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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

Game Day Responsibilities: (Wide Receivers Coach)

After personally running over three dozen camps and working with over 100 schools in the last few years as an associationone of the biggest areas coaches require assistance is how to call the offense, and how to utilize your assistant coaches on game day. An intimate understanding of the complete offense is paramount, but all that work and knowledge will be for naught without a detailed understanding of how to call the offense, and how you use your assistant coaches in aiding your team in getting to the end zone. The first installment of this series covered the responsibilities of the Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach on game day. The second article in this series detailed the responsibilities of the B-Backs coach on game dayLikewise I covered the game day responsibilities of the A-Backs coach, and the Offensive Line Coach. The last article in this series will explain the game day responsibilities of the Wide Receivers Coach.


During pre-game, the wide receivers work various ball drills, and will work perimeter blocks against various perimeter structures of the defense. Further, the wide receivers work the vital route concepts of the offense with the quarterbacks.

1373223588000-USATSI-6886466-1307071501_4_3During the Play/Series

During the play, the wide receivers coach watches the play of the secondary, concentrating primarily on the playside safety and corner. Depending on the structure of the defense, one of these players will likely become #3 while the other will become the near deep defender.  The wide receivers coach relays the information to the offensive coordinator. Correspondingly the wide receivers coach observers the perimeter blocking and the reaction of both of the secondary in the run game. The wide receivers coach alerts the offensive coordinator immediately when either of these two players is making the play aggressively against the run. This is when they are susceptible to the play action pass. This role is vitally important on game day. Play action passes often lead to touchdowns.

After Each Series

The wide receivers coach relays any needed information regarding the play of #3 and the near deep defender. He speaks to his players about any assignment changes that might occur during the series. He checks with the A-Backs coach to determine the effectiveness of the perimeter blocking between the slot and receiver. Any tendencies of any of the perimeter defenders will be dissected, so that both the A-Backs and the wide receivers are on the same page, and the offense continues to be effective.

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The wide receivers coach provides information to the offensive coordinator regarding the play of #3 and the NDD, how they are reacting to Triple Option, if either of the two is playing out of position, if they are trying to rotate to motion, if they are trying to disguise their looks, or if they sell it pre-snap. The wide receivers coach provides information to the offensive coordinator about the general play of the wide receivers, and participates with the rest of the offensive staff to discuss any scheme changes that are made for the second half.

Feature Photo: US Presswire Jamie Rhodes

Matt Aiken Photo: Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY

DeAndre Smelter Photo: Scott Cunningham, Getty Images

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