The Delaware wing-T has been the trade mark wing-T system for as long as I can remember. Teams will still use the traditional buck sweep, but they will execute it off jet or 3 step motion, depending on formation. I feel like the offense has come a long way and has opened up a little bit more. The number of youth football coaches that are implementing motions like jet and rocket into their wing-T playbook is steadily increasing. The shotgun wing-T allows teams to utilize a dual threat QB, while keeping the same principles as the original wing-T offense. It also allows teams to install some no huddle, tempo stuff. The jet and rocket sweep plays are explosive plays that need to be in your wing-T playbook. I have used the jet and rocket series extensively with much success. I plan on using a lot more shotgun wing-T this upcoming season as well. I am really going to open up my wing-T playbook this year.
Why Rocket Sweep?
- Allows RB to receive the pitch while running at full speed.
- Only have to block two defenders to get positive yardage (edge defender/outside backer).
- Gets your athletes the ball in space, allowing them to make plays in the open field.
- Forces the defense to adjust or roll coverage to the motion side, which opens them up for other plays.
- In youth football deception is king, having a player go in motion will really deceive a youth football defense. In my experience in youth football, defenses will either over adjust to the motion or will not adjust at all. Play calling should be based on how the defense reacts to the motion.
- Post/wheel and post/corner off rocket/jet action are big hitting play action passing plays.
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@youth_football I’m a wing t guy since 2001.Use motion almost every play!Have used gun a bit, but don’t like it as much.
— Chris Fore (@CoachFore) April 5, 2013
Here are other reasons why I love the wing-T offense.
- I love having the slot and the wing back, which is known as a two wing formation to many youth coaches. The two wing backs will allow you to out flank the defenders. It will allow you to hook and seal the edge defender easier.
- You can also use them to lead block or go out on play action passing plays. This is effective because the linebacker that is responsible for covering the wing back on passes, usually flies up to fill gap or to play the run aggressively. This will leave him out of position and they will not be able to cover.
- Having two wings will stretch the defense out horizontally, making them defend both wing backs. This formation will make the defense prepare for motion to both the right and left side.
- Absolutely love the tight-end and wing back flank. You can widen your tight-end’s split to put the defense in an alignment conflict. The WB and TE side makes this formation a power formation as well. We do all kinds of different things to our wing back and tight-end side. You can also double team a dominate defensive player at the defensive end position.
- A good wing-T playbook makes the defense defend against 6 potential ball carriers and receivers.
- Have a mobile QB? Then you can run the shotgun wing_T, which will make the defense have to defend the QB in the run game as well.
Series Based Offense
- All the plays will look the same. Once the defenses commits to stopping one play, they will open themselves up for another sister play.
- Youth football is all about deception! When you have a series of plays all the plays will look and work off another. This will also help your play calling. You can base your play calling on how the defense is reacting to your base plays.
- You can implement a no huddle play calling scheme when you have a series based offense. Running the no huddle will allow you to call the right play against the defensive look you seeing.
- When you run a series based offense, it is a lot harder for teams to scout you because all the plays look the same. Again, deception is king in youth football.
- The wing-T offense uses blocking angles to attack the defense. The wing t offense allows you to out flank the defense. This will create easy blocking angles on the defense. Working blocking angles is vital when the defense has better athletes and bigger players. This offense will allow you to work down and kick out blocks easily. In youth football reach and base blocking schemes usually do not work. We do not do any reach and not very much base blocking. We work angles.
- Once this offense is implemented and is flying on all cylinders it will be very explosive. The kids, parents, and other coaches will love this offense. It offers speed, deception, and flexibility.
There are two wing-T playbooks that I have used over the past couple years. I have used the wing-T rocket series and the wing t jet series. Both of these offenses are similar in many ways, but they implement two different types of motion. This upcoming season we are implementing a shotgun wing-T series. We are going to utilize our mobile quarterback a lot more this year. We will also do a lot more no huddle than usual.
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