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Understanding The Route Tree In Football

The route tree is very important and common in football. Almost every team has a version of the route tree. This is what coaches will use to create a passing game. Different coaches also have different names for certain routes. The route tree that we’re going to explain below is universally run by offensive coordinators. …

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Quarterback Drops: 3,5,7 Step and Quick Game

For passing attacks to be successful, the quarterback must master the 3, 5, 7 steps and quick game footwork. The quarterback must have a mixed back of fundamentals. A big part of the QB’s fundamentals is their footwork. QB’s must have quick, rhythmic feet when they are dropping back to pass. In this article, we’re …

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Running Sprint Out and Naked Play Action

The terms sprint out and naked is commonly used in Pop Warner and professional football. What do these terms mean? Sprint out and naked are two offensive concepts in football. Both concepts get the quarterback on the move and allow him to throw or run the football. Offenses often leave the defensive end unblocked, hoping …

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