Youth Football Double Wing Toss Power

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 28, 2022
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Your Wings Are Wings Not Tight Ends

There are several important things to remember as you install this play for your youth football offense. First and foremost is that your Double Wing formation is not made up of circles on a drawing. We often see coaches run the power and other downhill plays using the wings to block a defensive end. Bad idea.

If you play a good defensive coach that defensive end is going to forearm your small back across his chin on the way to making the tackle. Remember, that is the same wing you want to hand the ball to on a later play. As you will see, you can still run the power and have your wings block the corners.

This Double Wing Toss Power Should Marry With Your Toss Sweep

The next thing we want to point out is that this play marries with the Double Wing toss sweep. This Double Wing toss power should look exactly like the toss sweep initially. This is important because the sweep will get the inside linebackers running laterally. Most youth football linebackers will read backfield flow as opposed to line blocking patterns.

Offensive Line Power Blocking

It is hard for a linebacker to play downhill when they are also required to defend the perimeter vs a sweep. The short orbit motion, the toss from the quarterback and the first three steps of the ball carrier all serve to make the linebackers’ job hard defending the C or D gap. Your blockers need to understand that the linebackers will not be stationary on this play.

Keep Your Rules Simple On This Toss Power

Finally, youth football coaches want to keep their blocking schemes as simple as possible. This Double Wing toss power run allows you to do that. As general rule the play side blockers will double down inside vs a threat to the inside gap. If there is no threat inside then block the defender on you, expecting help from the blocker outside of you.

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Your fullback needs to be good at understanding the blocking schemes. They are going to attack either the C or D gap inside out. Finally, the pulling guards in this scheme need to be athletic enough to turn up in the first hole they see or kick out. As you watch this video you will see that we detail the blocking vs 6 different youth football defenses. If you run the Double Wing we think you will be on board with installing this play sooner than later.

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