Ran across this cool little article (video after jump) about a high school football coach who had less than 1,000 students enrolled in his high school and was facing schools with 2,000 or more enrolled. In an attempt to combat the larger schools on the field, Kurt Bryan, head football coach of the Piedmont Highlanders in Piedmont California, sat down with his director of football relations, Steve Humphries came up with a solution...and a new way of playing football.
In essence, their scheme puts a center and 2 tight ends guarding the football, 2 quarterbacks in the shotgun and everyone on the field is an eligible receiver.
A description on the offense's Web site - http://a11offense.com/ - describes it as "an innovative offense blending aspects of the spread option, West Coast and run and shoot."
Yes, per the rules of the game, only five players are eligible to catch a pass during a particular play and seven players have to set up on the line of scrimmage. But in the minds of Bryan and Humphries, you can develop an infinite number of plays with an infinite number of formations.
Talk about confusing a defense.
Pretty cool looking and Bryan has produced instructional videos on how to implement it after hearing from numerous other coaches. - Brenton Metzler