Many offenses in High School and College Football do not huddle. How do they do it? You have to be able to get your play calls to your players. Most teams will use either signals or a football wrist coach in order to get the play call in.
Calling Plays with a Wrist Coach
Putting a wrist band on all eleven of your offensive players lets you get in a play call by simply calling out a number or holding up a number. Using this system cuts down on the amount of missed signals.
You can now speed up your offense by calling out or showing the number of the next play call immediately after the first play ends. If your players know that they are in a race to get up and get the next call, they move faster. You can wear down your opponents this way!
Check With Me
Another benefit of the football wrist coach is the “Check With Me” system. This means that you can have your players line up in a formation, and look at how the opponent lines up. Then the coach calls out another number on the wrist coach, and the players check their wrists for the new call. That allows you to get the perfect play call in against your opponent.
Inserting Play Cards
Many templates are available for an excel spreadsheet that will print out a sheet the perfect size to fit in the window. You can also make these on your own. Use card stock or have the cards laminated.
Some teams change the cards at halftime in order to avoid a team from zeroing in on their most common play calls. This is a good idea if you are concerned about the opponent stealing your signals.
Using the wrist coach is the easiest, most efficient way to speed up your offense and minimize confusion and mistakes.