Shifting & Motion

The quick change of a formation by shifting is a valuable part of the wing-t offense.  The use of a quick starting cadence forces a new adjustment to be made in one second.  This shifting will be done on the call of set and will be executed from several pre-shift formations.  

The term "Shift To" will show the pre-shift formation as the mirror formation and affects both ends and both halfbacks who align pre-shift on the opposite alignments.

Shift To: From 100                                                                                    To 900

The term "Slide To" will show the pre-shift formation as an unbalanced formation and affects the TE and both halfbacks who align pre-shift in the opposite alignments.

Slide To: RT 100                                                                                              To 900

The term "Trade To" will show the pre-shift formation as an unbalanced formation and affects only the TE that aligns pre-shift in the opposite alignment.

Trade To: RT 900                                                                                             To 900

The term "Change To" will show the pre-shift formation as a spread formation and affects only the halfbacks who align pre-shift in the opposite alignments.

 

Change To: From Spread 100                                                                To 900

 

 

MOTIONS

 

Three Step Motion

Whenever the point of attack is away from the wing, he will go in three step motion to arrive at a landmark (the heels of the outside foot or toesof the inside foot) of his dive back position at the snap unless "No Mo" (no motion) is called.


 

 

 

 

 

 One Step Motion

On the forty and eighty series plays to the side of the wing and away from the dive back, the dive back will take one step of motion to get out in front of the QB so that he is in position to be a pitch back or a blocker at the opposite flank.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 Rip and Liz Motion
 
To assist in disguising the formations the halfbacks may use extended or "Jet" motion.  The term "Rip" tells the right halfback going in motion to the inside and the term "Liz" tells the left halfback going in motion to the inside.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 M Motion 

To disguise motion keys and formations, the halfbacks may use "M" motion usually with the 80 series.  The playside halfback goes in three step motion to the dive back landmark, plants his foot and leads through the guard-tackle gap.