Zone blitzing is something that I feel isn’t utilized very much on the youth football level. It’s a very underrated and under-utilized coverage/ blitz scheme.
We’re a defense that plays Cover 3 as our base coverage. There aren’t many teams on the youth football level that run zone coverage, but we are one of the few teams that do run zone and do it with consistent success.
There are several different slants and stunts that can be implemented to generate blocking confusion and put pressure on the offensive line. Below are our favorite ones!
Here’s a look at our Storm Blitz out of the 4-2-5 defense. This blitz is execute from the wide side of the field.
The Overload Blitz sends more defenders than the offense has can block. This overload attacks the off-tackle and edge of the offense.
The Fire Man Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense is a simple blitz that we like against spread offenses. This blitz has the defensive linemen slant inside and the (M) blitz off of the edge.
The Crossfire Blitz out of the 3-4 under defense is a great way to take away the strength of the offense’s formation. This blitz is easy to install, but very difficult for the offense to block.
The Strong Safety Blitz out of the 3-3 Stack Defense is designed to attack the offense from the wide side of the field. You can also execute this blitz to the strong side of the offense’s formation.
Cross Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense | Under Front The Cross blitz out of the 4-3 Defense is easy to install and it works very well on the youth football level. Since youth football consist mostly of runs, this blitz is designed to defend against off-tackle and outside plays.
The 4-3 Defense allows you to be multiple and it also allows you to implement several different kinds of blitzes. There are several different types of coverages that can be implemented as well.
This Zone Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Stack Defense is a low-risk, high-reward blitz. Personally, I am not as aggressive as I probably should be as far as blitzing goes.
In defense it’s important to have multiple blitz packages to achieve different objectives. As a whole blitzes fall into two different categories, overload blitzes and interior blitzes.
Offense’s around the country have started using the Zone Read game to have the Quarterback attack the backside of the Inside Zone. On the Zone Read the Linebacker can get easily sucked into defending the threat of the Inside Zone from the Running Back and can lose his ability to make a play on the […]
The Aces Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Defense is a blitz that attacks the interior of the offense. We like to call it “ACES” because we are blitzing through the A gaps.
The Laser Blitz out of the 5-3 defense is a great way to take away one side of the field. Laser indicates that the defensive linemen (on the left) and linebackers all slant left.