Flag Football Man Coverage Leverage
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 11, 2020

There are some principles involved with the game of football that just don’t change. One of them is that you have to know where your leverage is on man coverage.

To simplify this some it normally means that, as a defender, you need to stay on the inside of the player you are defending. The only exception to this is if you have a free defender playing inside of you who can help you. This defender is referred to as a “Hole” or “Rat” player.

When you are coaching young flag football players you are not going to be playing Hole or Rat coverage. You will be playing pure man or man free. This means that your players want to stay on the inside of the receiver who they are covering.

This includes when their receiver goes in motion. Today we have put together a short video that explains why and how you want to teach this important defensive principle.

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