Discover a sound, simple zone scheme to consistently move the ball on the ground!
- Learn to identify & block the five most dangerous men at the point of attack, as well as aiming points & footwork for offensive linemen
- Implement a second and third back to your zone attack to add extra stress on the defense
- See how to run an effective "man" draw scheme to complement the zone scheme in the basic run game
with Jason Woodman,
Fairmont State University Head Coach;
led Fairmont State to the 2016 NCAA DII Playoffs
featuring Ryan Schleusner,
Fairmont State University Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach;
former University of Missouri Offensive Lineman
Whether you run the ball to open up the pass or pass the ball to open up the run, no offense is complete without the ability to grind out yards on the ground. It's football at its most basic, fundamental level. With Ryan Schleusner's help, this video will teach you the keys to establishing a dominant run game capable of big gains on any given play.
Using a PowerPoint and game video, Schleusner breaks down his team's inside zone, outside zone and the ever-deadly draw play to create dominant offensive football. You'll learn how to use different formations to create different looks for the defense while still keeping the zone game simple.
Offensive Line Footwork
Beginning with the inside zone run, Schleusner illustrates how footwork plays an important part in a successful zone run. The offensive line requires a two foot split to keep consistency in the run offense. Coach Schleusner details first step footwork, to how to adjust on the fly when a lineman might see stunts or scraping linebackers.
Key coaching points include:
- "Reading the knee" to create a vertical push, maintaining outside leverage
- "Running your feet"
- Hand placement
You'll see how to attack several different defensive looks. By teaching players how to recognize common defensive formations, your offensive lineman will be able to quickly and effortlessly determine the most dangerous five players that must be blocked for positive yardage.
Coach Schleusner details the zone against:
- 4-2 defenses
- 4-1 defenses
- 3-3 defenses
- 6-2 defenses
Once the defense shifts their focus to stop the inside game, it's time to hit them with the outside zone run. Schleusner demonstrates how to stretch the defense to allow your running back to make the big run on the outside.
To add small deceptive ploy to the zone and passing game, Schleusner breaks down how to implement a draw running game into the zone base run game. The emphasis of the play is for the offensive line to keep an inside-out relationship on the down defenders and to run through down blocks to create lanes inside.
If you're looking to put the zone running game into your offensive scheme, you need this video!
82 minutes. 2018.Football Videos