Wide 5v5 Flag Football Formation & More

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 14, 2023
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The FirstDown PlayBook Wide 5v5 flag formation has a lot of Wing T concepts when you take a close look at it. Some flag football coaches scoff at putting two backs in the backfield. We think that could be a big mistake. Let’s take a look at why this flag football formation might have a place in your NFL Flag offense.

This 5v5 flag football formation is called “Wide” because you have only one receiver out wide. You could also call it “Split” because there are two backs in the backfield. You will see why we do not call it Split later. This formation is may be the best misdirection formation in the 5v5 flag football formation group.

This 5v5 Flag Football Formation Allows Your Younger Players To Execute Handoffs

If you coach a youth NFL Flag football team, you are going to hand the ball off as much as you are going to throw it. Why? Most younger players are not physically developed enough for an effective flag football passing game. Your run game will likely be your bread and butter. This can be true even if you run a 5v5 Trips formation or your Bunch formation.

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Your 5v5 flag football league will normally not allow blocking, so the best run plays are misdirection plays. You will be glad you have two backs in the backfield as you begin to fake one way and handoff to the other. You will still have a good short passing game to your backs. Don’t forget, you still have one wide receiver out there if you want to throw it down the field.

FirstDown PlayBook offers you 12 different 5v5 Flag Football formations just like this Wide formation. You should consider one or two of these for your NFL Flag offense. Tap on any one of the tiles below to visit the article describing that formation. After reading the article then go join FirstDown PlayBook and get busy coaching your NFL Flag team with the best flag football playbook available!

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