Single Wing Counter Play 36 WB Counter Play – Free Youth Plays

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The free play today is the Single Wing Counter Play 36 WB Counter Play from the Unbalanced Single Wing Offense invented by Pop Warner in 1906. This Single Wing formation is sometimes called the Z formation, A formation, Carlisle Formation and just the Single Wing. The Unbalanced line is trying to address defenses at the time period that were overloading to the wide side of the field. You can find more on Single Wing formation on my SW Formation blog post.

Too funny, I just realized today’s Single Wing Counter play is just like the free play a few days ago the Double Wing Counter Play. I must love youth football misdirection plays. And, Yes I do! I was going through Single Wing books and playbooks and the UBSW Single Wing Counter Play by the WB kept coming up so I drew it up from an old playbook of mine. I thought it looked familiar as I was writing this post. I must be getting old like this UBSW offensive formation from 1906. LOL.

Single Wing Counter Play

Single Wing WB 36 Counter Play Free UBSW

The Single Wing Counter Play is very similar to the DW Counter since the SW and DW offenses were invented by Pop Warner. This play is a little tough for some youth football teams since you are pulling two lineman but I have done it pulling just one around. Ive also adjusted into an Even offensive line and called a TUFF tag which moves my two big OTs to playside either Even SW or UBSW. That works great too.

You will see this WB counter play from just about every youth football offense with a wingback. Pretty standard play in youth football since it is very effective for long gains on a over aggressive and over pursuing defense. Try it out? Do you run a similar play?

Single Wing Counter Play Sources –, The History of American Football by Danzig, Evolution of the Game by Francisco, American Football by Herget and Championship Football by Bible.

Please check out all the free youth football plays that I have been posting in 2021. I have set a goal to try to post 3 free plays a week for 2021. See more free youth football plays that work here along with todays Single Wing Counter Play.

Stay tuned as I bring more free 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.

Just as an FYI, much of the base play and formation info I sell in my youth football playbooks can be obtained on my WebsiteTwitterFacebook and Youtube sites. Enjoy the youth football coaching tips and plays!!! Let me know how I can help you become a better youth football coach. You can also find more of my free youth football plays that I posted on my Pinterest free football plays board. I tried to post all the plays diagrammed on

Do you run this Single Wing Counter Play youth football play from the UBSW or single wing formation similar single wing offense please let me know. Did I choose one of your favorite plays? If not let me know what free play you would like to see next in my youth football free play series at

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Coach Parker
Fort Worth, Texas / Keller / N Fort Worth

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