When you look at everything you are running offensively, can you easily attack weaknesses in each of the different defenses you see?
Have you found the one single offensive play that you are truly GREAT at running and can run against anything?
For the first 10 years of my coaching career, even though I studied more and knew football strategy better then most coaches, I couldn't answer those questions to my own satisfaction.
I knew there had to be a simpler way to make an offense effective, fun, and flexible, so that whoever we had athletically, we could still play with confidence and score points easily.
Finally, out of a unique combination of coaching experiences at multiple schools (Spread Offense and traditional Pro Style) the Pro Style Spread Offense concept originated.
At least something finally made sense to me!
The next two seasons were the testing ground with two completely different styles and strengths of teams.
The first season I had a good throwing Quarterback.
He could throw the ball anywhere with accuracy.
I also had a speedy slotback along with a decent running back who wasn't super fast, but had great vision.
We ran our Bubble Screen package to the Slotback and tied in our power/toss run game with it for our running back.
The results were amazing and we ended up winning the conference with our record that season with a team that was evenly matched or even undermatched against everyone else athletically.
The next year we had a huge drop in Quarterback skill but also added a speedy Running Back who was a real talented athlete. So we dropped the shotgun and went back under center.
Running the exact same package of run plays - but now expanding our play action with a wider variety of formations got us back to the same level of offensive success we had before - proving that the system worked with our strengths.
Best of all, now had a system I could trust to work AND didn't cause me stress or worry.
It was so much fun, I knew I had to share with other coaches how they could build an offense like this for their teams too.
Even if you've never had experience building one before.
(As a matter of fact, if you've built one before, you might even be at a disadvantage.)
Even if you're not good at creating plays that work reliably on game day.
And I'll prove to you that it can work for almost any team.
But first, as you know, good offenses have plays that work against every defensive look. And no matter what team you coach, you need to run these plays really well to get your offense scoring.
NFL teams have these plays. So do College teams.
And great High School and Youth teams should also.
If you look around, even at other styles of offense, you'll see that they too have plays that work against anything.
Sometimes it's a run play that the blocking assignments change automatically.
Or a pass play that finds an open window for a downfield completion in the secondary.
So I'm confident in sharing with you that...
You need to install dynamic plays that work against any kind of defense you play against.
As the founder of what I call the Pro Style Spread Offense...
I've spent the last 16 years of my life studying almost every offensive system that coaches swear by.
And let me tell you, developing this experience helped me make some sense of it all...
I've put together a core offense that I love and I know will work with any team.
The proof is in the last two years where we won games we should have won, and even won some we shouldn't have won.
And not only that, but coaches this past season have loved it and also had great success.
We had two teams in the Championship Game in their first season running it ever.
(And that's a high percentage from a small pool of teams that were early adopters!)
In the process...
I've created many different kinds of plays.
Plays to run the ball inside and outside.
Plays to spread the defense.
Plays to take a shot downfield.
Plays that work against any kind of defensive stunt or pressure.
Most plays go against almost anything - without needing to create new rules for every defense.
Watch the short video below to see what could be an important next step for your program.
There is no easy path...just hard work and coaching smarter.
Online Coaching Videos ($800 Value)
The offensive modules include every play you need to build an offensive system that wins big games at any level. Once you have installed the core plays, you can keep it simple or adapt to your team's needs. There are currently 11 modules of plays available. Every module is video based and includes white board instruction where I explain and draw up key points to executing every single play successfully. Multiple defensive fronts and coverages are shown against each play to make sure you know what to do in any situation. Full module details are included below.
Pro Style Spread Offense Installation Webinar ($200 Value)
This is a 50+ minute original video webinar that covers in detail the steps to installing and teaching the complete offensive system. Including huddle procedures, snap counts, audibles, formations and more, after watching this webinar, any coach or player will have all the groundwork to completely understanding the process and procedures of the offensive system.
Secret Facebook Group Membership ($150 Value)
With only current members added, you will have access to myself and any other coaches who love to listen to your thoughts and ideas and can give you feedback 24/7. Share your questions, problems and successes to the group and avoid being a lone wolf without accountability and guidance that every coach needs to keep them on track.
What Coaches are saying...
As a first year 12u head coach I wanted to install an offense that had a good combination of power runs with the pass game. After researching different offenses online, I found the Pro Style Spread Offense. It was easy to install and the team caught on quickly. I ran a lot of power, counter, dives and toss all season with success. The play action is awesome with FB boot and TE pop. I will be running this offense next season and plan on opening up the passing game by adding more Trips and Doubles formations along with Bubble Screen plays. We made it to the Championship game in a very competitive league in Southern California. I highly recommend this offense.
John Ramirez - 12u Redlands, IEJAAFC
“Before I found out about Pro Style Spread Offense Insiders, I had to figure out things based on trial and error. I ended up joining because I liked the concept of spreading a team across the field to gain an advantage, but still having a powerful run game. What sold me was when I saw that it could be applied to youth football and wasn’t just for high school teams. After joining, I’ve learned a lot about the system, but especially how to be a better play caller. This season, we didn’t have the best team in the league, but because of the Pro Style Spread Offense System, we were the only team to put up points on the league champs. They just had more horses.”
Aaron Gift - Tennessee Tar Heels
"What I like about Coach Hahnstadt's coaching material is the totality of everything....your terminology, the way you speak about it, it's simple. Now that I'm getting into coaching, I'm able to follow you in the way you present it and how you go over it. Using the video and picture in picture makes it very simple and I'm confident now that I can keep it simple and relate it to my players. Your version of the spread is easy to translate - and what your doing is very effective. I've been going over your plays with my son and he understands them easily at only 10 years old. Then you show game footage of it as well so you can see the speed of it and how well it works."
Mike Yarbrough - Offensive Coordinator - Youth Football Coach
“I have always seen the importance in developing myself as a coach. I would find most new strategies using internet searches, coaching videos and coaching clinics. When I saw something about the Pro Style Spread Offense online, I started discussing some strategies with Coach Hahnstadt. As we were emailing, it became apparent that what we were doing was similar and becoming an insider would be beneficial. After joining, I’ve really honed down some aspects of our current offense making things much more effective with our spacing and alignments. A lot of our quick passing game improved due to what we got from being a member.”
Jeremy Reynolds – Offensive Coordinator – Springs Valley High School, IN
Next Steps To Building A Better Offense
1. Discuss with Staff your future offensive goals. Is the current system set up to achieve team goals offensively?
2. Gather resources. Build working list of offensive systems with pro's and con's of each.
3. Survey trusted advisors (and administrators) about your list and get feedback on your staff's recommendation.
4. Make decision. Share decision with team, families, community. Give top three reasons why you believe it will be sucessful and one exciting thing it will allow!
First Steps to Building Your Offense – What you should consider first before beginning installation.
Offensive Basics Video Webinar – Benefits, formations, procedures, play calling, and more.
Passing Tree – The simple numbering system that players can understand and perform in just minutes.
Module 2: Core Run Plays
24-25 Power – My favorite play, and one we rely heavily on. Dominate defenses with angles and double teams and more blockers at the point of attack. Every detail covered specifically.
24-25 BOE – (Back On End) The same power play without a Tight End. Useful for spread formations or weakside when a defense cheats to the strength.
22-23 Iso (Read) – A Smash-mouth inside run play Isolating the Fullback with a head of steam on an inside LB.
28-29 Toss – Gets the ball outside quickly allowing speedy running backs to run to green grass.
Module 3: Auxiliary Run Plays
After your core run is installed, Auxiliary Run plays are the first step to adding complexity to your offense.
24-25 Counter – Similar blocking to Power, but toward the weakside with the RB faking Power.
Fly Sweep – Built off the same rules as Toss, but adding in a full speed motion from the wing formation.
14/15 Fly Sweep Counter – Counter blocking scheme (similar to Power) with a fake fly sweep action to freeze the defense.
Jet Sweep – Also built off Toss, but brings running back from spread formation to generate greater speed and pressure on defensive perimeter.
Module 4: Bunch Package of Plays
Bunch Toss – Out-number defensive alignments and catch teams off-guard with this play.
Bunch Fly Sweep – Outside attack to the back side away from the Bunch Trips.
Bunch 98 Pass – Deceptive play action pass that freezes defenders before attacking vertically.
Module 5: Sprint Out Plays
Sprint out passing plays simplify pass protection and give the QB momentum into the throw that makes it easier to get the ball downfield. I also call these the original RPO (Run Pass Option) because a talented QB can always tuck it and run if he doesn't like what he sees!
Quick 189 – A simple take on the Run and Shoot "Go" route from Trips formation.
716 – A deep to shallow concept that attacks three levels of defenders in a "flood" pattern.
870 – Vertical concept that attacks Cover 2.
990 – Empty vertical concept attacking Cover 3.
34/35 Sprint Draw – Our top counter to the Sprint Out pass.
Module 6: Play Action
The Play Action Pass is the biggest problem for defenses that jump all over key run reads in anticipation of a running play. It is critical to have amazing play action from the same formations that mirror your core run plays.
16 – Curl/Flat concept.
19 – Out/Fade concept.
70 – Smash concept or Corner/Hitch high-low.
75 – Deep out with Deep Corner over the top.
33 – Double Outs concept.
33&Up – Double Move off the Double Outs concept.
Iso Pop Pass – Hard Iso Play-Action fake sets up sucker pass to Tight End.
Waggle Pass – Weak Side Play Action.
Boot – Strong Side Play Action.
"Combine the I Formation Power Run with the Shotgun Spread and you get the Pro Style Spread Offense. It's the ultimate yin-yang offense. Can't stop the run because we'll screen you, can't stop the pass because we'll pound you with the run. It's both aggressive and systematic. No one can stop you because every defense has a weakness that you can attack with a series of plays."
Module 7: Quick Passing Plays
Take advantage of weaknesses in pass defense based on alignment and spacing. Plays are perfect for CWM (Check With Me) on the line and pairing up with RPO's (Run-Pass Option).
All Hitches – Quick Hitch reading leverage and depth of defenders.
Trips Quick 189 – Trips Formation and an Out/Seam Read attacking Outside Line Backers.
Quick Y-Stop – Goalline or 2 Minute situation route to backside of Trips.
Doubles Quick 22 – Double Slants Quick concept.
Doubles Quick 19 – Out/Fade concept great vs. Cover 2.
Doubles Quick 33 – Timing route of Double Speed Outs that is great for Deep Zone Corners.
Module 8: Dropback Passing Plays
Utilizing a solid Pass Protection in BOB that is Half-Man Half-Zone, your QB can work through progressions and identify based on coverages, matchups and defender techniques where to deliver the ball correctly every time.
BOB Pass Pro – Half Zone/Half Man Slide Protection. Simple. Effective.
All Go – 4 Vertical Passing Concept.
Shallow – Air Raid Concept stretching LB's with width and depth. Simple reads for QB.
Trips Y-5 – Backside of Trips Deep Out Timing Route.
Module 9: Goal Line & Red Zone Plays
Core Runs and Play Action passes are tweaked personnel and formations to make these plays much more challenging to stop without being difficult to practice.
Double Tight Wing – 24 Power – Powerful play for grinding out 2-3 yds. every time.
Power I – 24 Power – Personnel group that simplifies Power with no need for pulling.
Power I 25 Naked – Play Action for the Goal Line.
Module 10: How to Call Plays
This Module has just been released and covers the essential steps to building an effective game plan that gives your team the opportunity to win every situation.
From identifying defensive structures to building a practice plan, every step that great offensive coaches take to building their offensive game plan is covered.
If you've ever struggled with knowing what plays will work as you scout a defense each weak, this will help you find weaknesses and exploit them.
Module 11: Drills to Install and Practice Plays
Installing the run and pass plays involves carefully planning and execution. I cover practical steps to getting the most from your drills and how to progress from small seperate groups to ending in a full team practice session with the entire play practiced fully. Make sure you are not making any of the common errors most coaches make that I describe in this module.
Module 12: No Huddle/Tempo
How To Run The Bubble Screen Online Coaching Clinic ($300 value)
This online coaching clinic contains all the essential components to install a complete Bubble Screen Package that gets your best players in space, spreads the field and scores points fast. You can't miss on how to run this Pre-Snap RPO (Run-Pass Option) that makes it easy to find the right play to call.
If you're not running complimentary plays and scoring points from from big plays in your screen game – this will help you change that.
Module 2: Bubble Screen Installation and Video Analysis – Twins and Trips Installation.
Module 3: H-Bubble Screen Installation and Video Analysis – Twins and Trips to H out of the Backfield.
Module 4: Position Techniques for the Bubble Screen – OL, WR, RB and QB skills and techniques.
Module 5: Bubble Slant Installation and Video Analysis – Attack Cheating Line Backers.
Module 6: Bubble Go Installation and Video Analysis – Attack Cheating Safeties and Corners.
Module 7: Playcalling and Game Preparation – What plays to install, call, and when to call them.
Module 8: Installation and Drills – How to simplify and maximize practice time.
Full Game Sample Film ($35)
Taken in both sideline and endzone camera angles, this high school film shows every play used in an entire game of running this offense.
Watch how plays are packaged together and coaches call plays to attack the defense.
The Six Critical Steps to Building Your Offense ($15)
Take these steps to insure that personnel groups and formations are developed properly.
Identify your core offensive identity through team strengths.
Game Plan Evaluations ($150)
These narrated videos are samples of member High School teams that I have evaluated and discussed in detail their strengths and areas of improvement. See how the system can help your team in specific areas of growth.
Playbook Materials ($50)
Offensive Introduction Playbook Slides
Core Run Game Playbook
Auxilliary Run Game Playbook
Every HUDL play drawn up in .pdf
Offensive Strategy Essentials ($25)
The first video in the series of detailed basic offensive strategy. How to count defenses and identify a formation to use to gain a strength and dictate to the defense.
Full current videos of this very launch. Formations, Core Run Plays and How To Dictate to the Defense with the Passing Game.
If you're not satisfied with your membership for any reason within 60 days, you can request a full refund. Cancel at any time.
From Coach Hahnstadt
"Build your offense with concepts and strategies that are simple and proven to work."
What is the result expected after becoming a member?
As a member you will have access to a complete offensive package of plays. All the plays work well together and a simple system for installing, game planning and calling the plays is included. No results can ever be guaranteed with any offensive system because of all the variables that exist, but positive personal experiences of myself and other coaches running similar systems are plentiful. I have done the best I can to teach each play against as many possible variables as you might see. If you play a team that shows something I haven't covered, I am happy to assist you in reviewing or giving ideas on how you can create a game plan against it. Other coaches may have ideas as well and may choose to address your questions in the Facebook group, forum or comments.
How long does it take to complete the course? And do I have access to it in the future?
To watch every single video may take more then 10 hours. I do not recommend this however because each video is packed with information and consuming it this way may cause many things to be overlooked. I recommend you start with the introduction and the process for installation and then begin by selecting your core plays. You will always have access to all of the material as long as your subscription is active. If your payment is declined and your membership expires, your access will be removed. The videos are shared as streaming only and cannot be downloaded - however you can watch them with an internet connection as many times as you wish 24/7. We are not responsible for any connection issues you may have.
Will you ever add more material? Will you ever offer this membership at the same price?
I will regularly add more material related to the offense as well as football coaching strategies in general. I may also re-record videos and reorganize the structure of the material to better suit members as I get more feedback. As long as you maintain active membership, the price of your subscription will never be raised. I may raise the price of the membership for new members in the future.
I've never been a member of an online site? How difficult is it to learn the material?
If you have an internet connection, you are set up to view the content. That's all. I have even tried it on my smartphone and it works just fine to watch the videos. It's actually easier than going to class, since you have access to the material on your schedule. You will use your username and password to login and then click on the Insider Members tab for exclusive content.
Have another question?
If you would like to chat or ask any other questions about the membership, I am happy to help you discuss whether it would be a good fit or not. You can contact me any time by clicking HERE. I will be ready to respond as quickly as possible. You may also contact me on Twitter @prostylespread or send me a message in the Facebook group "Pro Style Spread Offense".
"If you are like I was, you probably don't think that any one system is the answer to all your problems as a coach."
I had tried many systems before and thought the same thing. I also believed that some systems were only great if I had the right kind of players. I knew we didn't and felt I'd end up frustrated trying a new offense next season. I feel your pain if this is you. Don't lose hope. Start simple and build your offense from the ground up. If you get those athletes, great, but if not, I'm confident you can make this system work without them. I've had top running backs go down in game one, then by game three realized that I never would have discovered some hidden talent had the injury never happened.
"Most coaches when faced with the opportunity to change and make improvements will resist because they want to stick with what they know best."
This is not the mindset of coaches who are looking to improve constantly and make their program the best one possible. You can't sit in your own comfortable ways without risking change and expect great things to happen. I've had some failures and had to change things to make them work, but the successes that have come out of trying new things I learned from other coaches have been huge. I can't imagine doing the same exact things every year without pushing the limits and seeing if there might be a better way.