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5 on 5 Flag Football Defense Cover 1

Cover 2 S

LB

S LB

S CB

CB

CB

Line of Scrimmage

This is a defense primarily against the run or used to blitz the QB. Defense can blitz with 1 or both LB. ● ●

LB must stop the run first If a LB is not blitzing he covers middle.

LB CB

Line of Scrimmage

This is a defense primarily against the pass. LB plays run first or if there is no hand-off or no offensive player lined up at running back, the LB covers the short middle The coach or captain can also signal the LB to blitz. S drops back in to the second deep zone, or covers the middle in the event of a blitz or read run.

Legend S – Safety, defends primarily against pass CB – Corner Back , defense short/med pass and protects vs runs out side ●LB – Line Backer, blitz against QB and run defense ● ●

Coaching Resources From Youth Flag Football HQ

5 on 5 Flag Football Defense Scheme  

Diagram to understand how to set up a defensive cover scheme for youth flag football

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