Flag Football Bunch Formation Creates Problems

By FirstDown PlayBook on May 5, 2022
Bunch Is Just One Of Eight 5v5 Flag Football Formations In FirstDown PlayBook

Sometimes it’s surprising how much the game of football stays consistent, regardless of the age of your players. Take man coverage for instance. If you are an offensive coach and you are getting a heavy dose of man you should be dialing up crossing routes. One of the best ways to do that? Calling them from your flag football bunch formation of course.

The rubs or picks that are created with crossing routes give defenses who major in man coverage fits. This especially true if they don’t know how to fight through the rubs. Most flag football defenses don’t know how to zone off crossing routes either.

Flag football bunch formations are one of the first to be used by any experienced play caller vs man coverage. If you are a youth flag football coach, your mind should head the same direction. In fact, as a flag coach you should be even quicker to get to bunch formations.

Here’s why. When you coach flag football your center is eligible. You still have a bunch formation that is created without your snapper. However, you can also create a bunch set with your snapper as the middle player in the bunch.

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This allows you to create similar rubs and picks that you get with an extended flag football bunch formation. Here at FirstDown PlayBook we like this because it also gets your center involved with the passing game more. The center is an oft neglected target in flag football.

Today’s short video takes you through one of your 5v5 flag football bunch formation plays. This play is from an extended bunch. We detail how you can spring one of your flag football players open for a very short completable pass this weekend!

Bunch Is Just One Of Eight 5v5 Flag Football Formations In FirstDown PlayBook
Bunch Is Just One Of Eight 5v5 Flag Football Formations In FirstDown PlayBook