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Vol II 2015

Vol II 2015


Get Organized - Having an efficient and effective play calling system can help maximize your offensive potential.

by: Rich Holzer
Head Coach, Meade High School (MD)
© Vol II 2015

As the offensive coordinator, there are many ways to organize your play calls. After six years as an offensive coordinator, I have experimented with several formats to find what works for me. What I have settled on is a format that is flexible in games and helpful in game planning on the weekends.

When structuring my call sheet, the first thing I did was to create landmark calls. We broke the field down by zones, similar to what air raid teams do. But we decided to get more specific and have calls for the different yards lines within each zone. At first, we attempted to break it down further by hash mark but found that it overloaded our QBs, who typically play both ways. Our zones of the field are as follows:

  0-10 = Coming Off
  10-30 = Yellow Zone
  30-30 = Open Field
  30-20 = Orang....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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