The no huddle offense is a football scheme designed to increase the offensive tempo of the game and wear down the defense. Run properly the offense will be able to run more plays while limiting the defenses ability to substitute.
The offense goes to the LOS and calls its plays there instead of going into a huddle then running up to the line of scrimmage. Plays can be signaled in from the sidelines and called while lined up or even changed with audibles. The play can be on a silent snap count or on an audible.
The key to a successful no huddle offense is preparation by the team and the coaching staff. If done properly the offense will have more time on the clock and be able to run more plays while forcing the defense to stick to its base defense attack. If not executed well the offense can experience penalties finding themselves in a hole.
1.Have 10 to 20 pre-scripted plays that you have run in practice. Plays that cover different situations for different positions on the field. Clock conservation is achieved by including short five to ten yard out route pass plays. Be sure to include running plays to keep the defense honest.
2.Develop specific code words and hand signals the team has memorized that are specific to each play. Many teams issue wrist bands to all the players so they can stay on the same page and know which play is being called.
3.The team and coaching staff must know the plays and any sequences they are run in by memory. Coaches set aside practice time to run the plays, practice sending in the signals. For the best results keep the defense elsewhere and have the team running the plays by themselves. This way you get more practice time.
4.Practice the plays as if it were game conditions, these keeps coaches and the team on the same page at all times.
5.Implement your no huddle offense into the game. If you are looking for a fast start and to catch the defense off guard, use it on your opening possession. If you are down at any point in the game and want to change the tempo of the game, put it in wear down the defense. Make the defense play more honest, the no huddle offense will reduce their use of more complicated defensive strategies.
In conclusion the no huddle offense is an offensive strategy that can help you take control of a game. It is adaptable to any offense you use. Whether you want a fast start out of the gate, establish punishing down hill running game, the no huddle is an offense you want in your offensive weapons arsenal.
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