Flag Football Fade Gives You A Shot & An Answer

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 24, 2020

We are sure to get some push back on this one but the fade ball can be one of the easiest throws to teach a young flag football player. It’s the same when it comes to any version of youth football.

But wait a minute coach. Aren’t you the same person who says that the fade is overused at the NFL and college levels and is very hard to complete? Yep, that would be us. Here’s the difference…the DB’s.

At a higher level of football the defensive backs just play the football in the air so much better than younger players. When you are coaching younger players the receiver has a distinct advantage on the fade ball.

The quarterback does not need to feel like they have to put the ball in a precise location either. If the quarterback can put the ball in play then there is a good chance that the receiver will win this battle.

We are a big fan of today’s flag football play because it gives you a shot to a fade ball to either side. The icing on the cake is that if the quarterback doesn’t like either shot you have a very safe and completable out/stick route in the slots.

When you take into consideration that the splits can be very tight on flag football this gives your young quarterback the best of both worlds!

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