6v6 Flag Football Split Backs


By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 5, 2024
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I remember the first time I went out to coach a group of 6-8 year old flag football players. I had visions of how my 6v6 flag football crew would quickly be a well oiled machine by the end of the day. 3 wides, 4 wides, spread the field. You get the idea. It wasn’t too long before I had my offense in a two back flag football split backs formation.

So before you dismiss this flag football formation, take a look at your roster. There are a lot of powerful things that can come from this formation. You don’t even have to throw the ball on some of these plays either.

The 6v6 flag football Split Backs formation can be a lifesaver if you coach young players. Why? Because you are going to run the football more than you throw it. We can tell you from personal experience that if you want your six-year-old flag football quarterback to be successful, you will have plenty of plays where the ball is handed off.

Don’t Dismiss This 6v6 Flag Football Split Backs Formation

There are a lot of things about this 6v6 flag football formation that make it good for a run game. There are two backs on either side of your quarterback. This allows for misdirection in your run game as well as fakes. If your quarterback is prohibited from running the ball, you can design a handoff to either side. If your quarterback can run then you have a natural bootleg run here as well.

There are still plenty of 6v6 flag football pass-game options if your quarterback can throw the ball. Bootleg and RPO passes that get your quarterback heading towards the target on the throw are especially effective. You can also install a quick passing game to your outside receivers like you see in this drawing.

FirstDown PlayBook offers you hundreds of flag football plays and defenses. This is just a small sample our 6v6 formations. Tap on any one of the tiles below to visit the article describing that formation. FirstDown PlayBook also offers 4v4, 5v5, 7v7, and 8v8 flag football plays and defenses.

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