I wanted to give Head Coach Steven Hohenberger and Offensive Coordinator Lonnie Norton for their great start to the season. As a proud alumnus of Paris High School, I can say that the staff there not only truly care about the kids they coach, but that they practice what they preach as well. Not worried about how much they rush for or what they pass for, they call what they need to win the game.
What allows for this? Maximized reps in practice. Further, a well-defined teaching method allows a team to be multi-dimensional. The old adage in football was that a team could not be good at a lot of things. This was true with the standard practice methods of the day. However, with up-tempo practices and improved teaching methods, this is no longer the case.
Paris roots its passing game with Seam Reads, Drags, and Stick Routes as far as individual routes are concerned. Added to this is the ability to mix and match frontside and backside patterns -- giving the defense multiple problems while leaving the offensive players nothing out of the ordinary.
Also, with the incorporation of passing principles defined by ACTS, the quarterback's thought process is streamlined; the coach can also offer extra direction with the use of Navigation Tags.
Even at the lower levels, these principles can be applied and executed with a high degree of consistency. As many know, the current format of the offense was achieved in an effort to teach advanced concepts to my son's team. Though adjustments to play signalling have been made, the system is intact.