Zero Technique: A Basic Rocket Offense for Youth Football

By on May 2, 2015


With the 7-8 and 9-10 year old teams, we didn’t run the option at all – the wishbone still gives plenty of ways to run the ball with power and misdirection, so we did that instead.

But running the wishbone without the option feels a little like using a wrench to pound a nail – it works but it feels like there might be a better way.

As an assistant coach, my job is to help the head coach implement his vision, so none of the following is intended as criticism.

I also fully understand that running the wishbone with the younger kids gets them familiar with the formation so they are ready to run the option from it when they get older. Read more…

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