Yet another new site!!!

That started as a little consulting gig and a way to share what I had learned about the no huddle has morphed into something much bigger.

I am proud to announce the creation of Full Throttle Coaching Solutions, a company that is committed to helping coaches save time in every facet of their program allowing them stop managing people and programs and spending their new found time doing what they signed up to do... COACHING THEIR PLAYERS!

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Our new site has more information about our proven no huddle system and new products that have recently become available.

Drilling the No Huddle

The link below contains four part article series was published in "Gridiron Strategies" recently and it is a nice base for practicing the no huddle and its components. Their are also additional drills that have been helpful to my teams as we have made the shift to no huddle.  Click on the links below to view the details for each drill. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

No Huddle Drills

In addition to those drills, check out the "Tip of the Day" information that has been compiled from coaches across the country.

Tip of the Day Archive


"I can also say that this stuff is extremely good. I am one of his clients and everything has been well worth the investment. It like the Franklin bands and it saved us a ton of time going through the process of making them. He also has been very quick to answer emails and phone calls."

- Coach Morris, High School Coach in Kentucky

"I would recommend it. It gave me time to call plays. We didn't have any delay penalties because I didn't get plays in on time. I don't keep track of statistics, but I'm sure we were able to run more plays. It was easy for kids to grasp."

- Coach Kool, Middle School Coach in Michigan

"The files themselves are worth the investment. It saved me hours or work."

- Coach Wright, High School Coach in New York

Wrist Card System

The Full Throttle System is a wristcard based system that allows coaches to send in the plays in countless ways using a simple code. Each player is given a card that has his specific assignment for the called play and direction. The cards to the right show the difference between the cards for the QB and the linemen.
It also might be of note that we use Neumann wrist bands to hold our cards. We have found them to be the most sturdy and they have the biggest window for the cards. You can also find flip cards with 3 windows, but my opinion would be that if you need 3 windows you have too many plays.

FTNH at the MS Level

This past year our middle school ran the FTNH system for the first time.  I asked each of the offensive coordinators a few questions that might help those of you interested in this system.  Here is the interview.  Please let me know if you have more questions for them.  

Coach Kool replied to the following questions:

1. Do you think the no huddle helped you become a better coach? If so how?

I don't know if it made me a better coach, but it sure was fun. I liked it because the kids could regroup more quickly, assembling at the line of scrimmage instead of moving first to a huddle and then to the line.

2. Was the no huddle hard for the kids to pick up? What was the hardest part?

Instituting the no huddle was easy. Each player had a wrist play holder that had our numbering system on it. All they needed to do was look and go. The hardest part was making sure the QB's waited long enough for the line to read their play and decide whom to block.

3. How did you install the system? What took the most time to get working?

We installed the system just as we have all the systems we've used: incrementally. We had wrist play holders almost from the first day of pads. We then taught our progression of plays: dive, zone, sweep, reverse, passing game, etc..... It took a while for the QB's to slow down. I used simple numbers to run the plays. The QB would come to the near hash mark, and I'd tell him a formation and number. He would trot onto the field and call the formation and number. The kids would look at their wrists to determine assignments/routes. We always snapped the ball on one. Occasionally we'd try to get the defense to jump by changing the count.

4. Would you recommend this system of no huddle?

I would recommend it. It gave me time to call plays. We didn't have any delay penalties because I didn't get plays in on time. I don't keep track of statistics, but I'm sure we were able to run more plays. It was easy for kids to grasp.

5. What would you change if you used that system again?

I might try to come up with a way to vary the signal count. Not quite sure how to do that without confusing the kids.

6. What do you think the kids thought of the no huddle? What did they like?

The kids liked it. It was simple and easy to install. It is important that you have a reliable QB who understands the game and has some leadership ability. He doesn't have to be the greatest athlete, but he needs to be football smart.