- Get the most out of every minute of every practice this year
- Discover a cutting edge offensive scheme that blends the Wing-T with the Pistol formation
- Install and drill five essential phases for successfully blocking for the Wing-T
- Teach and drill the proper quarterback mechanics and footwork for the drop back and sprint out passing games
with Rick Stewart,
former Porterville (CA) High School Head Football Coach, Coach Stewart has used this offensive system to turn around three different schools that had poor records including 0-20, 1-19 and a team that won eight games in the 5 years prior to his arrival. Coach Stewart led each team to the playoffs with in his first two seasons at the helm.
Coach Stewart shows you how to install the Pistol Wing-T system starting in the spring and continuing through summer, fall, and into your season. You will quickly see why, despite having many 2-way starters, his teams finish strong each game without ever running sprints during practice.
This DVD shows annual, monthly, and daily practice plans that are discussed thoroughly so that anyone wishing to install and run the Pistol Wing-T can do so in a relatively easy manner.
Background & Philosophy
Coach Stewart evolved the Pistol Wing-T offense after coaching at four different schools. He has coached at the small, agricultural school with 600 students and no weight room, to the large, rural school of 2,000 students, to his current position at a large, inner city school of 2,000.
Stewart took all four of these schools to the playoffs with this offense and without ever coaching a scholarship player! His proven system works at all levels.
Stewart briefly shares the vision, philosophies, and goals he had to instill at all of these losing programs.
Practice Goals & Considerations
This is the "checklist" of goals and expectations of every practice in regards to turnovers, maximum reps, and conditioning with a purpose. Stewart's linear teaching progression is discussed and he shows how to match the technique to the drill to the play call.
Stewart also shows how to correctly balance full contact with no contact drills. Stewart's practice schedules always contain "hidden" individual time that gives position coaches additional time to teach important techniques.
Off-Season & Spring
Stewart shows how to get a jump on your opponents by starting your teaching after school and in the weight room when your players come back from winter break. He then goes through his day-by-day installation sequence during 10 spring practices. Daily practice schedules are shown, in addition to the sequence of motions, formations, and plays that are installed first.
Stewart allows for 12 summer practices which balances the demands of multiple-sport athletes and allows for players and coaches to enjoy their summer break. The installation schedule is continued from the spring with the goal of the entire base offense being installed before August. Stewart also shows how to approach 7 on 7 and summer camps.
Stewart summarizes the individual and group drills that are explained in the other Pistol Wing-T videos, but here he shows when and where the drills are inserted into the practice schedules. He then goes through his twenty August practices and how he re-installs all of the plays but now adds the "wrinkles" such key breakers, blitz pickup, and use of different formations.
At all of Stewart's coaching stops, most of the players and coaches worked during the day, so he shows a unique way of doing "double practices" without having a morning practice.
The Pistol Wing-T is a fast, explosive offense that requires the ball to be snapped within 3 seconds of breaking the huddle. This puts great pressure on the defense to recognize all the different formations that Stewart uses. It is also an offense designed for the 180 pound guard and 140 pound halfback, so quickness and conditioning are very important components to compete against bigger opponents. Stewart is a master at incorporating conditioning into the entire practice and challenges his athletes both physically and mentally.