Youth Football 6-2 Defense vs 4-4 Defense
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 17, 2019

When it comes to deciding what defense you want to run with your youth football team the obvious place to start is with your players. What we mean is that, just like a professional football team your personnel should dictate your scheme. The major difference of course is they can choose their players and you, as a youth football coach cannot.

Another factor that should be considered is the personnel of your opponents. The quarterback should be the first place you look for keys to what type of defense you need to be in. If the opponent’s quarterback can hurt you with their arm then you may need to consider defending that by adding more pass responsibility to some of your defenders.

This is a rarity in youth football. In fact we suggest that you make that youth quarterback prove that they can hurt you with their arm before you take any defenders away from the run defense. However, if you do get in a situation where the quarterback is a factor with their arm there are ways to stay strong versus the run while fudging a little in the secondary.

Today’s video breaks down the slight difference in a youth football 6-2 Defense and the 4-4. These are a few things that you should consider before you make your final decision on your 2019 youth football defense.

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