Using Multiple PAT Formations To Keep Constant Pressure On The Opponent
By Chris Summers on May 14, 2018

FirstDown PlayBook is excited to introduce you to our newest guest coach on the Coaches Community website! Chris Summers is an 18 year veteran going into his 19th year coaching high school football in Colorado. Over his career he has been to the State Playoffs 10 times with 3 semi-final appearances and a state title runner-up in 2016. And has also been a part of two league championships. He is currently entering his 3rd year at Broomfield High School serving as an Offensive Coach & Special Teams Coordinator.

Chris Summers
Broomfield High School, Broomfield, CO
Special Teams Coordinator & Offensive Coach
Email: csummers680@gmail.com
Twitter: @coach_csummers

As a staff and a program we take great pride in our Special Teams unit. We have achieved total
buy in from players due to doing some unconventional and fun things within our PAT unit. Our
mindset has been to make the other team to have carve out their practice time to make sure that
they properly align to our formations. One week we will use one formation, then the next week
we may use a different one.

Our approach is that we want to take advantage of the lack of numbers to a side, leverage, or
misalignment of the other team. If we want to throw the bubble route we adopt a “key” word
each week that will alert the PAT unit that we are going to throw the ball to one of our wings.
Then it is on our holder to make the proper read on either side that gives us the best opportunity
to score. The blocking scheme that we have adopted is mirrored on each side and is easy for the
players to learn. We don’t spend a ton of time teaching it because of the simplicity and the
knowledge that they have already learned from week to week. Below are a few of our schemes
that we use:

 

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