Your Youth Football Split Backs Backfield?

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jun 4, 2021

The FirstDown PlayBook youth football Split Backs formations is a close kin to our Jumbo formation. The primary difference is that the backs are split instead of being stacked in an I backfield.

This small difference gives you advantages when running some plays, while it also gives up some of it’s effectiveness in others. The youth football Split Backs formation gives you the ability to get out on the perimeter with either a sweep or an option attack.

It is also not the power formation that the Jumbo formation is. You don’t have the ability to get downhill with an inside lead run game. If you have a fullback type then Jumbo might be your formation. That’s because this player is generally more comfortable being a lead blocker. They are not as comfortable with the ball in their hands.

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Split Backs is to be considered if you have two running backs with similar speed and talent. If you also have a quarterback that can get on the perimeter, this helps too. The youth football Split Backs formation utilizes all of these things to your advantage.

Finally, these two formations are so similar in structure that you can marry the two without confusing your team and their assignments. Regardless of the youth football defense you face this will be effective.

So what’s your backfield look like? Either way we have your back (pun intended) here at FirstDown PlayBook.