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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

Coach Your Quarterback These Points to Reduce His Risks

The quarterback reduces the risks of executing an option play by adhering to several option rules. The option rules are part of the quarterback’s option technique: Your offensive coordinator and or quarterback coach has to cover every single one of these points with the quarterback, and be 100% certain the quarterbacks are able to reduce their risks via the following methods. 

1. Always think hard end. Be mentally prepared for defensive pressure from the pitch key or secondary blitz.

2. When in doubt, don’t. When the defensive reactions create any doubt in the decision-making process, keep the ball.

3. Don’t pitch in the grasp. When in the grasp of a defender the play is over. Protect the ball.

4. Don’t pitch blind. Look the pitch in. Make sure the pitchback is in position to catch the pitch.

5. Never pitch off number one (except on options which are designed to option number two). When the ball is pitched off number one the pitch key can attack the pitchback as he is about to catch the pitch. Pitching off number one leads to turnovers and the quarterback getting fired. 

6. Get the ball pitched to the pitchback. Use leverage pitching. Pitch the ball when the defensive reactions allow the ball to be pitched. Don’t keep the ball for a five to six yard gain when the pitchback would have gained thirty yards if the ball was pitched.

7. Don’t cutback. Run to the option alley on a keep to run away from the defense.

8. Don’t get hit. A quarterback is a quarterback, not a tailback. His running style is different, except on short yardage. The tailback can take on tacklers, the quarterback avoids tacklers.

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