FirstDown PlayBook Installs: August 14-20
It looks like we almost have a full house to our 2018 football season party as we believe most if not all of the youth football leagues are practicing at this point. There may be a few of you flag football teams who have yet to hit the field but for all intent and purposes it is football season!
Almost every FirstDown PlayBook install that we have going in this week is useful to our youth football coaches. We will continue to install a “Slant” defense out of your youth football 5-3 and 4-4 fronts.
The 4-4 Slant is somewhat similar to the 6-2 Slant but there are subtle differences because with the 6-2 you are pretty much committing your six lineman to the run or rushing the passer. The 4-4 and the slant stunt that goes with it allows you more freedom with your outside linebackers to use them in coverage or to stack the big guys up front.
The 5-3 Slant brings you a potent moving defense that you will see at every level of football this fall. It’s so effective because you can easily stunt to an over front or an under front from your head up alignments in the blink of an eye. Slanting to the strong side is going to leave you with an under look right now but at some point we will also “Angle” your line away from the strength and that will provide you with an over front look.
Wedged in the middle of these two installs is another addition to the Varsity Boots & Nakeds section as we install more two tight end formation bootleg pass plays. We think that these are good football plays at the varsity and the youth levels because the boot action helps get your young quarterback heading towards where he is going to throw. We will touch on all three of these a little more this week but take a look below to see what’s in store for you in the next seven days!
THIS WEEK ON FIRSTDOWN PLAYBOOK!
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14-15: YOUTH 5-3 SLANT DEFENSE INSTALL
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16-17: 2 BACK & 2 TIGHT BOOTS & WAGGLES
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18-19: YOUTH 4-4 SLANT DEFENSE INSTALL
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