6 Man Football Demands Creativity
By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 28, 2020

One of the things that we have learned as we have been working on the 6 man football section is that you must be creative on offense. It’s just a different game.

The more we have worked on it the more intrigued we have become. It has many of the elements of 11 man football, but there are huge differences. For instance, every player is eligible to catch a pass.

Another big difference is that the quarterback, or the player who takes the snap, is not eligible to run the ball before handing the ball off to another player first. This often will persuade coaches to have two players in the backfield at depths of 10-11 yards.

The play below is a good example of the creativity that we have found. You will see that the end is pulling across the formation and is a flip option for the quarterback. The quarterback has the option to pitch it to the end or running back or throw it to the other end on a corner!

FirstDown PlayBook will be putting the finishing touches on this section over the next week. If you want access to more football plays just like this one, that you can edit for your own 6 man football playbook, just click on the play drawing.

SHOVEL OPTION RPO

QUARTERBACK:

-SEND THE WING IN MOTION ACROSS THE FORMATION.

-TAKE THE SNAP AND ATTACK THE WEAK SIDE EDGE. 

-READ THE WEAK SIDE DEFENSIVE END (OR EMOL)

-EITHER KEEP THE BALL OR PITCH IT TO THE RB OR THE STRONG SIDE END.

-A THIRD OPTION CAN BE TO THROW THE CORNER TO THE WEAK END.

RUNNING BACK:

-ALIGN AT 10-11 YARDS DEEP TO INSURE THE PROPER SPACING WITH THE QB.

-ON THE SNAP GET IN PHASE WITH THE QB AS YOU TRAVEL TO THE WEAK SIDE.

-STAY AT A DISTANCE THAT WILL NOT ALLOW THE READ KEY TO DEFND BOTH YOU AND THE QB.

WING BACK:

-ON THE QB’S CUE COME IN MOTION ACROSS THE LOS.

-GET OUTSIDE OF THE READ KEY BEFORE THE BALL IS SNAPPED.

-ON THE SNAP TURN UP AND LOAD THE FIRST DEFENDER YOU SEE TO THE WEAK SIDE.

-LOOK TO BLOCK THE FIRST SECOND LEVEL DEFNDER YOU ENCOUNTER.

WEAK END: 

-ON THE SNAP BEST RELEASE TO GET INTO YOUR ROUTE.

-PUSH UP TO 8-10 YARDS AND THEN PLANT INSIDE FOOT.

-ANGLE TO THE CORNER AND LOOK FOR THE BALL TO BE THROWN OUT FRONT.

CENTER: 

-REACH BLOCK THE DEFENDER ON YOU TO THE WEAK SIDE OF THE FORMATION.

-IF UNCOVERED WORK TO SECOND LEVEL & BLOCK THE FIRST DEFENDER YOU FIND.

STRONG END:

-ON THE SNAP PUNCH THE FIRST DEFENDER ON TO OUTSIDE OF YOU.

-THEN OPEN TO THE WEAK SIDE AND TRAVEL ACROSS THE FORMATION.

-GET IN PHASE WITH THE QB SO THAT THE PITCH KEY CANNOT DEFEND BOTH YOU AND THE QB.

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