Youth Football Wing T & More

By FirstDown PlayBook on Jul 10, 2023
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The Wing T is the most popular youth football and high school football offenses being played out there right now. FirstDown PlayBook has spent a lot of time on the high school versions being played out there this year. Today we would like to focus on our youth football Wing T section designed for Pop Warner aged players.

However; before we do this, we think it is important for you to understand that we have both in FirstDown PlayBook. We offer you a Varsity Offense section and a Youth Football section?” We have Wing T plays in both. A lot of them.

There are few football families who are as embedded into their style of football like the Wing T coaches are. The obvious advantages at the youth football level starts with the ability to run the ball. This is often not a choice because young quarterbacks normally cannot throw well enough yet to affect the game.

This can be true at the high school level as well. Travel the backroads of any state in the union, on a Friday night in the fall, and you are likely to see the football field lights illuminating a Wing T offensive attack. Come back to that same field on Saturday morning and you will see the same formation.

However, a closer look at the plays being run by the Pop Warner offense reveals something different. Although the younger players are lining up in a youth football Wing T, the plays are a little simpler than what the high school runs. For example, you may not see the Buck Sweep being run quite as much as you do the Quarterback Sweep.

It just makes sense. As great of an offense as the Wing T is, it takes a level of execution that is hard for 7-8 year olds to master. Smart Pop Warner coaches line up in the Wing T but adjust their plays to suit the age of their players. This is true of Single Wing offensive coaches too. FirstDown PlayBook gets this. Some of the plays will be the same as our youth football Jumbo formation.

This is why we have aged based plays in FirstDown PlayBook. We have plays that are suited for 12 years old and younger and plays suited for prep football players. Here is another hidden difference and it is a big one. FirstDown PlayBook coaches draw these editable plays are drawn up vs aged based defenses too.

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Youth football offenses almost always run their plays vs an 8 or 9 man box defense. Why? It gets back to the fact that most young quarterbacks can’t throw well enough to make the defense back up. Subsequently, we draw your Spread Wing T plays up against different defenses than we do your Pop Warner Wing T plays. It is in some ways a different game than high school coordinators face when game planning.

For all of these reasons and a lot more, FirstDown PlayBook has a wealth of Wing T football help at both levels. This includes base plays and trick plays as well.We offer you the best drawn plays you will find. NFL coaches design all of these plays with your players’ age in mind. We include coaching points and player assignments too.

This short video explains how to find youth football Wing T plays and also how you can edit these plays to fit your offense. If you are a Wing T purest, we show you can get to a huge section of high school Wing T plays as well.

FirstDown PlayBook offers you 12 different formations just like this youth football Wing T 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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