Changing Speeds: A 3-Speed Approach to Tempo

by Jason Mohns
Changing Speeds: A 3-Speed Approach to Tempo


In this course, Coach Mohns discusses the advantages and disadvantages of an up-tempo offense, and discusses why he feels changing speeds is the most effective way to keep your opponent off-balance. Coach details his Yellow/Green/Red '3-Speed' tempo package and how and why he uses them to attack an opponent. The tempo package includes the base no-huddle tempo, a one-word "NASCAR" series, a two-word play call "Fire" series, the "Sugar huddle" sub-package, and the 4-minute offense. Learn how you can use multiple tempos to change speeds and keep your opponents on their heels!


1 Preview: Changing Speeds 4:49
Intro: Changing Speeds
2 Intro 8:45
Chapter I: Yellow Light Tempo
3 Yellow Light Tempo 3:17
Chapter II: Green Light Tempo and NASCAR
4 Green Tempo and NASCAR Package 22:35
Chapter III: Green Light Fire Package
5 Green Tempo: Fire Package 14:37
Chapter IV: Sugar Huddle
6 Sugar Huddle 7:12
Chapter V: Red Light 4-Minute Offense
7 Red Light: 4-Minute Offense 5:15

The Coach

Head Coach Jason Mohns enters his 9th season at the helm of the Saguaro Football program, and 14th season overall with the Sabercats.

In eight seasons as head coach at Saguaro, Mohns has compiled a 97-12 record, including a state record six consecutive State Championship tiles. Coach Mohns was named the AIA Division III Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014. He was named the National Football Foundation Arizona Football Coach of the Year in 2015, the News Channel 12 Friday Night Fever Arizona Coach of the Year in 2016, and the Arizona Cardinals High School Football Coach of the Year in 2017. Coach Mohns was a finalist for the NFL’s Don Shula National Coach of the Year Award in 2017 and 2019. In 2018, Coach Mohns was named one of three recipients of the Innaugural Whataburger/MaxPreps Heart and Soul of the Game Award, for coaches who set an example of leadership to his team and in the community. 

Excerpt from article written by Zach Barnett:

... Anyway, my goal here is to not to do the same with Jason Mohns. The head coach at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., is not Zion Williamson for a bunch of different reasons, starting with the fact that Zion has a much higher vertical. But it’s hard to listen to him speak, as I did at the Tony Franklin OC Magic clinic on Saturday, and not come away thinking he’s the next high school coach to make the jump to major college football. Don’t take my word for it, though. Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand, speaking after Mohns on Saturday, paused his own talk to heap praise on Mohns, sitting in the front row. “I’m so fired up for you, dude,” he said. “One day I hope I work for you. You’ve got it figured out, dude. If you’re going to overhaul your whole system, go do what he does. No wonder he scores 50 points a game.” Franklin praised Mohns with words I can’t print, because this is a family website. 

Ratings and Reviews (3)


Another outstanding video from Coach Mohns! A simple, thoughtful, and well communicated plan of utilizing different tempos. When combined with this other videos, it's a comprehensive gem.

May 30, 20 11:28 AM


A great explanation on how to change speed in your offense and the advantages and disadvantages to it.

Jan 10, 22 04:55 PM

Clay Mangen

Excellent! The FIRE Package is something I haven't heard/seen yet and that really got my wheels turning!

Jan 1, 24 08:10 PM

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Course Info

Rating: (3)
Caterory: Football/Procedures/Tempo
Bookings: 225
Videos: 7
Tags: uptempo offense , no huddle , one word calls