A Simple Way to Communicate
A Multiple Formation Offense

Jason McIntyre
Head Coach, Mt. Pleasant H.S.

When I took over the offense at Mt. Pleasant in 2003, I knew I wanted to create pressure on defenses by making them defend multiple looks.

However, the systems I had played and coached under in the past had always made it difficult on coaches and quarterbacks to communicate and call a large variety of formations.

At Mt. Pleasant, we created a system we feel is very effective at creating multiple looks without creating a lot of teaching time and confusion for staff or players.

While most systems involve using words to call formations such as “Twins Right Heavy”, and require players to learn their alignment on each worded formation, our system uses numbers for formations and words for personnel groupings.

We can get into nearly any formation in football using two numbers. We do have to use a few word cues for situations such as: Unbalanced, Empty, Motion, Gun versus under center. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.