I finally finished my Defensive playbook for my 5th grade pee wee football team. After reading and watching Dave Cisar’s Winning Football Series and Coach Reed’s Winning Youth Football book, I focused on the 6-2 Wide, 4-4 Stack and Gap 8 defensive schemes for my 2008 little league tackle team. I am not going to go into a lot of assignment detail today but here are diagrams of the base defensive formations.
6-2 Wide Defense – Diagram
4-4 Stack Defense – Diagram
Gap 8 Defense Diagram
You can see how easy the transition to each even front defense will be for our youth football players. I plan on using the 6-2 Wide as our main defensive formation. We will move to the 4-4 on long yardage situations and the GAP 8 or GAM on short yardage situations and or when we are inside the 10 yard line.
Over the next several weeks, I will outline the assignments for each defense. If you have any history with these defenses leave me a comment. Just click on the comments button below this post. Thanks!
Good luck this season and remember, Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!