- In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, their first year starter is completing 72 percent of his passes with 20 TD through 8 games. Moreover, they are undefeated in league play.
- In Hilton Head, SC, the HHCA Eagles just notched their 7th straight win and are averaging 43 points per game. In just 8 games, they are averaging 290 yards a game and have thrown 30 TD passes with just 5 INTs.
- In St. Amant, Louisiana, another first-year client has been exhibiting a balanced attack. Through 7 games, they have rushed for 1221 yards and 23 TD; in the air, they are completing 69% of their passes for 1,559 yards and 14 TD (3 INT).
- In Powell, Ohio, Oletangy Liberty is following up last year’s state final four finish with an 8-0 mark; not only did they have to replace a 3-year starter at QB, but had to deal with season-injuries to the QB, RB, and LT this season.
- In my home state of Texas, two highly respected programs are in their first seasons using A.C.T.S. as a means to drive their passing game. In the 5A ranks, Cedar Park HS has won 7 straight games, and has thrown for 2,012 yards with 18 TD (5 INT) while completing 65% of pass attempts. At the 6A level, Marcus HS is averaging 35 points per game, and completing 66.8% of their throws. At 6-1, the Marauders have already eclipsed last season’s win total, and their completion percentage is up from 56.3% in 2018.
The importance of processing information cannot be overstated, and that what this system of assembling pass patterns and guiding the QB's eyes will do. More than ever, the method of teaching we have employed for years is showing that results are easily replicated. The fact that we can not only dial up just about any pattern possible, let alone direct the passer on every down to the easiest lane of completion is the hallmark of what has been developed here. So, what are the perceived drawbacks?
Admittedly, this flexibility came with a decent amount of verbiage. Though teams running this system have no problems playing at a fast pace, some find the wristband method too cumbersome, while others are not comfortable with the usage of numbered pass patterns…
But WHAT IF I had developed something that could get a pass play called in three words/ signals, while still carrying all the information as we had before? WHAT IF the network of verbiage could communicate the exact same flexibility, with the same direction for the QB on a down-by-down basis? That’s what I have been working on the past few months, and will be offering as an alternative to clients this coming offseason. I won’t discontinue the free updates for those clients who wish to stay in the old format; I’m simply offering a broader alternative to those who liked the “X’s and O’s” but could not make wholesale changes due to terminology.