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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

Flexbone Triple Option 101


Quarterback Actions

1. The Quarterback will snap his eyes to #1 on the snap of the ball.

2. His first two steps will be a hop 6 inches behind his playside heel.

3. Get the first two steps down quickly and point the ball.

4. Give the ball to the B-back unless #1 can tackle the B-back.

5. On third step, there is actually no movement in the Quarterback’s feet, but rather a weight transfer from the back foot onto the front knee.

6. Get downhill gaining ground into the line of scrimmage replacing #1’s pre-snap alignment.

7. Go score unless #2 comes to tackle you, and if so, pitch the ball parallel to the Backside A-back. (This is called leverage pitching)

8. If #2 is on the line of scrimmage, “Pull, Pause, Sit, Pitch Parallel, and Separate.” (This takes practice, it’s not natural, but a QB must learn to see #2 simultaneously if he aligns close to the line of scrimmage or #1 as also stated by Ricky Dobbs)

 

Flexbone 101: QB Musts

Flexbone QB’s must do the following:

1. Come to the line of scrimmage expecting a different front from the previous snap.

2. Use the simplicity of the count system to assist you. (Question Two)

3. As the playside tackle sets, the playside tackle makes a technique call to help you with the identification of #1.

4. The playside tackle will make an “in” or “out” call to tell you if the playside linebacker is “in” (not part of the count) or “out” (part of the count–he becomes #2).

5. Understand (Numbers, Leverage and Field Position)

 

Flexbone 101: Quick Tips

Triple Option–who to Read, off whom to Pitch, who the A-back blocks, and who the Wide Receiver blocks:

#1= Read Key- This is the first man in a 4i out on the line of scrimmage.  The Playside Tackle makes a call to distinguish  the difference between a 3 technique and a 4i technique.

#2= Pitch Key- This is the next man outside of #1 and #2 can be the linebacker if the Playside Tackle makes an “out” call.

#3= Run Support- This is the man the Playside A-back is responsible for blocking.  The Playside A-back will arc through the alley unless #3 is inside the tackle box.  In this case, the Playside A-back will take a straight line to #3.

Near Deep Defender- This is the Defensive Back who is blocked by the Wide Receiver.  This is the player who must cover the wide receiver on a vertical route. The Near Deep Defender is not considered part of the count system.

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