Youth Football Trips Formation

By FirstDown PlayBook on May 3, 2020

Any time you line up with a formation in football where there are more eligible receivers to one side than the other you are forcing the defense to adjust. As long as you understand what you are doing this is a good thing.

The first thing that is important to recognize is “How is the defense adjusting to this?” Maybe they are not adjusting at all. If that is the case then let the numbers advantage be your guide and attack the strong side.

If the defense does adjust then it is also your job to recognize this. You will have to decide if the formation is still an advantage for your play calling. If you do not have enough plays on your game plan back to the weak side you could be in trouble.

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The FirstDown PlayBook Youth Offense offers you a deep menu of play calls from a formation that we call “Trips’. This short video will guide you through some of the advantages as well as potential pitfalls when using this formation.

One other point that we would like to make that is not discussed on the video. Please remember that with the FirstDown PlayBook Draw & Edit tool you can also split your F out to create a 3×1 set with double width. Once again, this should be reserved for coaches who understand a youth formation with two short edges.