How many times have you heard, “The quarterback is successful because of the system he runs?” Danny gave us the framework and the foundation to run OUR system. This year, our QB threw for 3,669 yards and 50 touchdown passes! But that’s not all – he also ran for another 978 yards and 14 TDs. Danny Gonzalez is one of the country’s best offensive minds. He is always working to upgrade the offense against the defensive changes. Stop being a “3 downs and a cloud of dust” offense. Get your boys in the modern age. They will get pumped up every Friday night! When you start seeing other teams use your plays that is when you know you have something special. Thank you Danny Gonzalez!
Ron Peduzzi, Head Football Coach
Hilton Head Christian Academy, Hilton Head, SC.
2019 – SCISA 2AA REGION CHAMPIONS
SCISA 2AA STATE RUNNER UP
Dan's system does an amazing job of simplifying the process for the quarterback. The basic progression principles allow the quarterback to attack any defense or scheme. The systematic approach allows athletes to make plays instead of constantly thinking or looking for the best situation. The overall presentation of a play to a defense can look very complex, but the execution of each play is very simple. Dan has obviously invested of great deal of time into making a complete system that addresses all the situations that defenses are creating for offenses today. Dan's schemes enable coaches to comfortably call plays when facing aggressive or passive defensive schemes.
Head Football Coach
Olentangy Liberty H.S.
As an offensive staff we try to stay on top of new passing game developments every off-season. Studying Dan’s newest innovations and what they can add to or enhance in our own passing scheme has been part of our offseason routine for years. I’ve had the opportunity to study Dan’s latest system update, which relies on new concept-based verbiage, and was blown away. A lot of passing game teaching methods out there are good only with the most basic concepts, or use sophisticated concepts but are needlessly complicated. The great thing about Dan’s system is how intuitive it is. It allows for tiered learning so that principles can carry over from the most basic concepts run at lower levels or feeder programs to the most sophisticated NCAA/NFL concepts. This has always been the case, but now Dan has created a method of communicating his system in which a play can be called with 3, 4, or 5 words that communicates formation, pass pattern, QB thought process, and even navigation tags. Any coach that wants to stay on the cutting edge of the passing game owes it to himself to check it out.
- 12-2 record, 30 points per game
- 3167 passing yards 1876 Rushing
- 29 TD passes/ 4 Int
- #1 5A passer in Georgia
- #2 and #3 in receiving yards in 5A
- 5A State Offensive POY
Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
Jones County High School
Since 2016, we have gotten great results using ACTS and Dan's passing system since 2016. The genius of the system lies in the combination of a simple method of reads for the QB, versatility in route structures, and the ability to use the navigation tags. Until now, the challenge was limiting verbiage and hand signals as a no-huddle no-wristband team. The new updated verbiage removes those challenges completely, giving us the ability to keep the variation in patterns and navigation tags while maintaining simple communication. We now can communicate the protection, all WR/TE/RB routes, and QB read in just 3 signals. There is no need to choose between being multiple and playing fast. The new terms give us the best of both worlds.
Head Football Coach
I contacted Dan late last spring to see what he could do for our passing game. I had no idea that changing some verbiage and a few routes ideas would lead the Marauders to the 3rd best record in the history of Marcus High School. Simply talking to our QBs about Taking the Advantage …the Concept and then the Third Fix to Scramble was brilliant for our kids.
2018 Stats 2019 Stats
1,639yds Total Passing yds 3,869yds Total Passing Yds
164yds Per Game 298yds Per Game
12 Passing TDs 39 Passing TDs
56% Completion Rate 66% Completion Rate
Head Football Coach
Marcus High School
Working with Dan Gonzalez has helped us to improve our passing game tremendously while staying true to our offensive identity. We have become more multiple formationally and our receivers are able to play outside or in the slot effectively because of the short learning curve. Dan's terminology has allowed us to make easy adjustments based on what we see defensively and to attack in a variety of ways. The navigation tags and consistent progressions have elevated our Quarterback play at every level. Dan is constantly updating and improving the information that he provides and is readily available when a question arises. He does a tremendous job!
2019 5A State Finalist
Led State in Passing – 3694 yards
Led State in Completion Percentage (73.9%)
32 TD, 8 INT
Coeur d' Alene High School
Coeur d' Alene, Idaho
We contacted Coach Gonzalez during the spring of 2010. We brought him in for a full scale installation clinic. He installed his entire passing game. Within two years, after taking over a program that was 0-36, we had the best season in school history, going 8-2 making the state playoffs for the first time in school history.
This year we took over another program and immediately installed Dan’s entire Pass Offense. Our starting point was Dan’s New Book, “Reloaded and Recoded” as well as latest release, “Developing an Offensive System – Part 3: Teaching.” We decided to invest and once again become a client. The amount of information is extensive, but covers every facet of an offensive system. Some of the materials include, but are not limited to: film teaching clips, cutups, protections, PowerPoint route concepts, summer install, game management, QB Manual, attacking coverage’s, etc.
Although his system is very broad, the terminology is very easy to learn. There is virtually no memorization whatsoever. Wide Receivers’ are able to play in the slot or outside because the system tells everyone what to do as opposed to learning route concepts through memorization. This year, our first at the school, using Dan’s Pass Offense, we led our conference in Total Offense. We averaged over 400 yds. per game going into the last game of the season. Our QB threw for 2,500 yds. and led the conference in passing. Our tailback had 27 catches, and 1003 yds. rushing for over 1,400 multipurpose yds. Our WR had a conference leading 80 catches for over 1,100 yds. while our other WR had nearly 700 yds. finishing 2nd in the conference.
Needless to say, Dan’s system produces great results. Dan is always assessable and will answer any and all questions. For the most part, I have been working with Dan for 7 yrs. and couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend the Dan Gonzalez Passing System
Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
Oak Hills High School
Since getting to know Dan, he has had an incredible impact on the way we structure our offense and passing game. The incorporation of Dan's principles on the way the Quarterback and Coach navigate the defense has not only improved our QB play, but also gives us a systematic and consistent approach to attacking the defense in a wide variety of ways.
More important than Dan's system is the interpersonal involvement Dan has had in consulting with us on a regular basis in an effort to always move the system to a higher level. Dan has been tremendous in his efforts to not just sell a system, but help us use his principles in the most effective manner.
Head Football Coach
Saginaw Valley State University
University Center, MI
NCAA Division II Playoffs: 2013, 2011, 2009, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
GLIAC Champions: 2003, 2000, 1984, 1983, 1979
GLIAC North Division Champions: 2013, 2012, 2011
At Gooding High School, we have developed a program based upon brotherhood, hard work, fundamentals, and football IQ. We made it to the state championship this season and lost; we needed something more to push us over the top. The Dan Gonzalez Passing System is going to give us that push. From the first phone call while investigating the system, to the digging in to endless player driven content and information, this system and Dan Gonzalez deliver! Slide after slide, and clip after clip, demonstrate a next level, full field passing system, that is focused on program and player development. We are excited for the opportunity to work with this system and Dan Gonzalez into the future.
Head Football Coach
Gooding High School
" I want to commend Dan for developing a system that is not only complex in its ability to attack defenses, and their multitude of coverages, but yet it allows coaches from all levels to teach it with confidence and have their players fully understand its complexity. I have looked at a plethora of systems, and although they all have great concepts, I strongly believe that the concepts developed by Dan can be applied to all forms of offensive styles - from Oregon style to Stanford style. For coaches looking to improve, modify, or completely change their passing game, you don't need to look any further than Dan's system. But the best part of the system is Dan himself. You get to interact with the developer himself and he is ready to offer his assistance anytime you need it. And that is priceless."
Retired Football Coach
In my time as a coach, I have coached in several different offensive systems. None of these however have been as effective or efficient as that of Coach Dan Gonzalez.
This system allowed us to implement a streamlined method of progression for our quarterback. It also gave us the ability to make simple adjustments to change the quarterback's thought process based on what the defense was giving us.
With this system, we were able to be as simple or as complex as we needed on a week to week basis without placing any new learning on our players.
With Coach Gonzalez's system, we were able to break 19 single game, season and career school records in the 2014 season including total offense, single season passing, rushing, and receiving, as well as single game records for passing and receiving. As a team, we had our deepest playoff run in 26 years!
We are confident that this system can work for you too!
Coach Steven Hohenberger
Paris High School
At Fort Osage High School we just completed our first season using Dan Gonzalez’s passing system and from top to bottom the results were amazing. There are multiple advantages to using Dan’s system.
Advantages for Players:
- Compartmentalized teaching lessens the learning burden and allows slower learners to be more involved early, and also allows faster learners to become more versatile quicker
- QB’s develop confidence knowing that there is a rhythm to all their throws and knowing there is a consistent read progression for throws
- It’s fun!! Whether they’re the first or last option the kids know they could get the ball and there is always a chance for big play.
- WR’s run better routes. They learn the QB’s rhythm and they run better routes because they want to be open when the QB’s eyes get to them.
- Easier to coach QB’s. There is no more guessing if a player was open or not. The read progression and the rhythm of the throws allows a coach and QB to be on the same page.
- Any kid can thrive at QB. The structure of the system allows a coach to tailor it to his QB’s strengths and minimize his weaknesses.
- The versatility allows a coach to aggressively attack defenses while the structure prevents an overload of new learning for the players.
Dan’s system has the best of the Air Raid, Run and Shoot, West Coast, and Spread passing games in a easy to learn and easy to coach format.
Fort Osage High School
This offseason our biggest problem was to address was our passing game. Previously, it was very specialized and we struggled when injury hit, or we wanted to move kids around. We decided to have Dan help us out and it has been well worth it. This system cuts down tremendously on what each individual position has to memorize and is very flexible. The detail of the information is unmatched. His services are all encompassing, and go far beyond just Xs and Os. Every single aspect from day 1 install, to in season weekly planning, and everything in between is covered. It also includes great tools to teach your quarterbacks and receivers, with video and detailed presentations. We were able to incorporate his passing game with no change to our current running game. Whether you are looking for a full offensive system, or just want to improve your passing game, I highly recommend Dan’s services.
Tonganoxie High School
Last winter my offensive staff and I knew we had a group of players suited to throw the ball. Our run and shoot system was by no means broken, but it did limit some of the the things we wanted to be able to do. After reading Dan's book Re-coded and Reloaded, it dawned on me that this was the system to use. Installment started in the spring and continued into the summer. The language that he uses allows players to learn quickly. Our kids have commented several times that it is much easier to learn than our former system. His system was an easy transition as it has many run and shoot concepts built in. One of our main objectives was to be able to get our RBs out in to routes out of the backfield. The Gonzalez system more than allows an offense to use all 5 receivers. The best part, though is the rhythm passing and progression allows the QB to make his reads quick and decisive. After using parts of it for the first 3 weeks of the season, we have noticed that there is much flexibility in attacking defenses. This is all coming from at team that traditionally runs the football 80% of the time. Dan has been terrific! He is readily available to help explain and give advice. Although we have not changed much of our run game, his passing system has been a wonderful resource for our program.
Fort Osage High School
Two years ago my staff and I went on a search for an offensive system that would help incorporate all of our schemes into an organized pattern and read system. We were lucky enough to find Dan’s first book and implemented his stuff into our program for the 2012 season. We finished with an undefeated season and over 5000 yards of offense. We changed all language and didn’t miss a beat. It is that simple. This past off season Dan’s new book Recoded and Reloaded really brought things together. Dan’s new book is as comprehensive, thorough and simple as they get. We have been lucky enough to have 5 straight All Ohio Quarterbacks at our place over the past 10 seasons. We have had a tremendous amount of team and offensive success over the years. Some coaches feel you shouldn’t mess with successful schemes. We believe you should continue to find better ways to do the things you do well. I can say without reservation we found that in Dan’s new book. Our skilled players have a much better understanding of the offense and our Quarterback has a complete understanding of his reads and progressions. We decided to have Dan fly up to Cleveland and spend a weekend with our staff. Dan is fantastic to work with and the whole weekend was spent on the passing game. We did not have to gut our offense and start from scratch. We found, in Dan, a way to re –language everything and have the ability to add in any of the best schemes at any time. I can tell you this, we have had several years with 5000 or more yards in a 10 game season and I feel we are more explosive in the passing game than ever going into camp this season. How the system uses advantage routes as a first progression has proven invaluable. In addition, the backside route system is fantastic. I find myself hoping the advantage route and the concept are covered so we can get to the third fix!! I would recommend his book to anyone searching for a complete system. Lastly, I would recommend having Dan come see you and your staff as he is a fantastic teacher. Five months later he is sending updates and texts as he develops new things. Great stuff!!
Head football Coach
Willoughby South High School
After reading and studying both of Dan Gonzalez’s books about the modern passing game, I decided to have him come meet with my staff. Over the course of 3 days, 1 weekend, Dan went through his system in tremendous detail leaving nothing uncovered. After having Dan meet with us, and as a result of continued communication with him, we feel that we have a complete offensive system that can easily be taught and learned by our players.
Lake Catholic High School
I first purchased Dan Gonzalez’ book “RECODED AND RELOADED: AN UPDATED STRUCTURE FOR A COMPLETE PASSING GAME AT ANY LEVEL” in the spring of 2013. After reading the book, I contacted Dan to have him consult with me to implement some of the concepts of the passing game identified in the book. Dan provided me with a complete package of DVD’s which included the entire playbook, installation plans and video cutups. Dan has been available via phone or email weekly to provide assistance as needed. Our team isn’t using the entire system; however, the concepts and teaching points that we have used up to this date have been extremely helpful. The terminology used was easy to incorporate into our offensive system. Dan has provided us with a great resource to enhance our offensive game plan for the upcoming season. I would highly recommend Dan and his resources for any offensive coach.
Pueblo East High School
We contacted Coach Gonzalez during the spring of 2010. We brought him in for a full scale installation clinic. He installed his entire passing game.
During the clinic, Dan had cut-ups of each concept which were shown before the concept was discussed and installed. The great feature of hiring Coach Gonzalez is not only his implementation of the concepts during the clinic but the materials he provides and LEAVES for you and your staff
They are as follows:
Cut ups of Each Concept
Complete playbook of entire pass game on PDF file. All formations, routes, conversions etc. with QB and WR specific sections
Once the concepts and rules are learned they are universal for all formations and very easy to execute
However, the most important and perhaps the most valuable tool Coach Gonzalez provides is that he will put his entire presentation and playbook in YOUR terminology and use that terminology during his installation.When we took over this program, our school had lost 36 straight games. After 4 yrs and 2 yrs of the Dan Gonzalez passing system we are 8-2, tied for most wins in school history, and in the playoffs for first time in school history. I could not recommend a better Teacher/Coach and system to install for your program.
Head Football Coach
Walnut Hills High School
We are a Gonzalez client. I highly recommend his consulting services. If you like the stuff in the book his client resources take it a step further. He has been available to discuss problems/issues on the phone and via e-mail. He has been a tremendous help. We do not run theentire system, (there is more than you could ever use), but incorporated several concepts and a great deal of his philosophy. It changed a lot about the way we teach and think about the passing game. If you so choose, you could run his entire system (dropback, quick, screens, run game, protection) right out of the box. GREAT stuff.
Lassiter High School
If you are a young coach trying to increase your knowledge base, an older coach who is trying to implement a more complex passing attack to the offense, or just someone who wants to learn about the modern passing game then you must get this book. You can utilize the content in the book two ways: 1) you can install the exact offense at your school, or 2) take the 9 concepts discussed and implement those into your offense using your own terminology. Either way it is a win-win. I believe a coach who has read through this book and The Bunch Attack by Coverdale and Robinson will be equipped with the knowledge to install a devastating passing attack
By Dustin T Humphreys
This is a good book for people who are interested in learning about the west coast offense and the concepts behind them. This is a good source for any coordinator offensive or defensive to understand the passing game.
By Joby Turner
This book must be added to your library. The terminology is great and the author does a outstanding job of describing routes, reads, and concepts. Buy this book, read it, then read it again to fully understand it!
By John G. Maurek
By Nick Barr "Coach Nick" (Dartmouth, NS, CAN) -
This review is from: Concept Passing: Teaching the Modern Passing Game The author, Dan Gonzalez, deserves a Ph.D. in Offensive Football. When it comes to the passing game, and how to attack defenses, this book is a fantastic resource. Having said that, if you are not an experienced football player and/or coach, you may find this book to be a difficult read.
As with all football coaching books, you shouldn't expect to be able to take the book and implement all of its concepts directly into your offensive arsenal. The idea with these kind of resources it that you take a couple of ideas from the book that you can use to enhance teaching in your own program. In that respect, I highly recommend this book.
The book takes a complicated offensive scheme and does it's best to simplify it in a way that makes sense to the reader. The diagrams were extremely helpful and MOST were accurate. I will likely add this resource to the list of "repeat reads" that I use for the purposes of becoming a better coach.
Dan has done a tremendous job of detailing the passing game utilizing easy to implement concepts. I don't care if you are coaching in high school, college or the NFL, this book is a must have.
Dan Gonzalez is one of the most well rounded teachers of the passing game that I have come across. He has a unique ability to mold QB and WR units to be very efficient. This book is one of the most comprehensive looks at the passing game. Don has done a great job of putting his teaching into very sound concepts that can be taught at any level.
Head Football Coach
Austin Westlake High School
I have been coaching 28 years and have had the opportunity to coach at every level of college football, high school football and in the indoor professional game. Dan Gonzalez is without a doubt the most knowledgeable passing game coach I have had the opportunity to be associated with. He has the unique ability to teach passing mechanics and route concepts to any level of player. His system and teaching style adapts easily to the abilities and "Football I.Q." of the group he is working with. He is positive and energetic and utilizes a variety of techniques in his presentation that include Playmaker Pro, Power Point, grease board diagrams, hand outs, and film cut-ups. A clinic with Dan Gonzalez is the best investment toward success a football staff could make, he is truly the "passing game guru."
Coach John Patterson
Head Football Coach
James Island High School
“Dan Gonzalez has one of the brightest football minds of any coach I have met. His experience and knowledge of quarterback play and the passing game has been a valuable resource for our program. Any coach or player who is interested in improving their passing schemes or techniques will benefit from Dan’s expertise.”
Head Football Coach
Temple Christian School