The philosophy behind the Power Run is simple – overwhelm the defense at the point of attack, and use aggressive blocking techniques to clear the hole for your halfback.
A fantastic complementary play. If you’re a fan of old school football – a fullback on the field, and a between the tackles running game that opens the defense up to the playaction pass, the Belly should definitely be part of your arsenal.
Overly aggressive defensive lineman? Make him pay by using the Trap! Not only does this play work great on it’s own, it also forces the defensive line to play slower and more cautiously against every other running play you use.
The Iso is one of the all-time best plays for youth football. It’s simple to learn and easy to execute: blockers – block your man, running back – head straight downfield.
The Speed Option works by leaving the playside defensive end unblocked, and allowing the quarterback to read that defender after the snap. Run it outside or pitch to the halfback – it’s almost unstoppable when run correctly.
The Power Option is similar to the Speed Option, but with different personnel. With a wingback there to block the playside defensive end, the man to read now becomes the strong safety.
This is the option run that we recommend using on the tight end side. To execute it, you’ll need to secure the edge with a zone combo block.
If you want to run a play to the outside, but you don’t want to run the risk of a failed pitch, the outside zone is a great call.