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Triple Option Offense Football Coaching Guide

Triple Option Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

There was a time in college football when the majority of teams would run some form of the Triple Option offense.

As recently as the 1980s, a good number of teams were still running a form of the Triple Option offense, which at times is called the Wishbone formation.

As the game developed, and younger kids began to get bigger and stronger by the time they arrived on college campuses, though, more teams started getting away from an offense predicated around the Triple Option being the main mode of attack.

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Veer Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

The Veer Offense is more so an offensive philosophy than it is a specific formation out of which multiple plays are run.

In essence, the Veer is an option running play that offenses mostly at the high school — but sometimes at the collegiate — level use to keep defenses off balance.

Like other option plays, the Veer is used to create deception by giving the offense multiple choices for who the ball carrier may be on any given play.

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Football Positions Explained (Offensive, Defensive, Special Teams)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

Unlike a lot of other sports, it’s rather difficult to understand all the various football positions on a team.

While there are only 11 players on each team on the field at any one time, there are three distinct “units” for each football team:

(1) The Offense, (2) The Defense, (3) Special Teams

This means that there are 33 different football positions — or slight variations of positions — throughout a game.

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Pistol Formation Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

The Pistol formation is an offense that marries two other types of offenses together to make a new hybrid type of offense.

The Pistol is a combination between the traditional Spread Offense run out of the shotgun formation and the Pro Style offense, which has two running backs lined up in various positions in the backfield.

The Pistol formation has the look of a run-heavy offense, but it can also utilize some of the principles of the certain Spread Offenses to be more “pass happy.”

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Flexbone Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

In today’s football game, most offenses are enamored with the pass.

If you turn on the TV to watch a professional or collegiate football game, you’ll often see spread offenses, shotgun offenses, and other formations that are designed to spread the field and throw the ball more than run.

There are still some offenses, though, that are designed almost exactly opposite — and one of them is the Flexbone offense.

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What is an Illegal Shift in Football? (The Rule Explained)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

In football, as in any sport, there are some easy-to-understand rules and some not-so-easy-to-understand rules. The “illegal shift” falls into the latter category. Not many people truly understand what an illegal shift in football is, why the rule is in place, and how referees can spot the infraction. However, one thing is for certain… It’s easy to understand how […]

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T Formation Offense Football Coaching Guide

T Formation Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

The T Formation is one of the most popular offenses for youth football teams to run.

Because these youth football teams like to run the football more than they pass the football due to the lack of strength a quarterback usually has to throw the football…

The T Formation is a great way to have an offense that teaches these young players how to play the game, while keeping the defense off balance in the meantime.

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