Category Archives: General

Illegal Contact

From the NFL Rulebook: ILLEGAL CONTACT BEYOND FIVE-YARD ZONE Beyond the five-yard zone, if the player who receives the snap remains in the pocket with the ball, a defender may use his hands or arms only to defend or protect … Continue reading

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Time Out for Soccer

Some of you know that I referee high school soccer here in Kansas. Banished from my home today for my niece’s wedding shower (thanks Ashley!) I went over to my nephew’s house and watched the US Women’s soccer team play … Continue reading

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Handy to Have Options

On consecutive plays Saturday we lost our most dynamic running back to an inadvertent helmet to helmet collision, and then our starting quarterback to a minor (we hope) calf injury. So our backup guys finished off the game and our opponent with … Continue reading

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Veer Keep Wrong Shoulder Defensive End

We were facing 4th & 1 on our opening drive. Our fullback had been pretty effective to that point, but their defensive end (#18) was giving us trouble. We decided to run Outside Veer and make that kid the dive … Continue reading

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A Little Rocket

I added Rocket this year. I’d messed around with a ‘quick pitch’ when we were a wishbone team just starting out, and had a power sweep for our entire time, and still do. But I was speaking with another youth … Continue reading

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Olathe District Schools Turf Field Usage

Sorry Youth Option Football fans for the brief local issue below. This is my only WordPress blog, and it had a better on-line petition tool than blogspot. Our school district last year installed really sweet artificial turf fields on the … Continue reading

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Progress

Basic Counting, First Option, and Second Option are on-line. Use the links at the top. What would you like to learn? Basic Counting is how we count players, First Option is about Inside Veer, Second Option is about Midline, Third … Continue reading

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Site Plans

Updating this site will take a good sweet while. This is probably for the best, because if I wasn’t doing this late at night I’d be headed to the local sports bar to spend money I don’t have, or perusing … Continue reading

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Dedication

This site is dedicated to youth football coaches everywhere. My hope is that this becomes a helpful site for youth coaches that want to teach option football. Whether you’re running veer, wishbone, flex, pistol, I, or any other formation, I want … Continue reading

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