Category Archive: Coach Rich Hargitt

Jun 13

SLIPS, SHALLOWS, NAKEDS AND BOOTLEGS

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We really liked how the Baylor coaching staff got RGIII involved in movement passes while he was there and so we call our movement series “Baylor.” There are a variety of ways to get the ball to athletes in this series of plays. All of these concepts have their own hand signals in the no-Huddle structure that …

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May 22

The 4 Verticals Pass Play

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The base concept of most spread offenses is the 4 verticals pass play. This concept gives the Air Raid Offense the ability to strike down the field and attack multiple coverages. The 4 vertical play is often referred to as a deep pass pattern but, in reality, the ball should not be in the quarterback’s …

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Apr 17

Bubble Screen in the Air Raid Offense

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The Ducks Screens have evolved into a major part of the air raid Offense. These plays are almost more of a quick passing package than they are screens but because there is blocking down the field, almost exclusively by skilled players, they are still categorized as screens. The first play in the Ducks Package is …

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Mar 19

The Philosophy of the Air Raid Offense

The basic philosophy of the Air Raid Offense when it was created was to “throw the ball short to people who can score.” The offense has always prided itself on being a pass first system of offense that develops a simple run game to complement an aerial assault. Many Air Raid teams will earn a …

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Feb 28

Coaching Your QB to Get the Ball out Quickly

The Quarterback position has changed a great deal over the course of the last few years.  QBs used to be able to count on play action drop backs where the defense would be vastly confused by the run fake and the coverages would be simple and easy to attack.  Those days are by and large …

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Jul 29

Mesh Concepts

Kentucky We run a Mesh Concept in our Air Raid Offense at Nation Ford HS that we call Kentucky.  This concept is a variation off of the standard “Mumme Mesh” made popular by Hal Mumme.  We have altered the rules so that our inside most recievers are meshing in a 2×2 look and our outside …

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Jul 29

QB Statistical Chart for Passing in 7 on 7s

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Jul 29

Starting off Practice Day #1

It is essential that the offensive portion of practices Day 1 focus on fundamentals. At Nation Ford we break our practice into the following units: Fundamental period Screen Period Run Period Flex period (Share Offensive and Defensive players) Routes on Air 7 on 7 Tempo (Team No-Huddle Time) Special teams This breakdown allows us to …

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Jul 24

How Nation Ford High School Uses the Spread No-Huddle Offense to Attack Various Coverages

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We are a suburban school in South Carolina in the shadow of Charlotte, NC. We are also a high performing academic school that serves a diverse cross section of students and athletes. Our school began within the last 10 years and so we are just now establishing football traditions both on and off the field. …

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