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Guide to the Ultimate Flag Football Routes Tree

Running flag football routes isn’t too different from running traditional football routes, but there are some nuances & differences, along with common terms and names for them that many new players aren’t familiar with.  Here is a list of 22 flag football routes, a football route tree that you can reference and some information to help you become a flag football routes master!

Crossover – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

The Crossover from our 8 on 8 flag football plays collection is designed to be run out of a sideline stack formation with 4 on 4 style bunch offense in the middle. This play is designed to beat both a man and zone defense, faring particularly well against a zone cover 2 by drawing the right corner and safety’s attention away with the crossing route and seam, and dragging #2 in the 15 yard range to get him open.  It’s a good intermediate play and timing route with multiple options. View original article

Tight Under – 4 on 4 Flag Football Plays

The Tight Under from our 4 on 4 flag football plays collection is set up to coax the defense into locking up the solo receiver, and playing inside out on the center/2 combo, or going straight zone across the board.  In either situation, the 2 should come open late or the center should be wide open early. It’s a great play against a team that you know has a tendency to switch to a zone defense in bunch or tight situations. View original article

Speed Shoots – 7 on 7 Flag Football Plays

The Speed Shoots from our 7 on 7 flag football plays collection is a quick hitting play that is designed to get the ball out of the quarterbacks hands into his playmaker’s as quickly as possible.  There’s not much time to take a snap under center, but if the speed route isn’t immediately openeither or the slants are next up followed by 4 at the star. View original article

Wheelie – 8 on 8 Flag Football Plays

The Wheelie from our 8 on 8 flag football plays collection is a great example of a go-to play out of a very tough to defend formation with an athletic team and a mobile quarterback.  It excels at getting your players into space, running a zone-beating 3+ player flood route to each side of the field while also using long crossing routes to get separation from man defenders.  Your motion back is a wildcard that can be altered into different variations, such as wheeling out of the backfield, a star back option for throwbacks, an option pitch man, hand-off or alter the motion entirely to run a regular route.  If your QB can buy a little time, this play has alot of potential to get your guys open and into space effectively. It’s best in short to intermediate down and distance situations, ...

Guide to Signature Flag Football Routes: Part 1

There are certain flag football routes and plays that are so popular and so specific to the sport that they become universally known by a certain name as players begin to pass them around from team to team.  As a receiver, I know that as I was learning the game, at different points a quarterback would tell me to run a certain route by a specific name and I had no idea what he was talking about or how he wanted me to run it. In this guide I’m going to detail 3 specific routes that many teams use and where it’s name came from, as well as how to run it in correctly so you will know exactly what to do the next time you hear it called in the huddle. PCP Also referred to as “Drugs”, named for the Post-Corner-Post route that is highly effective against man coverage techniq...

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