Hi, I coach an 8-9 year old youth football team and I am the defensive coordinator. I have set our defensive formation for the year at a 5-3 monster as most teams at this league mainly run the ball. I helped the defensive coordinator from last year run some of this defense and we were pretty successful. Now with me heading it up I was wondering about the strategy for my play calling? I guess I want to know when is the best time to call a certain play and on what down and what yards to go?
Here are some of our plays; OLB Blitz, MLB Blitz, Cornerback Blitz, Monster Blitz, Slant Right/Left, a center smash (MLB and NT line up on line and crush the center), a twist (DE and OLB stunt) and of course our 6-2 goal line (I know this if for short yardage and goal line stance). We of course has our base defense where each player is responsible for their gap assignments. When is it good to call a blitz? 1st and 10? 2nd at 4? 3rd and long or what… I can’t really find anything on this. What are the basic rules to follow to call these plays? Let me know.
Defensive Play Strategy
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 12:08 PM
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Posted 09 August 2010 - 05:06 PM
Its all about you & how you feel.I've coached on teams where LB blitz every plays.Theres nothing wrong with that.Just make sure your OLB can contain.If I ever was a defense coordinator I know I would blitz.I hate teams that blitz a ton as an offensive coordinator