How’s Your Flag Football YAC Game?
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 30, 2019

Do you know what the difference is between a a 40 yard touchdown where the quarterback launches the football to a receiver who has gotten behind the defense and 40 yard touchdown where the quarterback throws the ball two yards and the receiver runs it for the remaining 38 yards?


So why do so many flag football teams try time after time to generate big plays by taking shots down the field as opposed to getting the ball out quickly to a fast skilled receiver? We have written here many times before that one of the hardest things to teach in flag football is flag pulling.

As we see it, if you can get the football out of the quarterback’s hand quickly to a skilled receiver on the move then your odds of generating a big play are much better than throwing the ball down the field repeatedly.

Now we certainly appreciate the need to take “shots” because if you don’t then the defense is going to sit all over your short and intermediate routes. However, like all good offenses, you need a balance and today we take time on this short video to show you one way to create open receivers right on the line of scrimmage.

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