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Vol V 2015
Go High, Go Low - Attacking Coverages with High-Low Route Conceptsby: Steve Heck, Wide Receivers Coach and Matthew Pirolli
Assistant Wide Receivers Coach, Kutztown University
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Offensive team “tempo” has pushed its way into the vocabularies of coaches at all levels of football. The emphasis on playing fast, wearing down the defense and running a high volume of plays has become a key aspect in today’s spread offenses. One primary characteristic of high tempo offenses is their reliance on a core set of simple, yet effective, pass game concepts.
The “high – low” concept is a staple of many spread offenses. Our version of the “high-low” features a pivot, with a deep dig over the top of it. We have also discovered that using some auxiliary route structures related to the basic pivot/dig combo has yielded two positive results. First, it has provided effective counters to the pivot-dig concept, thus keeping defenses off balance. The auxiliary route structures also creates horizontal stretch versus both ma....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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