- Develop an effective weak and strong side zone run scheme
- Design a drop back passing scheme that remains simple in multiple formations
with Chris Symington,
former CSU-Pueblo Assistant Coach/Offensive Line Coordinator;
helped turn around an offensive unit that ranked in the bottom 10 nationally in rushing yards in 2008 into the nation's 14th-best running attack in 2009
There is a misconception that a zone team is a "finesse" team. However, a zone offensive scheme can be physical as well. Chris Symington uses a white board and game film examples to teach simple rules for inside and outside zone plays. Learn how to develop physical players who can demonstrate the patience required to run an effective zone scheme.
Coach Symington begins with an in-depth discussion of the inside zone. He covers rules, techniques and drills before moving on to the fundamentals of zone blocking. Learn how to use the proper footwork to achieve offensive line cohesion. By taking the proper steps as a group, linemen will promote defensive "distortion," which allows the running back to easily find a seam.
Coach Symington illustrates the interplay between a covered offensive lineman or "lead" and an uncovered offensive lineman or "trail." He provides a thorough explanation of how the rules and steps of both contribute to successful zone play.
Also covered in this DVD is the outside zone. Coach Symington goes into great detail, again using rules, techniques and drills. He illustrates the split side zone and the toss play that have contributed to CSU-Pueblo's reputation as one of the nation's best producers of offensive linemen and running backs.
Whether you're experienced in zone play, just beginning or somewhere in the middle, this DVD will provide tips, ideas and drills to improve your scheme.
69 minutes. 2013.
with Daren Wilkinson,
CSU-Pueblo Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, 2014 NCAA D-II National Champions
Offensive Coordinator Darren Wilkinson has created a detailed, yet simple-to-teach passing game system as a part of his offense at Colorado State University-Pueblo. In addition to providing a walk through of a play action, quick, and drop back passing play and their protections, Coach Wilkinson demonstrates how he uses video game technology to teach skill players the various elements of his offense.
Coach Wilkinson provides a detailed explanation of three key plays in the ThunderWolf passing attack:
- Saturn — a high percentage play action passing play that's good against any coverage
- Stick — a quick passing game play that will flood the playside and give your quarterback an easy read to key
- Packer — a drop back passing play that can explode for huge yardage regardless of the coverage
Coach Wilkinson covers each play, position-by-position, including the wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks and how they're taught to run each play.
He coaches a "closed" and "open" read for the quarterback that enhances decision making and results in a higher completion rate. Wilkerson shows how his players have learned to "shave" the speed out so defenders can't undercut the route for an easy interception.
Also included is a separate explanation on pass protections for each of the plays. Wilkerson covers the intricacies of each protection against both odd and even fronts and how the protection fits the route package.
With the use of a Playstation, CoachWilkerson demonstrates how he uses video game technology to instill his formations and pass plays. He shows how he uses this technology to quiz his quarterbacks in their position meetings and how each one gets an incredible number of "mental reps" by simply playing a game.
Wilkinson is an experienced coach who is a master teacher when it comes to the offensive passing game. His explanations and creative use of technology will surely help any offensive coordinator better develop faster-thinking, smarter football players.
66 minutes. 2013.