with Dan Mortier, New Trier HS (IL) Head Football Coach.
Many philosophies and passing systems exist within the game of football. The key is to find one that you can teach and be comfortable with. In the general information section, Coach Mortier covers windows and stretch. The stretch includes the vertical and horizontal planes. Reads are broken down into easy, quick to read and consistent. Choices discussed are pre-snap, movement, blitzes, linebackers and free safeties. In a vertical game, the quarterback reads the field in layers, paying close attention to the positioning of linebackers. The triangle principle is necessary for every pass play in order to make the reads by the quarterback quick and easy. Other key elements of this attack are spacing, quarterback arm strength, accuracy and blitz control. The horizontal passing game also has layers. Most important is how you attack the field in this system. The wider you are, the more effective your horizontal passing game is. It is important for players to know their spots and what role they play in each passing route. Mortier also covers the high plane/low plane concept, defensive coverages and coaching points in this presentation.
42 minutes. 2007.