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Vary Your Double-Wing Offense By Adding False Keys To Confuse The Defense

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© April, 2007


by Ted Amorosi
Former Head Coach, Glendale High School, Glendale, Calif.

WHEN RUNNING THE DOUBLE WING, you know guards are critical to the success or failure of your offense. However, the opposition knows this as well. An opponent who knows your squad runs the double wing uses the week leading up to the game to practice, drill and strategize against this offense, especially the use of the guards in it.

That puts the onus back on you to develop wrinkles and variations to the double wing that keeps the defense guessing. After a week of preparation, making the defenders rethink their reads and keys puts them on their heels and has them questioning what the coaches taught them.

Try these four plays to plant the seed of doubt in your opposition, which then sets up your standard play-calling in the Double-Wing Offense.

32 guard trap influence

The 32 Guard Trap Influence is a great play because of the motion by the left wing along with the perimeter pull of the right guard.

DIAGRAM 1: 32 Guard Trap Influence. There are five keys to this play to make it successful against an unsuspecting def ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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