Using Two 6v6 Flag Football QB’s

By FirstDown PlayBook on May 5, 2024
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One of the great things about being FirstDown PlayBook is that we get to study football. As experienced as we are with the game as a coach, FirstDown PlayBook has allowed us to expand our horizons and look at other versions of our great game. Studying versions like 6 man football and 6v6 flag football fit right in that category.

As different as these two types of football are, we want to look at a commonality. When we first started studying 6 man football we were very surprised at how different the game is from 11 man football.

We called on some state champion head coaches in Nebraska and Texas to help us out. We quickly learned that this was basketball on grass. Creativity was king on offense. Almost immediately we noticed that most 6 man football offenses had two quarterbacks.

The reason was very simple. With limited pass protection possible, these offenses needed to create time and deception with their passing game scheme. An even bigger reason is that the player taking the snap from the center cannot run the ball. For this reason, most of the plays on offense saw both quarterbacks touching the football at some point.

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So as we began to design some of our 6v6 flag football plays, we kept this in mind. All good football coaches want to put their best players a position to make plays. This is particularly true when talking about a flag football quarterback. However, most flag football rules prohibit the quarterback from running the ball, just like 6 man football.

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It’s a mistake though, for a flag football coach to just throw their creativity out the window because of this rule. There are still ways to help your quarterback out with a little deception. Today, we feature a play that uses two quarterbacks. This play could actually be used in other versions like NFL Flag offenses too.

The great thing about this play is that the defense will likely not know you have a two quarterback play called until the last moment. A lot of youth 6v6 flag football defenses play man coverage. This play is a sure way to get someone running free.

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.