Spin Offense – Sweep Plays Youth- Coaching Youth Football

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The Spin Offense ‘s Sweep Plays Youth football, both the sweep and counter are great coaching youth football offensive plays to learn as a combo set

My 4th grade youth football team ran a variation of the Spin Offense last year.  The Spin Offense was highlighted in American Football Monthly in 2007, and I bought the videos from AFM after reading the article. 

The offense is explosive.  We averaged 40 points a game on offense.  It did not hurt that we picked up two great running backs in 2007 that made it possible to implement the Spin as a 4th grade team.  The main picture of the website is a Spin Sweep Right out of a tight formation with the QB under center.  We called this tight formation, Speed.  QB will Spin deep for the handoff to the motion Wingback #25. The Sweep Play

As a 4th grade team we ran the Spin out of a double tight end formation with Nasty splits and only occasionally out of the shotgun.  The Spin action of the QB and counter fakes by the fullback sell the misdirection of this offense.  The base Spin play is the Spin Sweep and its sister play the Spin Counter. These two plays are great combo sweep plays youth football.

Spin Sweep Left – Sweep Plays Youth

sweep plays youth

In the above diagram, The Spin Sweep Left is out of the Shotgun Spread.  The H2 back goes in motion one count before the snap so he arrives at the QB upon the snap.  QB fakes quickly to FB and Spins toward H2 back and with his back turned to the LOS hands off to the H2 back and then the QB bootlegs right while the H2 back sweeps left.  The QB boot fake sets up several pass plays or a QB keeper for later in the game. What are your favorite sweep plays youth for football?

Spin Counter Right

sweep plays football fake with a counter

In the above diagram, the Spin Counter Right is run out of the Shotgun Spread.  This play is set up by the Spin Sweeps.  We run this three times in either direction to get the defense thinking wide, they also start keying the back in motion. 

We now come underneath with the other Wingback, W3, into the 6 hole.  H2 Wingback goes in motion and fakes the Spin Sweep Left, QB does exact same motion as Spin Sweep Left but pivots back around facing LOS  and hands-off underneath to the W3 back who then angles toward the 6 hole.  FB fakes into line but then turns and traps the DE or outside LB at the 6 hole / 8 hole.  We averaged 10 to 15 yards a play with the Spin Counter.  The faking WB must sell the Spin Sweep. 

I love this offense and so do our players.  It’s a lot of fun and we break many long runs for TDs. One area to watch out for with younger teams is both Wingbacks going in motion at the same time.  We had to work on this quite a bit, and we added the motion backs name to the play, example, “Spin Sweep Left TyMo”. This let Tyler know he was going in motion on this sweep plays for youth football teams.

If you would like more on the Spin Offense and more sweep plays youth football please reply to this post or contact me, and let me know what you would like to see.  Thanks.

Stay tuned as I bring more free sweep plays youth football plays to the community. I started the free play series since a few online said I was just trying to sell playbooks. Well for about 10 years I gave away all of my info and some wanted the playbooks packaged and organized. So, I started selling pretty playbooks too. But much of the base info I sell you should be able to skim from the my WebsiteTwitterFacebook and Youtube site. Enjoy the info!!! Let me know how I can help.

You can also find more free youth football plays on my Pinterest free football plays board.

Did I choose one of your favorite sweep plays youth football or counter football plays? If not let me know what free play you would like to see next!

Please leave me a comment below or contact me anytime. I love talking youth football and sweep plays youth football.

Remember to Play for Fun and Winning is Funner!
Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas

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  1. Hay, coach I will love to run this offence this year with 7 and 8 year old kids.Can u send me the offence to learn.

    1. He stands next to the QB and is the key blocker on sweeps and passes. He also receives direct snaps for quick dives up the middle. The FB play to the opposite dive hole from the sweep is a top five play. The teams are usually fixated on the Jet sweep and you hit them hard up the middle with the FB. A few seasons ago we used a larger TB in this FB role and it worked great. He was able to more Pistol type run game since our QB was slow.

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