Power

Versus 5-3-3 Defense:

F C B E
TE

M N
G C G

$ T
T TE

T
T

E

C

QB

HB

FB

HB

Position

Responsibilities

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32/31 Belly Play

F C B E
TE

M N
G C G

$ T
T TE

T
T

E

C

QB

HB

FB

HB

Position

Responsibilities

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Dive Play
Versus 5-3-3 Defense:

F C B E
TE

M N
G C G

$ T
T TE

T
T

E

C

QB

HB

FB

HB

Position

Responsibilities

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Sweep Play
The Sweep Play Versus 5-3-3 Defense:

F C B E
TE

M N
G C G

$ T
T TE

T
T

E

C

QB

HB

FB

HB

Position

Responsibilities

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Sweep Option Play
Versus 5-3-3:

F C B E
TE

M N
G C G

$ T
T TE

T
T

E

C

QB

HB

FB

HB

Position

Responsibilities

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Cross-buck
Versus 5-3-3 Defense:

F C E
TE

B T
T G

M N
C QB G

$ T
T TE

E

C

HB

FB

HB

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Kickoff Team

30

40

50

40 K L1 LFT L 2 L3 L 4 R 4 R3 R2 RFT R 1

30

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Kick Return Team

30

40

50

LE
4.5 yards

LT
4 yards

LG
5 yards

RG
5 yards

RT
4 yards

RE
4.5 yards

40

LH
9 yards

M

RH
9 yards

30
LF RF

Fullbacks on hashes at max range of kicker. DO NOT ALLOW BALL TO GO OVER HEAD.

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Kick Return Team (cont.) 30

40

L1 L5

L2

L3

L4

K

R5

R4

R3

R2

R1

50
L1

LE L2

L3 LT

L5 LG

K

RG R5

RT R3 R2

RE R1

L4

40

LH

M

RH

30
LF RF

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Gap-8 or Gap-Air-Mirror Defense
Position Names and Responsibilities: Right/Left Guard – ‘A’-gap responsibility. Drive low and as deep as the ball. Low line charge. Right/Left Tackle – ‘B’-gap responsibility. 1 yard penetration & breakdown. Protect gap. Wide/Short End – Has Containment and must stop the sweep from getting outside. Ball depth. Trail play away. Responsible for QB eligible. Wide/Short LB – Responsible for off-tackle gap on run. Pass coverage of TE or if no TE on his side 2nd widest receiver. If receiver is on the line play bump-n-run, if off the line play in walk-off position. Cornerback – Line up on receiver farthest from ball. If none, closest running back. Stack behind LB is RB is between the offensive tackles. Warn E of crack-back block. Middle Lineback/Free Safety – 4-6 yards off the ball. Read FB. Inner-most receiver if offense in trips formation. Come up strong on run support. Nothing gets behind you on pass. Basic Alignment / Line Charge & Coverage

C E
D

M

C G
A

B
C

T
B

G
A

T
B C

B
D

E

C E
D

M

C G
A

B
C

T
B

G
A

T
B C

B
D

E

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Common Formations

C E
D

M

C G
A

B
C

T
B

G
A

T
B C

B
D

E

Double Wing M C E
D

C G
A

B
C

T
B

G
A

T
B C

B
D

E

I-formation

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Common Formations (continued)

M C B C E T G G T B E

D

C

B

A

A

B

C

D

Trips

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