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Trick plays – no magic.

We never have run a trick play during my 40-year football coaching career and never will. There are Zero Trick Plays in the SWAT No-Huddle Offense. Here’s why:

  1. I coach in Athletic Poverty. Trick plays need serious reps to master them. I don’t have the time or assistant coaches to invest reps into trick plays.
  2. I coach The Least from scratch. 100% of our reps have to be invested on Straightforward Plays – the fundamental strengths of our offense.
  3. The energy in mind-body-soul invested into trick plays needs to be invested in our strengths – our Straightforward Plays.
  4. Trick Plays send a bad message to our players and to the other team – that our strength is not enough. Trick plays broadcast that deception is needed instead of running over the the other team.
  5. Trick plays break our focus of beating the other team on S.E.T.S. – Strength-Execution-Training-Stamina

#MUCHLOVE #soulofalifter

Blessings + all good things


Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc, NCCP level 3

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