Swarming 53 Defense Playbook Overview
Are you tired of power offenses getting 5 yards a clip on an off tackle/ power play? This D has blitzes designed to shut down those smash mouth football teams. You will hear that saying “smash mouth offense”, consider the Swarming 53 defense playbook a smash mouth defense!
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The 5-3 is easy to implement and can be used at any age level in youth football. This youth football defense puts 8 players in the box to contain the run. Included in this PDF playbook is a lights out blitzing scheme. Blitzes and stunts are broken down in great detail. There are blitzes to shut down inside and outside attacking plays.
The 53 defense playbook uses a zone pass coverage scheme. This defense uses cover 3 zone coverage. This defense takes away the flats and deep 3rds of the field. It allows your defenders to keep the receivers in front of them, which will eliminate the “big play”. Man to man coverage can be easily implemented as well. The terminology is very simple, which allows coaches to easily communicate the call their players. In youth football simplicity is key!
The best thing about this defense is that it can be implemented within one week. This 53 defense playbook uses simple terminology. It is a very diverse defense; it offers blitzes and adjustments for every situation. This defensive playbook prides itself on swarming to the ball carrier, tackling well, gap control, and not giving up that big play. Want a simple defense that can smother your opponents? Then the 53 defense is your preferred choice.