Developing an Effective Run Game with Zone & Gap Schemes: Second Edition

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John Rose
115 pages

Developing an Effective Run Game with Zone and Gap Schemes (Second Edition) provides an in-depth look at the run game and how any coach might implement this system of offensive line play into their program. Both offensive coordinators and offensive line coaches will benefit from reading this book.

Topics include: how zone blocking has changed, what terminology you need to know, how to effectively communication between coaches and players, how to use wide zone blocking, what techniques are critical to master, utilizing the wide zone, mastering the tight zone, when and how to use the option, best practices for the gap scheme, how to implement play-action pass protections, how to effectively use short-yardage offense, and how to adapt this system to other offenses.

What's inside:

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Zone Blocking
Chapter 2: Terminology
Chapter 3: Communication
Chapter 4: Wide Zone Blocking Techniques
Chapter 5: Wide Zone
Chapter 6: Tight Zone
Chapter 7: The Option
Chapter 8: The Gap Scheme
Chapter 9: Other Plays and Other Schemes
Chapter 10: Play-Action Pass Protections
Chapter 11: Short-Yardage Offense
Chapter 12: Adapting the System to Other Offenses

What coaches are saying:

John Rose was my offensive line coach at Creston/Orient-Macksburg High School for 30 years. I consider John to be a football intellectual. His ability to scheme and make the finished product understandable to high school athletes is outstanding. This book details a system of line play which was largely responsible for any success we had with the Creston/OM high school program over the years.
 -Dick Bergstrom, Former Offensive Coordinator
  Osnabrück Tigers (German Football League)

John Rose has done an excellent job in his analysis of zone and gap schemes. I’ve been impressed with John’s attention to detail and his commitment as a lifelong learner. Developing an Effective Run Game With Zone & Gap Schemes will be a tremendous asset to coaches of all levels.
 -Reese Morgan, Defensive Line Coach
  University of Iowa

John Rose has always been a great student of the game, always studying and striving to learn more. His book gives an in-depth look at the run game and how any coach might implement these concepts into his program. Coordinators and line coaches alike will benefit from reading this book.
 -Steve Loney, Retired Tight Ends Coach
  Dallas Cowboys

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  • 4
    Smash mouth football

    Posted by Larry Villanueva on Feb 9th 2019

    Excellent offense based around the widezone play that is very popular in today's game, it's complimented by tight zone, power & counter, and Iso. The second edition has a few pages on Pistol and Shotgun formations otherwise its identical to the first edition. No RPO's which is a breath of fresh air.