Beast Offensive Formation – Run Plays

I started running The Beast offensive formation back in 1994 with my Plano youth football team.  Only until recently did I learn it is called The Beast.  I call it Loud n Rowdy for Left and Right.  I also have a “T” middle formation which is called Monkey, so Loud, Rowdy, Monkey.  The kids love the… Read More

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Spin Offense – Sweep – Coaching Youth Football

My 4th grade youth football team ran a variation of the Spin Offense last year.  The Spin Offense was highlighted in American Football Monthly in 2007, and I bought the videos from AFM after reading the article.  (You can find the link to AFM in the right menu column.) The offense is explosive.  We averaged 40 points… Read More

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What’s Radar Blocking?

“What’s Radar Blocking you ask?”  It’s one of the best books on offensive line blocking that I have read and many people agree.  In 1986, the author, Leo Hand, published Attacking Football Defenses with RADAR BLOCKING.  Radar Blocking combines Rule blocking with Line Call blocking, which allows each lineman the flexibility to adjust his blocking assignments… Read More

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Learning Offensive Holes, Gaps & Position Names

One of the first things I teach my young football players is the offensive holes, gaps, position names and formations.  Once we establish our base offensive vocabulary, then it is much easier to learn running and blocking assignments.  To do this I developed a t-shirt system very similar to the using a numbered fire hose, but… Read More

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Football Principles and Play – Books

I recently bought four out of print football books: 1) Radar Blocking by Leo Hand published in 1985 2) Football Principles and Play by David M Nelson published in 1962 3) Sports Illustrated Book of Football published in 1960 4) Defensive Football by Louis R. Oshins published in 1949 The latter book by Oshins is… Read More

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Blocking Schemes, What to do?

I have been working on blocking schemes for my 5th grade team for the last 2 months.  We had a great season last year averaging close to 40 points a game running a version of the new Spin offense, but our pass blocking and interior line blocking was terrible.  After reading Reed’s site and searching… Read More

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