Flag Football Hitch Screens Can Be Your Run Game
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 2, 2020

It can be tough finding creative ways to run the football. This is even more true in flag football. If you are coaching in a league that does not allow blocking or shielding then you are even more limited with your run play call sheet.

One thought is to get the ball out on the perimeter as soon as possible. The matchup on the outside is likely to be a one on one situation. If that matchup favors you then let it rip!

Other things to consider are your receivers’ splits. If you can get a normal split then do it because that removes the receiver from the other defenders. However, if your quarterback’s arm is not all that, then go ahead and cheat the split inside like on the play drawing below.

The quarterback’s technique is critical here. You need to coach them on taking the snap and popping their feet to throw the ball. There is no drop. It’s catch and pop your feet to the target and throw.

DOUBLE NOW SCREENS

QUARTERBACK:

CATCH AND THROW.

READ X OR Z

PICK ONE SIDE TO WORK. WORK THE SIDE WITH THE FEWEST DEFENDERS.

IF IT IS BALANCED WORK BEST PERSONNEL MATCH UP SIDE.

To get the complete coaching points for this flag football play and thousands of other flag football plays tap on the play drawing above or tap here.

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