Offensive Installation

When planning out how you will install your offense try starting with the most important element then building out from there.


It's a good idea to not get too lost in the weeds when it comes to planning for the season, but one element I think would be beneficial for coaches to put thought into is how they plan to teach their offensive system. In an effort to reduce the learning curve we want to develop a logical progression that will allow players to build on each level of the offense. Generally speaking, I'm not talking about micro-level details, but the macro-level concepts that players must master in order to be effective in our system.


Admittedly, there is no correct way to install an offense, and if you talked to enough coaches you might come across every possible version of how to do it. Over the course of the last five years, I feel like I have arrived at a comfortable understanding of my preferred method of installing offense. To me, we need to start with the aspect of offense that impacts our success the most. Once we determine what that is we can ask the question again and move to the next most important aspect. Theoretically, I want to follow this format until we get to those aspects of the offense that are rarely used.