Defending Flag Football Bunch Formations
By FirstDown PlayBook on Mar 8, 2019

One of the many things that make the game of football so great is that you can coach up one side of the ball and if you have been doing this long enough you can flip the play around and coach the exact same play from the other side.

That’s what we are going to do today. Last week we coached up how bunch formations are a great way to attack man coverage when you are dialing up flag football plays. We mentioned that, as a coach, it’s always wise to take into account your players’ age because that will dictate a lot about the play call you want to consider.

When you flip that play around and look at it from the defensive perspective, the one thing that does not change is that first you need to look at your players’ age and ability to grasp defensive concepts. If they are older and understand zone coverage concepts then your menu of defensive calls will be longer than otherwise.

However, even if you are looking down into 6-7-8 year old eyes as you coach your flag football defense, there are small but important coaching points to give them to help them stay out of trouble while defending bunch formations with man coverage. Here, take a look. We will explain…

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