6v6 Flag Football Trips Formation

By FirstDown PlayBook on May 25, 2024
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Right out the gate I want to confess that I know some of you cannot run the 6v6 flag football formation that I am going to present today. This FirstDown PlayBook trips formation has all three receivers on one side of the Center. Some leagues allow this and some do not.

If your rules allow this formation there are several reasons why we like it. If your 6v6 flag football rules mandate that you have at least one player on each side of your Center then you can use some of the same concepts in this article. You will just need to move your running back up on the line of scrimmage.

The reason we are so stubborn about having a running back is that we believe a running game is helpful, if not essential, for a good flag football offense. We talked about this last week when we introduced our Twins formation.

This Trips Formation Gives You A Misdirection & RPO Attack

With a back in the backfield you have the luxury of misdirection. Let’s face it. Most flag football leagues do not allow blocking. Your run game will be created with two or more players creating misdirection. If your quarterback can run the ball then this becomes a bigger weapon. You can now dial up bootleg runs and passes. RPO’s using your running back and jet sweeps with your receivers are also a good thought.

The second thing we like about the 6v6 flag football Trips formation is the ability to run three receiver route combinations. Any time you can get three receivers out onto the defense in a hurry there is a chance for confusion. You will see more examples of this later with our bunch formations.

This Formation Can Tie Into The FirstDown PlayBook 6v6 Flag Football Twins Formation

These three receivers don’t have to all be in the quarterback’s read. In fact, we encourage you to have only one or two receivers in the read. The defense, of course, does not know who this is. They will have to cover all three with a man or zone defense.

Finally, with three receivers on one side you can also have your quarterback sprint out to this side. As many of you know we are big fans of getting a young quarterback moving towards the throw. This shortens the throwing distance and allows a mobile quarterback to threaten the defense with their legs.

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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