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Pistol Formation Offense Football Coaching Guide (Includes Images)

ByCoach 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)

ByCoach 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)

ByCoach 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)

ByCoach 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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