Shotgun Flex-Bone Reverse

This is a reverse play that comes off jet motion. This play works best when the defense starts to over play the jet motion.  This formation is the flex-bone, but in this case we put the QB in shotgun. You can run this play with your QB under center as well. Misdirection plays are the best plays for youth football.

Youth football playThis youth football play features two split-ends, two slot/wing backs, two tackles, two guards, center, QB, and an off set half back. The backside split-end (right) runs and blocks the middle safety. The play-side split-end (left) cracks down on the first defender inside, which will usually be the outside linebacker. The left slot back comes in jet motion and receives the hand-off from the QB. The slot back then carries the ball  and hands it off to the right slot back. The right slot back takes a 180 degree step back, opens up and takes an outside hand off from the left slot back.  Once the QB hands the ball off to the left slot back, the QB then runs and hook blocks the left defensive end or edge defender. The off set running back blocks the right defensive end.

The right guard pulls out and kicks out the first defender outside the QB’s hook block. The right offensive tackle down blocks. Finally,  the left guard and tackle block down on the first defensive linemen inside of them.  This is a great play to use in youth football. It will really take advantage of over aggressive and blitz happy defenses.  Have a coach watch the opposing defensive ends, once they start over playing the motion hit them with this reverse play.

Good Luck.

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