Youth Football Double Wing & More

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 4, 2023

FirstDown PlayBook is a huge fan of the Double Wing formation for youth football teams. The reason is pretty simple actually. We think it is a good formation to use when you are teaching the game of football to younger Pop Warner age players. When we say younger players we mean 12 and younger.

It doesn’t seem like it sometimes when you look out there, but the primary mission of any youth football coach should be to teach the fundamentals of the game. When we say fundamentals we mean blocking and tackling. When these fundamentals are taught well it creates a better game and a safer game.

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Having said this, the youth football Double Wing formation leaves plenty of options for a youth football coach to generate a productive offense too. The Double Wing gives you balance and that forces your opponent to play honest to both sides. However, if you orbit motion one of your wings you are almost instantly in a 2 back offense. Can you say Wing T?

This obviously gives you a perimeter attack to defend on either flank. This makes a defense spread out and it also forces them to use their corners to tackle. This is not to mention the powerful option run game at your fingertips. Once you have them spread out then you can motion to a 2 back set and work your inside game. Don’t forget to incorporate a counter run or two in your Wing T offense as well.

The Double Wing Is Sound Vs Any Defensive Front You Might See

You will notice that most of the FirstDown PlayBook Double Wing plays have the quarterback under the center. That is totally up to you. That is why FirstDown PlayBook gives you the ability to edit any play and move your quarterback into the pistol or gun if you choose. In fact you can draw your own play up from scratch if you want to.

When you coach youth football you can get very different defensive looks from week to week. One week it’s a 6-2 and the next week a 5-3 or a 4-4. The Double Wing is going to give you great run blocking angles regardless of what the defense plays. This is similar to to the Single Wing offense. It obviously has elements of the Wing T offense as well. The great thing is that FirstDown PlayBook has already drawn every Double Wing running play against multiple defensive fronts.

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If you are worried that you won’t have a passing attack with a youth football Double Wing offense, don’t. There are plenty of drop back, sprint pass and bootleg passes to run with this offense. This formation actually makes it easier for a young quarterback who is just now developing arm strength. It is not quite as total run focused as say, the Single Wing offense.

There are some things to consider before you make the decision to use the Double Wing as your base youth football formation. We touch on several of them in the video below. So take a look and if this looks like it’s for your youth football team, rest assured FirstDown PlayBook has you covered. After that, you can begin to organize your practice schedule to ensure you get all of your fundamentals taught.

You also might be interested to know that FirstDown PlayBook offers you 10 Youth Football Chalk Talks. These are extremely helpful to any new youth football coach.

FirstDown PlayBook offers you 12 different formations just like this youth football Double Wing formation. You should consider one or two of these for your Pop Warner 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 Pop Warner team with the best football playbook available!

James Coates