing an errant pass for what it is, and identifying mechanical issues, coaches can help quarterbacks become more accurate passers.
The following notes come from the “Father of the Modern Passing Game,” Sid Gillman. These have meant a lot to me throughout my career and I thought they were worth sharing with the members of the AFCA.
This drill teaches teamwork among the offensive linemen. They also learn to shuffle quickly to the blind side in order to ensure added protection of the quarterback.
Whether you run Shotgun Wing-T, Air Raid or Wishbone, your offense needs a brand. If you don’t have one, you’re missing an opportunity to help raise your offense to another level!
The ability to get the football to a game breaker in open space is what every offensive coordinator wants to accomplish. A running back with the ball skills and route-running ability of a wide receiver presents great challenges for defenses.
To play wide receiver well, a player must possess a combination of physical traits. Body control and agility are essential to a receiver’s success. The primary thing that a receiver must have is the ability to adjust. Anyone can run a 12-yard pass route against air and turn around. The real challenge comes when the receiver faces a defender who is one of the best athletes on the field and who is using the bump-and-run technique.