Maybe It’s An Option. Maybe It’s Not.
By FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 16, 2016

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When you line up in split backs and your Quarterback starts down the line of scrimmage putting the ball into the dive back’s belly the defense has to treat it like it’s an option run. All defensive coordinators know if you are defending an option attack the number one thing is to teach your defensive players is about option responsibilities.

FirstDown PlayBook understands that young Quarterbacks need to be eased into this offense and that’s exactly what we do with our new Split Backs formation. Only you and your players know if the QB really has the option or if you have pre-determined the give or the keep and maybe even the pitch!

Want to learn more about this new FirstDown PlayBook Youth formation? Bang on the play below!

Split Backs Youth Formation


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