Thursday, May 20, 2010

wild cat offense

I coach at the high school level JV head coach/ offensive coordinator. Last season I had my first loosing season in my short 6 year coaching career; however, I felt like I coached harder and learned more last year then all my other winning seasons combined. Going into the season I was well aware of the lack of talent and I understood that I needed to try something different. After all I saw that lining up in an I formation and running into what seemed like a brick wall was not going to do anything but put me on suicide watch :) Early in spring training I started tinkering with the idea of putting in the Wildcat offense or at least what I consider to be the wildcat. After opening up week one with a devastating 48-14 loss I decided to make the Wildcat a primary offense. This offense did not work miracles and we did not win any championship; however, it was apparent that our offense could now move the ball, and we seemed to just compete in every game. I survived the season and our new addition to my offense will continue to always be at least a part of my playbook. Next year I have a QB coming in that has a good arm and great speed, as well as some decent running backs. Its obvious that next year looks a lot brighter. I have been thinking of ways to add more of a passing attack to my wildcat so that teams cannot just load up the box. With my QB who can run and pass we should be a lot tougher. I have plenty of run and miss direction plays. If anyone has some ideas about passing out of the Wildcat I would love to hear about them.

1 comment:

  1. Rob, I come from a big private school in Chicago where I am the O-coordinator but I have no good answers. It helps to complete some throws in the spread to loosen up the box. The quick game is always a good place to start. Routes like hitches, slants, speed outs, and fades out of the gun can be a very effective extension of the run game. I assume you have an extensive play pass package with all of the running you are doing. The other option is to work on the 4 vertical passing attack; it can be very effective vs 1 or 2 high safeties, just make sure your two best wide outs are in the slots. Finally, the Air Force Academy shovel pass has worked wonders for us, especially if a backside wing is used. That's all I got, let me know if I can do anything to help.