Playing OL in an Open System

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Addison Hayes
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In Playing OL in an Open System, Addison Hayes, Offensive Line Coach at Edward Waters College (FL), defines the Open System and how it applies to various offensive schemes. Coach Hayes discusses how to communicate with your offensive line, build player buy-in, and giving them a voice in your offensive system. Additionally, Coach Hayes details the positional responsibilities in the Open System and zone blocking within the system. Finally, Coach Hayes provides a number of drills and how to build your practice schedule.

Topics covered include:

• What is the “Open System”
• Communication Between Coaches and Offensive Linemen
• Building Player Buy-In
• Playing Fast
• Zone Blocking
• Positional Responsibilities
• Planning Practices and Goal
• Blocking in the Pass Game
• Daily Drills with Video Examples