Deadly Spin Offense Youth Football #1 Reverse Left Play

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Here’s another one of our Spin Offense youth football plays from my Arvada Pirate youth football playbook, the Spin Reverse Left.  This misdirection play is usually a huge gainer or TD for our youth football team.  It devastates opposing youth football defenses.  See the reverse play below in the play diagram.

Spin Offense Youth Football Reverse Left Play

Spin Offense Reverse Left - Youth football playbook
Spin Offense Reverse Left

The play starts out just like the Spin Sweep and is set up by the Spin Sweep.  QB Spins but meets motion back W for hand off over guard instead of Center for the hand off and boots left to block backside usually the defensive end or cornerback. 

The motioning Wingback W receives hand off from QB and sweeps right like he has many times before.  The offside wingback, H, takes a  jab step then sweeps deep left to receive an outside hand off from the sweeping wingback, W. The H back will sweep deep wide left and cut off the D-End block, either inside or outside.  

The Fullback makes a quick fake inside then leads, on what we call a Z block.  X Split End cracks on D-End.  The two guards block Gap for two seconds then release and pull to seal off LBs. 

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Spin Offense Youth Football – Speed Formation

The whole defense will usually flow with the Motion Back which will leave this play wide open, especially with the crack back by the split end and help by FB.  We have been successful with this play even when the defense have 4 wide the OT, because most of the time in youth football everyone goes after the motion back. Misdirection plays like this kill overly aggressive defenses.

We score about 50% of the time when we don’t fumble the second hand-off.  We hardly ever fumble with a QB exchange but this is a little trickier.  The backs usually fumble when they are at full sprint.   I tell them to slow down right before the hand off and this solves the problem.  You need to practice this hand off with the backs every practice and have the QB remind them in the huddle to focus on the hand off.

The Spin Reverse and Spin Sweeps set up our inside FB plays.  Our inside FB plays use the Wingback reverse as the fake, so we can open up the middle.  Everyone on defense goes wide and then we hit them up the gut.

You can find more out about the Spin Offense at American Football Monthly Magazine.

This spin offense youth football play article was last updated on April 14, 2020. I have coached my version of the Spin Offense which I call the Speed formation since viewing Dale Weiner’s Spin Offense tapes and article at American Football Monthly. I incorporated more Double Wing Offense concepts into the formation and also run the offense mostly under Center, so Speed looks more like a Spread Double Wing. This is all outlined in my Wildcat Multi Spread Offense Playbook.

Texas Spread Double Wing Double Reverse

I call my version of the Spin Offense Double Wing, Speed since in my opinion you must have speedy running backs to effectively run the offense. If you lack the speed you can always run the traditional double wing for the misdirection plays and certainly run the Power Wing Beast Offense; a multiple offensive attack based on the Yale Single Wing Beast Offense and the Notre Dame Box Single Wing Offense.

Speed Motion Double Reverse DW Play

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Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas / Keller TX

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