The Perfect High School Offense
© October, 2010
by Mark Jackson Offensive Coordinator, Sikeston High School (MO)
The “Perfect High School Offense” is a pretty arrogant title from an offensive coordinator at a 4A school in southeast Missouri that finished the 2008 season at 5-5. My goal is not to be arrogant, but rather to summarize my offensive beliefs after 14 years of coaching, three of those as a head coach, and this past season as offensive coordinator at Sikeston High School. I am also being reflective in what we did well, as well as what we need tweaked in running our fly spread offensive attack. I am thinking about what is the best and most feasible offensive scheme for a high school program.
If there is anything that qualifies me to talk about this topic, it is my coaching background. I have coached for 14 years and in that time I have moved around several times. In my coaching journey, I have coached in the following offensive systems: pro style, dead T, one back, wing T, veer option, spread, and double wing. During my three years as head coach, I ran the double wing offense and, while I like that offense, I left the experience thinking that at a high level of high school ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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