Receiver Splits Included In FirstDown PlayBook
7on7 season is in full swing and we see all of you coaches who are in FirstDown PlayBook’s DropBack pass game section as well as the Coverage Beaters area. We also have been getting some questions about our quarterback drops and the way we coach our wide receiver splits.
FirstDown PlayBook serves a lot of different football coaches and players who coach or play at a lot of different levels of football. Some of the differences are very obvious. For instance, when it comes to size, maturity and development of the players at every level. This can obviously affect receiver splits among other things.
However, some of the differences are a little more subtle. For example, consider all of the different sizes of football fields that our great game can be played on. There are at least three different set of fields for 11 on 11 contact football as the hash marks are different for High School, College and Professional football. FirstDown PlayBook allows you to choose your field from these three. This does not take in to consideration the arena leagues and other similar less known branches of football.
The Flag Football world opens up a whole different set of field and receiver splits logistics. There are some specifications out there but consider this. No one is going to cancel the youth football flag season because the fields can’t be quite up to the specification. Having said that FirstDown PlayBook will release an NFL Flag regulation field in 2023.
So where are we going with this? Well, when we draw up pass plays, we have to consider receiver splits just like we do the quarterback’s drop. However, we also have to acknowledge that we don’t know what the dimensions of your field are.
For that reason we have come up with a system for coaching receiver splits that we think helps you with a starting point and also allows you take into consideration the size of the field that you are coaching or playing on. Take a look at this short video to learn more about our receiver splits and QB drops.