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    What offense to run for 11 and 12 yr olds

    I coach rec football down here in louisiana for about 3 years now. I usally run a 3 back set. I'm thinking about changing my offense but remember it is 11 and 12 yr olds. Anyone have any sugestions?

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    I-formation or four reciever spread offense...
    I formation simplifies the running and four WR set simplifies the passing game and makes opposing denfenses a little more honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DramaKing_504
    I-formation or four reciever spread offense...
    I formation simplifies the running and four WR set simplifies the passing game and makes opposing denfenses a little more honest.
    thats what i was thinking. do you know where lake charles is? We will be playing in they're league this year. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airaider 2005
    thats what i was thinking. do you know where lake charles is? We will be playing in they're league this year. Thanks for the info.
    I know where it is... Im around New Orleans though... Lake Charles area is pretty boring.

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    No way 4 WR works unless you have a really special QB.

    Go with a triple option wing T

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    Passing the Ball usually doesnt work with little kids....I suggest an I Formation and Run the Rock....and use that to set up a PA(play action) and throw. On Defence id probably run a 5-2.

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    Duh... He said 11-12 year olds... Hello!!!

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    I formation because you need a fullback in case linemen miss blocks(often). Offset him or teach the Qb to reverse pivot the pitch play, either measure simplifies the pitch because the lead back can get in the way.

    If the line has big size, man up in the wing t. If the line is smaller, block down and kick out with a lead back in the I on downhill runs. Wing formations extend the outside rush distance to slow the blitz, I formations simply make it easier to create the crease a decent back needs to break the run or to get runners wide with a lead blocker to guide them.

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    The Tom Walsh system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KELLYISTHEMAN
    No way 4 WR works unless you have a really special QB.

    Go with a triple option wing T
    i do have a special qb. He can throw 30 yards acurate. 3 receivers that catches everything! my o-line averages about 180 pounds. One kid is 306 pounds and he is 11. My son weighs about 140 and he plays runningback. speed and loves to stiff arm. Reminds me of the late ironhead heyword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airaider 2005
    i do have a special qb. He can throw 30 yards acurate. 3 receivers that catches everything! my o-line averages about 180 pounds. One kid is 306 pounds and he is 11. My son weighs about 140 and he plays runningback. speed and loves to stiff arm. Reminds me of the late ironhead heyword.
    damn... those are some big ass kids... you should get good a power running game going with the I formation and run a little play action with 3 wide...

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    Wishbone usually is good for kids

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    I formation as always. It's the easiest to teach because it's primarilly a running offense.

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    I-formation
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    Wing-T

    Either one of those three.

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