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August/September 2011

August/September 2011


The Sprint-Out Passing Game: The Major Pass Routes – Reading the cornerback is critical to the success of the sprint-out passing game.

by: Dale Anderson
Head Coach, Southwest High School (KY)
© August/September 2011

There are three major routes we use with the sprint-out game. These routes can be used against any coverage and the quarterback reads are all very simple. The sprint-out game is a timing type of passing game. The quarterback will sprint-out and attack the edge of the defense and must be ready to throw the football on his forth or fifth step. This will time with the breaks of the receivers, and the pass must be in the air before the break by the receiver. As with all passes, the quarterback will read the defensive coverage and the defense’s reaction to the pass routes. The quarterback will then determine his best  available option. Since the success of the pass is based on timing, the quarterback reads must be simple and his decisions must be made quickly. 

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