This is a 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays review, detailing what author Keith Grabowski, offensive coordinator at Baldwin Wallace, has developed as part of his offense. I will start off by saying, and this is important, you can only buy this from the iBookstore, and it can only be used on the iPad (not the iPhone). That being said, this is the e-book that all football coaches have been waiting for. It changes the dynamics of what can be done for coaching books, no matter what the sport really.
101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays Review: Content
101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays itself, I doubt, actually really covers 101+ different plays. Maybe if you consider all the formation possibilities and small adjustments to one single play, you’ll get that. I say this because I often caution against the “101 plays” or drills books.
Now, to talk about why this book is a game changer and so great. First of all, Coach Grabowski describes his system in detail. In his book, he talks about how the read different defenders in their pistol option or how they can have a different blocker assigned to different defender. So you can easily block zone read, zone bob, zone with the FB blocking the backside end, etc.
101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays Review: Slideshows
The real game changer is the dynamic slideshows to describe each play. For instance, if I’m reading about inside zone, all I do is click the image and it will go to the next slide. So I can see a play as it develops. I can see the blocking rules. Pages aren’t wasted on diagrams, which is nice. What would take the average book another 50-100 pages to show (and you’d forget stuff along the way), he shows in a portion of a slide show.
101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays Review: Video
Finally, the addition of video right on the page is huge. Instead of having to call up the coach, hoping for film, you can see the concept in real time. You can visualize what the book is saying.
I guess, if I had to suggest one thing to Coach Grabowski, it’s that I wish I could easily go back and forth in the slides. Sometimes, you lose where your at, and there are 20 slides so you have to dig. But, once you figure that out, you avoid doing it. I think that’s also a testament to how much information is in each side.
Overall, I think Coach Grabowski’s book is awesome. This 101+ Pro Style Pistol Offense Plays Review gives it a high rating! Besides the fact that it has great features, the content and system itself are great as well, and it’s easy to overlook that. That alone is worth the $19.99. The features, if you consider how much film goes for, would add another $10-$40. You can order it at the iTunes Bookstore here.