10. A.C.T.S. Reading System

by Dan Gonzalez
10.  A.C.T.S. Reading System


At the core of the READ AND SHOOT attack is the reading system, known as A.C.T.S (Advantage-Concept-Third Fix-Scramble).  This reading system unlocks the potential of any imaginable pass pattern, and gives developing players the ability to execute an amount of offense on par with college and professional football.  Despite varied personnel, offensive structures, or philosophies, ACTS  creates a standard, well-defined process for the passer to attack pass defenses. 

In this course, Coach Gonzalez gives almost two and a half hours of detailed instruction, from general coaching points to specific details on not only how the pure progression system works, but how the Advantage Principles further propel the offense’s assault on the defense as well.  Each progression and advantage principle segment features whiteboard and video review.


The Coach

In eleven seasons as a college and high school football coach, Dan Gonzalez has coached or recruited the single season or career passing leader at every school he has coached. His career began when he was given the responsibility of handling passing game quality control during his senior season as a player at the University of Texas. After graduation, he served one season as an assistant at Ranger College, and then moved on to serve as the quarterback coach at Abilene Christian University for two seasons before returning as the offensive coordinator at Ranger College. Gonzalez then spent two years as the offensive coordinator at North Lamar High School in Paris, Texas. Making the switch from a wishbone offense to a multifaceted passing attack, North Lamar High School enjoyed back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in 20 years. Moreover, his quarterback, a converted safety, emerged as the 18th-ranked prospect in the nation. After two seasons, he joined the Lenoir-Rhyne University (formerly Lenoir-Rhyne College) staff in January 2002 as the quarterback and wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator. During his first season at Lenoir-Rhyne University, the team’s quarterback led the South Atlantic Conference in passing and set single-season school records for most yards, touchdowns, and completions. Three different quarterbacks in three seasons each netted top 10 passing seasons in the school’s record books, including the second- and fourth-best receiving careers in school history. He then returned for a second stint at ACU. Gonzalez graduated from The University of Texas at Austin, where he played football for four years and lettered as a wide receiver on the 1994 Southwest Conference championship team. He has two Master’s degrees from Liberty University, including an MBA. Gonzalez and his wife, Lori, reside in the Dallas suburb of Allen, Texas with their three children, and offers consulting services to high schools across the country, resulting in record-setting passing games, deep playoff runs, and state championships.

Ratings and Reviews (4)

David Robinson

Dan takes us through a detailed expedition of the ACTS system. He has multiple navigation tags to maximize offense and direct the eyes of the QB. In my mind Dan is at the forefront of passing offense on the HS level. I have thoroughly enjoyed his resources and adopted many of his principles including the ACTS system. You can take parts of the system and make it your own. Highly recommend an in-depth study of Dan’s courses and materials. He has ways to expand, challenge, and perfect a modern passing attack.

Jul 14, 20 02:22 PM

Harry Lees

Everything Dan Gonzalez has put out concerning the passing game is well thought out and gives answers to the various defensive looks you will see. If you are well-versed in the passing game or just trying to learn - this is a great tool for your offense.

Nov 6, 20 02:56 AM


My QB just transfered out, I grabbed my best athlete on the team, and taught him ACTS progression, in a week he looks like he has been playing QB is whole life.

Jan 12, 21 10:01 AM

Jason Burton

I have watched all of Dan courses and I would highly recommend watching this one first. Once you have a base understanding of his read progression the other videos will have a bigger impact and less questions.

Dec 29, 22 07:48 AM

This Course Includes

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Course Info

Rating: (4)
Caterory: Football/Passing Game
Bookings: 109
Videos: 13