Rapid Fire 24 Belly Football Play “NASCAR”

Belly Football Play

Rapid Attack with the Wing T- “Nascar” 24 Belly Play

The offense does not have to wait for the defense to line up. If the defense is not ready we will hit them with our “Nascar” call. This indicates that our offense will get right back to the line of scrimmage and run our 24 belly football play on the first sound of the QB. If we want to run this to a specific side we will call “RIP Nascar” to run 24 Belly (right). If we call “LEO Nascar” will run 23 Belly (left).  We will usually only run it to the right side. I would suggest running it to the strongest side of your offensive line. This is a fast hitting youth football play that will take advantage of an unprepared defense.

Executing “NASCAR”:

  1. Defense is not ready, offensive coordinator yells “Nascar”.
  2. Kids run out of the huddle, get down and do not move. You can call this right after the prior play if you see the defense is not ready.
  3. QB makes sure everyone is set. The entire offense must be set for 1 complete second. Also, 7 players must be on the line of scrimmage.
  4. Center snaps the ball on the first sound of the QB. Our snap count is RED, SET, GO.  On “Nascar” the ball is snapped on “RED”.

24 Belly Play out of the Wing  T  ( Guard Pulling)

(C): Snap the football on first sound, block head up defender.

(RG): Combo off of nose, onto middle linebacker. If your center can handle the nose guard have the (RG) get right onto the middle linebacker.

(RT):  Block head up defensive tackle.

(TE): Combo off of defensive tackle, onto a linebacker.  It is vital to get that defensive tackle driven back. Against a tough defensive tackle you can just have the (TE) double team him with the (RT).

(LG): Pull kick-out defensive end (aiming point is inside hip of the DE). The guard cannot pull if he has an A-gap or head up defender.  You do not have to pull the guard. Base blocking is also an option.

(LT):  Block B-gap defender (blocking down on the defensive tackle).

(SE): Stalk block the corner. You can also have him get onto the middle safety instead of stalking the cornerback.

(1):  Make sure every player is down and set. Take the snap, reverse pivot, and handoff to the (2).

(2): Short lateral step, explode to the 4 hole. Head needs to be up,  get behind the (TE) & (RT) double team block.

(3): Block down, secure C-gap, get onto a linebacker pursuing to the football.

(4): Cross face of defensive end, get onto linebacker. The (4) must always secure the C-gap first. If there is a C-gap defender the (4) must block down on him.

 24 Belly (Down Blocking Scheme)

down blocking scheme

(C): Snap the ball on first sound, block backside A-gap defender.

(RG): Block down on A-gap defender.

(RT): Block down B-gap, no B-gap defender block LB.

(TE): Drive block defensive end out. If you are having issues with the DE you can have the (4) & (TE) double him. On any play where we are unbalanced, we have the option to use our “deuce” call. This means the (TE) & play-side wing back will double the defensive end.

(LG): Chip A-gap defender, get onto LB pursuing to the football.

(LT): Block down B-gap or head up defender.

(SE): Stalk block the corner. You can also have him get the middle safety instead  of stalking the cornerback.

(1): Make sure every player is down and set. Take the snap, reverse pivot, handoff to the (2).

(2): Short lateral step, explode to the 4 hole. Head needs to be up, cut off tackle’s block.

(3): Block down, secure C-gap, get onto a linebacker pursuing to the football.

(4): Block down on C-gap defender. The (4) must always secure the C-gap first. If there is no C-gap defender the (4) must get onto LB.

24 Belly (Base Blocking)

Base blocking belly play

 

(C): Snap the football on first sound, block head up defender.

(RG): No inside or head up defender, get onto LB.

(RT): Base block defensive tackle.

(TE): Drive Block defensive end out.  If you are having issues with the DE you can have the (4) & (TE) double the DE. On any play where we are unbalanced, we will have a deuce call. This means the (TE) & play-side wing back will double team the DE.

(LG): Chip A-gap defender, get onto LB pursuing to the football.

(LT): Base block defensive tackle.

(SE): Stalk block the corner. You can also have him block the safety instead of stalking blocking the cornerback.

(1): Make sure every player is down and set. Take snap, reverse pivot, handoff to the (2).

(2): Short lateral step, explode to the 4 hole. Head needs to be up, cut off tackle’s block.

(3): Block down, secure C-gap, get onto a linebacker pursuing to the football.

(4): The (4) must always secure C-gap first. If there is no C-gap defender the (4) must get onto LB.

Coaching Points:

  • Every player needs to be set for at least 1 full second.
  • You must have 7 players on the line of scrimmage at all times. Split-end (SE) needs to tell the ref he is on the football.
  • QB must take a quick look to make sure everyone is set before he calls the cadence.
  • Split-end (SE) does not have to go too far out because it will take too much time and slow down the play.
  • Players must hustle, get their splits and get set quickly!
  • Practice this often. Randomly call out “NASCAR” in practice and have the kids sprint out of the huddle, get set, and then execute the play.
  • Ball needs to be snapped no more than 5 seconds after the ref spots the football.  Talk to the refs before the game and let them know that you do some tempo/fast hitting plays.  Not sure how much they actually care but sometimes they will hustle a little bit more to spot the football.
  • Keep an eye on their defense at all times.  Always look for the right time to call this quick hitting play.  Also, make sure your players are trained to get right back into the huddle or right to the line of scrimmage after each play. Don’t waste time celebrating or walking in and out of the huddle.  Be fast.
  • This is an unbalanced formation. Defenses will not even notice the formation is unbalanced. This will allow you to out number them.  Do not be afraid to use double teams to get those DL out of there.

Call This Play when…

  • Defense is walking or is slow going back to the line of scrimmage.
  • Opposing team is trying to sub in players. We tend to call NASCAR a lot in the red-zone because the subbing players will have a long run of 15-30 yards before they get to their position.  By the time the opposing defenders get to their position we will have snapped the ball already.
  • When they are on tilt. If you get a big play off their defense and you notice that their heads are down and they are walking to the line,  keep the pedal to the metal!  After we hit a big play and we see the defense is sluggish, we will call  “NASCAR” to take advantage of the upset/sluggish defenders. Eliminate the celebrations after big plays! You do not want to give them time to get their head back into it.
  • In addition, this is an excellent extra point play to call right after you score a touchdown.  Instead of celebrating, line right back up and convert the critical  extra point.

This is a very effective tactic that works well on all levels of football. Make sure you commit some practice time to this tactic.  This is an excellent play out of the wing t formation regardless.

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