What is Pratley Sports?
Pratley Sports Organization (PSO LLC.) was founded by Anthony M. Pratley to to bring out the best in coaches and athletes. The mission is to provide essential tools and training to coaches and athletes alike to make them more successful at any level of competition!
We currently offer football offensive and defensive systems, game and practice planning software, individual and team camps coming soon, and our all-sports discussion forum.
The Pistol Spread Option is not just a football offense, it is a philosophy! Maximize Talent, Minimize Effort! The system is a complete package. If you are looking for a playbook, you have come to the wrong place. The PSO is much more than that! On this site you will find the playbook of course, but you will also discover what it takes to implement the plays, when and how to call the plays, what drills you will need to implement to make the system successful and so on. This site is is designed to be a one-stop resource for everything a coach will need to succeed using the system. Share ideas, innovations, best practices, drills and much more with other coaches, and learn from each other. Learn how to utilize tempo, and the No Huddle Play calling system. Utilize the latest technology to help plan your games and practices. If you are looking for the most simple, way to teach, and implement offense on the planet, then the PSO is for you! However, don't let the simplicity fool you. You will have the ability to run thousands of formations, personnel groups, and play combinations utilizing 4 simple blocking schemes, and well-defined "rules" to teach your players! Smoke and mirrors is the best way to describe the system. We will run 10 plays 1,000 ways and keep the defense guessing!
The Pistol Spread Option is an offensive system utilizing the Pistol Formation developed by Coach Chris Ault at Nevada Reno. The system combines the best of the Spread Option system and the run game of the Triple Option. The system is designed to utilize the talent of the players that you have. The base of the offense is triple option out of the Pistol Formation. The Depth of the QB is 4 yards and the depth of the HB is 7. The key to the offense is that nearly every play that we run is designed to be a triple option. Combine that concept with the best of the spread offensive 4 and 5 wide receiver passing game as well as quick screens and you have the PSO!
The PSO system was founded by Anthony "Pistol" Pratley. Coach Pratley was the Offensive Coordinator at Concordia University Ann Arbor. He was previously the Head Football Coach at Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md, served as Defensive Coordinator at Frankfort High School in Frankfort, MI and was the Head Football Coach at Mesick High School in Mesick, MI.
As a player in High School, Coach Pratley learned the Split Back Veer while he played on 2 Michigan High School Football State Championship teams as well as a State-Runner Up team. From there he went on the play college football at Concordia University Wisconsin where he learned more about the passing game. In his first Head Coaching job, Coach Pratley studied and implemented the Navy, Air Force style of Flexbone Offense from under center. He then switched to the Spread Offense back in the year 2000. It was in 2005 that Coach Ault began to run the Pistol Offense at Nevada, and the idea was born. Utilizing the Pistol formation and combining the best of the spread and triple option. It was this background which led to the formation of the PSO and the many features that it has to offer.