- Paperback: 246 pages
- Publisher: Coaches Choice (January 8, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1606793365
- ISBN-13: 978-1606793367
- Package Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Bunch Attack: Using Compressed Formations in the Passing Game (2nd Ed.) Paperback – January 8, 2016
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The bunch package presented in this material introduces a fun and imaginative way to add a new look to your multiple formation look. Coaches Coverdale and Robinson have compiled one of the most complete outlines of this principle that I have seen. Its detail and comprehensive approach will be an excellent guide for you to use in implementing these concepts into your offense. We have used the bunch offense a great deal during my coaching career and always felt that it was a viable part of our complete offensive package. Whether you use multiple sets in your offensive scheme or are just looking for something new to add as a changeup to your normal offensive scheme, you will find The Bunch Attack a valuable part of your coaching library. --Brian Billick, ESPN Analyst, Former Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
About the Author
Andrew Coverdale is the offensive coordinator at Trinity High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has been part of nine state championship teams and two state runner-up teams. In addition to his time at Trinity, he was the head football coach at Brown County High School in Nashville, Indiana and Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana. He was also an assistant coach at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, and at Northwestern High School under Dan Robinson. Coverdale previously co-authored the three volumes of Football's Quick Passing Game, and gives regular presentations throughout the Midwest on offensive football.
Dan Robinson is presently the offensive coordinator at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia, Indiana, a position he has held since 2008. During his tenure on the Huskies' staff, Hamilton has won five conference championships, two sectional titles, one regional title, and one semi-state title. In the process, the Huskies have averaged over 40 points a game.
Widely known and respected for his knowledge of a pro-style passing attack and an explosive offense, Robinson has been a coach since 1973. His extensive coaching experience includes tours on the staffs at Northwestern High School (Kokomo, IN), North Central High School (Indianapolis, IN), Taylor University (Upland, IN), and East Central High School (Indianapolis, IN).
Robinson has worked various summer camps for many years, including the Bishop-Dullaghan Passing Clinic (where he wrote the camp's receiver manual). He has also lectured at numerous clinics throughout the nation and in Sweden, and has published several articles on different aspects of offensive football. Among his numerous publications, Robinson co-authored the three volumes of Football's Quick Passing Game with Andrew Coverdale.
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In order to understand all the adjustments and "tags" added to route packages, you must have a sound understanding of coverage schemes. For each route package the author goes into detail on what modifications (routes, formations, motions) can be used to exploit almost any coverage. This includes not only basic cover 0,1,2,3,4, but also 2 man free, cover 3 sky and cloud, banjo/triangle man coverage etc. As you can see, much of this will be hard to decipher if you do not have a fundamental understanding of these coverage schemes.
Another challenge that his book presents is how to incorporate these ideas into a pre-existing system. It may seem like a true "bunch" system is nothing but 4 WR's and a lone back in the backfield. This would not fit a lot of offensive systems, let alone personnel. Fortunately, this book dispels the single back myth, and includes many alternative ways to line up, both formation wise and personnel wise. For example, you could set X and Z to the left, Y in the tight end spot on the right, and an offset "I" backfield with the fullback offset to the right (strong). This does not sound like a bunch formation, but by simply motioning Z across the Y, you now have Z as #1, Y as #2, and F as #3 all frontside. This formation and motion would be achieved by the call: Larry Strong, Z 6. As you can see, this is pretty concise and simple.
My favorite part of the book is not the routes or adjustments, but rather the author's system for formations and motion. He uses a very flexible and consistent system that gives you a lot of freedom as a play caller. I have been searching for a formation/motion system that is numerical, short, simple, and intuitive and I believe the one presented in this book is one of the best I have come across. I highly recommend this book.
I recommend this book be used by high school coaches and above.
If you want to read a five stars book on passing read;
"THE EXPLOSIVE DOUBLE SLOT OFFENSE"
By Coach Tom F. Smythe