Youth Football Spread Offense Passing Play
The post wheel combination pass play is an underrated and under used play in youth football. Most youth football defenses play man to man coverage. The post wheel combination passing play is a man to man killer. This play is out of the spread offense, with the QB in shotgun and a running back off set to his right.
This play features a split-end and a slot receiver split out to the right. The left side has a receiver off the ball and a tight-end. The backside tight-end pass blocks, while the receiver off the ball does a skinny post. The split-end that is line up out wide to the right side does a post pattern at the safety. You want the split-end to put his hand up like he is open, this will hold the middle safety. The receiver in slot does a wheel route. The slot receiver needs to run his wheel route right off the butt of the split-end running the post route.
The QB catches the snap and does a quick fake to the off-set running back. The running back needs to do a good fake to hold the linebackers in the box. After the QB does his fake he plants his feet and throws to the slot receiver running the wheel route. The ball needs to be thrown to the receiver’s outside shoulder. This is a youth football passing play that works! How do you beat man to man coverage? You use play action passing plays and passing plays with combination routes.