Coaching youth football offense is not taking your high school playbook and installing those plays for 8 year old players to run like you did in HS. Before you can determine your main offense you must know what player talent your team will recruit, draft and assign to your team. Most teams can run a single wing variation because it works on the line for scrimmage overload principle placing more players at the point of attack then most other offenses.
To be very honest I install my single wing Beast variation almost every season as our power series. I also will install a few I Formation plays because they are very simple to install and understand. From there I will determine if I can run a Spin, Spread, Double Wing, Wing T offense. I really want to get a feel for the talent on the team before I settle on anything complicated. Each year you must evaluate your passing, catching, speed and football intelligence of your players. DO NOT assume this will be easy. I’ve assumed before and been very wrong.
During the off-season you should plan a few possible offenses. Not just one. Over the last 6 seasons, I have been multiple in my approach to both my youth offenses and defenses. If you think multiple, you can easily match your talent to two out of four schemes you are interested in running. The youth offenses I like are Beast Single Wing, Spin Spread, Double Wing, and Wing T. I am currently reviewing the Power I and inverted Wishbone because we have a stud power Tailback that will be returning this season and these offenses will highlight his abilities.
Thank you for visiting my youth football blog. I am sure you are looking to increase your football knowledge so you can build a winning organization. Remember, your offensive player talent will determine your offense. Don’t try to put a square peg in a round hole. I’ve tried a few times and it does not work.
Good luck this season,
Keller, TX / Fort Worth, Texas / Dallas DFW