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February 2014

February 2014


Coach to Coach: An Efficient and Effective Play Calling System

by: Bryon Hamilton
Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator, Shasta College
© February 2014

Last year at this time, I wrote an article on the use of tempo as a weapon. I stated then that tempo was being used by many successful teams and that extremely fast-paced offenses were going to be a standard of football for years to come. Today, the use of the fast-paced, no- huddle offense is becoming more the norm than the exception.

Webster’s Dictionary defines the word tempo as the “rate of motion or activity”. In today’s football terminology, the word tempo refers to how quickly a team can get a play called, a formation set and an offensive play, efficiently executed. Teams take great pride in declaring how fast they can run a series of plays and how many offensive snaps they can achieve in four quarters. The trick is doing it effectively and efficiently.

While coaching high school football in the early 2000’s, I d....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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