Youth Football Single Wing & More

By FirstDown PlayBook on Aug 19, 2023
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No other football formation brings out the football purists like the Single Wing. It has been around pretty much since there was such a thing as American football. Long before the days of the star quarterback, there was a formation that essentially did not have a quarterback. It is rarely seen anymore unless you are watching a Pop Warner youth football game on Saturday morning.

However it should not be overlooked that the Kansas City Chiefs did break out a version in the Super Bowl a few years ago. You have to believe they thought they were going to get some of the same advantages we are about to discuss below.

Granted there are multiple versions of the Single Wing, just like any other football formation. However, some of the common features that you will see when looking at this offense are: 1. An unbalanced line 2. Three players in the backfield, none in the “Home” position and 3. Mis-direction…a whole lot of mis-direction.

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At the higher levels of football, the primary elements of this formation exists in the form of the Wing T, but some of the schemes are similar. The passing game can be incorporated into a Wing T offense easier than it can a Single Wing. A lot of youth football coaches wisely do not throw the ball much anyway so this formation suits them just fine. Don’t fall asleep on a trick play out of this formation though.

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Now let’s get back to our original point.  For all of you purists out there who may consider it blasphemy that we blocked your favorite Single Wing play slightly different than you know it, we are excited that this year you can edit all of our plays! While we may not be the Single Wing historian that you are, we can guarantee you that we have 90% of your work done on any play you may know!

FirstDown PlayBook offers you 12 different formations just like this Single 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. Then get on over to FirstDown PlayBook to get busy coaching your Pop Warner team with the best football playbook available!

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