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Founder and Owner of the Flexbone Association. Since 2007 we have provided the tools necessary for teams to succeed running the Flexbone Association System. Over the last ten years over 200 teams have been instructed by the Flexbone Association. I've consulted with teams and or run camps everywhere from Belfair, WA to Key West, FL. The Flexbone Association strives daily to help coaches succeed with this time tested offense, I have been a football coach for 16 seasons, currently at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA I played at St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac, WI under legendary head coach Bob Hyland. I've been fortunate to be part of five state championship teams (1997,1998,2002,2011,2012). In 2011-2012 St. Mary's Springs led the state of Wisconsin in scoring and set consecutive school records for points scored, Psalm 27

One Little Wrinkle to Add Yards To Your Offense


One of the biggest coaching points I have emphasized at our camps this past summer is to have the fullback read the action key.

Each school I ran a camp at this year will benefit from this and each coach raved about this small coaching point. Its very easy to add an action key to any drill you have with fullbacks and quarterbacks working inside veer or zone dive.

If you have a coach to coach just the fullbacks, this should be one of the main techniques they emphasize.

The fullback must train his eyes to see the action key. Make them better football players by improving their vision while running the ball.

The fullback should be one of your top football players. Coach him well and watch it work for your program. The yards and wins are in the details.

Who is the Action Key you ask? It’s the first defensive lineman inside the quarterbacks dive read. The quarterback will read anything from a 4I out for the dive phase of triple option. The first defensive lineman inside this person is the player the fullback will read to make his cut.

Use this one technique this year and you will gain more yards and win more games.

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  1. Read the Action Key for More Yards on the Dive Phase of Inside Veer | Flexbone Association - October 8, 2013

    […] I recently wrote about having your fullback read the action key. Today I’ll expand on that idea in more detail. When coaching the Flexbone B-Back, there are two main theories of thought about how to coach the B-Back to enter and exit the line of scrimmage. The conventional theory holds that the B-Back must run the option alley after he receives the ball from the quarterback (hash-numbers-sideline). For the purposes of coaching the B-Back, the option alley can be defined as the area stretching to the goal line extending on the same path the B-Back took to the mesh point (see diagram below). Triple option theory states that to run inside veer (out of a double slot formation with no tight end) against any defense, the play should only be run if the defense has four or less defenders outside the path of the B-Back. The slotback and wide receiver can block two of them. The quarterback can account for the other two defenders in his option progression. In turn, every defender inside the read must be blocked. If you teach this technique to your B-Backs, it’s sound in theory.  […]

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