6v6 Flag Football Bunch Formation


By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 5, 2024
Youth Football Help & Flag Football Help

I love the FirstDown PlayBook 6v6 flag football Bunch formation. Full disclosure though. I love bunch formations regardless of if you are talking about running them with Travis Kelce or with a group of eight year olds. Why? Because, if you ask me they are easy for the offense and hard for the defense. The “go to” answer vs bunch formations for defensive coaches is to zone everything off. This is hard to do with young players and the defense plays man coverage most of the time.

Think about it for a moment. Have you ever tried teaching zone defense to 11 year olds? This is why you are going to face man coverage defense most of the time in your 6v6 flag football league. If you want to beat man coverage in the NFL, your NFL Flag league or in your 6v6 flag football league look at a Bunch formation.

The FirstDown PlayBook 6v6 Flag Football Bunch Formation Is Hard On Man Coverage Defense.

6v6 Flag Football Bunch Formation

Our 6v6 flag football Bunch formation is a variation of the Trips formation. As the name implies, you simply bunch your three receivers closer together in this formation. Bunch formations are hard to defend when a defense plays man coverage. Routes not only pop open but they pop open quickly. This allows your young quarterback to get the football out of their hand before they get sacked.

6v6 Flag Football Center Bunch (Crunch) Too

The difference with a 6v6 flag formation and a 5v5 flag football formation is that you have a single receiver on the weak side. This receiver can run a man-beater route or get in concert with your center who is also eligible. You will want to align your player at the point of your three-man bunch based on your quarterback’s arm strength. The younger your quarterback the closer your bunch should be to the center.

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