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Overwhelming the Opposition - An Inside Look at the Up-Tempo Offense

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© August, 2014

by Henry Stanford
Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Hiram College

Players that can play multiple positions increase your chances of success with the up-tempo offense.

The up-tempo offense can place a lot of stress on a defense. The defense has to worry about substitutions, formations, and locating key players while attempting to get lined up. This style of offense places stress on coaches and presents an overwhelming task. Coaches have to determine the personnel, make calls, identify formation strengths, and teach their players to have eye discipline while under stress and/or fatigue. This will focus some base concepts of the up-tempo offense and the ways it can overwhelm an opponent.

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