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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

Offensive Line Basics: Base Blocks

Coaches, this is how the Paul Johnson family of coaches teach the base block, which is taught at your 2013 Flexbone Association State Championship Football Camp.


1. Zone Step

a. Over and up step–6 inches

b. Drive backside knee to the playside knee

c. Chest must be over the knee


2. 2-steps

a. 2nd step in the ground–this must occur before contact

b. Steps must be north and south


3. 2-steps to fit

a. Emphacize 1st two steps

b. Contact on the bag must be the screws of the helmet

c. Followed by the hands

d. Hands must fire from the belt line

e. Thumbs up and elbows in


4. Drive Phase

a. Press and lift

b. Run feet with short, choppy, powerful steps

c. Emphasize gaining ground

* Points of emphasis on all base blocks are hat placement, hand placement, steps, and finishing blocks.

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