August 9

BUY OR NOT: Is Belly from Pistol with RPOs Worth It?

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The Belly Play is the little, secret nugget that makes the Wing-T Offense go.

And if you’ve read anything on this site, then you know about RPOs.

I know what you’re thinking.

Can the RPO and the Belly play actually come together?

It turns out that the Wing-T might be more than running the ball until the clock hits zero.

And to be truthful, I do kind of like the Wing-T.

I know, that’s crazy to hear.

Hear me out.

The If/Then system for calling plays is genius.

If you don’t use this, then you are hurting your offense.

See how the If/Then works?

I also have written more about how I use it here.

And I love to study the Wing-T’s structure all the time.

So, when I saw the course called “Belly From Pistol Including RPOs” my mind started racing.

And I took the course.

And now I am reviewing it for you.

Let’s begin.

Cons

1. Overplayed Video Intro

I feel like a broken record at this point, but that’s exactly what’s wrong with these courses.

You hear the same introduction for every single video.

And this course had 36 lessons…

It’s like they think you’ve forgotten what you are watching.

I don’t need to see that.

2. Segments Too Short

Each lesson tackles something great, but right when it feels like he’s about to launch into the details that matter, the lesson ends and I know I’m about to hear that introduction again.

And if you know a lot about the play, then it might be fine for you.

But I need more explanation.

I am not an expert in the Wing-T Offense.

I need the coach to hold my hand and get me through the foreign land of the Wing-T.

3. Not Enough Game Film

I know that this was a clinic on a tight schedule.

But it was sometimes hard to understand how what he was talking about would actually play out.

I’m more of a fan when the coach is talking over a bunch of game film, rather than slides.

And there was a little game film, just not nearly enough.

Pros

1. A Lot of Learning Material

I mean it’s 36 lessons.

It goes over a lot and there are plenty of diagrams.

There are even questions embedded in the lessons.

It’s sequential and if you know nothing about the play, then you might just be able to go out onto the practice field and run it half-way decent.

Coach is clearly an expert and teaches expertly.

2. Offers Entire Play Series

The Wing-T Offense is infamous for its series, and Coach delivers.

Instead of just learning about the Belly play, he also gives you the If/Then answers.

So, you get to also learn about tackle trap and belly sweep.

Usually, you just get one play and don’t know what to do with it.

But here, you can actually run the play with answers when the defense takes it away.

Now, you don’t have to guess at how to call the play.

3. RPOs Included

This pro is actually a con as well.

Because some of these RPOs might just be play action passes.

And this part is only at the very end.

The title makes you think the RPO will be a major part of the course.

But it just takes up the end.

Final Say

D-I? Varsity? Junior Varsity?

JV. But an upper level JV team.

This course could maybe be a good back up on varsity, but is a stud on the JV team.

You will learn about the play, and if you know nothing, it’ll be great.

But if you know the play, you might not get much.

But one thing is for sure, if you study the play, you’ll be on your way to Master the Spread, Score Points, and Have Fun.


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