Disguise Your Flag Football Coverage
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 18, 2019


The limitations are obvious when it comes to the number of things you can do with your youth flag football defense, particularly when you only have five defenders. There’s one to rush the passer and four more that normally play man coverage.

If you decide that zone coverage is your flavor of the day then those remaining four defenders will need to be creative as they try to defend the normal five underneath zones and the three deep zones. After all, the field doesn’t change a whole lot just because there are only five players per side.

Still, there are ways to play zone defense that give you a change up from time to time. It’s important, however, that the youth flag football defensive coach has read the same book that the offensive coach has on keeping it very simple.

In today’s video we take you through one way to mix in a little zone in with your flag football man coverage in a way that disguises it right up until the ball is snapped.

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